Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music

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  • Great for running
  • Good battery life
  • Stylish design
  • OLED screen is nice to look at
  • Music is a nice feature


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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Review
The Vivoactive combines many of our favorite elements from fitness trackers and smartwatches into a versatile device that earns our Editors' Choice. If you're looking to save some money, check out the Fitbit Charge 3, which delivers a ton of functionality for $150. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music packs all the best features from running watches and fitness trackers into a timepiece you can wear anywhere
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2 months ago
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Running watches for the recreational runner - are they needed?
Sure! I use a Garmin vivoactive 3 and I've been really happy with it.
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Best Smartwatch, even now!
Man oh man, I did not know what I was missing. I have used all of the smartwatches out whether it be the Apple Watch, the respective Gear and Galaxy watches, the Michael Kors brands, the Fitbit Versa. The Versa was my last purchase, but I got kind of fed up with the lack of apps and features, so I s...
Mark McGraw
3 years ago
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Their support was just canned messages and them stating that running faucet water of the watch constituted "high-speed" water which made them reject a warranty replacement. It is however IP68 rated and it is supported to swim with it in a pool, so I guess I should just have washed it off in a pool instead. :|. The watch was fine while it worked, but I feel cheated and sorely regret not buying from a more respectable company with a real warranty and support.
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Can't change music playlists without doing a complete reset
I received two watches, both with the exact same problem, and therefore I deduced it was an issue with the software and not a physical limitation of the watch. Essentially, if you load music onto this watch using a Mac computer and the Garmin Express software, you'd better be happy with those playli...
L. Laspina
3 years ago
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[SOTC] My first contribution to this fantastic sub
It's a hybrid smartwatch that connects to your smartphone and out of the box it gives you the ability to control functions such as music playback, call hadling, step tracking, and many others. It gives notifications for incoming messages and more. Being connected to my phone it is a fantastic travel watch as it automatically syncs the time to my current timezone while letting. me have a second tiezone on the sub-dial.
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Music connection is garbage when moving around and useless during workouts
It took a lot of effort to install music on the device. Once the music was installed, I connected the device to my bluetooth earbuds. Now, if I sit perfectly still with my watch close to my head, the music sounds great. If I do any exercise or movement, the connection goes to complete garbage. Kind ...
Carl A. Musgrave II
3 years ago
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what fitness tracker do you use (if any)
Garmin vivoactive 3. I like it a lot!
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Garmin Watch - Worth it?
Some watches also have music controls and will sync with your alerts (text, email, phone calls) which can be helpful if you’re a parent or out for a run during working hours. Some watches will also track your steps and sleep (if you wear it all day). Personally I have the Garmin Vivoactive 3 because it looks like a “real” watch so I wear it all day (and night to track my sleep).
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Promises so much—why such a complex interface!
I had high hopes for this watch but it is so glitchy that I have had to spend hours trying to get the music functions to work correctly. I have a high tolerance for complicated tech gadgets, this has really tested my patience unlike any gadget has before. Today for example I’ve spent nearly 30 minut...
D. Langenkamp
3 years ago
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