Do not waste your money on it
Went from Fitbit 2 to Garmin Vivoactive 3. What a mistake. Always dropping out from blue tooth. Apps open and run with out you pressing any buttons. The alarm never works.
Purchased in January 2021 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $239.00.
Great features but rubbish battery life.
I loved my Vivoactive at first. Still do. Though its sleep tracking is nowhere near as good as Fitbits. The battery is meant to last 7 days and it did at first but 6 months later I'm down to only 2 days which is annoying. Garmin offered to send me a refurbished one which I wouldn't agree to. They said to go to place of purchase and they'd organise a swap. But these have been discontinued and I can't get a replacement for the same price. The new model is $300 more than this one. Not impressed.
Purchased in June 2020 at Rebel Sport for $249.00.
Just bought Vivoactive 3 - white with rose gold
I've only had my Vivoactive 3 for 3 weeks, though I'm wishing I bought it earlier.
Being my first smart watch, it's hard to compare, though I'm enjoying the look of it, functionality (particularly the sleep tracking) and all for a great price on sale.
The only issue I've had is that it disconnects from my Garmin App about once every day or two, which I need to shut down and restart both phone and watch to get them re-connected. I charge every 4-5 days, once it gets below 20% - as I'd hate for it to go flat during the day.
Altogether a great watch and it can be worn from the beach to work without a worry.
Purchased in October 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $250.00.
Does the job, great battery life
I was given this as a gift. Although this watch isn't all bells and whistles like a Samsung or Apple watch, this is an active watch and is built like one. I have had a Samsung watch but I went back to the Garmin. I got the one with a white band and rose gold face. Its simple classy and looks great and the watch is really light on the wrist. I had a Samsung watch and the Garmin is so much lighter I prefer it.
The Good: Great for tracking activities. GPS is pretty ok ,fairly accurate. Battery life is awesome. I can do about 3-4 days with my watch...
Purchased in January 2020.
BAD battery life
I purchased vivoactive 3 last year. Battery life has been fine until Garmin app went down for maintenance for over a week. Since then I have to charge my battery twice a day. It is not reading my sleep patterns either they have been really wired since battery trouble. I like the watch but it is really frustrating me charging it so frequently. I have tried all the trouble shooting suggestions but to no avail.
Purchased in August 2019 at Rebel Sport.
Cracked Screen in 2 Days, Customer Service Not Responsive
Watch face cracked within first 2 days of receipt. Contacted Garmin, quick to tell me not covered by warranty and provided no other assistance. Still waiting on a response from Garmin. Received response and they are replacing watch.
Purchased in August 2020 for $200.00.
Poor customer support, ripped off for parts
The watch band keeper broke after 14 months - $5 to replace - fair enough - $10 postage and no pick up option! Prefer genuine parts but no wonder people end up buying copies.
Purchased in May 2019.
very good watch!
never had a bad experience, all features work well and reliable. had for over 2 years, found garmin also very helpful, easy to connect to phone and costume watch faces and Bluetooth is good
Purchased in December 2017 at rebel sport for $350.00.
Very Poor Garmin Vivoactive 3 and Poor Customer Support
I have owned a Garmin Vivoactive 3 for 2 years and 1 month and now have a mark on the Vivoactive 3 glass. No damage to the outside but a hugely annoying white mark that is in the centre of the watch face. This is caused by a fault that many other people are reporting on chat forums. The watch was bought on 1st February 2018 for 249.99. It has been well looked after. Garmin responded, 'we have determined that your Garmin device will need to be booked in for a replacement' but as my warranty is 1 month outside of the guarantee period I am being a...sked to pay 96 for a replacement. I asked for a 'good will' gesture but they refused. I am now left with a 'bad taste' in my mouth, it is evident that Garmin are selling a watch with a manufacturing fault and have poor customer service in relation to this issue. Very disappointed as I don't think this watch is worth 249.99 + 96 and will now make a point to inform as many people as possible so that they are aware of the issue before they consider purchasing this watch
Purchased in February 2018 at Amazon.
I bought the vivoactive 3 watch in august 2019. Today it was 100% charged at midday, then battery was already dead at 5am when i woke up. Does not last long! Regrettable purchase.
Purchased in August 2019 at Harvey Norman for $498.00.
Very good, but batery life is no good
I have using my vivoactive3 since 2017 and it never presents problems. Very good watch. But on February 2020 the battery life became very short, and i need to charge it twice a day. I told with support three times but the problem does not solved. Support suggested me send the watch to PROPARTS so change the watch, but i have no guarantee that this will be free of financial costs. Does anybody have a same problem?
Purchased at Amazon for $300.00.
- Vivoactive 3
Doesn't Synch with my phone - very frustrating!
I purchased a Garmin Vivoactive 3 in March this year, great price at $269. It looks like a great watch and functionally does what it claims to do EXEPT synch with my phone. It pairs ok and operates with my phone until the first disconnection and then no more synching. I thought it was my phone so I tried pairing and synching with my wife's iPhone 7...same deal, no synching. I called the Garmin service centre and they took me through the turn watch and phone off and restart, take app off and reload it etc, all of which I'd already tried 2 or ...3 times. Eventually the lady said change the watch, which I duly did. Guess what, same problem, pairs ok and doesn't synch. Next best option, get my money back. Very disappointed and won't be buying a Garmin again. The blogs on the internet are full of this being a problem. Garmin need to get this fixed. I purchased a FITBIT Ionic afterwards, great watch and yes it synchs.
Purchased in March 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $269.00.
Good for general use, but issues once you scratch the surface
This does most of the simple stuff well, the screen is and easy to use and navigate. My issues:
1. The screen is very sensitive. My widgets reorder/ delete in most showers!
2. The GPS is hopeless in very built up areas. eg. I work in the city and it takes about 1km of running (away from the buildings), before it can find me.
3. Updates during the day can clear all that day's data. I had a massive 35k step day once and it updated and deleted it all at dinner time, giving me 500 steps for the day!
4. The HR is usually pretty accurate, except whe...
Purchased in February 2018 for $380.00.
A watch, a fitness tracker, plus more!
Haven't worn a watch in 10 years, but was after a GPS fitness tracker. Looks like a watch, week long battery (if lazy), and basic smarts & notifications, including tap-&-pay. No issue with build quality, I work with chainsaws and other machinery and was concerned of damage, nearly a year on not a scratch! Despite it's water resistant rating, I don't shower with it on, it's usually dusty and dirty under the band after work, plus it allows me to charge it.
Purchased in April 2019 for $313.00.
Good device, easy to use
Set up was very fast and easy. More accurate the. The Fitbits I used to use. Heart rate more accurate, more exercises and can customise more. Battery life is about the same.
Purchased in December 2019 at Rebel Sport for $249.00.
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|Category||Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers||Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Heart Rate Sensor||Accelerometer, Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Heart Rate Sensor|
|Interface||Bezel (Physical), Buttons and Touchscreen||Buttons and Touchscreen|
|Battery Life||7 days||7 days|
|Weight||43 g||39 g|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel||Plastic and Polypropylene|
|Colour / Finish||Black, White, Rose Gold||Black with Stainless Hardware|
- GTIN13: 0753759173159
- GTIN12: 753759173166 and 753759173265
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