Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music brings the tunes to your wrist

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music brings the tunes to your wrist

The same is true of the life when using Global Positioning System with music, which Garmin places around five hours - the same as with the Forerunner 645 Music, which we found to be on the money.

The Vivoactive 3 features the same fitness, wellness and connectivity features as the original Vivoactive 3 introduced last summer.

Essentially an upgraded version of the standard Vivoactive 3 released at the back of a year ago, the 3 Music will now let you store music on another of its watches as well as enjoy some offline syncing support from select music streaming services.

As stated, the main difference with the Vivoactive 3 Music - and the reason that it costs $50 more than the Vivoactive 3 - is that it has built-in storage and can hold up to 500 songs.

Deezer support is also "coming soon" (for offline playlist downloads only), or you can transfer music directly from a computer to your Global Positioning System smartwatch.

The Vivoactive 3 Music will set you back £299.99, making it an extra £20 for the luxury of music support over the Vivoactive 3. Deezer is given as an example of one such service, but apparently support for this is coming soon rather than being available now. Unfortunately, if you're a subscriber to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music or Google Play Music, offline listening is off the table for you (for now). Otherwise, it's virtually identical in design and abilities as the Vivoactive 3.

Why it matters: For many, music is a huge motivating factor during a workout and with Bluetooth headphones in wide circulation, we're seeing people listen to tunes in public more than ever. Then you need to pair some sweat-proof headphones and head out. With music and more advanced sleep-tracking, the Vivoactive 3 Music could be the Global Positioning System watch that's useful for most people. The other big feature is battery life: it can last up to seven days in smartphone mode, and up to 5 hours when in Global Positioning System with music mode. You can order it today for $300.

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