Following combining support for Spotify last October, Garmin is increasing the music streaming services its wearables assist to include Amazon Music. What’s extra, this time around the firm is doing a broader rollout. Not only is Amazon Music accessible on Garmin’s high-end devices like the Fenix 5 Plus series, but you can also obtain the app on affordable 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 ritzy MARQ collection.
Whichever of the above Garmin model you own, you can obtain the Amazon Music app today from the Connect IQ store and start saving your favorite songs and playlists over WiFi. When you have entry 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 gives it one other leg up on one of its biggest rivals. Fitbit has but to companion with Amazon, let alone Spotify. Ionic and Versa customers who wish to add music to their Fitbit wearable must either download songs through Deezer or sideload them from their desktop laptop. Primarily based on their respective userbases, it is extra probably the joint Fitbit owner subscribes to Spotify or Amazon Music than Deezer. And even when the Fitbit app made transferring songs from your computer seamless, the process feels archaic in 2019.
For Amazon, alternatively, the partnership helps get its music service on more devices. Amazon will need to continue to expand the attain of Amazon Music if it hopes to match the growth of Spotify and Apple Music. Of course, for those who’re a Garmin owner, all you care about is that you’ve got another option for listening to tunes on your next run.