How to play Apple Music on Garmin Smartwatch?
A total of four music streaming services are compatible with Garmin watches: Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, and iHeartRadio. However, Apple Music is not on the list. Although Garmin watches allows you to upload you own local music files for listening on the go, the Apple Music songs you downloaded are not supported since they are DRM protected. However, if you can download Apple Music songs to mp3, you can then upload them to Garmin watches.
What Audio File Types Do Garmin Music Watches Support?
Music compatible fitness watches support several common media file types, such as mp3 (standard music format), m4a, wav and m4b (audiobooks), and can store up to 500 files if memory allows.
NOTE: Protected AAC audio files cannot be transferred to a watch without removing the DRM (Digital Rights Management) designation from the file.
Apple Music songs are DRM protected. If you want to transfer them to Garmin Watches, you need to remove DRM first.
Steps to remove Apple Music DRM and convert Apple Music to MP3
Here we will show you an easy way to download Apple Music songs, albums or playlists to mp3.
2. Ondesoft iTunes Converter automatically loads your entire iTunes library: Music, Movies, TV show, Audiobooks and playlists(including Apple Music playlists).
Ondesoft iTunes Converter is able to convert m4a, m4p songs, m4p/m4b Audiobooks purchased from iTunes store, Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks and Apple Music M4P songs to MP3. In other words, it can convert all iTunes audio file to MP3.
Check songs and Audiobooks you want to convert and customize output file. Besides MP3, Ondesoft iTunes Converter also supports M4A, AC3, AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R, MKA as output format. Customize output song bitrate, sample rate and name format as you like.
3. Click Start Convert and soon you will get DRM-free MP3 files.
4. Upload Apple Music mp3 files from your computer to your Garmin device
- Download the Garmin Express app on your computer.
- Select Get Started, then Add a Device.
- Plug your watch into your computer with the charging cable, select Add Device, and sign into your Garmin account.
- Select the Music option on Garmin Express, click the folder icon to search for the music you’d like to transfer to your Garmin watch,
- Select the local music files or playlists you’d like to transfer, then click Send to Device.
Below you’ll find a list of all the Garmin smartwatches with music capabilities available today.
• Garmin D2 series
• Garmin Fenix 5 Plus series
• Garmin Fenix 6 series
o Includes Garmin Fenix 6 Pro, 6S Pro, 6X Pro, 6 Pro Sapphire, 6S Pro Sapphire, 6X Pro Sapphire, and 6X Pro Solar
o Does not include standard Garmin Fenix 6 or Fenix 6S
• Garmin Forerunner 245 Music (review)
• Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
• Garmin Forerunner 945
• Garmin Legacy Saga Series
• Garmin Legacy Hero Series
• Garmin Venu (review)
• Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music and Vivoactive 3 Music (Verizon)
• Garmin Vivoactive 4 and 4S (review)
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