The Vivoactive 3 is the company's general all-around fitness smartwatch, and the newest version, the Vivoactive 3 Music, adds music storage much like Garmin's more runner-focused (and expensive) Forerunner 645 that arrived earlier this year. The ability to do so without having to bring along your smartphone only adds to the appeal of a wearable.
From playing sports to playing your favorite songs, vívoactive 3 Music is the smartwatch for your active life. See the pattern? For reference, the Forerunner 645 and the Vivoactive 3 are both excellent GPS-equipped smartwatches, but the former is smartwatch with more features for serious runners (instead of just athletes). That means the Global Positioning System smartwatch can be used to monitor workouts, display phone notifications, carry out contactless payments and more.
It's safe for swimming and showering, Garmin says, and features a battery life of up to seven days in smartwatch mode or five hours in Global Positioning System with music mode. The Vivoactive 3 Music offers enough storage to hold about 500 songs, and you can connect Bluetooth headphones to the device to listen without your phone.
What do we mean by "adds music"? Unfortunately, if you're a subscriber to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music or Google Play Music, offline listening is off the table for you (for now).
With today's introduction of the Vivoactive 3 Music, the American company specializing in Global Positioning System technology in addition to wearables has two products allowing runners, cyclists, swimmers and multi-sport athletes to take their tunes on the road with them. The Vivoactive 3 Music is available in black, with stainless steel hardware. When outside, you can use Garmin Pay to buy coffee and snacks and when you get back home, the SmartThings integration will let you control smart devices at home. You can order it today for $300.