Garmin is an American multinational technology company founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in America. Due to their development in wearable technology, they have also been competing with activity trackers and smartwatch consumer developers such as Fitbit and Apple. Compared with Fitbit and Apple, Garmin produces different watches for people with different needs. For fitness enthusiasts, listening to music during exercise is also essential. Garmin has taken this into account so that Garmin smartwatches do offer offline support for Spotify, while the Fitbit just offers controls, and Apple now only provides the beta version of the Spotify app on Apple Watch to part of users for testing.
In the following content, we will tell you how to play Spotify songs on Garmin smartwatches, and how to play Spotify on smartwatches without the Spotify Premium account.
The Spotify Connect IQ app lives on your Garmin watch and is tied to your Spotify Premium account. When your watch connects to Wi-Fi, it will sync with Spotify allowing you to select your saved playlists to download. You can download it from Google Play or Apple Store.
Here are the steps of playing Spotify songs on Garmin smartwatches:
Step 1 Download Spotify Connect IQ app.
Step 2 Open Spotify on your watch.
Step 3 Tap Your Library, then Add music & podcasts.
Step 4 Tap Add to download.
You can tap "Update Downloads" under Your Library to refresh your downloaded songs, playlists and podcasts.
Note: Spotify on Garmin smart watch is only for Spotify Premium user. If you do not have a Spotify Premium account, you can’t use Spotify app on Garmin smart watch.
If you are in the following situations: 1. Thinking that other smartwatches are better than Garmin smartwatches, but you still want to listen to Spotify songs on that one. 2. You don’t have a Spotify Premium account, and your Garmin smartwatch has the music storage capability. Then, we advise you to convert Spotify songs as local files in plain format first. Here you are recommended to use NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter. It is an excellent Spotify music downloading and converting tool to record Spotify songs, playlists, podcasts with no need for a Spotify Premium account, and also, you can convert them to MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC with 100% original quality and ID3 tags kept. With its help, you can download Spotify songs as local unencrypted files and transfer them to your smartwatch.
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports both Windows and Mac OS. The following is a detailed tutorial about how to download Spotify songs in MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC format, and transfer Spotify songs to smartwatches and Garmin smartwatches with NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter. Please download this useful tool on your computer first before getting started.
LLaunch NoteBurner Spotify Music converter, and go to record from "Spotify App". To import your music to NoteBurner, please directly drag and drop the playlist from Spotify to the rectangular box of the main interface or you can copy and paste the link and click the button "Add".
Click "Settings" (like a gear icon) in the bottom-left corner to customize the output settings. In Convert Settings, you can choose conversion mode, output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC), bit rate, sample rate and conversion speed. In Output Settings, you could change the output folder, customize the output file name as you prefer.
When finish customization, click "Convert" to start downloading. The songs will be all saved to the output folder.
By clicking the "Converted" (like a clock icon) on the left, and hover your mouse on the song files, there will be a folder icon on the right side, and you can click it to find them. You can also find out the converted Spotify songs in the output folder set in Step 2.
You have successfully downloaded Spotify songs as local files. Now, according to different models, there are many ways to transfer music files to your Smartwatch: you can use the data cable to transfer songs to your smartwatch, or you can use WiFi/Bluetooth function to sync songs to the smartwatch, etc.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.
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