Garmin's Vivoactive 3 Music brings tunes to weekend warriors

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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. They can also download select music service apps from Connect IQ store, and then sync their customized playlists to their watch for offline ad-free listening.

It's safe for swimming and showering, Garmin says, and features a battery life of up to seven days in smartwatch mode or five hours in Global Positioning System with music mode. It has Global Positioning System, a heart-rate sensor and built-in Bluetooth to connect to your favorite pair of wireless running headphones.

The Garmin vivoactive 3 Music has a built-in Global Positioning System receiver to track your exercises. In smartwatch mode, the battery is good for 7 days.

Garmin has announced a new version of the Vivoactive 3, the fitness tracking Global Positioning System smartwatch it launched last August.

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.

While that short list of supported music services is disappointing, you can upload songs to your Vivoactive 3 Music from your computer, so if you still have a music library, you can take that with you on the go.

As for the watch itself, it has a 43.1 mm polymer case and weighs 39g. The watch is rated for swimming (5 ATM) and has a heart rate sensor plus VO2 max tracking.

The vivoactive 3 doesnt run Android Wear, but instead uses a proprietary Garmin platform. You can check notifications from your phone and control the companys VIRB action cameras.

With today's introduction of the Vivoactive 3 Music, the American company specializing in Global Positioning System technology in addition to wearables has two products allowing runners, cyclists, swimmers and multi-sport athletes to take their tunes on the road with them. Otherwise, it's virtually identical in design and abilities as the Vivoactive 3.

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