Analysis and handling of the Vivoactive 3 from Garmin.

As a preamble to this test

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

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

This article will help you see more clearly.

The Vivoactive 3, the right one for healthy use?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Following our tests, this Vivoactive 3 has a low score for healthy use.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
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.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Dedicated for everyday use

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this Vivoactive 3 now.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
The manufacturer considers the service life to be up to 8 hours.
This model comes standard with GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
An ingenious feature on this Vivoactive 3 is the ability to recharge wirelessly.The watch is placed on its base, and the battery charging is activated.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.This Vivoactive 3 is equipped with the NFC function; quick and easy to use.You simply place your watch near the merchant’s terminal and pay for your ticket, your drink or whatever you buy without having to take your wallet out of your pocket.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

Garmin’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.Here’s the Vivoactive 3 detail.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

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 brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

Finally, The Vivoactive 3…

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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