Garmin adds Spotify to Forerunner 645M

Spotify have produced a CIQ app for selected Garmin devices. It’s  now available for the Forerunner 645 Music

Link to:, follows the same, earlier announcement for the Fenix 5 Plus.

Spotify is a big music streaming service, especially in the EU.

Support is confirmed for offline playlists.


My guess is this VA3M problem will be sorted out very quickly and will be supported before Christmas.

  • Spotify PREMIUM users only
  • Offline storage limits on your watch
  • Requires a paired smartphone
  • It’s not a true end-to-end streaming service. The music/podcast files must be sync’d to your Garmin device either by WiFi or Garmin Connect (mobile, desktop).

The end-to-end problem can only be solved by Garmin releasing a device that contains cellular connectivity (an envisaged Fenix 6 or Forerunner 945 perhaps?). That will come but it is not imminent – Apple Watch and some WearOS devices already do this.


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