Analysis and handling of the Vivoactive 3 from Garmin.

In a few words

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.

Several weak points on this watch :
Little functionality for health monitoring
Not enough sport-oriented features
The impossibility of putting new applications

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

The watch that tells you about your health?

For several years now, Garmin has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The Vivoactive 3 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on PropriƩtaire or Apple.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.Menus and features are less easy to find.You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
With the help of a built-in sensor, your heartbeat is also monitored and alerts are raised in case there are too many beats above normal.For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this Vivoactive 3 now.
Through this model, Garmin offers an interesting product.This watch informs you and gives advice.
As for the autonomy, Garmin considers that it will last 8 hours.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
We appreciated the wireless charging function.You place it close to the stand and load it.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.This Vivoactive 3 is one of the watches connected for everyday life, thanks to the presence of the NFC.You’re taking it to the next level with a simple and convenient contactless payment option.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.That wasn’t planned here.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a product with many advantages.Here’s the Vivoactive 3 detail.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
It includes GPS tracking.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.

On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.

The right model to install applications?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Only those installed by default are available.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

Finally, The Vivoactive 3…

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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