vívoactive® 3 Music


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From playing sports to playing your favorite songs, vívoactive 3 Music is the smartwatch for your active life. It features on-device music storage, so you can bring your tunes along for every workout. This sporty smartwatch has wrist-based heart rate and more than 15 preloaded sports apps, so you can choose how you like to get fit. Built-in GPS lets you accurately record outdoor activities.

Your Watch, Your Music

With storage for up to 500 songs, vívoactive 3 Music puts the “beat” in your daily mission to beat yesterday. Use Garmin Express™ software to easily transfer music from your computer, and then queue up your favorite songs for easy listening through Bluetooth-enabled headphones. You can even download select music service apps from our Connect IQ store, and then sync your customized playlists to your watch for offline ad-free listening. Now you really can leave your phone behind when you work out, because the music that helps keep you moving is right on your wrist.

Pay Your Way

The vívoactive 3 Music smartwatch features Garmin Pay, which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. So, you can leave your wallet behind without missing out on that post-run caffè latte. Just tap and go.

Make It Yours

vívoactive 3 Music is compatible with our Connect IQ store, where you can download watch faces, widgets and apps that transform this smartwatch into 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.

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 Music 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 showering, its Garmin Chroma Display™ is easy to read — even in direct sunlight — and housed under extra-durable glass. Comfortable, convenient and easy to see — vívoactive 3 Music just fits.

Download and Create Workouts

Keep your workout schedule fresh. Choose from preloaded ones, or create your own custom running, cycling, cardio or strength workouts, and download them to your watch. Then, your 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 technology, vívoactive 3 Music 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, important indicators of your 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 Music 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 Music 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 follow your outdoor sports with the LiveTrack feature. 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 compatible smartphone.

Choose From Millions of Tracks

You’ll never get bored with your workout playlist when you can change it up anytime. vívoactive 3 Music is compatible with some of your favorite streaming services — and more are being added all the time. If you have a premium membership to these compatible services, then every track in their massive library is yours to download for offline listening on your watch.

Try These Top-notch Headphones

When you’re taking your tunes on the go, make sure you have the right headphones for the job. vívoactive 3 Music pairs effortlessly with a wide variety of Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled headphones, and we’ve identified some great options for you, including buds that stay firmly in place during your most intense runs and have long-lasting battery life.

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in


Features / Specifications

Display size 1.2″ (30.4mm) diameter
Display resolution
Weight 39.0 g
Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 5 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 13 hours
Water rating Swim, 5 ATM
Color display X
Memory/History 7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data
Clock Features
Time/date X
GPS Time Sync X
Automatic daylight saving time X
Alarm clock X
Timer X
Stopwatch X


Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor X
Barometric altimeter X
Compass X
Gyroscope X
Accelerometer X
Thermometer X


Daily Smart Features
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) X
Smart notifications X
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) X
Calendar X
Weather X
Controls smartphone music X
Plays and controls watch music X
Music Storage up to 500 songs
Find My Phone X
Find My Watch X
VIRB® Camera Remote X
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile X
Garmin Pay™ X


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


Fitness Equipment/Gym
Available gym activity profiles Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts X
Strength workouts X
Automatic rep counting X


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


Heart Rate Features
HR zones X
HR alerts X
HR calories X
% HR max X
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) X


Running Features
Available run profiles Running, Indoor Track Running, Treadmill Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace X
Run workouts X
Foot pod capable X


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


Outdoor Recreation Features
Available outdoor recreation profiles Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
Back to start X
Total ascent/descent X


Cycling Features
Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) X
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) X
Compatible with Varia™ lights X
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) yes


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


Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Case material polymer
Quick Release Bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material silicone
Physical size 43.1 x 43.1 x 13.6 mm

Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm

Display size 1.2″ (30.4mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Display type

vívoactive® 3 Music

GPS Smartwatch with Music Storage and Playback

  • Easily download up to 500 songs to your watch, and connect with Bluetooth® headphones (sold separately) for phone-free listening
  • Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution¹ lets you make convenient payments with your watch, so you can leave your cash and cards at home
  • Customize with thousands of free watch faces, apps and more from our Connect IQ™ store
  • More than 15 preloaded sports apps, including yoga, running, swimming, strength training and many more; use preloaded workouts, or create and download custom ones
  • Monitor your fitness level with VO2 max and fitness age estimates, plus keep an eye on how you handle stress²
  • Battery life³: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 5 hours in GPS with music mode

Compatible Accessories

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Leather Quick Release Bands (20 mm)

Silicone Quick Release Bands (20 mm)

Nylon Quick Release Bands (20 mm)

Milanese Quick Release Bands (20 mm)


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Charging/Data Cable (0.5 m)


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Bike Cadence Sensor Bands


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vívoactive® 3 Band Keeper


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