Garmin's Vivoactive 3 Music brings tunes to weekend warriors

  • Garmin's Vivoactive 3 Music brings tunes to weekend warriors

Garmin's Vivoactive 3 Music brings tunes to weekend warriors

"Music can be a huge motivating component of any workout or activity, and we're excited to give our customers the ability to ditch their phones and listen to their favorite songs right from their wrist", said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.

After debuting music support with the Forerunner 645 Music earlier this year, the Vivoactive 3 Music is Garmin's latest sports watch to get some audio playing love. See the pattern? For reference, the Forerunner 645 and the Vivoactive 3 are both excellent GPS-equipped smartwatches, but the former is smartwatch with more features for serious runners (instead of just athletes). When outside, you can use Garmin Pay to buy coffee and snacks and when you get back home, the SmartThings integration will let you control smart devices at home. Deezer is given as an example of one such service, but apparently support for this is coming soon rather than being available now. The other big feature is battery life: it can last up to seven days in smartphone mode, and up to 5 hours when in Global Positioning System with music mode.

While that short list of supported music services is disappointing, you can upload songs to your Vivoactive 3 Music from your computer, so if you still have a music library, you can take that with you on the go.

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is really for those who will take advantage of its music storage and offline listening. The non-music vivoactive 3 watch has dropped to $250. It features on-device music storage, so you can bring your tunes along for every workout. From there, simply pair the wearable with a set of compatible Bluetooth headphones and you're off to the races.

The vívoactive 3 Music comes with a black silicone 20mm quick release industry standard band and it costs $299.99. You can order it today for $300.