Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Garmin Vivoactive 3 music release, features, what we know?

Garmin Vivoactive 3 music release

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 music has now been released formally by Garmin and the biggest, and only feature change is the inclusion of music

Check out the full low down of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music here

A number of leaks have appeared around the web regarding the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music with one of them via the UK retailer Argos and now its confirmed as available with shipping within 10 days, well in the US anyway.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 music price

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 music details

  • What is it? It is the Garmin Vivoactive 3 music fitness watch
  • When is it out? The current thinking is Garmin Vivoactive 3 music is available now
  • What will it cost? Garmin Vivoactive 3 music will cost £229.99/$299.99

Garmin Vivoactive 3 music release date

Garmin has now formally released the Garmin Vivoactive 3 music today and shipping is starting in June 2018

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 music specs and features

The Vivoactive 3 Music will come with music that also features on the Forerunner 645. Garmin has included 4GB of internal memory which will let you store and listen to up to 500 of your tunes, phone-free through Bluetooth headphones. The integrated music player will also work with Deezer and iHeartRadio, just like the Forerunner 645Garmin Vivoactive 3 music release

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The VA3 music has the same configuration as the none-music Vivoactive 3 mean controlling the music with the touchscreen and this could be problematic with wet hands when working out.

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 music will come with connected features including smart notifications and text replies, but these will be Android only. You get 15 preloaded sports apps, wrist-based heart rate, VO2 max, fitness age estimate, all-day stress tracking and more. I also suspect it will come with Garmin Pay, for those of you that are lucky enough to have a bank that supports it.

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The new Vivoactive 3 music measures 4.3 x 4.3 x 1.3cm (H x W x D) and comes in at 38 grams. Water resistance down to depths of 50 meters.

The integration of music into the Garmin Vivoactive 3 is really the only difference between the Vivoactive 3 and the Vivoactive 3 music.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 music price

The Vivoactive 3 music will be priced at £299.99 or $329. which is around £60 more expensive than the none music version of the Vivoactive 3.

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If you have your own take on the Garmin Vivoactive 3 music, then leave a comment below and get involved in the debate.


  1. VA3 was also met with some sceptical feedback and some users felt it should have had music from the start. after all the vivoactive has typically had ‘all the current clever stuff’.
    the new gunmetal bezel improves the looks no end.
    yes the VA3 MUSIC leaks have been around for a awhile now. you can’t help but think these were intentional by garmin who are cleverly eeking out an honest $$$ in every new model.
    there are more interesting leaks than the VA3 Music..one of which you have covered elsewhere 😉

    • I totally agree, the Vivoactive should have had music from the start and if it’s out soon, users will be right to complain about it

      Are you referring to the ELMNT Rival? If so I am looking forward to that for sure…


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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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