How to Listen to Audible on Garmin Watch

By Adam Gorden Updated on May 31, 2024

If you've been familiar with smartwatches, you've heard of the Garmin Watch. Garmin is a company that specializes in the development and application of GPS systems and has a proven track record in the field of positioning and navigation. The Garmin Watch is the company's key product launched in 2003, and it has received a lot of attention and popularity among consumers since it was launched. In addition to the excellent positioning function, the watch also has a collection of health detection functions and multimedia playback functions.

Audible is the most popular audiobook streaming service now. From Audible, you can stream millions of audiobooks you like. Many people like to listen to audiobooks on their commute or while doing exercise. So, is it possible to play Audible audiobooks on Garmin Watch? Yes! Scroll down to see how.

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Part 1. Can I Get Audible on My Garmin Watch?

So, you're eager to listen to your favorite Audible audiobooks on your trusty Garmin watch during your workouts or outdoor adventures. While Garmin watches don't have a built-in Audible app, there are workarounds to make it happen. However, it's not as straightforward as downloading an app from the Garmin store. This is because Audible audiobooks come in formats like AA or AAX, which aren't directly compatible with Garmin watches. Additionally, using older methods like Audible Manager may be cumbersome and time-consuming, and it's exclusively for Audible subscribers.

For a simpler and more effective solution, consider using ViWizard Audible Converter. This handy tool allows you to easily convert your Audible audiobooks from the protected AA/AAX formats to more compatible formats like MP3 or M4B. Once converted, you can transfer the audiobooks to your Garmin watch hassle-free via Garmin Express, SD card, or USB cable.

Part 2. How to Get Audible on Garmin Watch

There're several ways you can try to get Audible on your Garmin watch. We recommend Method 2 as it's easier and 100% working.

Method 1: Using Audible Manager

Some users may attempt to transfer downloaded Audible titles to their Garmin watch using Audible Manager. However, this method can be complex and may not yield satisfactory results due to compatibility issues with the AA or AAX formats. If you're feeling adventurous and want to explore this method further, feel free to do so. Just be aware that it might not be the most user-friendly option.

  1. Visit the Audible official website and download the Audible Manager app onto your computer.
  2. audible manager

  3. Connect your Garmin watch to your computer using a USB cable. Then, launch the Audible Manager application.
  4. In the Audible Manager application, navigate to Devices > Add New Device. From the list of devices that appears, select your Garmin watch.
  5. add new device to audible manager

  6. Click "OK" to confirm your Garmin watch selection. On your Garmin watch, confirm the connection by activating it.
  7. After activating your Garmin watch, click the "Active" button in Audible Manager. You'll be prompted to sign in to your Audible account.
  8. activate in audible manager

  9. Now, you can transfer your Audible audiobooks to your Garmin watch. Select the audiobooks you want to add to your device and click "Add to Device." Wait for the transfer process to complete.
  10. add audiobooks to device in audible manager

By following these steps, you can attempt to play Audible audiobooks on your Garmin watch using Audible Manager. Keep in mind that this method may have limitations and may not work seamlessly due to compatibility issues with Garmin watches and the AA/AAX formats.

Method 2: Using ViWizard Audible Converter

Garmin watches are compatible with various media formats, including MP3 and M4B for audiobooks. However, because of DRM protection, transferring Audible audiobooks in AA or AAX formats directly to Garmin watches isn't possible.

ViWizard Audible Converter is a specialized tool crafted for downloading and converting Audible audiobooks into accessible formats like MP3. It offers a wide range of output options such as MP3, M4B, AAC, WAV, WMA, M4R, M4A, FLAC, OGG, and more. Once converted, you can enjoy your audiobooks on any device, including your Garmin watch.

What makes ViWizard stand out is its efficiency. It allows you to download Audible audiobooks at remarkable speeds, up to 100 times faster than conventional methods, all while maintaining top-notch audio quality. Additionally, ViWizard streamlines the process by eliminating the need for extra software installations.

ViWizard also offers convenience. Even if you've forgotten your Audible account details, you can still download any Audible AA/AAX audiobook hassle-free. This ensures a seamless user experience without any barriers.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter

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  • Convert Audible audiobook to unprotected audio formats like MP3
  • Split Audible book into several smaller segments by chapter or by time
  • Support playing Audible audiobooks on any device or media player
  • Handle the conversion of Audible audiobooks up to 100× faster speed

How to Use ViWizard Audible Converter:

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  1. Launch ViWizard Audible Converter on your PC after installation.
  2. Within the ViWizard interface, locate the "Add Files" icon and click on it.
  3. Navigate to the folder on your computer where your Audible audiobooks are stored.
  4. Select the Audible AA or AAX files you want to convert and import them into ViWizard. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop your Audible files from your computer's Audible folder onto the ViWizard interface.
  5. choose output format

  6. After importing your Audible audiobooks, navigate to the "Format" panel at the bottom of the ViWizard interface.
  7. Click on the panel to expand it and select MP3 as the output format.
  8. By default, ViWizard maintains a lossless output, preserving the original audio quality. You can also customize the audio codec, sample rate, and bit rate to your preference.
  9. Click "OK" to save your output settings.
  10. split audible files

  11. If desired, you can break the audiobook into separate files by chapters or time. Click on the "Edit" icon provided in each column of the audiobook file to access editing options.
  12. download audible audiobooks

  13. Once you've configured your output settings and made any desired edits, click the "Convert" button. ViWizard Audible Converter will begin downloading and converting your Audible audiobooks.
  14. The conversion process is optimized for speed, with ViWizard capable of converting audiobooks up to 100 times faster than traditional methods.

How to Transfer Audible to Garmin Watch:

After converting your Audible audiobooks to MP3 format using ViWizard Audible Converter, you now have compatible files that Garmin watches support. There are three ways to add audio files to your Garmin watch: via the Garmin Express app, an SD card, or a USB cable. You can choose the method that suits you best:

  • Option 1: Using Garmin Express

    1. Connect your Garmin watch to your computer using a USB connection.
    2. Launch the Garmin Express app on your PC and wait for it to recognize your device.
    3. On Windows, select "Music"; on Mac, choose "iTunes" from Garmin Express.
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    5. Navigate to the folder where you have saved your DRM-free Audible audiobook files in MP3 format.
    6. Confirm the audiobook files you want to transfer, then select the "Send to Devices" option.
    7. Your Audible audiobooks will now be imported to your Garmin watch, and you'll be able to listen to them on the go.
    8. send to device option on garmin express

  • Option 2: Using an SD Card

    1. Connect an SD card to your computer using an SD card reader.
    2. Copy and paste the converted Audible audiobook files to a new folder on your SD card.
    3. Insert the SD card into your Garmin watch.
    4. You can find the converted Audible audiobook files in the SD card folder and enjoy listening to them on your watch.
  • Option 3: Using a USB Cable

    1. Plug your Garmin watch into your PC using a USB cable.
    2. Open "Computer" or "File Explorer" on your computer and double-click the Garmin drive (the watch appears as a drive on your computer).
    3. Copy and paste or drag and drop the converted Audiobook MP3 files into the Garmin watch folder.
    4. Once done, safely disconnect the Garmin watch from your computer.


Now you may know how to listen to Audible on Garmin Watch in multiple ways. You can choose the methods above based on your need. With the help of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter, you can convert Audible audiobooks to MP3 with lossless quality. Then you can play them on Garmin Watch or any device you like.

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