How to Play Audible on Garmin Watch / Garmin GPS Devices

Summary
Do you want to play Audible on Garmin Watch or Garmin GPS? In this post, we are going to show you how to play Audible audiobooks on Garmin Watch with Audible Manager, and convert Audible to common formats with to listen to Audible on Garmin GPS devices.

“Is it possible to play Audible on Garmin devices? I want to listen to Audible on Garmin GPS devices when I’m hiking.”

Garmin is one of the most popular smart watch brands on the market, and it is also the best choice for many people who love fitness. Their products are outstanding, such as sports watches, GPS devices and fitness trackers, all with excellent operating systems and reliable quality. Not only do they have nice-looking appearance, but also perform well in use. In addition to professional exercise purposes such as tracking exercise paths and recording calories burned, you can also play Audible on Garmin Watch and Garmin GPS Devices.

However, it is not an easy thing to listen to Audible on Garmin GPS devices and Garmin Watch directly, because Audible has added DRM in audiobooks and encoded them as AA and AAX format. So that Audible audiobooks can not be played on non-Audible-approval devices, including Garmin Watch and GPS devices. In previous article, we introduced how to play Audible books on Sony Walkman, today we are going to show you 4 ways to play Audible on Garmin GPS and watch in details.

Part 1. Play Audible on Garmin Watch with Audible Manager

As we mentioned above, due to the Audible DRM restrictions, you cannot play audible on Garmin Watch. Fortunately, Audible Manager allows you to play Audible audiobooks on Garmin Watch without converting the Audible format. The following are the detail steps.

Step 1. Purchased and download the audiobooks to your computer from Audible.com.

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Step 2. Download, install Audible Manager for Windows system and connect your Garmin Watch to computer through USB cable.

Step 3. Run Audible Manager, press on “Devices” > “Add New Device” button.

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Step 4. Choose the Garmin Watch in the pop-up window. Hit “OK” button to verify your device, then it will pop up a messages saying that you must be closed this program to install the component file.

Step 5. Please wait patiently and rerun the software. Then you can see Audible Manager will show up under the “Mobile Devices” tab, click it and touch “Activate” then log into your Audible account.

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Step 6. Then you can hit on “Add to Device” button to move the Audible files to Garmin Watch device, so that you can play Audible on Garmin Watch.

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Note:You need to exit the software halfway, and need to wait for a while. Only supports Windows Vista/7.

Part 2. Listen to Audible on Garmin GPS Devices via SD Card(Best)

If you want to use the Audible Manager we mentioned in the Part 1 to listen to Audible on Garmin GPS devices, you may encounter a situation that Audible Manager cannot recognize your Garmin GPS device. What do you do in this situation? In this part, we will recommend a powerful Audible converter to you. In this way, you can convert Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3, M4A and other popular formats, then move the converted Audible files to SD card to insert to Garmin GPS Devices.

TunesBank Audible Converter is a professional converter specially designed for Audible users. It can unlock the DRM encryption from Audible books, and convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC with original audio quality preserved. Moreover, you don’t have to authorize the Audible account in iTunes App in the converting process, and it will save you a lot of hassles. And it will kept ID3 tags and chapter info in the converted files, including book title, author, genre, etc., which is convenient for users to sort out the output audiobooks. In this way, you can listen to Audible books on any devices without any restrictions.

Main Features of TunesBank Audible Converter:

  • Unlock the DRM restrictions from Audible audiobooks in legal way.
  • Convert Audible AA/AAX books to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV losslessly.
  • Preserve ID3 tags, metadata and chapter info like title, artist, genre, etc.
  • No need to authorize the Audible account in iTunes App during process.
  • Cut the large Audible books into small multiple segments by chapters.
  • Up to 100X fast conversion speed and supports converting in batches.
  • Play Audible on Garmin GPS / Garmin Watch and other devices freely.

Guide:Convert Audible to MP3 to Play Audible on Garmin Devices via SD Card

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Audible Converter
Once TunesBank Audible Converter is successfully installed on your computer desktop, run the software on your computer.

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Step 2. Add Audible Audiobooks to TunesBank
Directly drag and drop the downloaded Audible books to the main interface of TunesBank, or press “Add File” button to choose the downloaded audiobooks you want, then add them to TunesBank.

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Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format
To convert Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3, just choose “MP3” by clicking the “Output Format”. You can also customize the Sample Rate, Bit Rate and divide the audiobook into smaller segments in this section.

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Step 4. Start to Convert Audible to MP3
After all settings is preset, press “Convert All” button to start converting Audible to MP3.

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Step 5. Find the Converted Audible Files
When the conversion is finished, click “Completed” switch to “Open File” to get the unprotected Audible MP3 books.

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Step 6. Transfer Converted Audible Books to SD Card
Now you get the converted Audible DRM-free files in your computer. Just plug into the SD card into the SD card reader and insert to computer USB port, and then move the converted Audible MP3 files to the SD card folder. Get the SD card reader off the computer then insert SD card to your Garmin GPS devices. Then you can listen to Audible on Garmin GPS devices freely.

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Part 3. Play Audible Audiobooks on Garmin Watch by USB Cable

If your Garmin device supports USB connection, like Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS, you can totally play Audible audiobooks on Garmin Watch through USB cable. The premise is that you have already converted Audible audiobooks to MP3 and other common formats, you can go back to Part 3 to learn how to operation.

Step 1. Connect the Garmin Watch with computer via USB cable.

Step 2. Find the Garmin devices icon in “My Computer” folder.

Step 3. Cop and paste the converted Audible books to the Garmin devices folder. And eject the Garmin devices, then you can play Audible on Garmin Watch without limits.

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You can refer to Transfer Audible Audiobooks to USB Drive for more details.

Part 4. Play Audible on Garmin GPS Devices through Garmin Express

You can also play Audible on Garmin Watch via Garmin Express. It is a application that can manage Garmin devices. It should be noted that this method is only available for those onverted Audible audiobooks. So you can still turn to Part 3 to ask help from TunesBank Audible Converter to convert Audible audiobooks. Follow the guide below to know how to transfer audiobooks to Garmin GPS devices via Garmin Express.

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Step 1. Connect the Garmin GPS device to computer through a USB cable and run the Garmin Express App on your computer.

Step 2. The Garmin Express App will detect your Garmin GPS device automatically.

Step 3. Find the converted Audible MP3 audiobook files on your computer.

Step 4. Select the checked boxes in front of the audiobooks and click “Send to Device” to sync audiobooks to Garmin GPS device. After that, you can listen to your Audible on Garmin GPS device successfully.

Final Verdict
Now you have knew how to play Audible on Garmin GPS/Watch devices in 4 ways. With Audible Manager, you may encounter many inconvenient such as only for Windows computer, exit the software in the halfway. The premise of using the ways introduced later is that you must have DRM-free and converted audiobooks. To save you the hassle, TunesBank Audible Converter can achieve this goal perfectly. It can remove Audible DRM protection from audiobooks in a legal way and convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, M4A and other popular formats with ease. After that, you can transfer and listen to Audible on Garmin GPS devices and Garmin Watch without any limitations.

Play Audible on Garmin Watch / Garmin GPS