Garmin simply introduced a riff on its Vivoactive 3 wearable that adds a music participant and native storage to the mixture health tracker and GPS smartwatch. It’s known as the Vivoactive 3 Music and can checklist for $299.99, about $50 greater than the beginning worth of the non-music version.
The Vivoactive 3 was first introduced in August as a direct competitor to the health monitoring smartwatches offered by Apple, Fitbit, and Samsung. The Vivoactive 3 Music has all the options discovered on the authentic, together with Garmin Pay contactless funds, a touchscreen with swipeable bezel, heart-rate sensors, stress and VO2 max health stage calculations, a bevy of built-in exercise trackers, cellphone notifications, and assist for third-party watch faces and apps like SmartThings and Uber. Solely now it may well retailer up to 500 songs that you could pay attention to on headphones paired over Bluetooth — no cellphone required.
At launch, Garmin helps you to obtain offline music playlists from iHeartRadio, with Deezer stated to be coming quickly. Sadly, extra standard streaming music providers from Spotify, Amazon, Google, and Apple aren’t supported. But when it’s any comfort, you’ll be able to at all times switch music instantly to the smartwatch out of your laptop.
In contrast to Gamin’s extra hardcore Forerunner collection, the Vivoactive 3 Music targets urbanites in search of a do-it-all system they will put on all day: at dwelling, the workplace, the gymnasium, and all factors in between. Even at night time thanks to the inclusion of latest Superior Sleep Monitoring in Garmin Join. It’s additionally swim and bathe protected with a battery lifetime of seven days in smartwatch mode, or 5 hours in GPS and Music mode.
The Vivoactive 3 Music is out there now for $299.99, with accent bands out there for $29.99.