Garmin Vivoactive 3

Item No. 3816-010-01769
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GPS Smartwatch with Contactless Payments and Wrist-based Heart Rate

  • Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution lets you pay for purchases with your watch¹
  • Personalize your watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from our Connect IQ™ store
  • More than 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, swimming and more
  • Monitor your fitness level with VO2 max and fitness age estimates, plus keep an eye on how you handle stress²
  • Get connected features³ such as smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, LiveTrack and more
  • Battery life4: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 13 hours in GPS mode

From playing to paying, vívoactive 3 is the smartwatch for your active life. Make contactless payments with ease, right from your watch, and with more than 15 preloaded sports apps - you can choose how you like to get fit. Built-in GPS lets you record the distance, pace, location and more for your outdoor activities.

Pay Your Way

vívoactive 3 is our first wearable to feature Garmin Pay, which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay1. So, if you left your wallet in your locker or just forgot it, that post-run morning caffè latte can still be yours. Just tap and go.

Make It Yours

vívoactive 3 is compatible with our Connect IQ store, where you can download watch faces, widgets and apps that make it go from smartwatch to your watch. Keep tabs on when your Uber is arriving, turn on your lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start. You can also use our free Face It™ watch face app to add personality to your device that's uniquely you. Just download the app, choose any image from your photo library, make your customizations, and set it as your watch's face.

Play More Sports

With more than 15 preloaded sports apps, finding a fun way to stay active is easy. Hit the golf course, go for a bike ride, take a yoga class, or even try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding. When you head outside, built-in GPS lets vívoactive 3 track the details of your chosen activity - with no phone connection required. From snowboarding to swimming and at least a dozen other options in between, this watch is the perfect playmate.

Fits You and All You Do

Feel free to take this watch outside in all kinds of weather. Not only is it safe for swimming and showering5, its Garmin Chroma Display™ is easy to read - even in direct sunlight - and housed under extra-durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass. It also features the Side Swipe™ interface, which makes for quick scrolling and swift navigation of menus and widgets. Whether you scroll with your thumb or index finger, you can choose how to wear it. Comfortable, convenient and easy to see - vívoactive 3 just fits.

Download and Create Workouts

Keep your workout schedule fresh and invigorating. Create your own custom running, cycling, cardio or strength workouts, and download them to your watch. Then, your vívoactive smartwatch will keep track of the exercises, reps, sets and rest time for you.

Daily Fitness and Stress Tracking

With help from Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology², vívoactive 3 lets you monitor key aspects of your fitness and stress to show how your body responds under various circumstances. For example, it's able to estimate your VO2 max and fitness age - 2 indicators of physical fitness that can often improve over time with regular exercise. It also tracks your heart rate variability (HRV), which is used to calculate and track your stress level. vívoactive 3 can make you aware when physical or emotional sources cause your stress level to rise so you can find a way to relieve the pressure.

Always Connected

Life doesn't have a pause button, so stay connected with your vívoactive 3 smartwatch while you're playing hard or working out. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you'll be able to receive and even respond5 to text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. Find your phone, access music controls and let friends LiveTrack your sports. Your finished activities will even automatically upload to our Garmin Connect online fitness community.

Share and Compete

Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other's successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.

  • ¹Available for supported cards from participating banks; contact your bank for more information. Only available at NFC-enabled terminals. View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information.
  • ²Activity tracking accuracy
  • ³When paired with a compatible smartphone
  • 4Under typical use; battery life may vary depending on usage and selected performance mode
  • 5Responding capability available for Android™ customers only. Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
  • VISA is a registered trademark owned by Visa International Service Association.
  • Mastercard is a registered trademark and the Circles Design is a trademark of Mastercard International.


  • Lens Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Bezel Material: stainless steel
  • Case material: fiber-reinforced polymer and stainless steel
  • Quick Release Bands: yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
  • Strap material: silicone

Physical size:

  • 43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm
  • Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
  • Weight: 43.0 g

Water rating: Swim, 5 ATM


  • Touchscreen
  • Display type: sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Display size: 1.2" (30.4mm) diameter
  • Display resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
  • Color display

Battery life:

  • GPS mode: Up to 13 hours
  • Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 days

Memory/History: 7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data

Clock Features:

  • Time/date
  • GPS Time Sync
  • Automatic daylight saving time
  • Alarm clock
  • Timer
  • Stopwatch
  • Face It™ watch face creator


  • GPS
  • Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Thermometer

Daily Smart Features:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®
  • Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
  • Smart notifications
  • Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
  • Calendar
  • Weather
  • Music controls
  • Find My Phone
  • Find My Watch
  • VIRB® remote
  • Smartphone compatibility: iPhone®, Android™
  • Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
  • Garmin Pay™

Activity Tracking Features:

  • Step counter
  • Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
  • Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
  • Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
  • Calories burned
  • Floors climbed
  • Distance traveled
  • Intensity minutes
  • TrueUp™
  • Move IQ™
  • Fitness Age: yes (in app)

Fitness Equipment/Gym:

  • Preloaded gym activity profiles: Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
  • Cardio workouts
  • Strength workouts
  • Automatic rep counting

Training, Planning and Analysis Features:

  • GPS speed and distance
  • Customizable data pages
  • Customizable activity profiles
  • Auto Pause®
  • Advanced workouts
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Auto Lap®
  • Configurable lap alerts
  • V02 max
  • Customizable alerts
  • LiveTrack
  • Touch and/or button lock
  • Auto scroll
  • Activity history on watch

Heart Rate Features:

  • HR zones
  • HR alerts
  • HR calories
  • % HR max
  • HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)

Running Features:

  • Preloaded run profiles: Running, Indoor Track Running, Treadmill Running
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Run workouts
  • Foot pod capable

Golfing Features:

  • Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
  • Yardage to layups/doglegs
  • Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatically
  • Digital scorecard
  • Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
  • Garmin AutoShot™
  • Green View with manual pin position
  • Hazards and course targets
  • PinPointer
  • Round timer/odometer

Outdoor Recreation Features:

  • Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles: Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
  • Back to start
  • Total ascent/descent

Cycling Features:

  • Preloaded cycling profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking
  • Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
  • Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)
  • Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
  • Compatible with Varia™ lights
  • Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)

Swimming Features:

  • Preloaded swim profiles: Pool Swimming
  • Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
  • Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)
  • Swim efficiency (SWOLF)

In The Box:

  • vívoactive 3
  • Charging/data cable
  • Manuals

Customer Reviews

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In Love with the Rose Gold!!
I was a previous owner of a basic Garmin and wanted to upgrade to the 'watch' look. I am so happy I did and love this one even more (stress level monitor, yikes!!), lol. Seriously beautiful and snagged it for the same price as the other models. No regrets!!
July 11, 2019
2 months ago
As expected
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June 21, 2019
2 months ago
Great value
Works great. Looks good.
June 12, 2019
3 months ago
Awesome watch for anyone
I looked and did a ton of research before purchasing my smart watch I already had a forerunner that I loved but wanted to upgrade. I decided on the vivoactive 3 and I was so glad I did I love this watch and I love the scheels had the rose gold for the same price as the others!
June 9, 2019
3 months ago
Watch is good
Everything if good! Dint expect anything different. For some reason the battery life is only 2-3 days and thats not using any GPS.
June 7, 2019
3 months ago
Stylish and Sporty!
Great watch face, options are endless! GPS feature is top-notch. The band itself is available in one size and is very generous.
June 2, 2019
3 months ago
Scheels had the watch in the mail on the same day that I bought it. It’s beautiful and lightweight. Also, it has so many features that I haven’t even used them all yet!
Scheels had my watch in the mail the same day that I bought it. It’s beautiful and lightweight.
Scheels had my watch in the mail the same day that I bought it. It’s beautiful and lightweight.
May 30, 2019
3 months ago
Great watch!
Great watch. My only con would be the battery life. I use it every day for my workouts (1hr) and the battery only lasts about 4-5 days. Other than that..., no regrets.
May 30, 2019
3 months ago
Best All In One Watch On The Market!
Buy this watch if you live an active lifestyle or want to. Buy this watch if you want one device that does everything and you can also wear to the office. Buy this watch if you like the right amount of information - not too much (i.e. don't need stride length when running) and not too little (i.e. simple pedometer). As a 4 sport high school athlete (hockey, golf, cross country running, and football) and 2 sports in college (D1 hockey and D2 golf), I used to have a Garmin Vivoactive HR that I loved for my all purpose lifestyle which today includes running, walking, gym, pool, hockey, and especially golf. [BTW - Dont play hockey with any watch on] After 3+ years it died in the pool as the fittings wore out and seeped in water. It was still a great investment for how hard I ran it... Replacement time - I looked and looked and couldn't find a watch that did everything the Vivoactive HR did unless I was ok paying over $600. With 2 young kids in daycare that wasn't in my budget... I kept researching and found the Garmin Approach S60 and loved the golf features (probably too many features) but wanted to have a heart rate monitor and more fitness options. I liked a lot of other fitness trackers but they didn't have golf, so there is the see saw battle. I finally landed on the Vivoactive 3 after reading the fine print - IT HAS GOLF but Garmin wasnt advertising that for some reason. They are hyper focused on Garmin Pay, which I have yet to try. To me, it's a head scratcher why they don't advertise the golf capabilities on this watch. GOLF FEATURES - total yardage of the hole from the tee, yardages to front, middle, back of greens & hazards and you can manually adjust the pin location to get a more accurate yardage to the stick when zooming in on the green view, which is the actual shape of the green. You can keep score on it and I haven't used the club tracking feature simply because I already know how far I carry each club, but I've heard other people love that feature. To be honest, you can get over analytical when golfing and only actually need front, middle, and back yardages and this watch will help your pace of play because that info is right on the watch. The rest of the game is adjusting for current conditions, nerves, and between your ears, which no electronics will handle for you.
ADDITIONAL POSITIVES: A ton of activities you can track making this a very versatile watch. Garmin Connect pairs extremely well with the Under Armour MyFitnessPal app and with the health app through my employer giving me the ability of earning $780 in "wellness dollars" toward next year's medical costs simply by having the watch paired up. FYI - My coworkers without a fitness watch have to log in and manually enter data.
POTENTIAL DRAWBACKS: I've read that Garmin Pay is not accepted in a lot of places and you have to download each golf course manually on the Garmin Connect app, which is not a problem if you're a person who prepares, but worth noting.
In conclusion, this watch does everything the Vivoactive HR does plus more, is faster, lighter, more comfortable, and looks better! With the Scheel's Guarantee it's a no brainer.
May 27, 2019
3 months ago
Awesome features
I had this this watch for 2 days now and I live it still finding out new features or apps I didn't know it had.
March 19, 2019
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