Garmin Vivomove series of hybrid smartwatches launched in India

Garmin Vivomove series of hybrid smartwatches launched in India

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Smartwatches can be broadly divided into two different categories — the first being smartwatches that aim to cram in enough processing power and features to make them comparable to a smartphone on a wrist, like the Apple Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Watch series; and the other being watches that add just enough smarts to complement the functionality of your phone rather than be its replacement, like the Amazfit GTR and Amazfit GTS. Within the second category, we have a further bifurcation coming in the form of hybrid smartwatches — watches that have mechanical hands and an analog dial along with a digital display underneath, like the Fossil Hybrid HR. Garmin hosted a launch event in Mumbai to launch the next set of releases in the Garmin Vivomove series of hybrid smartwatches, in India.

The new Garmin Vivomove series comprises of the Vivomove 3 and 3S, Vivomove Style, and Vivomove Luxe. The basic premise behind these smartwatches is their hybrid functionality. You get a similar design across the four variants — an analog dial and mechanical watch faces adorn the main watch unit, with no hints of a display anywhere in sight. Double tapping the watch reveals the hidden display. The 3 and 3S get a single monochrome OLED display on the bottom half, while the Style and Luxe get two separate pieces of rectangular color AMOLED displays on the top and bottom half of the watch. The double displays are an upgrade over the singular display on the Vivomove HR that already existed in the company’s lineup in India, though the 3/3S are upgrades in other specifications.

SpecificationsVivomove 3/3SVivomove StyleVivomove Luxe
Watch Size
  • 3: 44 x 44 x 11.3 mm
  • 3S: 39 x 39 x 10.9 mm
42 x 42 x 11.9 mm42 x 42 x 11.9 mm
Display TypeHidden OLEDHidden AMOLEDHidden AMOLED
Display Size & Resolution
  • 0.35″ x 0.72″
  • 64 x 132 pixels
  • 0.95″ x 0.74″
  • 240 x 240 pixels
  • 0.95″ x 0.74″
  • 240 x 240 pixels
Case MaterialFiber-reinforced PolymerAluminumStainless Steel
Lens MaterialChemically Strengthened GlassDomed Corning Gorilla Glass 3Domed Sapphire Crystal
Strap Size
  • 3: 20mm
  • 3S: 18mm
20mm20mm
Strap Material OptionsSilicone
  • Silicone
  • Woven Nylon
  • Italian Leather
  • Milanese Stainless Steel mesh
Weight
  • 3:
    • Case only: 29.6g
    • With silicone strap: 46.1g
  • 3S:
    • Case only: 24.5g
    • With silicone strap: 38.6g
  • Case only: 25.5g
  • With silicone strap: 42.0g
  • With nylon strap: 35.0g
  • Case only: 44.5g
  • With leather strap: 55.5g
  • With Milanese strap: 86.0g
Water Resistance5 ATM5 ATM5 ATM
Battery LifeUp to 5 days in smartwatch mode and up to 1 additional week in watch modeUp to 5 days in smartwatch mode and up to 1 additional week in watch modeUp to 5 days in smartwatch mode and up to 1 additional week in watch mode
Other features
  • Heart Rate tracking
  • Stress tracking
  • Fitness and Health monitoring
  • “Body Battery” Energy monitoring
  • Pulse Ox sensor
  • V02 max
  • Sleep tracking
  • Menstrual Cycle tracking
  • Hydration tracking
  • Connected GPS
  • Music Player Controls
  • Smart Notifications
  • Text Response (Android Only)
  • Heart Rate tracking
  • Stress tracking
  • Fitness and Health monitoring
  • “Body Battery” Energy monitoring
  • Pulse Ox sensor
  • V02 max
  • Sleep tracking
  • Menstrual Cycle tracking
  • Hydration tracking
  • Connected GPS
  • Music Player Controls
  • Smart Notifications
  • Text Response (Android Only)
  • Heart Rate tracking
  • Stress tracking
  • Fitness and Health monitoring
  • “Body Battery” Energy monitoring
  • Pulse Ox sensor
  • V02 max
  • Sleep tracking
  • Menstrual Cycle tracking
  • Hydration tracking
  • Connected GPS
  • Music Player Controls
  • Smart Notifications
  • Text Response (Android Only)
Pricing₹24,490 ($344)
  • Silicone Band: ₹29,490 ($414)
  • Nylon Band: ₹34,490 ($484)
  • Leather Band: ₹44,990 ($632)
  • Stainless Steel mesh Band: ₹49,490 ($695)

Garmin India did not disclose exact specifications for battery capacity.

The watches charge with a proprietary connector cable, which in my opinion, juts out quite awkwardly. Garmin could have used a magnetic charger stand setup, which would have been more convenient.

Much like the Fossil Hybrid HR, the watch hands move out of the way when you have incoming notifications. But unlike the Fossil, the Vivomove Style and Luxe also use the watch hands as an indicator for certain scenarios.

For the Garmin Vivomove series, the pricing may appear to be on the higher side if you look at it purely as a piece of technology. However, watches are also fashion statements and luxury items, so the pricing on these also takes into account the build quality and materials involved, as well as the very fact that they are to be considered a luxury product. There are a wide variety of colors available across the variants, and the straps are also easily replaceable — so if you can afford an indulgent purchase, you are sure to find the combination that suits you.

Buy from Amazon.in: Garmin Vivomove 3 || 3S || Style || Luxe

The new Garmin Vivomove series can be purchased from Amazon.in, Paytm Mall, and Garminstore.in. You can also purchase the watch through offline stores, a list of which is present here.

What are your thoughts on the Garmin Vivomove 3, Garmin Vivomove 3S, Garmin Vivomove Style, and Garmin Vivomove Luxe? Let us know in the comments below!