Garmin Vivoactive 3 Setup


  • Unpack the product box and take out the items you received.
  • Your package contains the Garmin Vivoactive 3 device, charging cable, and a quick setup guide.
  • Make sure that you have received all the components without any damage.

Charge your watch

  • Before you start using your device, it is recommended to charge it.
  • Take the included charging cable.
  • Connect it to the rear port of your device and a power outlet. You can use any USB port to charge your device.
  • Once your device is completely charged, disconnect the cable.

Pair your smartphone

  • When you turn on your device for the first time, you will be prompted to choose your language; thus, choose your preferred language.
  • When it asks you whether to pair it with a phone, press the green tick mark.
  • Now, it will ask you to download the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Choose OK and go ahead to download and install the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone. You can get it from the Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iOS).
  • Once you have installed Garmin Connect on your smartphone, open the application and log in to your Garmin Connect account.
  • Now, your Garmin device will start to pair with your smartphone. On your smartphone, when you see the screen Ready to connect your vivoactive 3, select the Connect it button.
  • When you are asked to enter the passcode, enter the passcode displayed on your Garmin watch.
  • Enter your details and complete the setup.

Access the control menu

  • Go to the Controls menu.
  • With the Controls menu, you can turn on/off your device. It also allows you to keep your device in the Do not Disturb mode and access the Garmin Pay wallet.
  • Swipe the device to scroll through the widgets.

Side Swipe control

  • Side Swipe control allows you to take a glance at your daily activity summaries.
  • It can give you the notification of weather, smart notifications, heart rate, and so on.
  • If you want to start an activity, press the button from your home screen and choose an activity by tapping on the screen. If you have chosen outdoor activity, GPS will be automatically turned on. To start an activity, press the timer and once you complete the activity, press the button again. When you are done with the activity, tap Done. You can either save or discard the activity.

In this manner, you can complete the setup of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 device.

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