Garmin announces integration with Spotify, allowing you to listen to your favourite playlists from watch

Garmin now announces integration with Spotify

Since the new range of Garmin music watches have given runners the option to upload playlists onto their watch and sync Bluetooth headphones, we’ve been waiting to hear how Garmin planned to make this process easier. Today, Garmin have announced integration with Spotify music, enabling runners with the Fenix 5 Plus to download and listen to music offline from their watch. It has not yet been announced when this will be available on other Garmin music watches.

With the idea that you can now leave your phone behind, or in your backpack when you head out for a run, runners will need a compatible Garmin Fenix watch and a Spotify Premium subscription to use this service. Spotify Premium account holders can create playlists on their phone, then sync the playlists to their Garmin. Using the Spotify app on their watch, runners will be able to start listening and skip, pause and stop music.

Using this link, runners can try Spotify Premium for free for 30 days, after that normal Premium Subscription will cost £9.99 per month. Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales said: “Spotify is the most popular music streaming service in the world, and we are excited to collaborate with them to provide our customers with even more ways to listen to their songs whilst on the go. Whether you’re a rock, pop, classical or country music fan, with access to millions of tracks on Spotify, we know Garmin users will be able to find something that suits their mood.”

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