[Garmin Audible] How to Listen to Audible on Garmin Watch / Garmin GPS Devices
"Can you listen to Audible on Garmin Watch?" Many people want to know the answer. As for Garmin, it is a leading company on all kinds of GPS navigation systems for automotive, outdoor activities and so on. When you are driving, running and whatsoever, these devices will provide guidance to you. Besides, there are a lot of other extra features. For instance, most of them include free apps to stream music as you go. That is to say, you can play music on Garmin Watch and Garmin GPS.
However, Garmin doesn't integrate with the third party audiobooks or players like Audible. So, is there any way to get Audible Garmin Watch and Garmin GPS devices work? The answer is Yes. Please just follow the steps below to get Audible for Garmin Watch / Garmin GPS.
Part 1. Listen to Audible on Garmin GPS with Audible Manager
As we all know, Audible audiobooks are under protection. Usually, users need to authorize their devices before playing Audible audiobooks. Users can install the Audible app to authorize the devices in Android, iOS and Windows 10 devices.
But it is a pity that there is no Audible app for Garmin Watch and Garmin GPS devices. Luckily, there is still an Audible Manager Garmin tool to help you. With Audible Manager, you can transfer Audible books to MP3 players and other devices that can't install the Audible app. With it, you can easily listen to Audible on Garmin Watch/Garmin GPS.
Below is the detailed guide on how to put Audible audiobooks on Garmin GPS via Audible Manager.
Step 1. Purchase and download Audible audiobooks to your computer with the official Audible app.
Step 2. Download and install the Audible Manager for Windows.
Step 3. Connect your Garmin GPS device to the computer via the USB cable.
Step 4. Open Audible Manager. Click "Devices" > "Add New Device".
Step 5. Select "Garmin GPS" on the pop-up window and click "OK". It will start to install the component file to your device and it takes a few minutes. Please wait carefully for it to complete and click "Activate".
Step 6. Now, you should see your model of GPS show up on the Audible Manager. You can choose your audiobooks and click "Add to Devices" to copy Audible for Garmin GPS.
Note: For Garmin Nuvi and Drive users, you can directly play Audible books on Garmin Watch you own. That is because they have the built-in MP3 player and audiobook player. You just need to choose the 'Travel Kit' at the main screen. Then select 'Audible Book Player' to play Audible audiobooks on Garmin.
Part 2. Play Audible on Garmin Watch via DRmare
Audible Manager can't recognize your Garmin GPS devices? If so, it is mostly likely that your device is not compatible.
So, how to fix it? You can turn Audible DRM audiobooks to copyright free files. Then you can get Garmin Audible work in other ways by USB, SD card and so on.
DRmare Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac is an all-in-one tool to convert audiobooks from Audible and iTunes. By removing DRM, you will really own the books. And you can use them for any purposes as you want.
Besides, the DRmare tool can convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 and other audio formats for Garmin. And it can save original audio quality of Audible audiobooks. It also can keep full ID3 tags of Audible books so that you can manage the files easily. And you can split Audible files to small parts you like for using.
Comprehensive DRmare Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac
How to Convert Audible for Garmin Watch via DRmare Audiobook Converter
Wonder how to get Audible books on Garmin Watch? You just follow the steps below. Then you can transfer audiobooks from Audible to Garmin Watch and Garmin GPS Watch for playing.
- Step 1Add Audible DRM audiobook files to DRmare
- You can download and authorize your Audible or iTunes audiobooks on iTunes first. Then open DRmare Audiobook Converter. Click the "Add Files" icon to browse the files. Then import them to DRmare software. In theory, you can add as many files as you want with the batch converting feature.
- Step 2Choose MP3 or AAC format of Audible for Garmin
- The best formats work with Garmin GPS Watch is MP3 or AAC. Please choose the format you want. Besides, you can do a few tweaks on other settings by following the screen wizard if you want. You can alter the codec, audio channel, etc. as you want.
- Step 3Break DRM from Audible audiobooks for Garmin Watch
- At last, you can slightly click the "Convert" button to start to convert all your Audible audiobooks. It won't be long with its surprisingly fast converting speed. But if you have a lot of files, you may just leave the computer to do the converting automatically. And you can set the computer to shut down when the job is done.
- Step 4Listen to Audible on Garmin Watch
By DRmare Audiobook Converter, we'd got local Audible books for Garmin Watch. Here we can move on and see how to play Audible audiobook on Garmin Watch. Below are two methods for you.
Method 1. Move Audible to Garmin Watch via SD Card
Step 1. Plug the SD card into the SD card reader.
Step 2. Put the SD card to your computer's USB port.
Step 3. Locate the local Audible audiobooks on your computer.
Step 4. Copy and move the Audible files to the SD card.
Step 5. Once synced, then unlink the SD card reader from your computer. Then get the SD card off the card reader.
Step 6. Plug the SD card to your Garmin Watch. Then you can enjoy Audible on Garmin Watch with ease.
Method 2. Put Audible Audiobook on Garmin Watch by USB Cable
For Garmin Watch like Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS that has the built-in hard drive, you can get Audible on Garmin devices via the USB cable.
Step 1. Connect your Garmin GPS Watch to your computer.
Step 2. Double-hit 'My Computer' from the desktop. Then you can see the icon of Garmin GPS.
Step 3. Double click the icon of Garmin Watch. Then you will get a new window.
Step 4. Find and drag the local Audible books from your computer to the new window. Then all the files will be in Garmin Watch.
Finally, you can get Garmin Audible work anywhere and anytime offline.
Besides, you can check the Part 1 above to transfer audiobooks via the Garmin Express tool for Garmin GPS Watch.
Part 3. Move Audible to Garmin Watch by Garmin Express App
Garmin Express is a program that can manage Garmin devices. With the Garmin Express app, you can easily move audiobooks to Garmin GPS devices.
Nowadays, some online websites such as LibriVox offer copyright free audiobooks. If you have such kind of audiobooks, you can use the Garmin Express to transfer them to your Garmin devices. It works well on the portable GPS, smart watches and so on. Here we will take Garmin Forerunner NUVI/645/645 Music for example to show you how to play Audible on Garmin Watch.
Note: This way only works for DRM-free Audible audiobooks.
Step 1. Download and install Garmin Express to your Windows or Mac computer.
Step 2. Connect your device to the computer by using an USB cable.
Step 3. Launch the Express application, it will detect your Garmin Smart Watch Forerunner.
Step 4. You can select "Music" on Windows computer. Or choose "iTunes" on Mac. Then browse to find your local DRM-free Audible audiobook files with the format MP3 or AAC.
Step 5. Select the checked boxes in front of the audio files. Then click "Send to Device" to upload audiobooks from Audible to Garmin Forerunner.
Part 4. The Verdict
Among the ways above, the second one is quite convenient. With the DRmare Audiobook Converter, you can easily listen to Audible on Garmin Watch. And you can convert Audible audiobooks to plain audio files for using anywhere and anytime. Besides, you can use this tool to convert iTunes audiobooks, Apple Music and iTunes music for playing offline as well. Now, just try it out and enjoy the audiobooks and music you like.