Switch up your routine with the vívoactive 3 Element – a GPS smartwatch with the essentials that you need to keep moving to unlock new adventures and achieve more goals – the key to living your life the best you can, while staying in style with easy-to-swap bands in fun colours to match your mood.
vívoactive 3 Element 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. 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.
More than 10 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, and more. Finding a fun way to stay active is easy. When you head outside, built in GPS lets vívoactive 3 Element track the details of your chosen activity-with no phone connection required.
Feel free to take this watch outside in all kinds of weather. Not only is it safe for swimming and showering, its Garmin Chroma Display is easy to read — even in direct sunlight — and housed under extra-durable chemically strengthened glass.
Keep your workout schedule fresh and invigorating. Create your own custom running, cycling, cardio workouts, and download them to your watch. Then, your vívoactive smartwatch will keep track of the exercises.
With help from Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology², vívoactive 3 Element 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 Element 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.
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 respond4 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.
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.
|Lens Material||chemically strengthened glass|
|Bezel Material||stainless steel|
|Case material||fiber-reinforced polymer and stainless steel|
|Physical size||43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm|
|Water rating||Swim/5 ATM|
|Display type||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Display size||1.2" (30.4mm) diameter|
|Display resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
|Battery life||GPS mode: Up to 13 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
|Memory/History||7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data|
|GPS Time Sync||Yes|
|Automatic daylight saving time||Yes|
|Face It watch face creator||Yes|
|Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor||Yes|
Daily Smart Features
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+|
|Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||Yes|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android only)||Yes|
|Find My Phone||Yes|
|Find My Watch||Yes|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile||Yes|
Activity Tracking Features
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||Yes|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||Yes|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)|
|Fitness Age||(in app)|
|Preloaded gym activity profiles||Cardio, Elliptical, Stair Stepper, Yoga.|
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
|GPS speed and distance||Yes|
|Customizable data pages||Yes|
|Customizable activity profiles||Yes|
|Downloadable training plans||Yes|
|Configurable lap alerts||Yes|
|Touch and/or button lock||Yes|
|Activity history on watch||Yes|
Heart Rate Features
|% HR max||Yes|
|HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)||Yes|
|Preloaded run profiles||
Running, Indoor Track Running, Treadmill Running
|GPS-based distance, time and pace||Yes|
|Foot pod capable||Yes|
|Preloaded cycling profiles||
Biking, Indoor Biking
|Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)||Yes|
|Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar)||Yes|
|Compatible with Varia lights||Yes|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)||Yes|
vívoactive 3 Element