Garmin Adds Music to Vivoactive 3 Smartwatch

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music brings the tunes to your wrist

Garmin has pre-loaded the watch with 15 tracking apps that cover everything from yoga to strength training.

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 debuted past year and impressed us with its responsive touchscreen, a strong Global Positioning System signal that quickly locks in your location, and the addition of mobile payments.

Garmin today announced the new vívoactive 3 Music, a Global Positioning System smartwatch with integrated music storage for up to 500 songs that will allow users enjoy their workout with their favourite songs. The new feature, which is coming soon to the Vivoactive 3, Forerunner 645, Forerunner 935, Fenix 5, Vivosport, Vivosmart 3 and Vivomove HR, will measure time spent in light, deep and REM sleep.

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. You can sync iHeartRadio playlists offline if you subscribe to that service's premium tier, which is $9.99 a month. This new version, dubbed the Vivoactive 3 Music, is pretty much the same as the original that debuted a year ago, but with one key difference: it comes with onboard storage you can fill up with music.

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The inclusion of music helps Garmin compete more seriously with the space's bigger guns, such as Apple, Fitbit and Samsung, but it's not the only feature that's packed inside.

Alternatively, you can add MP3 files (remember those?) to your watch using Garmin's Express desktop software. Other services, such as Spotify and Google Music, aren't supported, and there's no word on when (or even if) we can expect such support to launch. When outside, you can use Garmin Pay to buy coffee and snacks and when you get back home, the SmartThings integration will let you control smart devices at home.

Stay tuned for our full review of the device.

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