Garmin Vivosmart 3 Smart Activity Tracker with Wrist Based Heart Rate and Fitness Monitoring Tools - S/M, Black
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- Sleek, form-fitting activity tracker with a hidden display and Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology. Smartphone compatibility-iPhone, Android, Windows
- Tracks steps, distance, floors climbed, intensity minutes and sleep. Counts reps, sets and rest time. Activity profiles for walk, run, cardio and more
- Fitness Age and VO2 Max, a measurable indication of your aerobic performance or fitness level,Width: 18.5 mm Thickness: 9.8 mm Length (small/medium): 197 mm Circumference (small/medium): 122-188 mm
- All-day stress tracking, which lets you keep tabs on your stress level throughout the day. Battery life: up to 5 days
- Smart notifications include alerts for calls, texts, social media, music, games and weather. 5ATM (50 m) water resistant and 5-plus day battery life,With connectivity to a phone, its often found a simple reset of the phones Bluetooth or turning the phone on and off will resolve any Bluetooth issues that arise.
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|Are Batteries Included With the Product?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Item Dimensions||1.85 x 0.98 x 19.7 cm||2.11 x 21.08 x 1.07 cm||4.09 x 0.79 x 25.68 cm||1.9 x 21.01 x 0.61 cm|
|Item Weight||21 grams||27 grams||38 grams||20 grams|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||0.32 Watt Hours||0.04 Watt Hours||0.04 Watt Hours||60 Watt Hours|
|Style||—||With Heart Rate Monitor||Vivoactive standard||With Heart Rate Monitor|
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Featuring a sleek design and hidden display that’s only on when you need it, Garmin vivo smart 3 tracks activity, including steps, distance, calories, floors climbed, sleep and more. It also features Move IQ — which automatically detects when you start an activity — and smart notifications delivered right to your wrist. Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate provides 24/7 monitoring and gives you access to fitness monitoring tools that help you understand your fitness and well-being. Monitor your fitness level with VO2 max, all-day stress tracking and even your approximate fitness age. Plus, new activity profiles and rep counting bring even more convenience to your workout.
Garmin Vivo smart 3, Charging Clip, Quick Start Manual
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Garmin vivosmart 3
Smart Activity Tracker
Featuring a sleek design and hidden display that’s only on when you need it, Garmin vivosmart 3 tracks activity, including steps, floors climbed, calories burned, intensity minutes and more. It also features Move IQ — which automatically detects when you start an activity — and smart notifications delivered right to your wrist.
Wrist Heart Rate and Fitness Monitoring Tools
Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate provides 24/7 monitoring and gives you access to fitness monitoring tools that help you understand your fitness and well-being. Monitor your fitness level with VO2 max, all-day stress tracking and even your approximate fitness age. Plus, new activity profiles and rep counting bring even more convenience to your workout.
- Activity tracking.
- VO2 max and fitness age.
- Strength training.
- All-day stress tracking.
- Wrist heart rate.
- Activity profiles.
- Hidden display.
- Smart notifications.
- 50m water rated.
- Up to 5 days battery life.
Smart Activity Tracker with Wrist-based Heart Rate and Fitness Monitoring Tools
VO2 Max and Fitness Age
Thanks to Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology, vivosmart 3 is full of great features that let you get a better idea of your current fitness level. It includes VO2 max estimate, a measurable indication of your aerobic performance. It can even estimate your fitness age, which you may be able to decrease over time with hard work and regular exercise.
When you start a strength training activity on your vivosmart 3, the device will capture your exercises, reps and sets along with your work and rest times. That data gets pushed to Garmin Connect during your next sync so you can review your workout in even greater detail.
All-day Stress Tracking
vivosmart 3 tracks your heart rate beat by beat, known as heart rate variability (HRV). When the level starts to move up, it indicates that your stress is getting higher. What causes this? Any number of physical or emotional external sources. vivosmart 3 helps you recognise when this is happening so you can find a way to relieve the stress.
Subtle and Stylish Design
Garmin vivosmart 3 features a slim, inconspicuous band and hidden display which is only visible when you want it to be. When you’re not using it, the discreet display disappears into the device. It’s the perfect companion for the office, the gym, the pool and everywhere in between.
Automatic Activity Tracking
vivosmart 3 tracks your steps, floors climbed, calories burned, intensity minutes and more. It also monitors your sleep. Move IQ automatically detects exercises such as walking, swimming, cycling and elliptical training. It can automatically start a timed walk or run activity. As always, you can review your activities later on Garmin Connect.
To help keep up with your busy lifestyle, you can view emails, text messages and social notifications right on your wrist. vivosmart 3 automatically syncs to Garmin Connect where you can review your progress, join challenges and share via social media. The ability to find your phone, music controls and TrueUp compatibility are also available right at the wrist.
|Garmin vivosmart 3||Garmin vivofit 4||Garmin vivosport||Garmin vivomove HR||Garmin vivoactive 3|
|Tracks Steps, Distance, Calories, Time and Sleep||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Personalised Daily Step Goal and Move Bar||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Sunlight Readable Display||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|GPS-Enabled and Built-in Sports Apps||✓||✓|
|Wrist Based Heart Rate||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Floors Climbed and Intensity Minutes||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Battery Life||Up to 5 days||1 Year+||Up to 7 days||Up to 5 days||GPS mode: Up to 13 hours; Smart mode: Up to 7 days|
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I already have a 2-3 year old Polar watch that has GPS and measures heart rate with a chest strap. So I didn’t need this for gps outdoor running. This is not a serious runners watch, as far as I am concerned. I got this due to my health insurance being linked to health activities. So I wanted something that could be warn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to measure steps and heart rate. Being in a stressful job stress measurements and sleep data is useful, but I saw this as a bonus rather than crucial.
Needing to be able to wear something 24 hours a day was a problem. In the ideal world I would have liked something that does steps, gps, wrist heart rate, stress, sleep and looks and feels good enough to wear all day. Except maybe for the Garmin Fenix 5, which at £500 I couldn’t justify, I don’t think there really is anything yet that does it all. Most look like sports watches or are too bulky to wear all day, particularly with a shirt and suit (in particular those with GPS). Since I have a polar for outdoor runs I decided gps was not essential and went for the Vivosmart 3.
Is it beautiful or stylish? No, not really. But its not ugly, mostly its just anonymous. It doesn’t draw attention to itself. Its very slim and very light. You forget you're wearing it and for me its perfect for general activity tracking.
It does work well for running, indoors or outdoors. I found I had to work on setting a manual stride length. I did a 10k run on the treadmill and it thought i'd done 12k at first. But work with the manual stride length settings and you can get it right. The heart rate measurements are fairly similar to my polar chest measurements. Less good for interval work, but on a fairly steady run they are reasonably comparable. You have to put it on tight enough to work (both for activities and sleep monitoring) but that wasnt at all uncomfortably tight.
I really like the fact that it vibrates to tell you to look at the screen. During a run this is great for telling you you've done a lap/a mile. My polar just beeps, which you cant hear when running, so that’s pointless. Setting up a warning if your heart rate is too high or low is also useful to make sure you do enough. But if you set it too narrowly it gets a bit annoying when warming up or down. But its up to you how you set it.
Overall it works well as a running watch, but you have to accept that its not GPS and have to put the effort into getting the stride length right. Do that and its great, but never a (semi) professional runner's watch.
Is this the perfect fitness device? No, there are some issues, which can hopefully be sorted out with software updates. But not enough for me to score it less than 4.
The main annoyance is that is does not always sync with my phone. But I’m not sure this is the Vivosmart's fault though. It may be the app. There are times the Vivosmart and phone are connected (I get message alerts on the watch) but the Connect app doesn’t think its connected. The best way to resolve this seems to be to go into and out of flight mode. But sometimes you have to do this multiple times, which gets a bit annoying.
There have been a couple of times when the Do Not Disturb hours get messed up. Suddenly I lift my wrist during the day and the screen doesn’t come on, only for me to find it thinks its night. Or worse, the Do Not Disturb turns off during the night, I turn over and the screen comes on. This has happened about 3 times so far in a month, for no apparently reason. Which is a little odd. If I manually turn it back on/off it then seems to re-set itself and its ok again.
The Move IQ works well for walking and running, it comes on after 1 or 5 minutes, depending what you choose and always seems to pick up the activity. I've seen some people say its doesn’t work for swimming or cycling. I cant comment, as I don’t do those activities. It can only detect wrist movement and heart rate, so I could imagine it having difficulty detecting cycling - It has problems if I push a pram. So distance would be an issue, but it could detect heart rate.
Some people have said it doesn’t measure fitness age. It does but you cannot see this on the Vivosmart. Its in the Connect App, under Health and Fitness. Yes, the screen is a little blurry. But then most of the time the screen is off anyway. But its still easily to read, at night or bright sunlight.
Overall I would say its a great device if you want an all day activity tracker, and works well for walking/running, if you work to get the stride length right. But its not really for serious athletes (or want to be serious athletes).
If they can do a software update to sort the above problems I would give it 5 stars.
* Pretty good step counting, HR monitoring etc. Basically, it does what it says on the tin.
* Great for syncing with phone - really like the fact that even when my phone is on silent it will buzz for incoming calls. I leave my phone on silent all the time now. (iPhone)
* App is pretty good, though it doesn't work with Polar HR sensors which I like to use for serious exercise (particularly intervals/running/etc.). I realise they have their own thing but they let us sync with MyFitnessPal why not Polar? I use a 3rd party sync app thing instead.
* The plastic strap can be irritating, if you strap it hard enough for it to accurately read HR. (i.e. so it doesn't move around.)
* Some of the stuff in the app doesn't work for this one, such as custom courses (I suppose because no GPS).
* Strap lasted only 6 months before tearing at base of the computery part, and then breaking completely. Normally this would be a 2 star job but they've offered to replace the device so I can't complain too much. It'd be nice if you could just get a new band but they have to do a RMA and send you a new one. No idea how long this offer will last though...
* What the hell is the point of the automatic activity sensing if it won't add it to your list of activities? Ridiculous. (Still, not a dealbreaker. Just seems useless so I don't know why they bothered.)
The good bits:
- it's fairly small and discreet.
- most functions work well
- battery life is good, I only charge mine twice a week.
- step counting pretty accurate.
- Setup (syncing via android phone) was easy and works perfectly, also seen S/W upgrades go through.
- the textured finish means it catches on shirts, and worse bed sheets. It's just not usable to track sleep.
- the strap is really quite short and seems flimsy.
- sometimes it seriously under measures heart rate. Seen it both on a real bike and static trainer, when it says my heartrate is very low, even though I'm cycling hard. Usually after a while (15~30 minutes) it suddenly starts measuring correctly. See image - all the period shown I was cycling hard and heart rate would have been around 140~150. After that it measured correctly for the rest of the 3 hour ride.
Price on Amazon was as cheap as supposed bargain discount with my health insurance.
It took a short while to get in tune with the interface - basically you can flick up and down or do a long press and sort most things out. Display is clear. Easy enough to configure in the Connect app.
A few niggles, Garmin being American can't cope with miles and centigrade on the display. On initial setup, it would not pick up the time zone, needed to set the time zone on the phone and sync a couple of times.
Comfy to wear, no problems sleeping with it. The sleep stats are interesting as is the stress. Step counting is pretty accurate, distance is good enough - haven't messed with stride. I'll be interested to compare activities on my next big bike ride with the Garmin 800.
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