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Garmin - vivosmart 3 Activity Tracker + Heart Rate (Small/Medium) - Purple

Track your progress with this Garmin vivosmart 3 activity tracker. It's incredibly thin so that you barely notice it on your wrist, yet it still provides the traditional Garmin tracking quality thanks to its all-day stress monitoring and 24/7 heart monitoring. This Garmin vivosmart 3 activity tracker lets you check your fitness age so you know you're making progress.

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    • Garmin vivosmart 3 Activity Tracker + Heart Rate (Small/Medium)

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (181 out of 219)


    Measures calories burned and heart rate

    To help you monitor multiple fitness activities.

    Keep track of daily activity levels

    Measures distance and steps taken.

    Comprehensive monitoring

    Tracks time, activity, sleep activity, floors climbed, stress level and strength.

    Adjustable strap

    Fits comfortably on most wrists from 4.8" to 7.4" in circumference.

    Waterproof design

    Allows you to wear the tracker while swimming.

    *Distance/speed/pace can only be shared on 3G or 4G devices.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 219 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved the band as much as I loved the app

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Let me start by saying that Garmin wins the proce with their app. It’s all in one place. The graphs are awesome. The simplicity of understanding everything and learning to use. Excellent. The band was awesome. The sleep info it tracked was great. I had a really hard time deciding if I was going to keep it or return it and keep the Apple Watch. They were bday gifts (i worke our at the gym and I wanted it something to traxknreps). I decided to return it because the watch does more for me as a mom. But nothing in my opinion compres to the vivosmart 3 as a gym goer. The rep count wasn’t totally accurate but when I worked out on the elliptical it was almost spit on with the machine reading. I like that I could use it a whole wk without charging and how light it is. My only con is the fact that sometimes the Bluetooth would get disconnected and it’s be a pain to reconnect. The last 4 days I hadn’t it was connected to my phone but I could no longer see the weather and other things that you need WiFi or Bluetooth capabilities I guess. Other than that, had I not gotten the Apple Watch as a gift for my bday on the same day, I would’ve kept it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Needs Work

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      After comparing the fit bit 2 with Garmin vivosmart 3 I was really excited when I purchased it. I loved that I had more features like the stress monitor and that it was water resistance. The VO2 Max was what really sold me. I'm 5'2, 190 pounds I'm not fat, I'm obese. According to the VO2 Max I would know how I'm doing compared with other people from my age group. And it was going to tell me the age that I have according to my performance. I was really looking forward to this because sometimes you need that Eye awakening to worry about your health. And this was going to be the extra push that I need it. But after doing the test I got no results. I called Garmin to see if I did the test correctly they told me to go ahead and switch it out for a new one, the one I got was defected. I did the VO2 Max test again with the new Garmin and again I got no results. I called Garmin again, they suggested that instead of walking like their instruction says to run this time. "Hello I'm obese" but I did my best for the 3rd time, and again no results. I switch it out for a third one hoping that this would be it. After doing my Vo2 Max test I finally got my results BUT I didn't get my age according to my performance. This tracker would be perfect if all the features actually worked. When you buy something you don't want it to work 80% but 100%. I would of given this product a 4 star but, I did get 3 trackers

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response


        Hello Lit, Thank you for taking time to reivew the vivosmart 3. We are sorry to see that you were having trouble getting the Vo2 Max value displayed on the device. We would recommend that you check your heart rate settings in Garmin Connect/Garmin Connect Mobile to ensrue that your max heart rate is set correctly. A Vo2 Max calculations requries your heart rate to get an elevated heart rate for at least 15 minutes. For most users with a vivosmart 3 a brisk walk should be enought to get a calculation, but if your max heart rate is set too high then this could be one reason why it would not calculate as expected. You can verify your max heart rate settings in Garmin Connect. Also, you will not see your fitness age displayed on the vivomsart 3 screen. This information is available in Garmin Connect Mobile. If you are still not seeing this information, please send an email to so that we can investigate further. Thanks again for your review. -JFH Garmin

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great fitness tracker once I got it working

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased my Vivosmart 3 to replace my Fitbit Charge HR because the Fitbit wasn't waterproof, and it was a real inconvenience. Based on reviews and functions, I decided to get the Vivosmart 3. The first one I got would not "find" my iPhone, even though they were sitting next to each other, and I knew my WiFi was on and working. I took it back to Best Buy a couple of days after I purchased it, and they replaced it for me without any problem. The new one works great! I'm still learning to use all the features, but I really like the Garmin Vivosmart 3. I'm glad I read all the reviews, because others mentioned their device couldn't "find" their phone or tablet. I find that the tracker doesn't record stairs if I walk up too slowly, which happens often when I'm carrying my grandbaby up the steps. I, of course, want to be safe when carrying precious cargo upstairs. My Fitbit also failed to count flights of stairs when I took them too cautiously, but hey, safety first, then statistics. I am happy with my Garmin Vivosmart 3!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great tracker!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have tired many trackers from Fitbit and Garmin and this one is easily the most comfortable. I've actually had to check my wrist to make sure it was still there. It is lower profile and smaller than previous vivosmarts. The added stress tracker has actually been useful. The HR monitor tracks more frequently than previous models. I'm getting about 3-4 days out of the battery depending on how active i am. The only con I would give is the display is not as easy to see outside in sunlight as the previous models due to the rubber coating over the display but it helps prevent scratches so thats a big plus!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Tracker worked good, but caused major arm pain

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Garmin Vivosmart 3 tracker worked as advertised and enjoyed seeing the tracking information which appeared to be pretty accurate, but after wearing it for a while, it started to cause major arm pain and it made a discolored square shape on arm where the tracker is charged at. Literally had a problem lifting arm and holding onto things. Took it off and arm started to get better. I never dreamed it would do something like that, but searched online and several people talked about the same issue with their trackers not limited to Garmin. Cannot use and too late to return. I cannot recommend over concern to health. Picture below was taken a few days after stopped wearing the tracker it was even more visible when first took it off, but didn't think about taking a picture then.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response


        Hello CheckThisOut, Thank you for taking time to review the vivosmart 3. We are glad to see that enjoyed seeing the information that it tracks. We would love to speak with you regarding your experience with the band to get some specific information. Please send an email to so that we can direclty assist you. Thanks again for posting a review. -JFH Garmin

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Returned it after 7 days


      I bought this product after being an avid Fitbit user for many years. The water resistant feature was a huge plus for me. Day 1: set up and paired with my iPhone, could not get the server to connect to sync the device. I then hooked it to my laptop and got the product updates. Day 2: still would not connect to server. The device was paired with my phone but it would not upload data to the Garmin site. Day 3: Same story, sent an email asking for assistance. Received an email telling me to try the steps that I had already taken (which I was clear about in the email). Day 4 and 5: No luck. Day 6: Call to Garmin, spent almost 2 hours on the phone with the tech, he had no idea what was wrong with it. Advised that it was a "new device" and that he was having trouble getting their test device to pair with his phone as well. I have since returned the device and am trying the Vivoactive HR, this is the last shot giving Garmin products a chance, after this it's back to my old Fitbit.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Almost perfect!!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is the most comfortable tracker I have ever worn!!! Coming from a Fitbit Alta HR. The vivosmart has a smaller profile, it sits lower on the wrist. I wear an Apple Watch on my left wrist and the Garmin vivosmart 3 on my right wrist. Pros: *smaller profile, sits perfectly on wrist. *screen is hidden when not in use, taps and swipes are easy to do. *Garmin app more focused on activity *truely water resistant *sleep and wake times spot on Cons: *cannot connect to an external heart rate monitor. *sleep insights not as good as Fitbit. I will update this review after my first workout, which I will compare the heart rate of the Garmin vivosmart 3 with my external heart monitor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Almost 5

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I took away one star for the battery life. Through standard activity and going to the gym one time the battery was depleted in 3 days. Maybe it’s because of the Bluetooth connectivity? Aside from that, this thing is great. It measures everything you would want a fitness device to do and it even tells the weather as long as you're connected to your smart phone. It even helps monitor my sleep quality and movement while I’m sleeping. I think this is a better value than that other brand the rhymes with “bit fit” ;-) not only does it do all the same stuff but the Garmin is actually water proof so you can wear it in the shower and swimming for the same price as their midrange. It automatically increases your daily goals based on activity as well. Would have been 5 stars if the battery would last at least 7 days before a recharge was necessary.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Luke Edwards on February 20, 2018
      Garmin Vivosmart 3 review
      Smarter, fitter, youngerFull Review
    • 11, 2017
      Garmin Vivosmart 3 review
      The Garmin Vivosmart 3 activity tracker is the latest device in the Vivosmart range. It packs in plenty of features, including a built-in heart-rate monitor and all-day stress tracking. You can even get an estimate of your oxygen consumption. ButFull Review
    • techgearlab.comRating, 3 out of 5David Wise on August 23, 2017
      Garmin Vivosmart 3 Review
      Garmin's attempt at making a model to match the Fitbit Charge 2 fell a little short of the markFull Review
    • CNETRating, 4 out of 5David Carnoy on August 6, 2017
      Garmin Vívosmart 3 packs a lot into a slim activity tracker
      Garmin's next-generation Vívosmart activity tracker has a built-in heart-rate monitor and new fitness monitoring tools, including VO2 max and all-day stress tracking.Full Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Richard Easton on July 18, 2017
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      Garmin Vivosmart 3 review: This mid-range fitness tracker ticks all the boxes for keeping tabs on your activity levelsFull Review
    • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Victoria Song on June 13, 2017
      Garmin Vivosmart 3
      Garmin's Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker delivers plenty of accurate, useful health metrics in a ho-hum design.Full Review
    • Mashable (UK)Brett Williams on May 16, 2017
      Garmin's vívosmart 3 finally takes fitness tracking to the gym
      Garmin's wearables hit the weight room.Full Review
    • Android AuthorityRating, 4 out of 5Adam Sinicki on May 2, 2017
      Garmin vívosmart 3 review
      The vívosmart 3 is a little strange and awkward but should be commended for trying new things. For the right user, this will be a tempting option with unique benefits.Full Review

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