Garmin unveils new vivoactive 3 Music
The Garmin vivoactive 3 Music is more than a smartwatch with added music function. It is also a GPS-enabled smartwatch and you can use it to make payment as well through Garmin Pay.
Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales, Dan Bartel said:
“Music can be a huge motivating component of any workout or activity, and we’re excited to give our customers the ability to ditch their phones and listen to their favourite songs right from their wrist. And with Garmin Pay, you can leave your wallet back at home, too, making it easier than ever to just get up and go.”
The Garmin vivoactive 3 Music comes with onboard storage that lets you store up to 500 songs. You can also download offline music playlists from streaming services like iHeartRadio and Deezer (coming soon).
Battery life on the vivoactive 3 Music is somewhat reasonable. It can last up to 7 days on smartwatch mode, and if you are always actively running around with GPS and music on, the battery could drain after a good 5 hours or less.
Like all of Garmin wearables, the vivoactive 3 Music is safe for swimming and showering, and its always-on Garmin Chroma Display gives your eyes good comfort in reading the watch even under direct sunlight.
The perk of being a smartwatch is customisation and vivoactive 3 Music does come with customisable watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps that can be installed through the Garmin Connect IQ store.
The vivoactive 3 Music comes with a black silicone 20mm quick release industry standard band and has a suggested retail price of USD299.99 and is available now. Accessory bands of different sizes are available for purchase separately for USD29.99.