Garmin has clearly made music a priority with its latest wearables. Offline playlists can be downloaded from select music streaming services such as iHeartRadio (support for Deezer is coming soon, we're told, although more popular services from the likes of Spotify, Apple and Google aren't supported).
Deezer support is also "coming soon" (for offline playlist downloads only), or you can transfer music directly from a computer to your Global Positioning System smartwatch. You can also check AccuWeather before you leave and track when your Lyft and Uber ride arrives. Users can use Garmin Express software to transfer music from their PC, and then queue up their favorite songs for listening through Bluetooth-enabled headphones. When outside, you can use Garmin Pay to buy coffee and snacks and when you get back home, the SmartThings integration will let you control smart devices at home. It has Global Positioning System, a heart-rate sensor and built-in Bluetooth to connect to your favorite pair of wireless running headphones. The non-music vivoactive 3 watch has dropped to $250.
The Garmin vivoactive 3 Music has a built-in Global Positioning System receiver to track your exercises. That's still not trivial if you just want music for your gym workouts, but it's far more palpable if you insist on robust fitness tracking.
It's safe for swimming and showering, Garmin says, and features a battery life of up to seven days in smartwatch mode or five hours in Global Positioning System with music mode.
Still, if you're into athletic activities, it's hard to compete against this bad boy at $300.