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Spotify has partnered with many models of Garmin Watches. As long as you are a Premium user, you can easily sync music and podcasts from Spotify to your Garmin Watch and enjoy them without a phone. Although this feature is currently unavailable for non-subscribers, an effective tool called TuneFab Spotify Music Converter can help you play Spotify on Garmin Watch without premium. The specific methods are detailed below, scroll down to learn more!


How to Get Spotify on Garmin Watch

To play Spotify on Garmin Watch, you first need to ensure your watch is compatible with Spotify. Currently, Spotify works on Forerunner, Vivoactive, Fenix, Venu, and other series models. Next, you should have Spotify installed on your Garmin Watch. This needs to be done with the help of Garmin Connect and Connect IQ as follows.

Tips: For more Garmin Watch models that can run Spotify, check the Spotify-compatible device list.

Pair Garmin Watch to Your Phone with Garmin Connect

Pairing your Garmin Watch with your smartphone is the first step to getting and playing Spotify. However, it is not recommended by Garmin to pair the watch and phone via Bluetooth. So you need to follow the steps below to get this done.

Step 1. Go to Apple Store or Google Play to download "Garmin Connect" on your phone.

Step 2. Launch and log in to the Garmin Connect app. Then head to "More"(bottom right) > "Garmin Devices" > "Add Device" to select your watch.

Select Watch to Pair on Garmin Connect

Step 3. Open Bluetooth and place your Garmin device into pairing mode.

Step 4. Tap the "Start" or "Connect it" button and enter the 6-digit code from the Garmin device to your phone's prompt. Upon connection, you will see the following data snapshot on your phone.

Data Snapshot on Garmin Connect

Get Spotify on Garmin Watch with Connect IQ

Now, Connect IQ comes into play. This app also needs to be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play. Then, you can follow the steps below to get Spotify on Garmin Watch.

Step 1. Open the Connect IQ app and log in to your Garmin account.

Step 2. Search the Spotify app and install it on your Garmin Watch.

Step 3. Confirm any app permission if it is requested. And you can access Spotify on the watch.


It's also essential to pre-install the standalone Spotify app on both your Android and iPhone, as it is a key to proceeding with music sync.

Get Spotify on Garmin Watch with Connect IQ

How to Play Spotify on Garmin Watch for Premium Users

Once your devices are paired and Spotify is installed, it is time to add music to Garmin Watch if you have an active Premium subscription. The process is not complicated, but it requires some setup on both the Garmin Connect app and your Garmin Watch. Refer to the following and sync Spotify on Garmin Watch for phone-free listening.

Music Add Settings on Garmin Connect

The initial setup in the Garmin Connect app is important. It allows you to select and sync music to your watch from saved Playlists, Recently Played, Made for You, Workouts, or Podcasts later. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Hold the "DOWN" key in the bottom left of your watch, and you will be asked to choose music platforms. Tap "DOWN" again and select Spotify.

Step 2. A prompt will be on the screen to guide you to open Garmin Connect on your phone. Input your Spotify account to log in to Garmin Connect. Then check and agree with terms.

Step 3. Back to your watch, select "Get Started" > "Add Music & Podcasts".

Music Add Settings on Garmin Connect

Sync and Play Spotify on Garmin Watch

Now you need to set up a network for your watch in Garmin Connect if you haven't done so. Go to "Garmin Devices" > "Your Garmin device" > "General" > "Wi-Fi Networks", and connect to stable WiFi. Then, go through these steps to use Spotify on Garmin Watch.

Step 1. Press the "UP" key in the middle left of your Garmin Watch, and select Spotify by navigating to "Music" > "Music Providers".

Step 2. Hit the "Add Music & Podcasts" option. Then select the music you want to play on your watch.

Step 3. Open Garmin Connect or let it run in the background. Your Garmin Watch will download Spotify playlists and podcasts to sync, enabling you to listen to Spotify on Garmin Watch without a phone.


On your Garmin Watch, you can refresh the saved playlists and podcasts by tapping "Update Downloads" under "Your Library". It's a manual operation, but it will be faster than the first sync.

Sync Spotify on Garmin Watch

How to Listen to Spotify on Garmin Watch for Free Users

The above method, provided by Spotify and Garmin, is effective but only applicable to Spotify-compatible watches and premium users. Even worse, when your subscription expires, all downloaded music will no longer be accessible. In such cases, might as well give TuneFab Spotify Music Converter a shot.

Available for Spotify all users, this full-fledged program allows you to download Spotify songs for free for permanent storage and playback on your Garmin Watch. Multiple standard and lossless formats - MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, and ALAC are selectable. Also, the audio quality can reach up to 320kbps lossless. Better yet, TuneFab comes with a built-in player. This ensures that all your favorite Spotify songs can be searched for and downloaded in no time.

Top Features of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter:

● Boast familiar Spotify interface for intuitive use.
● Download music to Garmin Watch-compatible formats.
● Bypass regional restrictions to access global Spotify songs and podcasts.
● Support batch saving of Spotify music at 35X faster speed.
● Save and edit ID3 tag information for easy offline management.
● Customize sample rate and bitrate to meet your preferences.

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is not only versatile in its features but also easy to operate. Now, let's take a look at how it works to download Spotify on Garmin Watch without premium.

Step 1. Log into Spotify Account

Click the button below to install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter first. Then sign in to your free or subscribed account.

Log in to Spotify Account

Step 2. Select Music to Download

tracks, albums, playlists, and podcasts are all supported to download in TuneFab. Choose what you want to save using a keyword search or from your collection. Then drag it to the green "Plus" button. This software will automatically parse and add songs to the download queue.

Select Spotify Playlist

Step 3. Set up Output Parameters

Head to the "Burger" menu in the upper right corner and click "Preferences". Under "Advanced", you can choose formats from MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, and ALAC. Sample rate and bitrate can also be set up here. If you want to customize the save path and ID3 tags, click on the "General" tab.

Set up Output Parameters

Step 4. Convert Selected Spotify Songs

Hit the "Convert All" button in the bottom right corner and TuneFab will download your chosen songs at 35X speed. Just wait for a while, you can access them on your computer.

Download Spotify on Garmin Watch With TuneFab

Step 5. Transfer Spotify Music to Garmin Watch

Head to "Finished" in TuneFab, where the "View Output Files" button can located you the save folder. With all these songs in Garmin-compatible format ready, you can use a tool called Garmin Express to download Spotify to Garmin Watch as follows:

● Connect your watch to the computer via a cable;
● Launch the Garmin Express app and go to "Get Started" > "Add a Device";
● Sign in to your Garmin account and click "Music";
● Select saved Spotify music from TuneFab, then click "Send to Device";
● When the transfer completes, you can listen to Spotify on Garmin Watch.

Transfer Spotify Music to Garmin Watch


Spotify music downloaded by TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is stored in MP3 or other commonly used formats, so you can play Spotify on multiple devices or players.

FAQs About Spotify on Garmin Watch

How Many Songs Can I Store on My Garmin Watch?

The number of songs your Garmin Watch can store depends on the available memory on your device. Generally, several hundred tracks, multiple playlists, and albums are feasible. However, it's worth noting that not all Garmin Watches have music storage capabilities. To check if your watch can store music, visit Garmin watches with music storage.

How to Delete a Spotify Song from My Garmin Watch?

Unfortunately, you can't delete unwanted Spotify songs on your Garmin Watch one by one. To remove a specific song, you'll need to delete the playlist or album containing the song and then resync Spotify to your Garmin Watch. Below are the steps to remove Spotify playlists:

● Open Spotify on your watch;
● Select "Edit Downloads" from "Your Library";
● Hit the "Remove" icon by playlist or album containing the song you want to delete. Alternatively, scroll down to the bottom and choose "Remove all".


To wrap up, there are two ways to play Spotify on Garmin Watch. The first is to sync and listen to Spotify music on your Garmin Watch. However, this method relies on device compatibility with Spotify and an active subscription. For users with older models of Garmin Watch or without a Spotify subscription, the second method of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is more feasible. It can download Spotify to MP3, allowing any Spotify song you like to be played on Garmin Watch without regional and copyright restrictions.

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