Analysis and handling of the Vivoactive 3 from Garmin.

And to begin with…

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

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

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

The Vivoactive 3, the right one for healthy use?

For several years now, Garmin has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The Vivoactive 3 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

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.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.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.With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the Vivoactive 3 test shows.
Garmin has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.This watch informs you and gives advice.
Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 8 hours.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Some users will never use it.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
We appreciated the wireless charging function.You put it on its stand, and it charges.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.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, we would have appreciated the Garminrtunity to listen to music on this model.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a product with many advantages.Is Vivoactive 3 a new electronic gadget?
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
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.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

The Garmin watch: a good choice to be connected?

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.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
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.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.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

Vivoactive 3, the right choice for the right use

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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