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Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3
alaScore 94

276 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews of Garmin Vivosmart 3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vivosmart 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (

Garmin Vivosmart 3


Garmin Vivosmart 3 review: This mid-range fitness tracker ticks all the boxes for keeping tabs on your activity levels

Discreet and comfortable design ; Good battery life ; Touch interface is easy to use ; Water-resistant

Garmin Connect app is still messy ; Can't respond to notifications ; Rep counting feels tacked on

When it comes to activity tracking, the Vivosmart 3 ticks all the boxes. You can expect the usual step counting, compared against a dynamically adapting step goal, alongside flights of stairs climbed and the sleep obtained overnight. In particular, the...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Garmin Vívosmart 3 packs a lot into a slim activity tracker


Garmin's next-generation Vívosmart activity tracker has a built-in heart-rate monitor and new fitness monitoring tools, including VO2 max and all-day stress tracking.

The Garmin Vivosmart 3 is slim, very comfortable to wear, has a built-in heart-rate monitor and is fully waterproof. It's loaded with extra features, including stress-level measurements, VO2 Max readings, and a rep counter. It shows notifications from...

Some of the features are a little difficult to access on the watch; the display isn't as sharp as some competing models' displays.

Although it's not so intuitive to navigate, the slim and comfortable Vivosmart 3 is a very good activity tracker that's waterproof and feature-packed.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Victoria Song (

Garmin Vivosmart 3


Garmin's Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker delivers plenty of accurate, useful health metrics in a ho-hum design.

Comprehensive fitness tracking, including heart rate. Good battery life. Safe for swimming. Comfortable.

Cloudy screen. Hard to read in direct sunlight. Finicky interface. No GPS. No interchangeable bands.

If you're a data nerd or an athlete with a casual interest in stats, the Vivosmart 3 is a solid choice. For $140, you get comprehensive metrics, lots of notification options, and good battery life. The downsides are a cloudy display, a lack of...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review


Smarter, fitter, younger

Rep counting ; Auto activity tracking ; Smart notifications

No GPS ; Hit and miss wake movement sensing ; Plain design

The Garmin Vivosmart 3 might not look like much but it's packed full of fitness tracking features, from rep counts to a fitness age. It's good value too, but more aimed at gym-goers than runners.

Feb, 2018

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The Garmin Vivosmart 3 activity tracker is the latest device in the Vivosmart range. It packs in plenty of features, including a built-in heart-rate monitor and all-day stress tracking. You can even get an estimate of your oxygen consumption. But does...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : David Wise (

Garmin Vivosmart 3 Review


Garmin's attempt at making a model to match the Fitbit Charge 2 fell a little short of the mark

Waterproof, accurate step count, comfortable

Bland design, online community isn’t as interactive as it could be

The fell decently short in our testing process overall, with there being many other options that are much better and less expensive for typical, day-to-day fitness tracking. This might be an alright pick if you absolutely have to have a Garmin model...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review


If you don't need GPS, this is one of the best all-round fitness bands out there

Good battery life ; Plain and simple design ; Smartwatch-style notifications ; Rich collection of metrics

HR sensor struggles with high-intensity workouts ; Not an always-on screen ; Fiddly, not-that-responsive interface ; Garmin Connect app is dull

It could be more fun and less fiddly, but the Vivosmart 3 is one of the most useful fitness bands around

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Brett Williams (

Garmin's vívosmart 3 finally takes fitness tracking to the gym


Garmin's wearables hit the weight room.

Good for 24/7 wear ; Rep counting for the weight room ; VO2 max and stress control tools

Navigating on wrist is difficult ; Garmin Connect app is messy ; Inaccurate activity tracking

The vívosmart 3 boasts killer features for fitness fans looking to expand their activity tracking, but it doesn't deliver on its potential.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Adam Sinicki (

Garmin vívosmart 3 review


The vívosmart 3 is a little strange and awkward but should be commended for trying new things. For the right user, this will be a tempting option with unique benefits.

Stress/heart rate variance feature is unique and useful ; Accurate VO2 max estimates ; Advanced features for weight lifters ; Great activity tracking ; Waterproof

No option to sync with GPS on a phone ; Awkward UI ; Uninspiring design ; Not all features work perfectly (weightlifting in particular)

May, 2017

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review: Shots fired at Fitbit, but some don’t hit


Rep counting in a $140 device is great, but that's not the whole story.

Easy-to-wear design ; Good new rep-counting feature ; Auto-recording feature and on-device activity menu ; New estimated VO2 max and fitness age scores

Cannot change out bands ; Heart rate monitor is inconsistent at high BPMs ; Sleep tracking isn't as comprehensive as that of the Alta HR ; Limited on-band music controls

The Vivosmart 3 doesn't feel as well thought out as past Garmin devices. The most thoughtful new feature in the device is rep counting, and I appreciate that Garmin developed it to be as accurate as it is. That alone sets it apart from most other...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


Band colour:Black / Blue / Purple / Violet
Band material:Silicone
Band size:L / M / S/M
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Purple / Violet
Device Type:Armband activity tracker / Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Silicone
Maximum strap length:18.8 / 21.5
Minimum strap length:12.2 / 14.8
Waterproof up to:50
Wrist size range:122 - 188 / 148 - 215


Display Resolution:64 x 128
Display Type:OLED
Touchscreen:N / Y

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 50

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Number of bands included:1


Active minutes:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Distance travelled:Y
Eat & drink:N
Floors climbed:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Hours slept:Y
Memory capacity:14
Pedometer:N / Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Stairs climbed:N
Workout tracking:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless


Battery Life:5
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging source:USB

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Mobile, iOS / Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:197 / 223 / 9.8
Weight:20.4 / 21.5