"Can I get Audible on my Garmin Watch?" Garmin Watch is loved by fitness and outdoor enthusiasts for its features such as GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, fitness tracking, and more. Like other smartwatches, the Garmin Watch also allows you to listen to music on the go. Most Garmin Watch models now support four streaming music services, including Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio. Unfortunately, there is no Garmin Audible app yet.
But don't worry, we'll show you the three best ways to listen to Audible on Garmin Watch/GPS. No matter what your watch is, Garmin Fenix, Garmin Forerunner, Garmin Vivoactive, etc., you can enjoy your favorite Audible audiobooks.
Part 1. How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Garmin Watch/GPS via Audible Manager
Audible Manager is a software application developed by Audible Corporation for managing and transferring Audible audiobooks. It is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. You can use it to transfer audiobooks from Audible Manager to your mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, certain Garmin Watches/GPS, etc. Even better, it lets you easily burn Audible books to CDs.
Please note that not all Garmin devices are compatible with Audible audiobooks, and the specific models supported may vary based on device specifications. Now let's see how to listen to Audible on Garmin devices like Garmin Drive 50/51/60/61.
Section 1. Import Downloaded Audible Books to Audible Manager
Step 1. Start by purchasing the Audible audiobooks you want to listen to on your Garmin device. Then download them to your computer.
Step 2. Download and install the Audible Manager program on your computer.
Step 3. Click "File" > "Add Audio Files" and select the downloaded Audible files from your computer. Then click "Import" and they will be loaded into Audible Manager.
Section 2. Activate and Transfer Audible Books to Garmin Watches/GPS
Step 1. Connect your Garmin device to the computer via a USB cable.
Step 2. Open Audible Manager. Click "Devices" at the top toolbar and then select "Add New Device". Then choose your Garmin device and click "OK".
Step 3. It will start installing the component file to your device. Please wait for it to complete and click "Activate" to activate your Garmin device.
Step 4. Now you can click on any Audible audiobook and click "Add to Devices" to copy Audible to Garmin.
Part 2. How to Listen to Audible on Garmin Watch/GPS by DRmare Audible Converter
As mentioned above, using Audible Manager to transfer Audible books to a Garmin Watch/GPS is only available on a limited number of Garmin devices. So, here we would like to introduce the best solution to make Garmin Audible work, which works with all Garmin Watches and 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 Audible 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 Garmin Watch/GPS offline without hassles.
DRmare Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac
Section 1. Convert Audible for Garmin Watch
Please first install the DRmare Audio 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
- Please first download your books from Audible to iTunes or your computer. Then open DRmare Audiobook Converter. Click the "Add Files" icon at the bottom left to browse and import the Audible audiobook files. Or you can simply drag and drop Audible books to its main interface. 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 at the bottom right 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' icon with a red tip. You can also find them in your computer's 'Converted' folder.
Section 2. Move Converted Audible Books to Garmin Watch/GPS
By DRmare Audio Converter, you got the local Audible books compatible with Garmin Watch/GPS. You can then easily copy them to your Garmin device or any other device. Here are three methods for you.
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 on Garmin Fenix 6, 7, Forerunner, and more.
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 and you can get Audible Garmin Fenix to work offline.
Part 3. How to Use Audible Books 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.
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.
Part 4. FAQs about Audible Garmin Watch/Garmin GPS
Q1: Can You Get Audible on Garmin Watch?
A: There is no Garmin Audible app, but today we have three ways for you to listen to Audible audiobooks on Garmin Watch/GPS.
|Audible Manager||Garmin devices compatible with Audible Manager||⭐️⭐️⭐️|
|DRmare Audible Converter||Any Garmin device compatible with Garmin Express, SD card, or USB cable||⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️|
|Travel Kit||Garmin GPS models with Audible Book Player||⭐️⭐️⭐️|
Q2: Which Music Services Work with Garmin?
A: Garmin Watch works with four streaming music servives, including Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, and iHeartRadio.
Q3: How Do I Transfer Audible Audiobooks to My Garmin GPS Device?
A: To transfer Audible audiobooks to your Garmin GPS device, you will need to convert the audiobook to MP3 format using a third-party software like DRmare Audio Converter. Once the audiobook is in MP3 format, you can copy it to the music folder on your Garmin GPS device and listen to it using the device's built-in MP3 player.
Q4: 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.
Q5: 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.
Part 5. The Verdict
All in all, there are three ways you can listen to Audible on Garmin Watch and GPS. If your Garmin Watch/GPS is compatible with Audible Manager, you can use it to easily transfer downloaded Audible files to your device. If you have the Audible Book player on your Garmin GPS, you can simply access Audible books directly on your GPS. However, Audible Garmin compatibility may vary depending on the device you own. Therefore, we recommend you to use the best tool - DRmare Audible Converter to convert Audible to MP3 files and copy them to your Garmin device using Garmin Express/SD card/USB cable.