Last October, after adding support for Spotify, Garmin is now increasing the music streaming services its wearables help to include Amazon Music, what’s more, this time, the company is doing a broader rollout. Not only is Amazon Music accessible on Garmin’s high-end units just like the Fenix 5 Plus series, but you may also download the app on reasonably priced models like the Vivoactive 3 Music. Additionally, included in today’s rollout are the Forerunner 245 Music, Forerunner 645 Music and Forerunner 945, in addition to the elegant MARQ collection.
Whichever of the above Garmin model you own, you may download the Amazon Music app today from the Connect IQ store and begin saving your favorite songs and playlists over WiFi. If in case you have access to Amazon Music Unlimited, which is separate from the music service Amazon gives to Prime subscribers, you can select from more than 50 million songs.
For Garmin, the partnership offers it another leg up on indeed one of its greatest opponents. Fitbit has yet to partner with Amazon, not to mention Spotify. Ionic and Versa customers who wish to add music to their Fitbit wearable should both download songs through Deezer or sideload them from their desktop computer. Primarily based on their respective userbases, it is more likely than the average Fitbit owner subscribes to Spotify or Amazon Music than Deezer. And even when the Fitbit app made transferring songs from your laptop seamless, the process feels archaic in 2019.
For Amazon, however, the partnership helps get its music service on more devices. Amazon might want to proceed to expand the reach of Amazon Music if it hopes to match the growth of Spotify and Apple Music. After all, if you’re a Garmin owner, all you care about is that you’ve got another choice for listening to tunes on your next run.