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Play Spotify music on Garmin Forerunner 245 Music without Premium

Forerunner 245 is a running watch that includes training status to indicate if you're under training or overdoing it, and training plans from Garmin Coach. The Forerunner 245 comes in two different versions—without music storage for $300, and with storage for up to 500 songs for $350. With the second version, you can sync your playlists from select music streaming services — such as Deezer, Amazon Music and Spotify — right to your watch. Forerunner 245 Music can store up to 500 songs. However, this will requires premium subscription.

Is it possoble to sync Spotify playlists without premium? The answer is yes. Here we have found a way.

Sync Spotify playlists to Forerunner 245 Music without Spotify premium

To sync Spotify playlists without premium, you need to download Spotify music to mp3 and then send them to Forerunner 245 as local music.

Before you can send your local music to your device, you must install the Garmin Express application on your computer (www.garmin.com/express). You can load your personal audio files, such as .mp3 and .aac files, to a Forerunner 245 Music device from your computer.

1. Connect the device to your computer using the included USB cable.

2. On your computer, open the Garmin Express application, select your device, and select Music.

TIP: For Windows® computers, you can select and browse to the folder with your audio files. For Apple® computers, the Garmin Express application uses your iTunes® library.

3. In the My Music or iTunes Library list, select an audio file category, such as songs or playlists.

4. Select the checkboxes for the audio files, and select Send to Device.

5. If necessary, in the Forerunner 245 Music list, select a category, select the checkboxes, and select Remove From Device to remove audio files. Listening to Music 1 Hold DOWN from any screen to

Follow below steps to download and save Spotify music to mp3 on your Mac/Windows.

Step 1 Run Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Download and install Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Before you run it, please make sure that you have installed the latest Spotify on your computer. Then launch Ondesoft Spotify Converter, Spotify will be launched automatically.

spotify to mp3 converter

Step 2 Add Spotify songs

Find the songs you want to download, then drag the song, album or playlist to the main interface of Ondesoft Spotify Converter. Or you can click the Add Files button, copy and paste the url of the song to the search box on the bottom of the program. Click the Add button, then songs will be added to the conversion list.

drag&drop spotify songs

All songs in the playlist or albums will be checked by default. You are free to uncheck the tracks you don't want to convert. Then click Add to import all checked songs.

drag&drop spotify songs

3. Choose output settings (optional)

Click the Options button, you will find the song artwork, title, artist, duration and output format on the pop up small window. The default download format is mp3. It also supports downloading Spotify Music as M4A, WAV, FLAC. You can also change bitrate, samplerate according to your needs.

Spotify to mp3, m4a, wav, flac

Step 4 Start Converting

Click the Convert button to start downloading and converting songs. Wait for a few minutes, you can find all converted songs by clicking the History button.

Spotify to mp3

After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify songs, albums or playlists in MP3 format. You can then transfer them to your Forerunner 245 music device with above Garmin Express application on your computer.

Spotify to mp3 converter

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