Garmin simply introduced a riff on its Vivoactive three wearable that provides a music participant and native storage to the mixture health tracker and GPS smartwatch. It’s known as the Vivoactive three Music and can listing for $299.99, about $50 greater than the beginning worth of the non-music version.
The Vivoactive three was first introduced in August as a direct competitor to the health monitoring smartwatches offered by Apple, Fitbit, and Samsung. The Vivoactive three Music has all of the options discovered on the unique, together with Garmin Pay contactless funds, a touchscreen with swipeable bezel, heart-rate sensors, stress and VO2 max health stage calculations, a bevy of built-in exercise trackers, telephone notifications, and help for third-party watch faces and apps like SmartThings and Uber. Solely now it will probably retailer as much as 500 songs that you may hearken to on headphones paired over Bluetooth — no telephone required.
At launch, Garmin permits you to obtain offline music playlists from iHeartRadio, with Deezer mentioned to be coming quickly. Sadly, extra well-liked streaming music companies from Spotify, Amazon, Google, and Apple aren’t supported. But when it’s any comfort, you’ll be able to all the time switch music on to the smartwatch out of your pc.
Not like Gamin’s extra hardcore Forerunner collection, the Vivoactive three Music targets urbanites on the lookout for a do-it-all gadget they’ll put on all day: at dwelling, the workplace, the fitness center, and all factors in between. Even at night time because of the inclusion of latest Superior Sleep Monitoring in Garmin Join. It’s additionally swim and bathe secure with a battery lifetime of seven days in smartwatch mode, or 5 hours in GPS and Music mode.
The Vivoactive three Music is on the market now for $299.99, with accent bands obtainable for $29.99.