Garmin Vivoactive 3 – Press Release

Press Release – August 31st 2017

New Product Announcement – Garmin Vivoactive 3 – GPS smartwatch with wrist based Heart Rate

Price – $299 to $329

Garmin latest smartwatch - the Garmin Vivoactive 3

In a week that has seen the release of the new Fitbit Ionic it’s a little bit harsh to see their thunder stolen by Garmin with not one but THREE new products. Such is life when competing for the No1 position in the fitness wearables market. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 discussed here and the Garmin Vivomove HR and the Vivosport (replacing the Vivosmart series)

Vivoactive 3 – GPS Smartwatch with Heart Rate

The Garmin Vivoactive and Vivoactive HR were two of my favourite fitness watches when they came out in 2015 and 2016. I particularly liked their all-round performance supporting the majority of popular sports and their APP support from Garmin IQ Connect. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 builds on these great products following a complete style re-design going from SQUARE to ROUND.

What’s New – Vivoactive 3

Key new features found in the Vivoactive 3 include:

  • Garmin Pay supported by FitPay – currently offering Visa and Mastercard with more banks coming on-board soon
  • 15 Built-in sports modes including Yoga, Stair Stepper, Cardio and Elliptical
  • Strength Training mode with reps & sets counting and rest time recording
  • Garmin IQ Connect support giving access to hundreds of apps like AccuWeather, UBER, Strava and much more
  • 24/7 heart rate tracking giving access to VO2 Max Fitness testing, all day Stress Testing
  • Four Fold Breath – a breathing and relaxation function similar to that found in Fitbit Charge 2, Blaze etc
  • 7 days battery life in smartwatch mode – 13 hours GPS
  • Water Resistant to 30m – fine for swimming

Available now from Amazon USA, UK, France and Germany

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