Exercising while listening to music is a great way to get in the zone and to tune out any distractions around you. For fitness enthusiasts who rely on Garmin’s smartwatches to keep track of their activity, you’ll be pleased to learn that Garmin has since announced that they’ll be integrating Spotify into some of its smartwatches.

This means that users will be able to download music from Spotify and store it offline, which means that they won’t need their phones with them while they’re out on a run. Of course this will require a compatible smartwatch such as the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, and also a subscription to Spotify Premium which is needed in order to be able to download music for offline listening.

According to Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales, “Spotify is the most popular music streaming service in the world, and we are excited to collaborate with them to provide our customers with even more ways to listen to their songs while on the go. Whether you’re a rock, pop, classical or country music fan, with access to millions of tracks on Spotify, we know Garmin users will be able to find something that suits their mood.”

The app is now available via the Garmin Connect IQ store so head on over if you’d like to check it out. It is unclear if Spotify integration will eventually find its way to other Garmin fitness trackers or smartwatches, but for now it looks like it will be limited to that one model.

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