Geek Pick: Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Elevates Your Workout Playlists
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Having the right playlist or podcast can make a difference for your workouts. And, if you’re looking for a wearable that offers high-tech tracking and audio perks, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is the ultimate all-in-one GPS smartwatch.
Our sister site PCMag.com says the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music provides advanced health stats, shows notifications from your smartphone, and comes with ample storage space your favorite audio and song files. At $247.94, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is around the same price point as other popular smartwatches, however, you can customize the type of listening experience you want for multiple types of physical activities, including running and strength training. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is available to purchase on Amazon.com.
Design-wise, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music comes in two color options: black with silver hardware (the buckle) and granite blue with rose gold. It has a sleek shape with a 1.2-inch diameter touch screen that makes it easy to swipe through settings and health stats. This GPS smartwatch’s battery life is also stellar: On a full charge, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music can last up to seven days in smartwatch mode and five hours using GPS and playing music via Bluetooth at the same time.
Tracking variety is another key feature of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music. Unlike other smartwatches, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music enables you to record more than 15 different kinds of workouts, including running, walking, indoor cycling, yoga, and rowing. If you’re headed for a long walk or run outside, the smartwatch’s built-in GPS will record your outdoor workouts. In addition to monitoring heart rate, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music gives insights on fitness age estimates, your VO2 Max, and stress levels. One downside though is that the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music doesn’t offer women’s health tracking.
Need to step up your music options when you workout? The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is the ultimate audio companion for your sweat sessions. It can play audiobooks, podcasts, and your favorite beats via Bluetooth headphones. An additional 3.5GB of storage allows you to store up to 500 songs and if you’re into music streaming services like Deezer and iHeartRadio, you can connect and download playlists from them.
For more specs on the Garmin Vivoactive 3, head over to PCMag.com for the full product review. And, if you’re looking for other fitness tracker options, check out our Geek Pick: Fossil Sport review and our Best Fitness Trackers for Tech Lovers roundup.
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