HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

[Review] Review: The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a solid fitness-first smartwatch

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 24-11-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
Bot Administrator: PMs cannot be received by this account
HWZ Editorial's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 9,939
[Review] Review: The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a solid fitness-first smartwatch

The Vivoactive 3 isnít Garminís most comprehensive tracker, but it is the companyís most user-friendly fitness-focused smartwatch.

  • Design : 8
  • Features : 8.5
  • User-Friendliness : 8.5
  • Performance : 8.5
  • Value : 8

  • Long battery life
  • Easy to use touch interface
  • Good daily and aerobic heart rate tracking
  • Comprehensive stats in Garmin app
  • Smart notifications with calendar

  • Heart rate tracking confused by intervals
  • Inaccurate sleep tracking
  • Garmin app UI is a maze

View full story here...
Note 1: This is an automated account. This account will not respond to queries and PMs cannot be received by this account.

Note 2: Should you need to reach out to someone in charge, please start a discussion topic in the Online Membership/Feedback Forum.
HWZ Editorial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2018, 12:49 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Is Garmin pay seamless? Or involves authentication?
roache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2018, 09:17 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,427
Is Garmin pay seamless? Or involves authentication?
Bought it and have been using it for a couple of days. Here is my initial review:

- Classic and timeless design with traditional round face
- Light weight and its best for sports
- AOD is awesome!! It's readable under sunlight/any other light source
- Battery can last for around 5 days
- User friendly

- Limited app resource unlike Apple watch or Wear OS
- A bit expensive
- Less premium feeling. The unit is mainly made of fiber glass poly-carbonate with rim and bottom made of stainless steel
- Due to its display technology, transflective memory-in-pixel display looks dull as compared to Apple watch and other Wear OS
- No wireless charging

To be honest, Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a fitness tracker rather than a smart watch. Get a proper smart watch if you are less into sports.
wwh5210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2018, 10:15 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 20
thinking of getting this or the misfit vapor, but it seems like the misfit vapor is not really launched in singapore yet, so difficult to find it in stores. does anyone know?
thebaudelaires is online now   Reply With Quote
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On