While Garmin has been expanding music support on sport watches, it is now reportedly the first wearable company to launch support for Amazon Music. Subscribers of Amazon Prime can now listen to music on their sports watches without an additional fee, ZDNet reported.
"As the first wearable company to offer Amazon Music, we are excited to collaborate with another key music provider to bring even more listening options to customers around the world,” said Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales Dan Bartel. “Music helps keep us moving during our hardest runs and workouts, and with Amazon Music, there are more than 50 million songs to choose from, so you can stay motivated no matter where your training takes you.”
Amazon Music can be loaded onto the Garmin for free for Amazon Prime subscribers. The service is said to be available on the Connect IQ store for customers with a Forerunner 945, Forerunner 645 Music, Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, Vívoactive 3 Music, Fenix 5 Plus series or MARQ series device.
Support for Amazon Music is said to encompass curated playlists, music stations, personal playlists and more. The report also notes that Garmin clients are eligible for a free trial if they haven’t yet tested Amazon Music Unlimited.
In separate Amazon Music news, reports surfaced earlier this month that students with an Amazon Prime subscription can now get Amazon Music for just 99 cents a month, down from the student price of $4.99. Subscribers can listen to over 50 million songs with Amazon Music Unlimited, per the report.
The Amazon Prime Student membership is discounted 50 percent and comes at a price of $6.49 monthly. Aside from unlimited music, student subscribers also receive free two-day shipping as well as access to Amazon’s video streaming platform.