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Old 24-11-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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[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.



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

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

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


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Is Garmin pay seamless? Or involves authentication?
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:17 AM   #3
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Is Garmin pay seamless? Or involves authentication?
Bought it and have been using it for a couple of days. Here is my initial review:

Pro:
- 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

Cons:
- 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.
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Old 21-04-2018, 10:15 AM   #4
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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?
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