Garmin Vivoactive 3 – Review 2019 | Specs | Features | Worth to buy?

Garmin Vivoactive 3 – Review 2019 | Specs | Features | Worth to buy?


Garmin comes with it’s new and mind-blowing smartwatch i.e. Garmin Vivoactive 3. It is one of the finest mid-range smartwatches which consists of all the basic as well as advanced features. It is going to be one of the best smartwatches from the gallery of Garmin. Its design is very impressive as this watch is extremely sleek and lightweight. You will not be going to feel any weight or load while you are wearing this watch.

In this post, we are going to give you the whole review about Garmin’s Vivoactive 3 smartwatch/fitness tracker. We are covering the following topics in this post:

  • Specifications and Design
  • Features
  • Pros & Cons
  • Price
  • Is it worth to buy?

So let’s get started.

Garmin vivoactive 3
Garmin vivoactive 3

Specifications & Design

  • Size & Resolution: The physical size of the smartwatch is 43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm and it fits with the circumference of 127-204 mm. Its resolution is 240 x 240 pixels.
  • Gorilla Glass: When we talk about its protection, then Garmin has used Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect its display from being cracked.
  • Design: When we talk about its physical design, then this watch should be awarded for this. It means that it has a very impressive design. It is a very slim, lightweight, sleek design and you don’t feel any weight or feel when you are wearing this on your wrist.
  • Bands: Garmin Vivoactive 3 supports removable bands. It means that you can buy extra bands and customize your watch with different bands. The band size of this smartwatch is 20 mm. There are a lot of bands available on the internet if you want to buy them.

Special Features

Garmin Vivoactive 3 is filled with a lot of features. Let’s check it out.

  • Sport Profiles: The very first feature is that it has 15 different sport profiles. It means that it has the ability to give you the analytics of 15 sport profiles to you. Therefore, this watch is a very strong fitness tracker. The sport profiles it includes are:
  1. Running
  2. Indoor track running
  3. Treadmill running
  4. Strength running
  5. Cardio
  6. Elliptical
  7. Stair stepping
  8. Floor climbing
  9. Indoor rowing
  10. Yoga
  11. Skiing
  12. Snowboarding
  13. XC Skiing
  14. Stand Up Paddleboarding
  15. Rowing
  • Running Metrics: The other feature of this smartwatch is that it can give you around 8 metrics only for the running. The various running metrics it can give you are:
  1. Distance
  2. Pace
  3. Speed
  4. Route
  5. Timing
  6. Heart Rate
  7. Calories
  8. Cadence
  • Swimming Metrics: Like running metrics, it can provide you the swimming metrics too. The various swimming metrics it can provide to you are:
  1. Length
  2. Distance
  3. Pace
  4. Stroke count/rate
  5. Calories
  6. SWOLF
  • Activity & Sleep Tracking: Yes, it can track your activities and sleep too. The various activities and sleep metrics are:
  1. Steps
  2. Calories
  3. Distance
  4. Intensity minutes
  5. Floors climbed
  6. Heart rate
  7. Sleep
  8. Stress
  9. Daily Goal
  10. Breathing sessions

Other Features:

  • GPS Navigation: It very features which you can use to use maps services. It can display you the shortest route, destination route, and many other routing services that a google map does. So it is very useful when you are driving to an unknown place or you don’t know the actual route.
  • Battery: When we talk about its battery life, then you are going to be very happy to know that it can last for an average of 5 days. When you use more GPS navigation services, then it will not be going to lasts for more than 5 days. But if you use less GPS navigation, then it can last for up to 7-8 days.
  • Compatibility: One of the plus points of this smartwatch is that you can use it with android, iPhone, as well as Windows 10. The application of Garmin Vivoactive 3 is easily available for android, ios, windows platform.
  • Notifications: Let us talk about the other feature of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch. The other feature is that you can get notifications on the smartwatch screen and also easily respond to it. You don’t need to take your smartphone out of your pocket.
  • Garmin Pay: One of the useful features of this smartwatch is that it supports Garmin pay. It means you can make payments online through your Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch. It has an NFC chip that helps you in doing the online payments through your smartwatch.

Pros & Cons of Garmin Vivoactive 3

Like everything, this smartwatch has also its pros as well as cons. Let’s take a look at its positive points and negative points.


  • Impressive Design
  • Light Weight
  • Touchscreen is good
  • Water-resistant
  • Compatibility with Android, iPhone and Windows 10 platform
  • Listen to music
  • Stress tracking
  • Battery life is extremely good


  • No native app for music
  • Does not work with HRM


Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a very good mid-range smartwatch which costs you around Rs. 24,990/- (INR).

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Is it worth to buy Garmin Vivoactive 3?

Well, Garmin Vivoactive 3 is fully loaded with a lot of unique and amazing features like stress tracking, swimming, sleeping, walking, heart rate, and many other tracking metrics are available. Also, it is compatible with any platform (Android, IOS, Windows 10). It also supports Garmin pay which can be very useful for you.

In short, buying this smartwatch is not a wrong decision. If you compare it with apple watch or Samsung galaxy watch, then it has more features and less price. So it is a good choice for a mid-range budget.

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