Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music finally gets some Spotify app love

Garmin's smartwatch gets another great feature addition
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Vivoactive 3 Music owners can now get in on the Spotify app action. The Spotify Connect IQ app for the watch is available to download now from the Connect IQ store.

You'll need to be a Premium subscriber so you can listen to your music offline. So without taking your phone out with you.

Read this: How to get Spotify on Garmin watches

If you're not a Premium user you'll be able to browse your library on the watch, but you won't get offline access, which is the key thing here.

Support for the popular music streaming service first landed on Garmin's Fenix watches before making it onto its Forerunner 645 Music. With the Vivoactive 3 Music now getting the Spotify compatibility, that completes the watches in the Garmin collection that are capable of offering support for the streaming music service.

Garmin already offers Deezer and iHeartRadio support on several of its running watches, but users have been hankering for Spotify for a long while. And with Garmin adding more features that make its watches less dependent on the phone, like Garmin Pay, Spotify support marks a significant step forward in these ambitions.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music finally gets some Spotify app love

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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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