Simple resonable price
I've been using Garmin for a few years, the price is very reasonable for the functions it has.
It measure heart rate, can show notifications from android or iPhone. I find it quite handy.
But some time is not too comfortable wearing.
But overall great price with good quality. Value for money if u like to track heart rate, steps.
Solid activity tracker, performs well, garmin connect is something else.
Wanted to give the tracker 5 stars but i think its really 4 stars because of the garmin connect app. Wanted something to track my basic outputs, heart rate, steps and most of all sleep patterns which is important to me. Have family members and friends with fitbits who tell me all sorts of stories about quality or lack of it. Basic fitbits win on the looks department but not being waterproof is a deal breaker for me. The garmin is robust and well built and above all waterproof, not just splashproof, so i can wear it everywhere. It does everythin...g pretty well. Has a proprietry charger, not micro usb, charges in 1- 2 hours and will run 4 days on a charge depending on how bright you run the screen or the vibration feedback. The interface and garmin connect app can take a lot of work to master - its downright frustrating and difficult to synch at times and its not overly user friendly to use - despite the app being difficult to load sometimes the summary data and graphical display is good once you learn how to use it - it is actually pretty good and displays a lot of useful information. The silicone rubber case and band is very soft and you hardly know its on, and is very comfortable. Have no regrets about buying the garmin, and if a robust, waterproof activity tracker is what you need then this is the unit for you. Its priced reasonably well against fitbit and if you are not overly concerned about looks this is a very good quality tracker.
Great smartwatch, comfy wristband
Not many colours to choose from I purchased the blue other choices were black or plum, though unable to swap wristbands for abit of a change.
Though screen is easy to read even in sunlight, does notifications, steps, stairs, heart rate, sleep, music great little bundle.
Downside for me is the battery life I get approx 4 days
Perfect smart wrist band
Got this last year and to replace my vivosmart 2. As the 2 has broken a few times. Did a bit research and compared it to Fitbit, still personally like Garmin as it’s waterproof(Fitbit is probabaly waterproof as well)
I wear it day and night. It can detect the movement if I’m walking/running/cycling. Didn’t seem to be able to detect swimming. I found it useful as mobile notification as I like to keep my mobile silent all the time.
Great value however hope the battery last longer than the 2
Great smart watch
The vivosmart 3 was one of my best purchases of 2017. I switched to this from the fitbit charge 2 solely because it is waterproof and am mostly happy. It info pretty well however it constantly records flights of stairs climbed inaccurately compared to the charge 2. My other complaint would be that the screen is poorly lit and sometimes hard to read compared to the charge 2 but i live the extra features such as reps counted and v02 max. The app is a little hard to use sometimes as had major issues with pairing it with my old phone but it works seamlessly with my new phone. the pros mostly outweigh the cons with this smart watch, it they can fix the problems with flights climbed and change the screen i'd be much happier
So durable! And syncs consistently
I've owned the Garmin Vivosmart 3 for about 8 months now, wear it everyday, and there are no signs of wear which is outstanding. I wanted to wait at least 6 months before reviewing this because of my previous experiences with Fitbit devices.
Durability and sync issues were my gripes with the multitude of Fitbits I'd owned, which is why I'd give Garmin a go and I must say, I'm rather impressed with this Vivosmart watch.
iPhone compatibility is excellent so there's minimal syncing interference.
Notifications are pushed through to the sof...
Changed my life
I resisted buying a fitness tracker when everyone else was buying them. But then I got to a stage where I needed to make changes in my life to get healthier. I was gaining weight and becoming physically uncomfortable and had pains in joints and bones that I never had before.
I decided I needed to move more... my iPhone had a health app that tracked my steps, but this wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to see it physically see it, easier. So I bit the bullet and went to Harvey Norman and looked at all the different fitness trackers available. F...itbit and Garmin were the two standing out to me, but the Garmin was just a bit sleeker and I decided this was the one I wanted to try. Well I now walk 10,000-15,000 steps a day. So my goal has been achieved. This pushes me to walk, my partner got one and 4 friends also got one. We have weekly steps challenges, we try to beat our daily best steps.... I’ve lost weight, I’m not in as much pain, I’m happy. The watch itself is easy to use, rotate towards you to turn on, rotate away to turn off. Or double Tap the screen to turn on. The menu is so easy to use, pairing with your phone or iPad, tracking walks, seeing your heart rate. The STRESS feature I completely disregard, don’t know if it’s just my watch, but it says I’m stressed when I’m asleep and my hr is only 50.... who knows, maybe I am stressed? Haha
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Best option for walking-running-sleep tracking
I have had two smart-watches, the original Garmin Vivosmart and the Apple Watch.
POSITIVE: I was disappointed with the Apple Watch in that accuracy and how the data was presented was not as good as Garmin/Fitbit. I enjoy walking, running and wanted an 'always-on' smartwatch that can track my sleeping habits and Heart Rate. The best thing about this watch is that it does all of the above activities well.
Battery lasts for about 5 days, and charging is quick. The watch band still looks brand new even after daily use for about 3 months now. ...The build seems more sturdy than previous generations. The Garmin software indeed may not be the most user-friendly, but I found it to be very good, and gave me all the information I wanted. The watch is light, and the rubber (although causing me some skin irritation) is of a material that doesn't inhibit activities such as typing on a laptop. Stress tracking and VO2 estimation is also a very useful tool to assess fitness and lifestyle. NEGATIVE: The screen is supposed to activate by raising your arm (say when you want to look at the time), unfortunately the accelerator inside doesn't seem to respond as well I would have expected. It isn't too much of an issue, but now, I mainly double tap the screen to find out the information. My previous Garmin was able to show notifications from my phone, but this watch doesn't seem to allow that function (or at least doesn't make it easy to do so), which is strange as my 1st gen Vivosmart did it quite well. Another feature that the watch doesn't excel at is the tracking of weight-training workouts.. I can't seem to get it to work. VERDICT: The Garmin Vivosmart 3 is one of the most affordable current-generation options for time/alarm/activity-tracking/running that I have seen. These are the most common features, and I think it makes it a good option for someone who does the above activities.
Okay, mediocre Garmin Device
Vivosmart 3 feels very nice when you put it on your wrist due to its rubbery feeling and I dont even feel like wearing anything on my wrist. However, the screen is very small and sometimes it is very hard to navigate around the device as the screen is quite small and has no colour. Another drawback is that you have to use the garmin app which is not very good and very hard to interpret the data
Good, nicely-featured Activity Tracker that seems to be holding up well
So previously I've owned a Fitbit Charge HR - two actually - and managed to destroy both of them within about 18 months. My work isn't kind to large, glass-faced watches so a small, low profile wristband I can tuck under a shirt cuff is ideal. The form factor and functionality was there... the durability wasn't, unfortunately.
After a few months to stew over a possible replacement, I decided to go with the Vivosmart 3. Already being in the Garmin ecosystem due to owning a Fenix 3 watch for running and triathlon, it made sense to stay in Garm...in Connect. At the time the Fitbit Charge 2 HR hadn't been discounted (was $280ish) so the $227 for the Vivosmart, while not exactly cheap, seemed to have the better bang-for-buck in terms of meaningful features. The Good: * Waterproof! * Attractively minimal design with a decently sized screen that's easy to read.
Questions & Answers
my screen/display is blank what can the problem be? is the LCD broken how can i fix it?
|Category||Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Sensors||Heart Rate Sensor|
|Battery Life||5 days|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Replaced by||Garmin Vivosmart 4|
- MPN: 010-01755-10
- GTIN12: 753759173708
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