Garmin’s first LTE smartwatch is the Vivoactive 3 Music
Garmin has formally joined the LTE smartwatch fray, this week introducing the vivoactive 3 Music – Connected by means of Verizon. Yeah, that’s technically its complete identify.
For all sensible functions, the watch is necessarily the identical as the present Vivoactive 3 Music, however with a couple of new options baked into it. Chief amongst them, in fact, is the LTE connectivity — powered by means of Verizon.
The connectivity way wearers can obtain texts and obtain track from Spotify and Deezer with out depending on a telephone. Perhaps extra attention-grabbing, and undoubtedly extra useful, Garmin is tapping into the mobile community for security measures.
As many Garmin wearers can attest, the GPS functions are very correct. With each help and incident detection, the Garmin supplies peace of thoughts to runners. The help characteristic can ship an alert to predetermined emergency contacts and supply real-time location. To cause this option one merely wishes press and dangle a button for 5 seconds.
Incident detection is identical as it could perceive if there’s an have an effect on (learn as: fall). Should it hit upon one, it’ll mechanically alert the emergency contacts with location. The LiveTrack possibility shall we wearers proportion location with family and friends in an on-demand way.
The Vivoactive 3 Music comes with a 5 day battery in smartwatch mode or as much as 4 hours of LTE when “connected to GPS, playing music, and using LiveTrack”. It’s now not transparent what kind of lifestyles comes from simply the use of a kind of attached options.
Rounding out the options, the watch has Garmin Pay, the contactless fee answer that shall we runners stay their bank cards and wallets at house. Also provide is Elevate, a wrist-based middle fee sensor and 15 integrated sports activities apps.
Pricing and availability aren’t to be had but, however Garmin says it’ll proportion additional information later this quarter.