2 July 2018

Garmin introduces new GPS smartwatch with music

Source: Garmin. The vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch.
Source: Garmin.
The vivoactive 3 Music. 
Garmin Singapore has announced vívoactive 3 Music, a GPS smartwatch with integrated music1 and Garmin Pay2 contactless payment support. Utilising their Garmin Pay wallet, users have the same rewards and benefits of the physical payment cards, but with the convenience of being able to use them right at the wrist for contactless payment.

"What Garmin is trying to do is to make our products part of daily life," Jimmy Chuang, Regional Product Manager, Garmin said. "We think music is going to be an important feature to have."

“Music can be a huge motivating component of any workout or activity, and we’re excited to give our customers the ability to ditch their phones and listen to their favourite songs right from their wrist,” said Engelhard Al Sundoro, MD, South East Asia, Garmin. “And with Garmin Pay, you can leave your wallet back at home, too, making it easier than ever to just get up and go.”

Featuring the same fitness, wellness and smart connectivity features first introduced on the vívoactive 3, the vívoactive 3 Music gives users on-device music storage of up to 500 songs, which can be transferred from a computer directly to the watch. Once the music is loaded, simply pair the vívoactive 3 Music with a set of compatible Bluetooth headphones (sold separately) and go.

With Elevate wrist-based heart rate3 monitoring and over 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps including yoga, running, strength training and more, the vívoactive 3 Music is packed with features. The always-on Garmin Chroma Display is easy to read even in direct sunlight.

Like all of Garmin’s wearables, it is safe for swimming and showering4 and has a battery life of up to seven days in smartwatch mode and five hours in GPS with music mode5.

Customisation has never been easier with thousands of watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps available to download from the Garmin Connect IQ store. Another useful feature is the AccuWeather MinuteCast app for weather forecasts.

The redesigned Garmin Connect tracks activity statistics. A day's totals can be easily compared to past results, with more detailed information a tap away. Activities and other stats are customised and filtered so that the user only sees what is most relevant to stated goals. Users can connect with others for mutual motivatation, join challenges, engage in competitions and score Garmin Connect badges when goals are reached.

Chuang positions the new smartwatch within the extended  Garmin vivo family.
Chuang positions the new smartwatch within the extended
Garmin vivo family.

The vívoactive 3 Music comes with a black silicone 20mm quick-release industry-standard band and has a suggested retail price of S$459. It is available at Advance Lap, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman and all Garmin authorised retailers. In Singapore, Garmin already has a partnership with OCBC for contactless payments.

Accessory bands in different sizes are available for purchase separately.


Watch the video introducing the Garmin vivoactive 3 Music

Read the WorkSmart Asia blog post about the new new Garmin fēnix 5 Plus series

1 May require premium subscription by a third-party music provider

2 Available for supported cards from participating banks; only available at contactless payment-enabled terminals. View current supported country payment network and issuing bank information

3 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy

4 See Garmin.com/waterrating

5 Under typical use; battery life may vary depending on selected performance mode and usage