Which type of Garmin can be paired?


I am fairly new to Zwift and I am starting to shop for a watch that can be paired to Zwift. I do some indoor cycling, but also outdoor cycling and running! I don’t want to buy the most expensive one considering that I’m just a casual cyclist / jogger. I was looking the Vivoactive 3. Any feedback on the eatch itself? Does it pair to Zwift directly?

@Christopher_Da_Silva what are you wanting out of the watch connection? Currently Garmin watches can only broadcast HR (some models, look under the specs for any fitness tracker/watch you are looking at to see if it has this capability). Personally I find chest HR more accurate than wrist. As far as actually connecting it, all most Garmin devices communicate via ANT+ (so you would need an android phone or PC/Mac with an ANT+ dongle) to connect to Zwift. Some of the newer watches (Fenix 6 series I believe) can broadcast HR in BLE

If you insist on going with a Garmin watch I would suggest this one: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/628939

And this is why: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/01/garmin-adds-bluetooth-heart-rate-running-data-broadcasting-for-fr245-fr945.html

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Do you have any other suggestions? Other brand?

For HR I would go with a chest strap based one.

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I would like to be able to see HR with Zwift but also speed, pace, HR while running or biking outside. I’m really just a beginner.