How to play Spotify on Garmin smartwatch without premium

Garmin offers an array of products for all types of athletes including, sport watches, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. Whether you're a runner, swimmer, cyclist or someone just starting to look after their fitness, you can find the most suitable one, whether it's the entry-level Forerunner 55 or the flagship Fenix 6.

With the right Garmin smartwatch on your wrist, you can store hundreds of songs for phone-free listening while you’re on the move. Sync your own songs or connect to your premium Spotify®, Deezer and Amazon Music accounts to download your favorite playlists.

Forerunner 945 LTE up to 1,000 songs.
Forerunner® 245 Music up to 500 songs
fēnix® 6 - Pro up to 2,000 songs
Forerunner® 745 up to 500 songs

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Part 1 How to listen to Spotify on Garmin smartwatch with premium

Instructions to Sync Spotify Music to a Compatible Forerunner Watch

This article will provide instructions to use the Spotify Connect IQ app on a compatible Forerunner watch.

Requirements to Use the Spotify Connect IQ App

The following are requirements to use the Spotify Connect IQ app on your watch:

  • The app is compatible with the Forerunner 245 Music, Forerunner 645 Music, Forerunner 745, and Forerunner 945/945 LTE, etc. See the complete list .

  • The watch must be paired to your smartphone through the Garmin Connect app

  • The watch needs to be set up to connect to a Wi-Fi Network. For help see: Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection on a Fitness Device .

  • A Spotify Premium subscription is required.

Step 1: Initial Setup of the Spotify Connect IQ App

  1. Press and hold the Down Key

  2. Next you will be prompted to select your music provider. Press the Down Key

  3. Select Spotify

  4. You will now be prompted to open the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone

  5. From the Garmin Connect app, enter your Spotify login details and select LOG IN

  6. Review and agree to the terms by selecting AGREE

  7. Return to your watch and select Get Started

  8. Choose the option to Add music & podcasts

From this point you will be able to choose saved Playlists, Recently played, Made for You, Workouts, or Podcasts. If you have not previously used Spotify for your music proceed to step 2 to get some music set up to send to your watch.

Step 2: Selecting and Syncing Content to the Watch

  1. On the watch access the Music Controls (press and hold the Down Key )

  2. Select Add music & podcasts
    • If you need to update playlists you've previously downloaded, you can select Update Downloads

  3. Choose a category, then choose the content you want to sync to your watch

Part 2 How to listen to Spotify on Garmin smartwatch without premium

However, this feature is only available to premium users. If you are a Spotify free user, is it possible to play Spotify offline on Garmin smartwatches? The answer is yes with Pazu Spotify Converter, as long as your Garmin smartwatch es have music storage. See which Garmin smartwatches have music storage.

You can load your personal audio files, such as .mp3 and .m4a files, to a Garmin smartwatch from your computer.

Pazu Spotify Converter is a professional Spotify music downloader that allows you to download any Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF with 100% original quality and ID3 tags preserved.

By downloading Spotify music to mp3, you can then add them to your Garmin smartwatches and play them offline. After that, you will get Spotify premium for free : offline on-demand playback, no ads, high quality and unlimited skips.

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Step 1 Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.

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Step 2 Add Spotify songs to Pazu Spotify Converter

Browse songs, albums or playlists you want to download from the built-in Spotify web player.

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Step 3 Change the Output Settings

Now, click on the Settings cogwheel from the top-right corner to select the output format. On Auto mode, it will save the file in M4A format. For MP3 and AAC, you can also set the output quality, depending on the song. You may also change the output folder, the title, and the organizing criteria.

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Step 4 Convert Spotify Songs

Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify songs in MP3 format.

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Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the converted Spotify songs.

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How to add downloaded Spotify mp3 music to Garmin smartwatch

Before you can send your personal music to your device, you must install the Garmin Express™ application on your computer ( ).

You can add specific playlists and albums to your Apple Watch using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. So sync the download Spotify mp3 songs to your iPhone first.

  1. Connect the device to your computer using the included USB cable.
  2. On your computer, open the Garmin Express application, select your device, and select Music.
    TIP:  For Windows® computers, you can select Browse folders and browse to the folder with your audio files. For Apple® computers, the Garmin Express application uses your iTunes® library.
  3. In the My Music or iTunes Library list, select an audio file category, such as songs or playlists.
  4. Select the checkboxes for the audio files, and select Send to Device.

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Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.

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