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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Smart Watch-Rose Gold/Granite £149.99 (Free Collection/Or £3.95 Delivery) @ Argos

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3487602.jpgPut your songs on your wrist with Garmin vivoactive 3 Music. This GPS smartwatch with music storage is built for the active lifestyle. It lets you rock your workout and listen to tunes (up to 500 songs) phone-free through Bluetooth headphones (sold separately). Connected features include smart notifications, text replies (Android only) and automatic uploads to Garmin Connect. Find more ways to beat yesterday with more than 15 preloaded sports apps, wrist-based heart rate, VO2 max, fitness age estimate and all-day stress tracking.

Sports apps include yoga, cardio, strength training, running and more. Download pre-set workouts or create custom ones. It has a high-res touchscreen Garmin chroma display, with Side Swipe interface to scroll through song lists and more.

You can sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services, like Deezer, Spotify and more, to your watch for more ad-free listening. So leave your phone behind when you head out for a run or ride, because the music that keeps you moving is right there on your wrist.

Vivoactive 3 Music includes the Garmin Pay Ready contactless payment method, so you can leave your cash and cards at home. (Available for supported cards from participating banks; contact your bank for more information).
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PR0125/06/2020 17:48

Isn’t it cheaper here? Sorry if this isn’t like for like htt …Isn’t it cheaper here? Sorry if this isn’t like for like https://glabool.com/index.php/garmin-vivoactive-3-music-gps-smartwatch-granite-blue-rose-gold-010-01985-31-with-1-year-extended-warranty.html


Ah yes, the well-known retailer, Glabool....
If you look at their INFOMATION next to their customer SUPORT, they’ve got a mobile number for their ‘Contact Us’ number.
(Note the spelling)

Stick with Argos.
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Heeeeet!!!! This is 249 on the garmin
This is a major major go
Only 149 in rose gold
Thanks op! Has anyone got experience of this watch and how easy it is to add music. For example I currently subscribe to Google Play music. Would the watch allow transfer of tracks from that or do I need to be signed up to a different music service? Thanks!
Edited by: "Monkeycymru" 17th Jun
Monkeycymru17/06/2020 10:22

Thanks op! Has anyone got experience of this watch and how easy it is to …Thanks op! Has anyone got experience of this watch and how easy it is to add music. For example I currently subscribe to Google Play music. Would the watch allow transfer of tracks from that or do I need to be signed up to a different music service? Thanks!


I THINK it’s only Spotify or Deezer

* See next comment for more info
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 17th Jun
Mr.Nutts17/06/2020 10:23

I THINK it’s only Spotify or Apple Music


Aha ok thanks!
Decent enough deal but I bought mine about 2 years ago for £160 from Amazon and its been at that price or lower quite regularly. The £130 deal for the Vivoactive 4 through Vitality - now that was a deal!! Although I ended up sending mine back.
Toybhoy17/06/2020 10:27

Decent enough deal but I bought mine about 2 years ago for £160 from …Decent enough deal but I bought mine about 2 years ago for £160 from Amazon and its been at that price or lower quite regularly. The £130 deal for the Vivoactive 4 through Vitality - now that was a deal!! Although I ended up sending mine back.


How come you sent it back?

I got the 4S for £110 via Vitality, I don’t think I’d pay much more just because of what I personally get from it.
I might be getting my stepdad one with a blue light card and think it was £180 when I last checked.
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 17th Jun
Monkeycymru17/06/2020 10:22

Thanks op! Has anyone got experience of this watch and how easy it is to …Thanks op! Has anyone got experience of this watch and how easy it is to add music. For example I currently subscribe to Google Play music. Would the watch allow transfer of tracks from that or do I need to be signed up to a different music service? Thanks!


Although it’s great to run light and not take a phone, I’d always advise having one with you in case of emergency. It’s fair enough if you’re in a group and someone else has one, but if you’re on you’re own, it’s not worth the risk of not taking one.

Plus you can take more music with you then
Dammit @MrSwitch this or the Forerunner45 that's currently on it's way from Currys eBay to me.
Mr.Nutts17/06/2020 10:33

Although it’s great to run light and not take a phone, I’d always advise ha …Although it’s great to run light and not take a phone, I’d always advise having one with you in case of emergency. It’s fair enough if you’re in a group and someone else has one, but if you’re on you’re own, it’s not worth the risk of not taking one.Plus you can take more music with you then


Yes I sometimes wear a running belt to hold my phone but have actually got into the habit of running without music recently as I tend to run through country lanes. (So I've been a bit naughty and left my phone at home!)
Monkeycymru17/06/2020 10:39

Yes I sometimes wear a running belt to hold my phone but have actually got …Yes I sometimes wear a running belt to hold my phone but have actually got into the habit of running without music recently as I tend to run through country lanes. (So I've been a bit naughty and left my phone at home!)


It’s good to run without music. “Be at one with the world” and all that.


With regards to not taking a phone... What if you have a medical problem? What if a car clipped you and didn’t stop to check if you’re ok? What if you come across somebody else in the aforementioned and you can’t get them help quickly? There’s countless other scenarios. And I know I sound a bit “tin foil hat”, but these things happen, and 99% of the time, it happens to people that weren’t expecting it.
Mr.Nutts17/06/2020 10:46

It’s good to run without music. “Be at one with the world” and all that. Wi …It’s good to run without music. “Be at one with the world” and all that. With regards to not taking a phone... What if you have a medical problem? What if a car clipped you and didn’t stop to check if you’re ok? What if you come across somebody else in the aforementioned and you can’t get them help quickly? There’s countless other scenarios. And I know I sound a bit “tin foil hat”, but these things happen, and 99% of the time, it happens to people that weren’t expecting it.


No I completely agree especially as I do tend to go off piste a bit when I run and have had a calf injury recently. I will dust my running belt off again later!
Monkeycymru17/06/2020 10:55

No I completely agree especially as I do tend to go off piste a bit when I …No I completely agree especially as I do tend to go off piste a bit when I run and have had a calf injury recently. I will dust my running belt off again later!


I’m the boring parent. Hopefully you’ll never have to thank me for it. But it’s better than wishing you had one with you.

I’ve never used a belt, and I have an armband that I’ve also never used. I prefer the simplicity of pockets but it’s hard to find ones that are secure / have zips.
I want the 45s but can't find it less then£140
Where have you seen it for £140?
Mr.Nutts17/06/2020 10:33

Although it’s great to run light and not take a phone, I’d always advise ha …Although it’s great to run light and not take a phone, I’d always advise having one with you in case of emergency. It’s fair enough if you’re in a group and someone else has one, but if you’re on you’re own, it’s not worth the risk of not taking one.Plus you can take more music with you then


I agree with this, the idea of not taking a phone and belt/armband is great but I would want to be contactable just in case so I do carry a phone and don’t really use the watch music functions.
Monkeycymru17/06/2020 10:24

Aha ok thanks!



As far as I know you can also transfer mp3s to the watch via USB
fisiksguy17/06/2020 11:42

As far as I know you can also transfer mp3s to the watch via USB


Thank you!
Can you use any bluetooth headphones or do they have to be Garmin?
T650017/06/2020 12:13

Can you use any bluetooth headphones or do they have to be Garmin?


any
T650017/06/2020 12:13

Can you use any bluetooth headphones or do they have to be Garmin?


Any - as confirmed by other poster. Don't think Garmin make headphones? Any modern Bluetooth ones should be fine - even AirPods work apparently. I use Plantronics and Jabras with it. Just a warning though, music + GPS absolutely hammers the battery.
I’ve got the non music version & it’s a great watch for this price. It’s so light you don’t know you’re wearing it.
Good watch for the money, music easily uploaded as mp3s just plug into a PC/mac and transfer as if external storage. A tip is to rename your mp3s to remove spaces as I had a little problem which it resolved. Music controls are good enough for me too so I can skip thru tracks easily. Activity monitoring decent too with a good android app to see it all.
I have been looking for a smart watch all day today. Interesting how these deals pop up.
They is loads on ebay for less than this price.
Had mine a year, my third having upgraded as they have evolved...outstanding value.
mohammed_tasawar17/06/2020 22:29

Isn't this the same one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133417645663


No, that's the basic one which I have already. It doesn't have music apps on it or storage. I paid £124 for the normal one. My wife is after one with music so this is perfect
Hi guys, i am new to smart watch. Is therfe any you guys can recommend as i am a bit confused with the different watches available.
I am looking for a watch not more than £150 and has the following

Has long battery life
Can make and receive calls
play music
and track my activities e.g running, heart rate etc.

Thanks in advance
JesusisLord18/06/2020 10:41

Hi guys, i am new to smart watch. Is therfe any you guys can recommend as …Hi guys, i am new to smart watch. Is therfe any you guys can recommend as i am a bit confused with the different watches available.I am looking for a watch not more than £150 and has the followingHas long battery lifeCan make and receive callsplay music and track my activities e.g running, heart rate etc.Thanks in advance


I think this is the best watch for you. You get everything and in your budget too.

Garmin make top quality stuff unlike other watch providers known for spying...
Hi all,

Very similar question to above (just don't need it to do phone calls, which I don't believe this does).

I've been checking here regularly, as I've been looking for something for months;


Needs
GPS for running and cycling
Standalone Music Storage
Audio prompts (i.e. in-ear lap times and pace)- The Amazfit Stratos is SO close with everything else, but doesn't do this. not sure if the Garmin does?
Waterproof(?)
Ideally lightweight enough to wear all day, but putting it on just for runs/rides isn't too much of a problem
Strava Integration
<=£150

I've been keeping an eye on prices of the other Garmin Music variations, like the 245 Music, but I'm not sure they're ever going to go down to this price.

Is this particular Garmin at this price the best I'm going to get? May as well just bite the bullet?..

Thanks for any help.

Edit: I'd probably squeeze up to the £200 price point if it could start to include some of the better features of the 245 or 645 Music like Altimeter, Pulse Ox meter, digital training partner, maps, etc. But seems like I may be asking a bit much.
Edited by: "Eddie-w" 18th Jun
Eddie-w18/06/2020 14:30

Hi all,Very similar question to above (just don't need it to do phone …Hi all,Very similar question to above (just don't need it to do phone calls, which I don't believe this does).I've been checking here regularly, as I've been looking for something for months;NeedsGPS for running and cyclingStandalone Music StorageAudio prompts (i.e. in-ear lap times and pace)- The Amazfit Stratos is SO close with everything else, but doesn't do this. not sure if the Garmin does?Waterproof(?)Ideally lightweight enough to wear all day, but putting it on just for runs/rides isn't too much of a problemStrava Integration<=£150I've been keeping an eye on prices of the other Garmin Music variations, like the 245 Music, but I'm not sure they're ever going to go down to this price.Is this particular Garmin at this price the best I'm going to get? May as well just bite the bullet?..Thanks for any help.


This is the best one for you mate!!! However @Mr.Nutts is the expert in watches ...
Edited by: "pentaya" 18th Jun
pentaya18/06/2020 14:32

This is the best one for you mate!!! However @Mr.Nutts is the expert in …This is the best one for you mate!!! However @Mr.Nutts is the expert in watches ...


Crikey! I wouldn’t go that far!

@Eddie-w
Garmin are light and most have built in GPS. I think they are water-resistant. You can also link with Strava, so when you track a run in transfer it into Strava as well. But you can’t answer the phone with it. It’ll show who’s calling, and you can answer/reject the call but you can’t talk to the watch. For iPhone, I think only Apple Watch will do that. For Android, I’m unsure. I had an Amazfit bip and Strava integration and/or transfer was apparently difficult with some, and not possible in others BUT this may be possible on some of the more expensive models, and/or the newer ones. It was just a complicated work around moving the data between apps. For me, Garmin makes it easy.

* I misread Eddie’s initial message and thought you said you DID need phone calls. My bad. I’ll leave the above info as it is though.
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 18th Jun
Mr.Nutts18/06/2020 14:38

Crikey! I wouldn’t go that far!@Eddie-w Garmin are light and most have b …Crikey! I wouldn’t go that far!@Eddie-w Garmin are light and most have built in GPS. I think they are water-resistant. You can also link with Strava, so when you track a run in transfer it into Strava as well. But you can’t answer the phone with it. It’ll show who’s calling, and you can answer/reject the call but you can’t talk to the watch. For iPhone, I think only Apple Watch will do that. For Android, I’m unsure. I had an Amazfit bip and Strava integration and/or transfer was apparently difficult with some, and not possible in others BUT this may be possible on some of the more expensive models, and/or the newer ones. It was just a complicated work around moving the data between apps. For me, Garmin makes it easy.* I misread Eddie’s initial message and thought you said you DID need phone calls. My bad. I’ll leave the above info as it is though.



Thanks @Mr.Nutts and @pentaya for the super speedy replies.

My main drive to getting a watch is to not have to carry my phone on runs- So I don't really care for all the phone or even smartwatch stuff (though will certainly use if it's there). I run holding my phone now (phones have got far too large now to use arm straps like I used to), and it does everything I need, a watch will just make that more lightweight.
I previously had the Sony Smartwatch 3, which does onboard music with Bluetooth, and GPS, and cost around 150 yeeears ago. It's crazy that it's so hard now to find something similar (mostly onboard music ability)- So I could run with it without my phone. Unfortunately Strava has discontinued compatibility with it now.
I've read the discussion above about not carrying a phone- valid points- but I'll take the risk when I'm doing anything but long day trips in mountains. Looking for lightweight when I'm within reach of civilisation


Though I cant stretch to the £600 options, I do understand that this will be something that I will really be putting through it's paces- rain/mud/the occasionally OCR type course, several times a week- so durability is important- On that note, I'd spend a bit more to know it's going to last a few years (which the cheaper Amazfit type options may not).
pentaya18/06/2020 14:32

This is the best one for you mate!!! However @Mr.Nutts is the expert in …This is the best one for you mate!!! However @Mr.Nutts is the expert in watches ...


Thanks mate
Eddie-w18/06/2020 14:50

Thanks @Mr.Nutts and @pentaya for the super speedy replies.My main drive …Thanks @Mr.Nutts and @pentaya for the super speedy replies.My main drive to getting a watch is to not have to carry my phone on runs- So I don't really care for all the phone or even smartwatch stuff (though will certainly use if it's there). I run holding my phone now (phones have got far too large now to use arm straps like I used to), and it does everything I need, a watch will just make that more lightweight.I previously had the Sony Smartwatch 3, which does onboard music with Bluetooth, and GPS, and cost around 150 yeeears ago. It's crazy that it's so hard now to find something similar (mostly onboard music ability)- So I could run with it without my phone. Unfortunately Strava has discontinued compatibility with it now.I've read the discussion above about not carrying a phone- valid points- but I'll take the risk when I'm doing anything but long day trips in mountains. Looking for lightweight when I'm within reach of civilisation Though I cant stretch to the £600 options, I do understand that this will be something that I will really be putting through it's paces- rain/mud/the occasionally OCR type course, several times a week- so durability is important- On that note, I'd spend a bit more to know it's going to last a few years (which the cheaper Amazfit type options may not).


Note, Garmin supports Android but NOT an Android watch which means NO Google Pay. @Mr.Nutts correct me if I’m wrong on this part-

Regardless of the above, looks like this is the closest to your Sony watch per requirements
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