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Garmin announces new Spotify partnership

You can now enjoy your favourite Spotify playlists on your Garmin

As of today, runners can listen to their favourite offline Spotify playlist without having to take their phone along on their workout.

Garmin International announced a new integration with Spotify at an exclusive media event in New York this afternoon. The service is available on compatible Garmin music watches, starting with the Fenix 5 Plus model, the GPS smartwatch designed for athletes.

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Spotify Premium users with the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus can now sync their playlists to their GPS via WiFi, and listen on the run via the Spotify app on their watch. New users can try Premium for free (conditions apply).

Garmin introduced the Fenix 5 Plus earlier this year. Besides music storage, it features built-in colour maps, Garmin PayTM mobile payments, and technology for determining blood oxygen saturation.