From the athletics track to the wilderness, soundtrack your journey with Deezer and Garmin.
In this article, we explain some of the basic functions of using Deezer on Garmin, so you can get the most of out it. You will also find our Garmin FAQ on this page.
You’ll need Bluetooth headphones to listen to music on your Garmin.
Before you can start using Deezer on Garmin, you’ll need to connect your Deezer account and download music to your device.
Only paying subscribers (eg Deezer Premium) are able to use Deezer on Garmin.
If you’re new to Deezer, treat yourself to our introductory offer with your new Garmin. Follow the steps indicated on your smartwatch during setup to enjoy the offer.
- Device availability
- How to set up Bluetooth headphones with your Garmin
- How to listen to music on Garmin
- Deezer on Garmin FAQ
- Need more help with your Garmin?
- Play your favorite tracks from our catalog of over 53 million songs
- Listen to your favorite playlists
- Shuffle all your available songs and keep things fresh
- Sync an hour of Flow every day
- Leave your phone at home while you get your fitness fix
Deezer is available on the following Garmin devices:
- Garmin D2 Delta
- Garmin D2 Delta PX
- Garmin D2 Delta S
- Garmin Fenix 5 Plus
- Garmin Fenix 5S Plus
- Garmin Fenix 5X Plus
- Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
- Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music
For more on Garmin’s product availability in your region, visit the official website.
How to set up Bluetooth headphones with your Garmin
For assistance connecting Bluetooth headphones to your Garmin, visit their support page.
Note: Garmin’s support for Bluetooth headphones varies. Headphones with full support will display the volume level when you try to increase/decrease the volume from your Garmin. If headphones can’t connect properly or are only partially supported, then the image +/- is displayed – and in this case, you will only be able to control the volume from your headphones.
How to listen to music on Garmin
After you have downloaded your playlists or Flow, and connected your Garmin to a Bluetooth audio device, you’re ready to go.
For Garmin watches with online support, you can search for and streaming music from Deezer directly.
Selecting Deezer as an audio source
Before you can play content you have downloaded (or want to stream), you must set Deezer as the default audio source.
- Open the music controls or select the Source menu
- Select Source > Deezer
- Select My Music
- Select the music you want to play, and press START
The music source on Garmin always returns to the last service used by you.
Open the Deezer app on your Garmin by going to Manage > Music Providers > Deezer.
At the top you will see Favorite Tracks. Here you can access your 40 most recently favorited songs (ordered from the most recently updated to the oldest).
The My Playlists menu will take you to your playlists. Below it is Flow.
When browsing playlists, they are ordered with the most recently updated playlists at the top. Songs in your playlists are sorted according to how you have sorted them on Deezer.com – for instance, in manual order, A-Z, or by recently added song.
The Shuffle Play button allows you shuffle all songs on your device.
To begin playing a playlist, first select a track, then return to your Garmin’s Home screen.
While music is playing, you can pause/play the track, and select the arrow icons to skip to the next track or previous track.
Returning to a previous track isn’t possible when listening to Flow.
Remember: you can always return your music playback experience by holding the DOWN button (on Forerunner 645 Music, Fenix 5 Plus family) or holding the side button and touching the music icon (on Vivoactive 3 Music).
Tap Shuffle Play to begin listening to all of the songs on your Garmin in shuffle mode – excluding Flow.
You can shuffle just the songs in a playlist, too. First select a playlist and return to your Garmin’s Home screen. Then, select the Shuffle icon to begin playing the playlist in shuffle mode.
Checking your storage space on Garmin
To see how much storage space remains on your Garmin, go to Manage > Music Providers > Deezer > About.
You will see the app version number and its remaining storage space.
Deezer on Garmin FAQ
Can you use multiple Deezer accounts on Garmin?
You can only have one Deezer account linked to one Garmin device at a time.
If you want to add your account to new device, you will first need to remove it from your current Garmin devices. Having multiple Garmin smartwatches paired to one account may cause issues with pairing and syncing.
Can you use Deezer Family sub-profiles on Garmin?
At this time, only the master profile for a Deezer Family account can be linked to Garmin.
What’s the limit to how many songs I can store on Deezer for Garmin?
At the moment, Deezer on Garmin can store a maximum of 500 MB, which is more than 100 songs. If you are attempting to download a playlist with more than 150 songs, or multiple large playlists, you may encounter difficulties syncing.
Can you download your own MP3s to play on Garmin?
At this time, it is also not possible to download MP3s from your personal music library to Deezer on Garmin.
Why can’t I download playlists to my Garmin?
If you’re having issues downloading or syncing with Garmin, see the troubleshooting sections in Setting up Deezer on Garmin.
Why did my Deezer playlists disappear from my Garmin watch?
If you no longer see your playlists on your Garmin, it may be because your Deezer subscription expired, you exceeded your limit of offline devices, or due to another problem with your Deezer account.
Make sure your Garmin is charged and in range of your Wi-Fi network to verify your account status at least once every 15 days.
Can I listen to live radio and podcasts with Deezer on Garmin?
At this time, it’s not possible to listen to live radio or podcasts using Deezer on Garmin.
Need more help with your Garmin?
For more information on using Garmin, visit the Garmin support site.