Garmin Vivofit 3 gets a new look, keeps the year-long battery life

Garmin has revamped its entry level fitness tracker with a smaller design while managing to keep its defining feature: a year-long battery life. As with previous models, the Vivofit 3 tracks steps, counts calories, distance travelled and sleep duration. It also tells the user when they've been inactive for too long. In addition to the redesign, the Vivofit 3 can now measure the exercise intensity, and is able to automatically detect certain activities. These include walking, running, biking, swimming, and elliptical training.

Unlike most other fitness trackers, users are able to wear the Vivofit 3 in the shower and when swimming thanks to a 5 ATM (with stands pressure equivalent to a depth of 50m) water resistance rating. Essentially, there's no need to take the Vivofit 3 off. Well, at least until the battery needs to be replaced after a year.

Much like Fitbit, Garmin is placing on a greater emphasis on fashion this time around. Interchangeable band accessories will include coloured options, designer patterns from Jonathan Adler, and unique sculpted looks (pictured below).

The Vivofit 3 will be available in Australia at some point between March and April. The "regular" tracker will set back customers AUD$159, while the tracker and a larger band is priced at AUD$169. Both will come in a choice of black or white.

Colour bands will be priced at AUD$49 for a two-pack, Jonathan Adler designed bands will cost AUD$59, and a pack of three sculpted bands will also go for AUD$59.

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