How to Listen to Audible on Garmin Watch

By Elle Johnson

Updated on April 28, 2022

“Can you listen to Audible on Garmin Watch?” Are you searching for this on the Internet? Then this post will be very useful to you.

Garmin Watch, a famous smartwatch, has become more and more popular with people for its unique GPS power. Moreover, with a collection of health detection functions and a built-in player, Garmin Watch has received a lot of affection, especially among fitness people. The built-in player enables users to enjoy audiobooks and music while they are doing other things.

Audible now the most popular streaming audiobook, allows people to listen to millions of audiobooks they like. A lot of people like to listen to Audible audiobooks during commuting or while doing exercise. Unfortunately, there is no Audible app for Garmin Watch, thus you cannot use Audible on Garmin Watch directly. However, you can listen to Audible books on Garmin Watch in the introduced three ways in this article.

how to listen to audible on garmin watch

Method 1. Use Audible on Garmin Watch via Audible Manager

The first method to play Audible on Garmin Watch is via Audible Manager. So, you need to install the Audible Manager app and use it to transfer Audible audiobooks to your Garmin Watch. Follow the next steps one by one.

Step 1. Download and install the Audible Manager app on your computer from the official website of Audible.

Step 2. Connect your computer to your Garmin Watch via a USB cable.

Step 3. Launch the Audible Manager app. Click “Devices” > “Add New Device”, and it will pop up a window showing a list of ready devices. Select your Garmin Watch and click “OK”.

select garmin watch as device

Step 4. Right-click your Garmin Watch and click the “Activate” button. And then it will pop up a window to let you log in with your Audible account.

activate audible on garmin watch

Step 5. Select your Audible books and then click the “Add to Device” button to transfer. After the transfer is completed, the selected Audile books will be stored on your Garmin Watch and you can now listen to Audible books on Garmin Watch successfully.

add audible books to garmin watch

Method 2. Listen to Audible on Garmin Watch via AudKit Tool

Although the first method is easy to operate, it’s only for Audible Premium users. Because most Audible books are all AA/AAX format, which makes it impossible to be played on other devices. Therefore, if you are a free user of Audible, you can refer to this method to make Audible Garmin Watch work.

The second method is to convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 format to fit Garmin Watch and then transfer the MP3 format of Audible to your watch by an SD card. To ensure a perfect conversion, you need a professional converter – AudKit Audible AAX Converter.

AudKit Audible Converter can help you convert Audible AA/AAX to all kinds of formats including MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, etc. to fit all kinds of devices at a fast speed of up to 100X. After the conversion, the original sound quality and all ID3 tags of audiobooks will be fully preserved, which gives you a wonderful listening experience. What’s more, the most notable characteristic of this converter is that you can split Audible audiobooks into segments as you want.

audkit audible converter

Key Features of AudKit Audible Converter

  • Convert Audible AA/AAX to Garmin Watch supported formats
  • Keep 100% lossless quality of the converted audiobooks
  • Simply customize audio settings like bitrate, sample rate, etc.
  • Support editing the volume, speed, and pitch of Audible books

After downloading the AudKit Audible Converter on your computer, you can follow the detailed tutorial below to use Audible on your Garmin Watch.

Step 1 Add Audible books to AudKit

add audible to audkit for garmin watch

Go to Audible, drag and drop the Audible books to AudKit. Or you can just click the “Add Files” button at the top of the converter to load and add the Audible files.

Step 2 Choose MP3 format of Audible for Garmin Watch

set audible format for garmin watch

Click the “Format” panel at the bottom of the converter and choose the MP3 format. You can also adjust other parameters on the pop-up window. After the adjustment is completed, click “OK” to confirm.

Step 3 Adjust other settings (optional)

split audible books

Click on each added Audible book, and then it will pop up a window that allows you to split Audible books and edit ID3 tags. If you don’t have the needs, just skip this step.

Step 4 Convert Audible for Garmin Watch

convert audible books for garmin watch

Simply click the “Convert” button and then this smart converter will convert all your added Audible books for Garmin Watch at up to 100X speed. Before the conversion, you can also change the storage folder by clicking the “Menu” bar > “Preference” option > “Convert” button.

Step 5 Transfer Audible to Garmin Watch via SD card

After getting the suitable format of Audible for Garmin Watch, you can import Audible audiobooks to Garmin Watch with an SD Card.

1. Plug an SD card into the SD card reader and then insert the SD card reader into the USB port of your computer.

2. Find the converted Audible books in your computer folder. And then move Audible books to your SD card.

3. Remove the SD card from your computer and insert it into your Garmin Watch. Now you can listen to Audible on Garmin Watch with ease.


Method 3. Play Audible books on Garmin Watch via Garmin Express

The third method is that you can get Audible books on Garmin Watch via Garmin Express. Garmin Express is an app that can manage Garmin devices, you can easily transfer audiobooks to your Garmin Watch. But remember, it only works for already converted Audible books. Or if you have copyright-free audiobooks, you can use this method. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Get the Garmin Express app on your computer.

Step 2. Connect Garmin Watch to your computer via a USB cable.

Step 3. Launch Garmin Express and it will automatically detect your watch.

Step 4. Select the “Music” option on your Windows or select “iTunes” on your Mac. Browse your folder to find the Audible books.

select music option to upload audible books

Step 5. Click the “Send to Devices” option to upload Audible books. After the transfer is completed, you will be able to listen to Audible on Garmin Watch.


Conclusion

The above three methods have made it easy to listen to Audible on Garmin Watch without much effort. If you have subscribed to Audible, then you can choose the first method to play Audible on Garmin Watch for it is the easiest one. If you are a free user of Audible and you want to download Audible books on Garmin Watch for offline listening, then you can use the AudKit Audible Converter to help you. With this professional converter, you can listen to Audible books on any device you want with a wonderful listening experience.

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