There are several series of Garmin watches with different main functions. But basically, they all have satellite functionality, heartbeat monitoring, music functionality, and more. Even better, some Garmin watches support streaming music services, including Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, and more. And what about Audible? Unfortunately, there is no Audible Garmin app right now.
But don't worry, we'll show you how to listen to Audible on Garmin Watch using Garmin's built-in music player. No matter what your watch is, Garmin Fenix, Garmin Forerunner, Garmin Vivoactive, and more, you can enjoy your favorite Audible audiobooks. Plus, we'll guide you through getting Audible audiobooks on Garmin GPS on your car screen.
- Way 1. Get Audible Audiobooks on Garmin GPS via Travel Kit
- Way 2. Play Audible on Garmin Watch via Audible Manager
- Way 3. Move Audible to Garmin via Garmin Express/SD Card/USB Cable
- Comparison of the Three Ways
- FAQs about Audible Garmin Watch/GPS
Way 1. How to Get Audible Audiobooks on Garmin GPS via Travel Kit
Garmin GPS has the ability to download audiobooks and listen to them while driving. Like Garmin nuvi, Garmin Drive, etc., they offer a travel kit that contains useful tools like MP3 player, Audible Book player, and so on. Audible Book Player is an audio player that allows you to play audiobooks from Audible.com. You can directly enjoy Audible content including digital audiobooks, magazines, comedy shows, and online radio shows.
Note: You need to have an Audible subscription.
Step 1. Power your Garmin GPS and choose "Travel Kit" on the main menu.
Step 2. Scroll down and select "Audible Book Player".
Step 3. Then you can "Browse" for what you want to listen to. Simply click on "Play" to start enjoying Audible audiobooks.
Way 2. How to Play Audible on Garmin Watch via Audible Manager
What if your Garmin Watch or GPS doesn't support the Audible Book Player? You can also use the Audible Manager to listen to Audible books on Garmin devices. Audible Manager is designed to transfer Audible books to MP3 players and other devices that can't install the Audible app. It is compatible with Garmin Drive 50/51/60/61 and more. Below is a detailed guide on how Garmin Audible Manager works.
Note: You need to have an Audible subscription.
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 program.
Step 3. Connect your Garmin GPS device to the computer via a USB cable.
Step 4. Open the Audible Manager. Click "Devices" > "Add New Device".
Step 5. Select "your Garmin device" on the pop-up window and click "OK". It will start to install the component file to your device. This will take a few minutes. Please wait for it to complete and click "Activate".
Step 6. Now, you should see your model of Garmin Watch/GPS show up on the Audible Manager. You can choose your audiobooks and click "Add to Devices" to copy Audible for Garmin.
Way 3. How to Move Audible to Garmin Watch via Garmin Express/SD Card/USB Cable
Both of the above are convenient but require a premium Audible subscription. Plus, they only work with a limited number of Garmin devices. So, we are going to show you the best solution on how to listen to Audible on Garmin Watch and Garmin GPS.
Garmin Watch has a built-in music player that supports playing audio files in formats such as MP3, WAV, M4A, and more. So, you can convert Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3, and then import the converted files to your device via Garmin Express, an SD card, or a USB cable. In this case, DRmare Audiobook Converter can perfectly help you do it.
It enables you to convert Audible/iTunes audiobooks to MP3, WAV, M4A, M4B, AAC and FLAC. With a super-fast 30X working speed, it will preserve lossless audio quality and ID3 tags including title, album, artist and more. Once the conversion is complete, you can listen to Audible audiobooks on your Garmin device without a premium Audible subscription.
DRmare Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac
- Batch convert encoded Audible books to common MP3, AAC, etc.
- Split large audiobooks by chapters, by time, etc. as you want
- Keep the original quality while converting at up to 30X faster speed
- Play Audible books on Garmin Watch, Garmin GPS, and any other device
Section 1. How to Convert Audible for Garmin Watch via DRmare Audible Converter
Please first install the DRmare Audiobook Converter on your Windows/Mac computer via the "Download" button above. Then we will show you how to convert Audible audiobooks to Garmin devices-supported audio files.
- Step 1Add Audible audiobook files to DRmare
- You can download your books from Audible or iTunes and authorize them on iTunes first. Then open DRmare Audiobook Converter. Click the "Add Files" icon to browse the Audible audiobook files. Then import them to the DRmare software. You can add as many files as you want with the batch converting feature.
- Step 2Reset output format of Audible for Garmin Watch
- The best formats that work with Garmin GPS/Watch are MP3 and AAC. Please choose the format to convert Audible to MP3 or else. Besides, you can do a few tweaks on other settings by following the screen wizard. You can alter the codec, audio channel, and more as you want. To start the settings, please hit on the 'audio' icon on the DRmare program.
- Step 3Convert Audible audiobooks for Garmin Watch
- At last, you can click the "Convert" button to start converting all your Audible audiobooks. It won't be long with its fast 30X converting speed. When the process is done, you can check the converted Audible books on the DRmare program in the 'history' section.
Section 2. How to Move Converted Audible Books to Garmin Watch
By DRmare Audiobook Converter, you got the local Audible books compatible with Garmin Watch. Here are three methods for you to get Audible on Garmin Watch.
Method 1. By Garmin Express
With the Garmin Express app, you can move copyright-free audiobooks to Garmin GPS devices. In addition to well-converted Audible files, there are some online websites such as LibriVox offer copyright-free audiobooks. If you have such kinds of audiobooks, you can use Garmin Express to transfer them to your Garmin devices.
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 a USB cable.
Step 3. Launch the Express application, it will detect your Garmin Smart Watch Forerunner.
Step 4. You can select "Music" on a Windows computer. Or choose "iTunes" on Mac. Then browse to find your local converted Audible audiobook files in 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.
Method 2. By SD Card
Step 1. Plug an SD card into the SD card reader. Then put it into your computer's USB port.
Step 2. Locate the local Audible audiobooks on your computer. Then copy and paste the Audible files to the SD card.
Step 3. Once synced, unlink the SD card reader from your computer. Then get the SD card off the card reader.
Step 4. Plug the SD card into your Garmin Watch. Then you can enjoy Audible on Garmin Watch with ease.
Method 3. By USB Cable
For Garmin Watch that has a built-in hard drive, you can get Audible on Garmin devices via a USB cable. Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS is one of them.
Step 1. Connect your Garmin GPS Watch to your computer via a USB cable.
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 the 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.
At last, you can get the Garmin Audible to work anywhere and anytime offline.
Part 4. Comparison of the Three Ways
Above we introduced three ways to play Audible on Garmin Watch and Garmin GPS. But what is the difference between them? Which method is best for you? Check out the comparison chart below to help you make a better decision.
|Solutions||Premium Audible Subscription Needed||Support Devices||Score|
|Travel Kit||✔||Garmin GPS models with Audible Book Player||⭐️⭐️⭐️|
|Audible Manager||✔||Garmin devices compatible with Audible Manager||⭐️⭐️⭐️|
|DRmare Audible Converter||✘||Any Garmin device compatible with Garmin Express, SD card, or USB cable||⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️|
It is obvious that using DRmare Audible Converter is the best solution to enjoy Audible books on Garmin devices. Because it doesn't require a premium Audible subscription and works with more Garmin watches and GPS. Actually, if you want to play Audible audiobooks on other incompatible devices like MP3 players, you can seek the help of DRmare Audible Converter.
Part 5. FAQs about Audible Garmin Watch/Garmin GPS
Q1: What Audio Formats Does Garmin Watch Support?
A: Garmin Watch has a built-in music player and it supports multiple plain audio formats like MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B and more.
Q2: What Devices Can Work with Audible?
A: You can get the Audible app on Android/iOS devices, Kindle Oasls 8th - 10th generation, Alexa, Sandisk Clip Jam and so on. Yet, Garmin Watch is not on the list.
Q3: Can I Put Audiobooks on Garmin Watch?
A: You can move songs, audiobooks, podcasts and other music content to your Garmin Watch from your computer via the Garmin Express app. Yet, you can't add protected audio files to the watch.
Q4: Can I Listen to Audible on a Garmin Watch?
A: Until now, there is no Audible app for Garmin Watch. But you can still use the three methods above to get Audible audiobooks on a Garmin Watch. The recommended way is to use the DRmare Audible Converter to save Audible to common audio files. Then you can move Audible audiobooks to Garmin Watch for listening offline.
Part 6. The Verdict
Today we show you three ways to listen to Audible audiobooks on Garmin Watch/Garmin GPS. Of the three methods, using a travel kit is the easiest method, but it only works with Garmin GPS compatible with the Audible Book Player.
You can also sync Audible audiobooks to your Garmin devices through Audible Manager. But Audible Manager is also only available on a limited number of Garmin models.
Therefore, the best way is to use DRmare Audiobook Converter to convert Audible audiobooks to pure audio files for use anytime and anywhere. It does not require a premium Audible subscription and works with any Garmin model.
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