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Garmin deserves the kudos it gets for its high-end, smart fitness watches, but sometimes $600 is a lot to ask when companies like Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit are selling solid watches for half that amount.

Which is where the new Vivoactive 3 comes in. Garmin just announced its newest fitness-tracking smartwatch at the IFA trade show in Berlin, and with its long battery life, swipe controls, and more reasonable price point, it’s going head-to-head with the aforementioned watches.

The Vivoactive 3 is a round-faced fitness smartwatch with built-in GPS and heart rate sensors for both continuous monitoring and session-based tracking. It has 15 different custom indoor and outdoor sports apps, stress monitoring and VO2 max calculation…

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