Garmin presented last September the vívoactive 3, a complete smartwatch powered by installable applications from Connect IQ, and has now been renewed in the form of vívoactive 3 Music. The appearance remains similar, although it is somewhat thicker with 13.4 mm, maintaining the same 1.2-inch screen with a resolution of 240 × 240 pixels.

The lateral touch zone has been eliminated to move the screen, for a more homogeneous design, and it continues using 20 mm straps and is submersible to a depth of 50 m. It has pre-installed applications for fifteen different sports activities, including swimming or golf, but also yoga or rowing, which make good use of the heart rate reader, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer and temperature sensor that includes the clock, together with integrated GPS / GLONASS connectivity. You also have NFC for contactless payments through Garmin’s Pay service.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music

The monitoring of sleep has been improved with a new algorithm and a more optimal use of the sensors so that it is now more accurate than in the previous model. Added internal storage to be able to copy up to 500 songs -MP3 or AAC- and leave the Bluetooth-paired phone without problems at home when going for a run; It was a problem for many users, and therefore they dismissed it as a purchase option.

And what can we store in his memory? Well, there is room for almost 4GB of music, which you can upload manually (synchronizing your music library or dragging the memory, although the first option is better) or synchronizing with streaming platforms. At the moment it is only compatible with Deezer and iHeartRadio wherever the platform can be used, but Deezer has not yet released its application, but it should not take long.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music using Garmin Pay

For the rest, well the same as the model you already knew. The possibility of making wireless payments with Garmin Pay), compatibility with the latest version of Connect IQ, a multitude of sports profiles, GPS, the possibility of creating advanced training, estimation of VO2Max, etc.

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music will be available shortly from $299.99.

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