How to play Apple Music on My Garmin Music Watch
Garmin has partnered with select third party music providers to download playlists to your watch seamlessly. If the music provider you are using has not partnered with Garmin, you may experience problems with some songs or playlists transferring to your watch.
Part 1 Can I Use Apple Music on My Garmin Music Watch?
Apple Music is a subscription-based service similar to services provided by Spotify or Amazon Music. Apple Music is not supported on Garmin music watches, but songs that have been purchased from the iTunes Store are supported on Garmin music watches. You can sync your watch with your Apple iTunes library using Garmin Express on your computer. However, by downloading Apple Music songs to Garmin Music Watch supported format, such as mp3, you can enjoy Apple Music songs on any Garmin Music Watch with music storage, such as Vivoactive 3 Music, Forerunner 645 Music, Fenix 5 Plus, Forerunner 245 Music, etc.
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Part 2 How to Download Apple Music to Garmin Music Watch supported format?
Watches that feature a music player support several common media file types, such as mp3 (standard music format) and m4b (audiobooks), and can store up to 500 files if memory allows.
List of Compatible Audio Formats
- .mp3 Standard non-DRM file format
- . m4a An audio-only .mp4 file used by Apple
- .m4b Audiobook/podcast files1
- .aac Advanced Audio Coding files2
- .adts Audio Data Transport Stream file
- .wav Lossless, uncompressed, CD quality music files
- .m3u Multimedia playlist file
- .m3u8 Multimedia playlist file
- .wpl Windows Media Player playlist file3
- .zpl Multimedia music or playlist file3
- .pls Multimedia playlist file
Apple Music songs you downloaded have .m4p format and are DRM protected. To transfer the downloaded Apple Music songs to a Garmin music watch, you need to remove DRM and convert the songs to above formats, such as mp3.
To download Apple Music songs to DRM-free MP3 format, all you need is Pazu Apple Music Converter , which allows you to download any songs directly from the Apple Music web player and convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, or AIFF format. It works at a very fast speed and supports keeping original audio quality in the output files. Now, follow the steps below to download Apple Music songs to mp3 and transfer them to a Garmin music watch.
Step 1 Sign in Your Apple ID
Download, install and run the latest Pazu Apple Music Converter on your computer.
Click the Sign In button to open the login page and enter your Apple ID info to access your Apple Music library.
Step 2 Customize the Output Settings
Click icon on the top right corner to open the settings window and adjust the output settings. You can change the output format, audio quality, output name, and download location.
What’s more, you can also organize the output files by Artist, Album, Artist/Album, or Album/Artist.
Step 3 Select Tracks to Convert
Click a playlist/artist/album, and click the red Add button to open the converting window. The pop-up window shows all songs in the playlist, select the songs you want to download.
Step 4 Download and Convert Apple Music
Click the Convert button to start converting Apple Music songs.
After converting, click to find all converted songs.
Step 5 Transfer the DRM-free Apple Music MP3 songs to Garmin music watch