Spotify is available on most Garmin smartwatches. This article will show you how to use Spotify on your Garmin Watch in 2 ways. You can play Spotify music on Garmin Watch with or without Premium.

“I have a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus. How do I play Spotify on my Garmin? I start the Premium plan after the free trial expires. Can I listen to Spotify offline on Garmin watch? Is it able to get Spotify on my Garmin without a phone?”

Can you play Spotify on Garmin Watch? Yes! Spotify Music is the top-leading streaming music service, with more 422 million active users in the world. Spotify allows users to listen to over 80 millions songs and podcasts on Spotify mobile app, Spotify deaktop client and Spotify web player for free. With a Spotify Premium account, you can even block ads, stream high-quality music tracks, and download you favourite songs to listen to offline. The Garmin Watch is a popular sports smartwatch that stands out with its accurate GPS tracking and strong battery life. They can track your daily activity and access your messages and calls. More importantly, they are wearable entertainment.

play Spotify on Garmin Watch

Some Garmin devices are compatible with Spotify app. You can get Spotify up and running on your Garmin watches on the go, as long as you have a Spotify Premium subscription and a phone nearby. Don’t want to upgrade to Premium tier? Don’t worry, today this article will teach you 2 ways to listen to Spotify on Garmin Watch, with or without Premium. Also, you can even play Spotify on Garmin smartwatch without a phone.


Part 1. Which Garmin Smartwatches Are Compatible with Spotify?

Some Garmin watches are compatible with streaming music services, such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, etc. You can even DJ from your wrist with Spotify on Garmin Smartwatch. But all this requires you have a valid Spotify Premium account. Do you know which Garmin Smartwatches can play Spotify music? Let’s take a look.

The following Garmin smartwatch series are compatible with Spotify app:

Garmin Vivoactive Series: Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music, Vivoactive 3 LTE Music, Vivoactive 4 and Vivoactive 4S.

Garmin Forerunner Series: Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, Forerunner 745, Forerunner 245 Music, Forerunner 945/945 LTE, and Forerunner 955/Solar.

Garmin Fenix Series: Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, Fenix 5S Plus, Fenix 5X Plus, Fenix 6 Pro and Sapphire Editions, 6S Pro and Sapphire Editions, 6X Pro and Sapphire Editions.

Garmin D2 Series: Delta PX, Delta S, Delta

Garmin MARQ Series: Captain, Driver, Aviator, Athlete, Adventurer, Commander, Captain American Magic Edition, Golfer

Other Garmin Series: Venu, tactix Delta Sapphire Edition, quatix 6, quatix 6 Titanium, quatix 6X Solar.

Part 2. Get Spotify on Garmin Watch with Premium (Officially)

Spotify is available on some Garmin watches. They have teamed up to bring you a better workout music experience.The Spotify Connect IQ app lives on your Garmin watch, and is tied to your Spotify Premium account. To stream Spotify music to your Garmin watch, first you need to pull up the Garmin Connect IQ app store for your device. Follow the guides step-by-step.

To Use Spotify with Garmin Watch, Tools You’ll Need:
● An active Spotify Premium account.
● A Garmin Watch compatible with Spotify.
● Connect to a Wi-Fi network
● A smartphone with the Garmin Connect app.

2.1 Download and Install Spotify on Garmin Watch

Preparation: Download and install the Spotify Connect IQ app on your Garmin watch. And make sure your smartphone and Garmin Watch are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

Step 1. Open the Connect IQ app on your iPhone or Android phone.

Step 2. Search for the Spotify app and hit ‘Download’.

Step 3. On your Garmin Watch, scroll up to ‘My Music’ > ‘Spotify’. You will see a pop-up message asking you to check the Connect IQ app.

Step 4. In the Connect IQ app, log in to your Spotify Premium account and connect your accounts then click ‘OKAY’ to confirm.

set up Spotify on Garmin Watch

Step 5. Turn back to your Garmin Watch to select ‘Get Started’.

2.2 Listen to Spotify Music on Garmin Watch

Step 1. Open Spotify app on your Garmin Watch and tap ‘Your Library’.

Step 2. Tap ‘Add music & podcasts’, and then tap ‘Add’ to download the songs.

Step 3. Return to ‘Your Library’, press ‘Update Downloads’ to refresh your downloaded playlists and podcasts.

Step 4. Now you can listen to Spotify songs on your Garmin Watch.

Part 3. Play Spotify on Garmin Watch without Premium (Best)

Only the Spotify Premium subscribers are allowed to use Spotify on Garmin Watch. And they can only stream Spotify music on Garmin Watch with a smartphone nearby. Can you listen to Spotify on Garmin Watch without phone? Do you want to play Spotify music on Garmin Watch without Premium? Things just got easier!

Garmin Watches supports to play common audio files, such as MP3 music and M4B audiobooks, and can store up to 500 files if memory allows. It allows you to upload you own local music files for listening on the go. In other words, if you can download and save Spotify music as MP3 files, then you can easily get Spotify on Garmin Watch without a phone and Premium account. Since all music content on Spotify is in DRM encrypted OGG Vorbis format, thereby, you need a third-party tool to break these barriers. Here we highly recommend TunesBank Spotify Music Converter.

TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is the most popular one among tools on the market. Armed with an unique music converting core, it is able to download and convert Spotify songs & playlists to MP3 while removing the ads and DRM protection. Besides MP3, it supports to M4A, FLAC and WAV formats to be compatible with more devices and players.

With a built-in Spotify web player, it doesn’t need the help of any other app like Spotify. It lets you download any song, playlist, artist, podcast from Spotify web with either Free or Premium account. What’s more, it will remain the original music quality (up to 320kbps) and ID3 tags of Spotify tracks in output files. Therefore, you can easily transfer Spotify songs to any Garmin Watches for offline playback.

Complete Guide: Convert Spotify to MP3 for Playback on Garmin Watch

To use Spotify music on your Garmin Watch, please download and install the TunesBank Spotify Music Converter on your Mac/PC. Then use it to convert your Spotify library to MP3 for transferring to your watch.

3.1 Download and Convert Spotify to MP3 with TunesBank

Step 1 Launch TunesBank Spotify Music Converter

Open TunesBank Spotify Music Converter on the desktop. Click “Open the Spotify web player” and login to your Spotify account, either Free or Premium account.

launch TunesBank program on pc

Step 2 Add Spotify Songs/Playlists/Podcasts to TunesBank

When you enter the Spotify web, you can click any song, playlist or podcast, and click the “+” icon in the right side to add the songs.

add spotify songs to program

Step 3 Adjust the Audio Parameters

Go to the menu bar and pick “Output Setting” option. In the pop-up window, you can set the output format, bit rate and sample rate. To get Spotify on Garmin Watch, MP3 format is recommended.

select mp3 as output format

Step 4 Download and Convert Spotify Songs to MP3

Simply press on “Convert” button to let the tool convert all selected Spotify songs to MP3 files, while removing the DRM protection and ads.

start converting spotify music to mp3

When the conversion is finished, go to “Finished” section. Click “View Output File” to find your converted Spotify music files.

view converted Spotify songs

3.2 Transfer Converted Spotify Songs to Garmin Watch

After conversion, you are able to move Spotify Music to Garmin Watch for listening!

Step 1. Add Your Watch in Garmin Express

– Connect your Garmin watch to the computer using USB cable.

– Open Garmin Express, select ‘Get Started’ > ‘+ Add a Device’.

add your watch to Garmin Express

– When the device is found, select ‘Add this Device’ and select ‘Sign in’.

Step 2. Add Spotify MP3 Songs to Your Watch with Garmin Express

– Connect your Garmin watch to the computer with a USB cable.

– Open Garmin Express, click your watch and select ‘Music’.

– Under ‘My Music’, select any songs, Playlists or Podcasts.

add spotify music to Garmin watch

– Tick the checkboxes next to the Spotify MP3 songs and then tap ‘Send to Device’.

– Great! You can now enjoy Spotify music on your Garmin watch without a phone anytime, anywhere!

Part 4. FAQs About Using Spotify With Your Garmin Watch

Q1: Can I stream Spotify music on Garmin Watch without Premium?
Answer: Yes. Please refer to the detailed guide of part 3. You need a third-party tool to convert Spotify to MP3 files for Garmin Watch.

Q2: How do I remove a song from my Garmin Watch?
Answer: You cannot delete a single song from your watch. To do this, please remove the song from your Spotify playlist.

Q3: Why has Spotify stopped working on my Garmin?
Answer: Please check if your Spotify Premium subscription has expired. Spotify music only works on compatible Garmin Watch with an active Premium subscription.

Q4: Why did my playlist disappear from my Garmin Watch?
Answer: There are 3 reasons why your playlists disappear from Garmin Watch:

1) Your Spotify subscription has expired.
2) You exceeded your limit of offline watches.
3) The watch hasn’t been synced over WiFi1 through the Spotify app within the last 15 days.

Q5: Can I play Spotify on my Garmin smartwatch without a phone?
Answer: Yes. By converting Spotify music to MP3 files using TunesBank Spotify Music Converter, you can move Spotify MP3 songs and store them on your Garmin watch as local files.

Q6: How many Spotify songs can I store on my Garmin Watch?
Answer: You can store up to 500 Spotify songs on your Garmin Watch, and listen to them on your watch without a phone nearby.

Final Words

Your Garmin watch doesn’t have Spotify support? Don’t worry, just follow this post. TunesBank Spotify Music Converter does a great job in extracting MP3 from Spotify and makes it easy for you to play Spotify music on smart watches, MP3 players, Fitbit Versa or else. With it, you can easily download Spotify music to MP3 and transfer them to your watch for playing. Why not have a try?

Play Spotify on Garmin Watch without Premium