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GarminVivoActive 3


Item # GRM008Q

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  • White/Stainless, One Size ($249.99)
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Item # GRM008Q

Get a move on.

From heart-pumping trail runs to everyday wear in the city, the Garmin VivoActive 3 Watch both monitors your active lifestyle for training purposes and facilitates organizational efficiency for conquering busy workdays. It's an advanced sport watch with more than 15 pre-loaded sport modes, measuring your efforts while running, hiking, cycling, swimming, and exercising at the gym. Built-in GPS tracks your overall distance and speed outdoors, while the wrist-based Elevate heart rate monitor gives you accurate stats of your efforts during the workout. Elevate also monitors key aspects of your fitness and stress to show how your body responds under various circumstances, helping you gauge your stress level throughout the day and eliminate unwanted stressors.

Featuring Garmin Pay, which lets you pay for purchases with a tap of the watch, the VivoActive 3 foots the bill (with your money) just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. So, if you leave home and realize you forgot your wallet, your day stays on schedule, and your favorite drive-thru coffee won't be forfeited. Bluetooth Smart capabilities link up to your smartphone without tangled wires, letting you transfer data directly to Garmin's Connect app (both iPhone and Android devices), and also wirelessly receives emails, texts, and phone calls (Android devices only). Seeing as this watch is tailored towards those who are constantly on the move, the USB-rechargeable battery lasts up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and 13 hours with the GPS enabled.

  • Advanced activity tracker and smartwatch capabilities
  • Bluetooth Smart for receiving phone updates and answering texts
  • Garmin Connect app (iPhone, Android) for post-exercise analysis
  • Personalize it by downloading watch faces, widgets, and apps
  • Elevate wrist-based heart rate for monitoring exercise effort
  • Calculates fitness age and VO2 max for monitoring fitness level
  • Measures heart rate variability to monitor stress levels
  • Wireless payment ability with compatible credit cards

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Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Tech Specs
Housing Material
[bezel] stainless steel, [case] fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap Material
Face Material
Gorilla Glass
yes, step counter
yes, GPS tracks distance
barometric altimeter
Technical Features
wrist-based heart rate monitor, compass & GPS, smart notifications, text response/reject phone call (Android only), 15 pre-loaded sport modes, fitness age & VO2 max
Bluetooth Smart, ANT+
Operating System
Garmin Connect app (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)
Date Indicator
yes, date and time
yes, alarm clock
yes, 5-ATM
Battery Type
rechargeable via included USB cable
Battery Life
[GPS mode] up to 13 hours, [Smartwatch mode] up to 7 days
VivoActive 3 Watch, charging/data cable, user manuals
Face Size
Recommended Use
casual, hiking, road cycling, road running, trail, trail running, triathlon
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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    What do you think about this product?


    >Rating: 5

    Father time

    I've used it several times
    True to size

    The watch is great, i use it daily and its battery life is incredible. Fits true to size. All features work well and i'd recommend it to anyone.


    Does this watch have a sleep Analyzer? Does it tell you the amount of time you’ve slept and how much time was spent in each sleep mode... Deep sleep, etc. etc. ???

    >Rating: 5

    Love it!

    I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    It is a very complete smart watch for the price. (I have the black one). I saw similar watches in the same price range but this one was the only one with a built in GPS I found, and for me that was something I wanted as I really don't enjoy taking the phone with me when going out for a short run. Also, it is waterproof and have the perfect size (not too bulky as some built-in GPS watches use to be) and nice looking even for office. I really love it!!!

    >Rating: 5

    Vivoactive 3 awesome

    True to size

    Excelent battery life, great features, reliable performance

    >Rating: 3

    Great Watch but the display was too dark

    I've used it several times

    This was an awesome watch with all of the features that I wanted but the display was too dark for me.

    >Rating: 4

    Great Watch

    I've put it through the wringer

    Awesome watch for everyday use. I use this for hikes and bike rides mostly but there are hundreds of apps on the Garmin store to choose from. My only peeve with this watch is the battery life. I find if the gps is on I only get 2-3 days life, however, if the gps is off I can go a week or so on a single charge. Overall happy with the purchase, great watch for the price.


    Are there any GPS mapping apps that work on this watch? Even something as simple as having breadcrumbs while out getting lost in the woods.

    >Rating: 4

    Great everyday and activity watch

    I've put it through the wringer

    I have been wearing this watch everyday for the last several months. The smart features are super convenient and reliable. There is also a lot of customization you can add to it. The charge lasts about 3-4 days for me depending on use. I typically have a separate Garmin computer for cycling, but when I occasional forget it on a ride, this is a perfect backup! The only downside is if you shower with it, the buttons will randomly starts pressing themselves due to the water. However, this has never happened from sweat during exercise.

    >Rating: 4

    Nice to use for sport and casual clothes

    I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    This one was a gift for my sibling and she share with me her impressions: My new watch is really beautiful, is so nice to use for sport and casual clothes. I just miss some functions of my other version of Garmin but I think in a few time I will be adapted to my new watch.

    >Rating: 5

    Great tracker with GPS

    I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this in May 2018 and have worn this ever since. I have used it to track my steps and activities like running, walking, yoga, mountain biking and on the treadmill. It's usually pretty accurate, except when indoors on the treadmill. Then it doesn't get the distance right, but it's easy to edit the activity afterwards in the app. I had an older Garmin watch (2010) that I used for running and wanted to upgrade to something that could track my steps and activities and also had a GPS. The Vivoactive 3 is perfect for all I wanted and even more than I need. I was afraid this watch would be a little too big for my small wrist, but it's not and I like the round shape . I also changed the face plate, so it looks more like a real watch instead of an activity tracker. All in all I'm very satisfied with my purchase.


    I bought this watch in Nov of 2017 and it is having problems I need to find out what the warranty is and how to send it into Garmin And also i need to get a copy of my reciept from back country

    >Rating: 4

    Great watch for tracking fitness data

    I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    My girlfriend got this watch and here is her review; I love the fit and how sleek the watch is. I have slim wrists so sometimes it's hard to find a fitness watch that works. The tracking functions were great for running and related activities. I'm not sure how accurate it is but it worked for me! It even has the ability to track some other training like strength but was a bit less accurate sometimes. However this watch is not user friendly and neither is the Garmin App. It look a lot a trouble shooting and time to learn how to work the watch and the app. But if you're into tracking your fitness and love data this will probably be a great fit.