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Play Spotify Music on Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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I love music when I'm running, but I do not always want to carry my phone.

Garmin introduced a new running watch that lets you download music for on the go, if Spotify would support this that would make an ideal combination.

Garmin makes some of the best fitness trackers and running watches, but it lagged behind competitors such as Fitbit and TomTom in one key area: Music. None of the company’s devices had local song storage until the release of Forerunner 645 Music that’s featured with the long-waited function: the ability to stream music on the go. This watch has storage with enough room for syncing over up to 500 songs from a computer or downloaded offline playlists from streaming music services like iHeart Radio and Deezer.

But if you were hoping Spotify would be one of those music streaming services, then sadly you're out of luck. Garmin Forerunner 645 Music doesn’t work with Spotify, at least at launch. However that is not the end of the story. What we are discussing here is a simple workaround to enable people to sync and enjoy music from Spotify on Garmin Forerunner 645 Music. If you are also a Garmin Forerunner 645 Music owner and interested in playing Spotify music on this running watch, please read on to find out the answer below.

Play Spotify Music on Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Tool Required: NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

It is well-known that any Spotify music are encrypted with DRM protection which prevents users from taking Spotify music outside of Spotify client. So if you need to sync Spotify music to Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, the help from an powerful Spotify Music DRM Removal tool is necessary.

NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is the best Spotify Music Downloader and Converter to remove DRM from Spotify track. With its help, you can perfectly strip DRM from Spotify songs and convert its DRM-ed music to plain MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format at up to 5X speed. Besides, NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is also well-known for its lossless converting quality. It is capable of downloading or recording Spotify music without damaging the original streaming audio quality.

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  • Remove DRM protection from Spotify music.
  • Convert Spotify Music to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC.
  • Record songs at faster speed with 100% lossless quality kept.
  • Keep ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Burn Spotify music to CD easily.
  • Share Spotify music via Email.

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Part 1: Tutorial on How to Converte Spotify to MP3

The music watches can play the MP3 and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) files. So the following is a detailed tutorial about how to convert Spotify music to MP3. Please download this useful tool on your computer first before getting started.

Step 1: Import Tracks or Playlist from Spotify to Spotify Music Converter for Windows

Launch NoteBurner Spotify Music converter. Click add music button or click center of NoteBurner, then you will see a pop-up window which indicates you to copy and paste the playlist link from Spotify. You can copy and paste the link on the URL window and click "Add". Then you can click "OK" to finish adding tracks.

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Step 2: Choose Output Formats

Click the Setting button on the top-right to choose output format. In Convert settings, you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps). In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.

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Step 3: Start Downloading

When finish customization, click "Convert" button to start downloading. Once the conversion finishes, the DRM will be removed completely from Spotify tracks, and you can import them to Forerunner 645 Music.

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Part 2: Sync Converted Spotify Music to Forerunner 645 Music

Step 1: Connect the device to your computer using the included USB cable.

Step 2: On your computer, open Garmin Express, select your device, and select Music.

Step 3: Find and select the checkboxes for the converted Spotify songs, and select Send to Device.

Wait for some minutes, after the syncing is completed, you can now play the Spotify tracks or playlists on your Forerunner 645 Music.


Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter enables you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.

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