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Garmin launches three new smart watches in IFA Berlin

Garmin, the startup that is dedicated for the smart-watches has announced three new smart watches at IFA Berlin. The vívoactive 3, vívomove HR, and vívosport activity are designed specifically for the different set of audience.

Let’s have a look at each one of these. The costliest and the feature rich of the lot is vívoactive 3. The vívoactive 3 comes with round OLED touch display with the new Garmin Pay based on NFC. The Garmin Pay is supported by major Visa, Master and American Express Debit and Credit card.

The watch does offer features like GPS, water and dust resistance, and a longer-lasting battery (lasts up to 7 days if the GPS is turned off). The watch does feature heart-rate sensor and other fitness related features. The vívoactive 3 can be paired with iOS and Android smartphones to receive real-time notifications on the watch itself.

The device retails for $299.99 for the stainless steel and black model and black and slate variant retails for $329.99. The smart watch will be available from and Garmin’s official website.

vívomove HR

vívomove HR just looks like a normal watch with analogue design. This model offers active heart rate scanner and a small digital display that only turns on when you twist the wrist. With respect to battery backup, the device can last for complete two weeks with the smart feature turned off and lasts for five days with the active digital display.

Just like the vívomove 3, the device can be paired with the smartphone to receive active notifications. However, the notifications on this device will be subtle. The device is priced at $199.99(silicon strap), if you are looking for a more premium version with a genuine leather strap then the watch costs $299.99.

vívosport activity

vívosport activity is the most affordable option amongst the three. The device doesn’t look like an old-school watch instead it offers a trendy sports band look. Even the vívosport activity comes with a colour display with touch screen.

The device offers GPS, active heart rate reader and sports level tracking app (Cycling, Running, Swimming etc) the device can be used underwater due to its water resistance rating. The battery on this one will last for 8 hours with active GPS and can run up to 7 days with the GPS turned off. The device is available in just one universal size priced $199.99 with the black or limelight colour option.

All three devices will be available by the end of September 2017 via Garmin website and All three devices with active GPS and colour display feels fancy. What do you think of these devices? Let us know in the comments below.

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