Garmin is one of the world's most respected wearable device manufacturers, selling everything from dirt-cheap fitness bands for kids to so-called running watches focused on activity tracking and affordability, mainstream smartwatches with robust features, and even luxury wrist-worn gadgets priced as high as $2,500 apiece.
One of the company's most popular and well-balanced wearable devices is undoubtedly the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music, which normally costs $279.99, undercutting the retail prices of the Samsung Galaxy Watch
and Apple Watch Series 4
. But if you know where to look, you can get one of these bad boys right now in exchange for only $214.31 in a sleek black and gunmetal combination with a 43 mm fiber-reinforced polymer case, stainless steel rear cover, and silicone strap.
Top-rated eBay seller BuyDig is offering this 23 percent discount in a "limited quantity" with an unspecified US warranty included at no extra charge. Since these are brand-new, unused, and untouched units on sale here, we're guessing you're looking at a typical one-year warranty, although it's not clear if that comes from the manufacturer or seller of this reasonably elegant and decidedly feature-packed smartwatch.
As the name suggests (in a not-very-subtle manner), the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is capable of storing your favorite tunes (up to 500 of them, to be exact), then play them without an internet connection by hooking up to your standard Bluetooth headphones. Otherwise, the device is largely identical to the "regular" Vivoactive 3 variant we saw discounted not long ago
That means you get everything from standalone GPS functionality to a built-in heart rate monitor, a sharp 1.2-inch touchscreen with 240 x 240 resolution, stellar battery life of up to 7 days (with the GPS turned off), and top-notch water resistance up to 5 meters deep. Not bad for 215 bucks, although before pulling the trigger, you may also want to consider the even cheaper Samsung Galaxy Watch Active