Garmin watches will now play nice with Amazon Music

New Forerunners, Fenix and Marq watches get the added music support
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Garmin is adding Amazon Music to its collection of music streaming services you can transfer songs from over to your watch and leave that phone behind.

If you're a subscriber to Amazon Music Prime or Unlimited, you'll now be able to download the dedicated app from Garmin's Connect IQ store and sync over tracks and playlists from the store.

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That support will of course only be compatible with Garmin watches that have a built-in music player. So we're talking the Forerunner 245 Music, Forerunner 645 Music, Forerunner 945, Fenix 5 Plus series, Vivoactive 3 Music and Marq watches.

Amazon Music joins Spotify, Deezer and iHeartRadio as streaming services that those watches above all work with. This will actually be the first wearable maker to offer this kind of support for Amazon's music streaming service. If you're an Unlimited subscriber there's 50 million songs on the service, so it's does at least give you more motivating music to choose from if you do have access to it – but subscribers to the more basic Prime Music tier can still get in on the action.

Hopefully that extended music support will also crop up on a host of new Garmin watches that are rumored to be on the horizon. Details and images of the what is believed to be the Vivoactive 4 suggest a successor to the Vivoactive 3 is on the way. There's also details of a new Garmin Venu watch that could be a more premium version of the Vivoactive and new Vivomove hybrid smartwatches.

For those Garmin watches that do exist right now and have music features, you can download the Amazon Music Connect IQ app now and start getting your audio fix.


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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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