Spotify Comes to the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

The streaming music service finally comes to the popular Garmin device

Spotify is now available on the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus. The new partnership between Garmin and Spotify means you can download playlists directly to your GPS watch and listen to your favorite songs without bringing your phone along on your workout.

The Fenix 5 Plus GPS watches are the newest devices out from Garmin and are some of their most expensive wearables. Music does come on all Fenix 5 Plus models, but music previously had to come from iHeart Radio, Deezer, or personal tracks that were already downloaded.

The Spotify App

Spotify can be downloaded through the Garmin’s Connect IQ app store. Once you are connected to Wi-Fi, premium Spotify members can download playlists to the Fenix 5 Plus and listen without carrying a smartphone around. It should be noted that the Fenix 5 Plus does not have built-in LTE like other smartwatches, so you won’t be able to stream music from Spotify. However, you can download your favorite songs and listen via Bluetooth headphones.

You will need a Spotify Premium account to download tracks so they are available offline. Premium accounts cost about $9.99 a month, or less if you happen to be a student.

If you are in the market for a new GPS watch, the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus costs about $699.99 on the low end and up to $1,149.99 for the titanium and sapphire edition.

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