Most people love to listen to music while they run, work out, or just whenever. Having the ability to stream music through your Smartwatch with services such as Spotify is a must. We have reviewed 3 popular Smartwatch brands and we found that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the best for Spotify.
Determining which smartwatch is best requires a comparison of the different features and consideration of how those features will assist your music preferences when you are out using it. When you can’t get your workout jams up and running, it can really put a damper on your run or your workout.
We chose the Samsun Galaxy Watch 4 because it was specifically designed for runners who need their tunes. Not only is Spotify supported, but other music streaming services are also supported as well.
But don’t just take our word for it. This quick guide will help you evaluate some of the most important features of the Galaxy 4 as well as two other popular smartwatch brands that also provide great features.
Let’s dive in and take a look at each watch one at a time.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
This android watch works with Spotify as well. For those who are using Android phones, this is one of the best smartwatch options for streaming Spotify.
As with the previous option, you will need to first install the Spotify app from the Google Play Store. Again, you must have a Spotify premium account to connect with a smartwatch.
This watch features a whopping 16GB of storage, allowing you to download whole playlists from your Spotify account.
Another great advantage is that the Galaxy Watch 4 has a built-in speaker. If you do not want to connect your earbuds or worry about connecting with your smartphone, all you need to do is download your music and you’re ready to go.
Ready for some truly unique features? The Galaxy Watch 4 even has ECG, WiFi, and LTE connectivity.
This watch was designed with workouts in mind. The watch comes pre-loaded with 90 sports modes so while you’re jamming out to great Spotify music, you can also keep track of your sports sessions or workouts as well. Some specific health-related features include:
- Heart rate monitor
- Irregular heart rate alert
- Sleep tracker
- Sp02 monitor
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
The Garmin Forerunner is specifically designed to be a running watch for both men and women. What’s a good run without some good music?
To enhance your runs and workouts, this watch supports Spotify, a popular music streaming service that allows you to access thousands of songs and create a customized play list to keep you pumped.
You should note that this watch does not come pre-installed with Spotify. It can be installed through the Connect IQ store. After this step, you can access your Spotify account any time you are out running or exercising.
Be aware that in order to use Spotify on any smartwatch, you will need a premium Spotify account. Give yourself some time to learn about navigating Spotify on a smartwatch before heading out on a run, because it is a bit different from using it on your phone.
One of the great features of this watch is that it does come with an internal storage of 3.5GB. This can store about 500 songs offline. That’s enough music to keep your running sessions moving along with a great deal of variety every day.
Be prepared to connect your wireless earbuds as there is not a built-in speaker though. In addition to Spotify, this watch also supports Pandora, Deezer, and Amazon Prime Music.
Apple Watch Series 7
Now, if you are not an Android user, obviously our top pick is not going to work for you. However, we did also love the Apple Watch Series 7. In fact, this is probably the best Apple Smartwatch that also works with Spotify.
You should note that the smartwatch you choose will need to be compatible with the smartphone you use.
Like with our other choices, you will need to install Spotify. The watch pairs with Bluetooth headphones and wireless earbuds. If you want to bypass all that, though, a built-in speaker has you covered.
One great unique feature of this watch is that it comes equipped with a fall detection feature. This makes it a good choice for seniors. Other great features include:
- LTE connectivity
- Irregular heartbeat alert
- Activity trackers
- Sleep monitor
- IP6X rating
When shopping for a smartwatch to use with Spotify, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Don’t expect pre-installed Spotify- You will need to install the Spotify app and you will need a premium Spotify account to use on a smartwatch.
Don’t expect live streaming- Most smartwatches will allow you to download songs from your Spotify premium account, but you will not be able to listen live.
Playlists vs Songs- You should also be aware that you will need to download playlists rather than individual songs.
Built-in speaker VS Bluetooth- Make sure you are aware of which features your watch has. Some have built-in speakers. This means you will not need earbuds or headphones. You can simply listen to your music through the watch. If it does not have a built-in speaker, you will need to connect to wireless earbuds or headphones to listen.
Storage- Pay attention to the storage capabilities of the phone. The storage is what will determine just how many songs you will be able to download. Most smartwatches come with enough storage to download enough songs for your workout, though.
If you are an Android user, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is by far the best smartwatch for streaming Spotify while working out. The combination of huge storage, built-in speakers, and other health features will take your runs and workouts to the next level.
For those using Apple products, the Apple Watch Series 7 also provides many of the same great features for you to enjoy.