Garmin joins up with Spotify

For wrist takers.

Garmin has announced it is integrating with music streaming service Spotify that allows customers to listen to offline playlists on compatible Garmin music watches.

The collaboration, which was announced at a media event in New York City, lets Garmin customers and Spotify Premium users with a Fēnix 5 Plus series smartwatch store audio, enabling them to download and listen to music offline without having to take a phone along.

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 while on the go,” Garmin vice president of global consumer sales, Dan Bartel said.

“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.”

Spotify Premium account holders can create playlists including all their favorite tracks and then sync the playlists to their compatible Garmin music watch via Wi-Fi. Users can then access their playlists through the Spotify app on their watch to start listening. The Spotify app is available now in the Connect IQ store for the Fenix Plus Series GPS smartwatch.

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