Garmin has launched Spotify onto the Fenix 5 Plus, yes that is right you can now listen to music on your Genix 5 Plus using Spotify and you can download today!
Those with Garmin Fenix 5 Plus devices can now download the new Spotify app from Garmin’s Connect IQ app store. The app brings Spotify integration to the Fenix 5 Plus series, allowing users to download playlists for offline listening.
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus has been on users wrists for just over 2 months now with only Deezer and iHeartRadio as music on your wrist, but users were limited to downloading personal tracks or playlists, but no more.
Spotify comes to Garmin
But now, Spotify joins the music on your wrist on the Fenix 5 Plus series with its own mobile app. When connected to Wi-Fi, premium Spotify subscribers can download playlists to a Fenix 5 Plus watch so they can listen to music without their smartphone nearby. However it does have a limitation, you cannot download tracks or stream music without a smartphone paired because the Fenix 5 Plus does not have a mobile chip like the Apple Watch.
Currently, the Spotify app for Garmin will only work on Fenix 5 Plus devices, but I suspect based on Garmin’s previous record it will be released for other Garmin devices like the Forerunner 645 and the Vivoactive 3 Music fairly quickly. Garmin normally tests new features on one product like and then rolls it out across compatible ranges and I suspect this is the case with Spotify on the Fenix 5 Plus.
Fenix 5 Plus users can download the Spotify app from the Connect IQ store today.