If you own any smart gadget, the utmost mess is to keep a tab on your battery percentage. And while on the move, it becomes really difficult to spot a charging point. But if you own a Garmin Vivofit 3, you can avoid such unnecessary tasks. Yes, Vivofit 3 comes packed with state of the art battery backup that can last up to a year. After its gets fully discharged, the user needs to replace the old battery with a new one, which is worth doing because you are going to save numerable precious hours of charging your smartwatch in a year. So why not?

Garmin Vivofit 3 is the most updated one among its two previous siblings. To counter the absurd looking angular fonts in the earlier models, this time Garmin fitness gear surfaced with smaller and better screen. The smartwatch may look a bit bulky for basic tracker but its rubber strap makes it comfortable enough. The water-resistant feature enables the user to go out without giving much attention to your wearable. 

The battery performance is an out-of-box feature that is well supported by the small and low-resolution screen. Vivofit 3 LCD consumes much less power as compared to other smartwatches. The red color on the top of the screen lets the user know about the last movement. At the outdoors, the screen display is as crisp as it could be and in case you encounter any dark space and wish to lessen the brightness, just long press the main button. For better management, Garmin Vivofit 3 offers a split-screen option, which divides it into home screen and little stats at the bottom.

There is substantially lacking in terms of GPS, heart rate sensor, and altimeter. Maybe the company wants to keep it as simple as it could be. To make-up for all the missing features, Garmin has added “exercise recognition” element. It enables you to watch to register your activities and keep it on its record as separate entries.

Without any second thought, the battery performance is the brightest spot in this wearable and to make it more flexible, one can easily change the battery once it gets exhausting, that too after almost a year.

The Verdict

The principal highlights of Garmin Vivofit 3 are its unstoppable battery and always-on screen display, which can be visible clearly even in a fully bright day. And if we talk about flaws then obsolete design, lack of notification alerts and shoddy software can make you think before buying this smartwatch.

Garmin Vivofit fitness band is a perfect match for a basic tracker, but if someone has higher goals of physical activity then it’s not the apt match.



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