Garmin has clearly made music a priority with its latest wearables.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 gets onboard storage for music
With today's introduction of the Vivoactive 3 Music, the American company specializing in Global Positioning System technology in addition to wearables has two products allowing runners, cyclists, swimmers and multi-sport athletes to take their tunes on the road with them. The same is true of the life when using Global Positioning System with music, which Garmin places around five hours - the same as with the Forerunner 645 Music, which we found to be on the money. It's a great and sensible move for Garmin, as most people who workout with music would love to leave their smartphone at home; however, it should be noted that at launch the Vivoactive 3 Music will only work with iHeartRadio at launch.More news: United Nations seeks urgent ceasefire to stop UAE assault on Yemeni port
To get music on there in the first place you can either transfer it from your computer or download offline music playlists from select streaming services. A similar partnership with Deezer is coming soon, but we'd like to see Pandora (available on the Fitbit Versa) or Spotify. It also comes in at £100 cheaper than the Forerunner 645 Music, so if you can live without the more advanced metrics and want that music, it may well have some appeal. Both earn their name thanks to the built-in storage for 500 songs that you can take with you on a run, no phone needed. Otherwise, it's virtually identical in design and abilities as the Vivoactive 3. Once music is loaded onto the wrist and a pair of Bluetooth headphones are connected, everything is ready to go. With onboard storage you can load up with music, it could very well become that device, too. This new version, dubbed the Vivoactive 3 Music, is pretty much the same as the original that debuted a year ago, but with one key difference: it comes with onboard storage you can fill up with music. You can order it today for $300. With GPS tracking and music playing, the battery will last 5 hours.More news: Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments
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