A month after introducing the Instinct rugged smartwatch in India, Garmin has now announced the Vivoactive 3 Music as its first GPS smartwatch with 4G LTE connectivity for safety features, music downloads and text messages right from the wrist.
The Vivoactive 3 Music LTE will allow assistance and incident detection, thus giving users a piece of mind in case of emergencies. In case of a situation where a user feels unsafe or is in danger, pressing an holding the watch’s button for five seconds can trigger a discreet message to notify pre-loaded emergency contacts. The contacts will also get the real-time location which will be shared through the smartwatch’s LTE functionality.
The built-in incident detection feature senses when the wearer experiences an impact while walking, running or cycling, and will automatically notify pre-loaded emergency contacts of the user’s real-time whereabouts. Users can also let their friends and family follow their activities in real-time using the LiveTrack feature on the watch.
The Vivoactive 3 Music connected also features high-end fitness, wellness and smart connectivity features. It comes with the Elevate wrist-based heart rate sensor and 15 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps including yoga, cardio, strength training and more for a varied active lifestyle. Since the smartwatch is connected with LTE, users will be able to download their favourite tracks right onto their watches locally or through third-party music services like Deezer and Spotify.
The watch features a 1.2-inch (240 x 240 pixels) Garmin Chroma display which is housed under a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against drops. The display is also transflective in nature, thus offering great visibility under daylight conditions. The Garmin wearable comes with a battery life of up to 5 days in smartwatch mode or up to 4 hours when connected to GPS.
Additionally, the Vivoactive 3 Music LTE packs Garmin Pay, enabled by FitPay allowing users the convenience of contactless payment solutions. The watch will also be able to show weather forecasts and book a cab through Uber.
Speaking about the launch, Garmin global consumer sales VP, Dan Bartel said “The vívoactive 3 Music with 4G LTE connectivity gives you everything you need from your phone – safety features, text messaging and the ability to download and listen to music – now on your watch, so customers can leave their phones behind with confidence. Designed for customers who lead an active lifestyle, we’re excited to introduce these new safety and communication features to the Verizon-connected vívoactive 3 Music to give added peace of mind on the go, so leaving your phone at home can be a choice instead of a cause for panic”.
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music LTE will be available during Q1 2019 and is on display at the CES 2019 event in Las Vegas.