Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch £229.99 Currys
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Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch £229.99 Currys

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Found 24th Nov
This is a good chunk off the RRP for a very new well reviewed fitness watch.
Seems to be some in-store stock for reserve and collect.
Can also get delivered.
Mine is reserved!

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"very new well reviewed fitness watch."


I wouldn't go that far. I had one, and reviews on Amazon seem to reflect this, that it's got a weak battery and the firmware, as is usual for Garmin, is unstable.


Still, voted hot for the price. Same price on Amazon as well for those with vouchers/prime etc.

Splashmo21 m ago

"very new well reviewed fitness watch."I wouldn't go that far. I had one, …"very new well reviewed fitness watch."I wouldn't go that far. I had one, and reviews on Amazon seem to reflect this, that it's got a weak battery and the firmware, as is usual for Garmin, is unstable.Still, voted hot for the price. Same price on Amazon as well for those with vouchers/prime etc.


I really like my Garmin watches and all previous ones (I have the Fenix 5s Sapphire) but it really is true what they say, ‘never buy a Garmin within the first 6 months of launch’. They seem to come out with beta software every single time and take a while to fix them - I had a Fenix 5 at launch, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive, would not stay connected to my phone if I came out of the phone app. 920XT before that, rebooted during activities.

Vivoactive 3 will probably be perfect just in time for summer

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Splashmo1 h, 37 m ago

"very new well reviewed fitness watch."I wouldn't go that far. I had one, …"very new well reviewed fitness watch."I wouldn't go that far. I had one, and reviews on Amazon seem to reflect this, that it's got a weak battery and the firmware, as is usual for Garmin, is unstable.Still, voted hot for the price. Same price on Amazon as well for those with vouchers/prime etc.




Weak battery? 7 days is weak for a smart watch? So what are we calling the day or two you get from an ionic or Apple watch?

JamesStroud13 m ago

Weak battery? 7 days is weak for a smart watch? So what are we calling the …Weak battery? 7 days is weak for a smart watch? So what are we calling the day or two you get from an ionic or Apple watch?



I was getting 4 days in smart watch only mode. 8 hours of GPS. If I was getting 7 days then I would not have said it had a weak battery. As that is what the specs state.

For the record my Vivoative HR gave 10 days.

This is about the product actually doing what the manufacturer states.

JamesStroud57 m ago

Weak battery? 7 days is weak for a smart watch? So what are we calling the …Weak battery? 7 days is weak for a smart watch? So what are we calling the day or two you get from an ionic or Apple watch?


The Fenix 5 range will go 3-4 weeks off a single charge. It’s one of the main reasons I chose this over the Apple Watch which I had long before but got fed up of charging daily (and the £25-30 replacement cables), the slow apps (and you look like an idiot waiting for it to do things rather than just doing it on your phone) and the fact that it’s kind of positioned as a fitness watch for people who aren’t really into fitness but want to look like they are.

If you can deal with being Garmin’s beta tester, then this is a great purchase now
Edited by: "plewis00" 24th Nov

im tempted will wait loved my vivoactive, and now the HR version, as others say software becomes brilliant 6 months after launch :0)

Bad battery life and full of bugs. I returned mine today

Original Poster

Hi OP here!
Got mine and took it back the next day!
There was a mark beneath the LCD that created a small oddly shaped shadow.

There was no point me getting a replacement as I could not get it to pair with my Galaxy J3, despite trying for a very long time, and even performing a factory reset on my phone.

I was also suprised how cheap it felt and looked for the high RRP
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