Updated 16 Mar 2018

Garmin

Vivofit 3

Snapshot: The Garmin Vivofit 3 is swimproof, without GPS and a heart rate monitor. It works with both iOS and Android phones.

Vivofit 3
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$179

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Test results

Overall score
54
Fitness functions
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Battery
?/10

Good points

  • Good for fitness functions.
  • OK to use.
  • Excellent battery.
  • Is water resistant.
  • Works with both iOS and Android.
  • Has sleep tracker.

But

  • Has no smart functions.
  • Poor for apps.
  • Just OK features.
  • Doesn't have GPS.
  • No integrated heart rate monitor.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Fitness functions (25%). Includes sensor accuracy, sleep tracking, and assessments of fitness apps.
Heart rate accuracy is included as part of the fitness functions score and assessed against medical equipment.

Smart functions (25%). Includes phone functions, social media and voice recognition.

Ease of use (25%). Includes set-up, usability, and build quality.

Battery (15%). Includes battery life and recharge time.

App (5%). Assesses base app on phone.

Features (5%). Assesses available features.

Price is based on a March 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$179

More test results (/10)

Apps
4.4
Features
4.7

Specifications

Type
Fitness tracker
Weight (g)
24.0
Battery life (tested, hours)
Contains non-rechargeable battery.
Time to full charge from 0% (mins)
Contains non-rechargeable battery.

Features

Water resistant
Swimproof
Bluetooth
NFC
×
GPS
×
Works with iOS
Works with Android
Screen (touch)
yes (no)
Clock display
Text message notification/Read/Reply
no / no / no
Make and receive calls
×
Control music playlist and playback
×
Navigation
×
Control phone camera
×
Heart-rate monitor
×
Sleep tracker

Member reviews