How to Play Spotify on Garmin Forerunner Watch without Premium

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan. 4, 2020 4:15 PM.
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The rise of running watches with built-in music is offering people the chance to free from giant smartphones when they're out for a jog. Whether you're looking for a smartwatch with music or a Spotify smartwatch, Garmin watch could be an ideal choice for most of sport lovers who want to have a good music experience during your run.

Much of the Garmin watches are now offering the ability to play music straight from the wrist – and even offline sync Spotify. If you're a Spotify Premium subscriber, you can download and listen to playlists on Garmin watches. But here we'll walk you through how to add Spotify music to Garmin Forerunner Watch for offline listening without Premium account.

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Part 1. Download Music from Spotify to MP3
Part 2. Sync Spotify Music to Garmin Forerunner Watch

Part 1. How to Download Spotify Playlists to MP3

Garmin has teamed up with Spotify to offer the offline syncing of playlists to its watches – offering more people than ever the chance to untether from their smartphone and work out uninhibited. However, the feature of listening to Spotify music offline is available for Premium subscribers only instead of all Spotify subscribers.

With the help of a third-party tool like TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you could also download Spotify music to Garmin Watch even though you are a Spotify free user. TunesKit can empower you to download any songs from Spotify and convert Spotify music to common audio formats for listening on any devices.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download any track and playlist from Spotify without premium subscription
  • Remove DRM protection from Spotify music tracks, artists, albums or playlist
  • Convert Spotify songs, artists, album, and playlist to common audio formats
  • Work at 5× faster speed and preserve original audio quality and full ID3 tags
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Just perform the following steps to download Spotify music without Premium

1 Import Spotify Music Songs to TunesKit

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Open TunesKit and it will automatically load the Spotify app. Then you need to log into your Spotify account and navigate to your music library on Spotify. Next, you need to drag and drop your desired Spotify music tracks or playlists to TunesKit interface. Or you could copy and paste the link of the Spotify music or playlist to the search bar of TunesKit.

2 Change the output audio parameters

set output format

You need to go to set the output audio parameters for Spotify music tracks. There are six plain audio formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B for you to choose from. Except for adjusting the audio format, you could adjust bit rate, sample rate, audio channel and so on.

3 Get started ripping Spotify music to MP3

downloading spotify music

Once you've done all of the setting, you could click the "Convert" button to begin to download offline Spotify music tracks or playlists. Wait for a while and TunesKit will move Spotify music tracks to your computer. Finally, you can upload the downloaded Spotify music files to your smartwatches and get smartwatches Spotify offline.

Part 2. How to Transfer Spotify Music to Garmin Forerunner Watch

Before you can send your Spotify music to your device, you must install the Garmin Express application on your computer. Then you could prepare to move all the converted Spotify music songs to Garmin Forerunner Watch by following the below steps for the offline playback of Spotify music to Garmin Forerunner Watch. Here's how.

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1. Connect your watch to your computer by using an included USB cable.
2. Open the "Garmin Express app" on your computer.
3. Choose your Garmin Forerunner Watch from the device list in the "Garmin Express app".
4. Click on the "Music" and select the audio file category (e.g., Songs, Playlists, etc.) from the "My Music" or "iTunes Library" list.
5. Click the checkboxes next to the desired audio files and then click "Send to Device".

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