How to Play Music from Tidal on Garmin Watch

"Among the smartwatches in the market, I prefer to Garmin Watch and want to use it to listen to music while doing sports. So I bought a Garmin Watch recently. But I want to know how to play Tidal music on Garmin watch. I am a Tidal user, but the Garmin Watch doesn't support Tidal currently. What should I do now? Is here anyone has any idea on fixing it?"

Though Tidal is not available on Garmin Watch now, you don't need to worry. There are many solutions for you to fix it. But in this post, we would like to recommend the best way for you to play music from Tidal on Garmin Watch. Please go ahead and see how to do.

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Part 1. Best Tool to Get Tidal on Garmin Watch

As for Garmin Watch, it allows users to move local music into it for playing. That is to say, we just need to import the local Tidal audios to Garmin Watch for using. But to get the local Tidal music, a third-party tool is needed, because Tidal music files are protected which can't be used on other devices like Garmin Watch, etc. directly.

Here we will introduce the best tool for you to get Tidal music as local files on your computer, then transfer them to Garmin Watch. This tool is DRmare Tidal Music Converter, which can convert Tidal to FLAC, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.

What's more, you can set other audio parameters of Tidal music like bit rate, sample rate, etc. for better listening experience on Garmin Watch. And then you can save the Tidal audios to your computer after converting and import them to Garmin Watch for listening.

DRmare Tidal Music Converter

drmare tidal to mp3 converter
  • Convert Tidal songs quickly, just in a few clicks
  • Batch convert multiple Tidal audios with high audio quality
  • Support output format like M4A, AAC, WAV, MP3, FLAC, M4B
  • Transfer Tidal to Garmin Watch for offline playback

Part 2. Convert and Play Tidal on Garmin Watch

To convert Tidal for Garmin Watch, please install DRmare Tidal Music Converter onto your computer first. Then make sure that your Tidal account is still valid. After that, you could follow the tutorial below to start convert Tidal music and play music from Tidal on Garmin.

Step 1Copy & paste Tidal tracks to DRmare program
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Now open the DRmare Tidal Music Converter from your computer's desktop. You will see the Tidal app is loaded automatically at the same time. Then enter to Tidal app and find the tracks you'd like to convert for playing on Garmin Watch. When found the tracks, then copy and paste the track's link. And then go to the main interface of DRmare and put the link on the search box. Next, hit the '+' to load the Tidal track.
Step 2Set Tidal output format
define tidal output audio format for garmin
Click the menu icon on the top right of DRmare program. Choose 'Preferences' from the drop-down list. Then hit on 'Convert' option at the new pop-up window. Now you could define your Tidal output audio format, sample rate, bit rate, etc. for better listening on Garmin Watch. After then, touch on the 'OK' button to save the settings.
Step 3Convert Tidal for Garmin Watch
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Click on 'Convert' button and then the conversion process will start. After a while, all the imported Tidal tracks will be converted and downloaded as local files onto your computer. To find the Tidal files, you could click the 'Converted' button > 'search' icon and it will show you the place that saved the converted Tidal audios.
Step 4Play music from Tidal on Garmin
put tidal music on garmin watch

At this step, let's see how to put the local Tidal music on Garmin Watch.

Step 1. Download and install the Garmin Express app onto your computer.

Step 2. Once finishing installation, select 'Get Started' > 'Add a Device'.

Step 3. Connect your Garmin Watch with your computer via the USB cable.

Step 4. Choose 'Add Device' and login with your Garmin account.

Step 5. Go to Garmin Express app and choose 'Music' option to find and select converted Tidal music you like to add to Garmin Watch.

Step 6. Once chose the music, hit on 'Send to Device' to sync Tidal to Garmin.

After that, you can listen to music from Tidal on Garmin Watch without any limit.

Part 3. Best Garmin Watch for Your Choice

In this part, we would like to list 4 Garmin Watch for you to choose. Please just take a look at it and learn more, then choose the suitable one for you.

1. Garmin Forerunner 45 - Best for Beginners

The Garmin Forerunner 45 is designed for beginners who want an easy-to-use but smart watch. It has the built-in GPS, activity tracking, heart-rate monitoring and more features. And the battery will last up to 13 hours in GPS mode and 7 days in smartwatch mode. Besides, you can get access to Garmin Coach training plans along with sports apps for cycling, running, yoga, etc. However, the lacks of interchangeable bands of it is a disappointed point.

2. Garmin Fenix 6 - Best for Adventurers

If you like to get one for adventures, the Garmin Fenix 6 should be taken into consideration. It has 10 ATM water resistance plus underwater wrist-based heart rate. And it also has lots of outdoor activity profiles like hiking, snowboarding and more. But it is one of the most expensive Garmin Watch.

3. Garmin Forerunner 245 Music - Best for Music

The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music has the advanced running features but also offers the music playback feature. It can store up to 500 songs, which allows users to load music files to it or get music from Spotify and Deezer. And it has a good battery life. The smartwatch mode can go for 7 days, GPS with music mode lasts 6 hours and GPS without music lasts 24 hours. However, it doesn't have the NFC payment and an altimeter.

4. Garmin Venu - Best for Style

The Garmin Venu is with a glossy AMOLED display and the screen is punchy. It also has the built-in GPS, more than 20 sports modes, heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking, etc. And its battery life still can up to 5 days though it is with AMOLED screen. But there is no doubt that it is a tiny and stylish Garmin Watch.

Posted on Sep 1, 2020 7:40 PM / Post for Tidal Music Tips

Anna Groove

Staff Editor

Anna Groove is an experienced writer of DRmare. She has the full knowledge of enjoying the audio and video better. Tips for enjoying Tidal music and iTunes videos could be found in her articles.