The hybrid smartwatch isn’t what it made use of to be. What was as soon as a smartwatch masquerading as an analogue wrist watch has now been replaced by a brand-new crop of crossbreeds that spray the smarts around mechanical hands – as well as the Garmin Vivomove 3 is up there with the most effective at doing this we’ve examined.

Matched mainly by the Fossil Crossbreed Human Resources and the Withings Steel Sporting Activity HR, Garmin builds upon what made the 2017 Vivomove Human Resources so terrific and also improves basically every little thing regarding the experience. It also is available in a variety of surfaces – the regular Vivomove 3, the smaller sized Vivomove sixes as well as the pricier Vivomove Style as well as Vivomove Luxe.


The Garmin Vivomove Luxe begins at $219.99 as well as climbs to $319.99 for the Luxe and also Style versions.

Garmin’s wearables have lots of top qualities, but a classy layout isn’t something you normally connect with them.

The balance between functionality as well as great appearances has evened out a little because the Fenix line dumped screws and also the Garmin Venu was presented, as well as, despite the low bar established by predecessors, we would certainly say this is the firm’s best looking watch.

As a matter of fact, we would certainly claim it is just one of the best looking smartwatches you can purchase on the marketplace; we have actually had extra compliments from pals about this set than pretty much any various other we’ve used in the past couple of years.

The nylon-style band isn’t the comfiest, but it’s still comfier and also less expensive than the Luxe’s steel clasp strap (however, admittedly, not as great looking), as well as it has the bonus offer of being able to be used in exercise, sleep and everyday wear.


While we would not say the Vivomove line is developed for those who are serious concerning tracking exercise, it does do a good job of using a mix of smartwatch and health and wellness features.

Garmin’s own Body Battery statistics is truly valuable for assessing when you might be overworked, while respiration, stress and anxiety and heart rate dimensions are a great way of keeping an eye on longer patterns.

Attributes like songs control and also alerts are additionally present, with the selection of widgets you can swipe through all operating in the same way. You utilize the lower fifty percent of the display – below the hands – to swipe through as well as tap for even more details (such as graphs on your heart rate) on the top half.

Battery life

The Vivomove line packs in plenty of activity behind the hands, so the truth it can not equal the month-long battery life of other crossbreeds isn’t too unexpected.

Nonetheless, Garmin’s estimate is that you navigate 5 days on a solitary cost, which in fact is more in accordance with what we’re beginning to see from a lot of smartwatches (besides the Apple Watch).

It makes sense in a manner – once more, due to the fact that the shade screen is doing so much – however we ‘d still anticipate the battery life to be extra in the worlds of 7 – 10 days, rather than the 4 – 6 we experienced throughout screening.

Regardless, when the battery is run down, you do obtain a further week from the Watch Mode. However, a little annoyingly, at least from what we can tell, you can’t switch in between both.

All in all, we aren’t surprised by what Garmin has been able to achieve in the charging division, yet it’s absolutely nothing to grumble about.

Also throughout some extreme five-day durations, where we reached 10s of thousands of steps, logged a couple of runs by means of our phone’s GPS and also a few gym workouts, the Vivomove was still standing.


Considering that the only difference between these two hybrid smartwatches is their case as well as cost, it ought to be an easy choice. Both versions provide you solid task and also rest monitoring, together with smartwatch attributes like Garmin Pay. Probably, it will come down to what you can sensibly manage.

Both watches are unquestionably stunning, but the Vivomove Design makes one of the most feeling from an economic point ofview. And also, it’s tough to warrant the price of the Luxe when it’s still lacking in crucial areas.

Do you have money to spend and desire one of the most luxurious choice possible? If so, the Garmin Vivomove Luxe is probably the watch you’re leaning toward. It might be missing some features, like connected GPS as well as music storage space, but given that hybrids are much more about form than function, this may not bother you.