Garmin has delivered its latest consumer fitness device. This one builds on the Vivosmart series and adds some pretty significant new features.
- The thinnest HR-equipped activity tracker from Garmin at 4mm thinner and more form fitting than vívosmart HR
- While not in use, the discreet display disappears into the device so as not to overshadow your style
- Measures VO2 Max, which is widely recognized as an excellent measure
- Stress monitoring enables users to see periods of elevated stress or restful recovery
- Safe for swimming and showering
- Battery life: up to 5 days
- New strength training activity will count sets, reps, and rest times and will push them to Garmin Connect for review
To accommodate the new strength training activity collection, Garmin has also update its app to include an exercise database: Garmin Adds Strength Exercise Database to Connect App
Unfortunately, this particular version does not include on-board GPS. Those that want GPS tracking will need to still consider the Vivosmart HR+, another Garmin GPS-enabled model, or just continue to carry a smartphone for GPS tracking through the Garmin app.
The Vivosmart 3 is available from Amazon for $140: Garmin vivosmart 3
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