18 June 2018
Garmin has announced the vivoactive 3 Music, a GPS smartwatch with integrated music. The Vivoactive 3 Music has all the features found on the original, including Garmin Pay contactless payments. The original vivoactive 3 smartwatch was launched in August as a direct competitor to some existing fitness wearables from other brands.
Now, the vivoactive 3 Music also includes the music player, local storage, and a GPS. Having the music player and storage simply suggest that the users don’t need to have the phone connected to it so as to listen to music.
Just like the original vivoactive 3, this variant of the smartwatch has a swipeable bezel, heart-rate sensors, stress and VO2 max fitness level calculations, a bevy of built-in activity trackers, Garmin Chroma Display, and phone notifications.
The vivoactive 3 Music supports the third-party watch faces and apps like SmartThings and Uber. The storage on the smartwatch can include up to 500 songs that you can listen to Bluetooth-based headphones.
The best part is you can download offline music from select music streaming services. For now, iHeartRadio is supported and Garmin announces that Deezer will come soon. You can transfer music from a computer directly to the watch. Unfortunately, Spotify, Amazon, Google, and Apple aren’t supported
Another interesting thing is the support for Garmin Pay. With the help of this contactless payment solution, users can leave their cash and credit cards at home and shop wherever Garmin Pay is supported. It has over 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps including yoga, running, strength training and more.
The vívoactive 3 Music is priced at $299.99 and comes with a black silicone 20mm quick release industry standard band. It is available now for purchase. Accessory bands in different sizes are also available for purchase separately for $29.99.