From playing to paying, vívoactive 3 is the smartwatch for your active life. Make contactless payments with ease, right from your watch, and with more than 15 preloaded sports apps — you can choose how you like to get fit. Built-in GPS lets you record the distance, pace, location and more for your outdoor activities.
vívoactive 3 is our first wearable that is Garmin Pay ready; with compatible banks it allows you to not only leave your phone at home, but now also your wallet and you can still grab that post-workout drink right from your wrist. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay1. So, if you left your wallet in your locker or just forgot it, that post-run morning latte can still be yours. Just tap and go.
With more than 15 preloaded sports apps, finding a fun way to stay active is easy. Hit the golf course, go for a bike ride, take a yoga class, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding. When you head outside, built-in GPS lets vívoactive 3 track the details of your chosen activity — with no phone connection required. From snowboarding to swimming and at least a dozen other options in between, this watch is the perfect playmate.
Feel free to take this watch outside in all kinds of weather. Not only is it safe for swimming and showering6, its Garmin Chroma Display™ is easy to read — even in direct sunlight — and housed under extra-durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass. It also features the Side Swipe™ interface, which makes for quick scrolling and swift navigation of menus and widgets. Whether you scroll with your thumb or index finger, you can choose how to wear it. Comfortable, convenient and easy to see — vívoactive 3 just fits.
Keep your workout schedule fresh and invigorating. Create your own custom running, cycling, cardio or strength workouts, and download them to your watch. Then, your vívoactive smartwatch will keep track of the exercises, reps, sets and rest time for you.
With help from Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology2, vívoactive 3 lets you monitor key aspects of your fitness and stress to show how your body responds under various circumstances. For example, it’s able to estimate your VO2 max and fitness age — 2 indicators of physical fitness that can often improve over time with regular exercise. It also tracks your heart rate variability (HRV), which is used to calculate and track your stress level. vívoactive 3 can make you aware when physical or emotional sources cause your stress level to rise so you can find a way to relieve the pressure.
Life doesn’t have a pause button, so stay connected with your vívoactive 3 smartwatch while you’re playing hard or working out. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive and even respond5 to text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. Find your phone, access music controls and let friends LiveTrack your sports. Your finished activities will even automatically upload to our Garmin Connect online fitness community.
Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.
1Available for supported cards from participating banks; contact your bank for more information. Only available at NFC-enabled terminals. View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information
2Activity tracking accuracy
3When paired with a compatible smartphone
4Under typical use; battery life may vary depending on usage and selected performance mode
5Responding capability available for Android™ customers only. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
6See Water Rating
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Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
|Case material||Fibre-reinforced polymer or stainless steel|
43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
|Water rating||Swim/5 ATM|
|Display type||Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Display size||1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter|
|Display resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
|Battery life||GPS mode: Up to 13 hours;Smart mode: Up to 7 days|
|Memory/History||7 timed activities; 14 days of activity tracking data;|
|GPS Time Sync|
|Automatic daylight saving time|
|Face It™ watch face creator|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor|
Daily Smart Features
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)|
|Find My Phone|
|Find My Watch|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
Activity Tracking Features
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)|
|Fitness Age||yes (in app)|
|Preloaded gym activity profiles||Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga|
|Automatic rep counting|
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
|GPS speed and distance|
|Customizable activity profiles|
|Downloadable training plans|
|Configurable lap alerts|
|Touch and/or button lock|
|Activity history on watch|
Heart Rate Features
|% HR max|
|HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)|
|Preloaded run profiles|
Running, indoor track running, indoor treadmill running
|GPS-based distance, time and pace|
|Foot pod capable|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)|
|Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)|
|Green View with manual pin position|
|Hazards and course targets|
Outdoor Recreation Features
|Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles||Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Rowing, Indoor Rowing|
|Back to start|
|Preloaded cycling profiles||Biking, Indoor Biking|
|Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)|
|Preloaded swim profiles||Pool Swimming|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)|
|Pool swim workouts|
|Swim efficiency (SWOLF)|