Garmin Vivoactive 3 Stainless Steel - Black


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The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a versatile training partner with more than 15 preloaded sports apps - you can choose how you like to get fit. Built-in GPS lets you record the distance, pace, location and more for your outdoor activities.



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The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a versatile training partner with more than 15 preloaded sports apps - you can choose how you like to get fit. Built-in GPS lets you record the distance, pace, location and more for your outdoor activities. Hit the golf course, go for a bike ride, take a yoga class, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding. When you head outside, built-in GPS lets vívoactive 3 track the details of your chosen activity - with no phone connection required. From snowboarding to swimming and at least a dozen other options in between, this watch is the perfect playmate.

Feel free to take this watch outside in all kinds of weather. Not only is it safe for swimming and showering, its Garmin Chroma Display is easy to read - even in direct sunlight — and housed under extra-durable Corning Gorilla Glass. It also features the Side Swipe interface, which makes for quick scrolling and swift navigation of menus and widgets. Whether you scroll with your thumb or index finger, you can choose how to wear it. Comfortable, convenient and easy to see - vívoactive 3 just fits.

Keep your workout schedule fresh and invigorating. Create your own custom running, cycling, cardio or strength workouts, and download them to your watch. Then, your vívoactive smartwatch will keep track of the exercises, reps, sets and rest time for you.

With help from Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology, vívoactive 3 lets you monitor key aspects of your fitness and stress to show how your body responds under various circumstances. For example, it’s able to estimate your VO2 max and fitness age - 2 indicators of physical fitness that can often improve over time with regular exercise. It also tracks your heart rate variability (HRV), which is used to calculate and track your stress level. vívoactive 3 can make you aware when physical or emotional sources cause your stress level to rise so you can find a way to relieve the pressure.

Life doesn’t have a pause button, so stay connected with your vívoactive 3 smartwatch while you’re playing hard or working out. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive and even respond to text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. Find your phone, access music controls and let friends LiveTrack your sports. Your finished activities will even automatically upload to the Garmin Connect online fitness community.

Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone with the Garmin Connect Mobile app.



  • Personalise your watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from our Connect IQ store
  • More than 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, swimming and more 
  • Monitor your fitness level with VO2 max and fitness age estimates, plus keep an eye on how you handle stress
  • Get connected features such as smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, LiveTrack and more 
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 13 hours in GPS mode 



Lens Material Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Material Stainless steel
Case material Fibre-reinforced polymer or stainless steel
Quick Release Bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material Silicone
Physical size 43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm - circumference: 127-204 mm
Weight 43.0 g
Water rating Swim, 5 ATM
Touchscreen Yes
Display type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 30.4 mm diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Colour display Yes
Battery life GPS mode: Up to 13 hours;Smart mode: Up to 7 days
Memory/History 7 timed activities; 14 days of activity tracking data;
Time/date Yes
GPS Time Sync Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Alarm clock Yes
Timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Face It watch face creator Yes
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Compass Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Thermometer Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth Smart and ANT+
Connect IQ  Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps
Smart notifications Yes
Text response/reject phone call with text  Android only
Calendar Yes
Weather Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Find My Phone Yes
Find My Watch Yes
VIRB® Camera Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone, Android
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile Yes
Garmin Pay Not currently available in South Africa
Step counter Yes
Move bar  Displays on device after a period of inactivity
Auto goal Learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal
Sleep monitoring  Monitors total sleep 
Calories burned Yes
Floors climbed Yes
Distance traveled Yes
Intensity minutes Yes
TrueUp Yes
Move IQ Yes
Fitness Age Yes
Preloaded gym activity profiles Yes
Cardio workouts Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Automatic rep counting Yes
GPS speed and distance Yes
Customisable screen(s) Yes
Customisable activity profiles Yes
Auto Pause Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Auto Lap Yes
Manual lap Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
V02 max Yes
Customisable alerts Yes
LiveTrack Yes
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Auto scroll Yes
Activity history on watch Yes
HR zones Yes
HR alerts Yes
HR calories Yes
% HR max Yes
HR Broadcast  Broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices
Preloaded run profiles Running, indoor track running, indoor treadmill running
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Run workouts Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Yardage to F/M/B  Distance to front, middle and back of green
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
Measures shot distance  Calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course
Digital scorecard Yes
Stat tracking  Strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit
Garmin AutoShot Yes
Green View with manual pin position Yes
Hazards and course targets Yes
PinPointer Yes
Round timer/odometer Yes
Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Rowing, etc
Back to start Yes
Total ascent/descent Yes
Preloaded cycling profiles Yes
Time/distance alerts Biking, Indoor Biking  (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Compatible with Varia Visio Head-mounted display
Compatible with Varia radar  Rear-facing radar
Compatible with Varia lights Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support Yes (with sensor)
Preloaded swim profiles Pool Swimming
Pool swim metrics Lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories
Stroke type detection  Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly
Swim efficiency SWOLF

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