How to Connect AirPods to Garmin Watch Venu, Fenix & More? EXPLAINED

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Connecting AirPods to Garmin Watch is crucial if you want to tap into features like offline listening while working out without carrying a phone at all times.

How to connect AirPods to Garmin Watch? Read this post now–the pairing process is incredibly straightforward!

How to pair AirPods to Garmin Watch?How to pair AirPods to Garmin Watch?

Do AirPods Work with Garmin Watches?

Apple AirPods work with all Garmin Music Watches. 

They connect to any device via Bluetooth 4.0, commonly referred to as Bluetooth BLE or Smart Bluetooth. In other words, for your AirPods to function with your Garmin, the watch you're trying to connect with has to support Bluetooth 4.0.

In fact, the technology behind Bluetooth 4.0 differs greatly from that of standard Bluetooth. 

Users can connect their Garmin Watch with external devices like headphones and other accessories by using Bluetooth 4.0 to enable their watch to function as a gateway to other devices.

AirPods and Garmin Watch can work together

AirPods and Garmin Watch can work together

List of Garmin Watches Compatible with AirPods

The following is a list of Garmin Watch models that work with AirPods and alternative headsets:

Garmin Series

Model Name

Forerunner

245, 245 Music, 745, 945, 945 LTE

Fenix

Fenix 7, Fenix 7X, Fenix 7S, Fenix 6, Fenix 6S, Fenix 6X

Vivoactive

Vivoactive 4, Vivoactive 4S

Quatix

Quatix 6, Quatix 6X

Venu

Venu 2, Venu 2S, Venu 2 Plus, Venu Sq (Music)

MARQ

Driver, Aviator, Commander, Captain Series, Athlete, Adventurer, Golfer

Descent

Mk2S, Mk2, Mk2i

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How to Connect AirPods to Garmin Watch?

Follow the following steps to pair AirPods with Garmin forerunner as well as other models:

Step 1: Enable Pairing Mode on AirPods

Place your AirPods in the charging case to activate pairing mode. When the lid is open, press and hold the setup button on the case's back until the white status light flashes.

Step 2: Connect AirPods to Garmin

Once you’re in Pairing Mode, you’ll need to pair your AirPods with Garmin. On your Garmin Watch, Go to Settings > Sensors > Add New > Headphones.

After that, it will begin searching for headphones that are nearby and ready to connect. To connect, tap the name of your AirPods after it has been found.

How to pair AirPods with Garmin Watch?

How to pair AirPods with Garmin Watch?

Step 3: Verify Connection

The charging case light on the AirPods turns orange upon a successful connection. Additionally, the status will show "Connected" on your Garmin Watch.

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Why Won’t My Garmin Connect to AirPods? Troubleshooting Tips

Try these troubleshooting steps if you encounter problems connecting your AirPods with your Garmin Watch, irregular disconnections, or frequent audio dropouts:

Make sure AirPods are in the range of Garmin Watch

Ensure AirPods are in the range of Garmin Watch

Ensure AirPods are in the range of Garmin Watch

The most recent Bluetooth technology, which has an amazing range of connectivity, is used in the Apple AirPods and Garmin Watches. 

Even so, when attempting to connect, you should hold them quite close to one another so that you may be assured that both devices are within range of one another.

Make sure the pairing mode is enabled

To connect your AirPods with other Bluetooth devices, make sure the pairing mode is turned on. Note that once you successfully pair, the status light will turn orange.

Enable pairing mode AirPods

Enable pairing mode AirPods

Charge AirPods & the charging case

You need to make sure your AirPods and the charging case have enough juice before trying to connect them to your Garmin Watch.

Soft reboot & try connecting again

Any sort of technical issue is generally fixed with a gentle reboot. It removes any buggy processes or software errors that may be the source of connectivity problems.

In such a scenario, restarting your Garmin Watch can resolve the issue. Holding down the power button will cause the watch to switch off and restart. Next, press the same button to turn the watch back on.

Restart Garmin Watch

Restart Garmin Watch

Update your Garmin Watch

AirPods may not connect to Garmin Watches running outdated operating systems. Therefore, verify that you are using the most recent framework version on your Garmin Watch and update it if necessary.

Go to Settings > Select System > Tap "Software Update" to update your Garmin Watch. If an update is available, install it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why do I get audio issues when connecting AirPods to Garmin Watches?
The signal might have trouble maintaining the connection between the two devices while it is outside since there are few walls to rebound on. Besides, your body may obstruct the signal, and the distance between the watch and the AirPods will impact the intensity of the signal.
How to sort audio issues between AirPods and Garmin Watches?
First off, ensure that your AirPods are only connected to the Garmin Watch when you are using them and the Garmin Watch software is up-to-date. Similarly, the firmware should be up-to-date as well.
Can Garmin connect to Bluetooth headphones?
Most Bluetooth-enabled headphones are compatible with your Garmin Watch. Not every headphone feature—like volume control, pause, or skip—works with Garmin Watches. Brands and models will differ in terms of audio quality and Bluetooth range.

Conclusion

This in-depth guide has shown you how to connect AirPods to Garmin Watch in 3 easy steps. Now, you can enjoy your favorite podcasts and tracks on the go, leaving your phone at home.

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  1. Axel Morales

    Axel Morales

    This is a really amazing and helpful content

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    1. Barcodelive

      Happy to help

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  2. Otto Howard

    Otto Howard

    are Garmin watches (in particular Venu sq music edition) compatible with AirPods? Thanks

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    1. Walter Allen

      Walter Allen

      I have Air Pod Pros. Work perfect with FR 945. Somewhat surprisingly, I can still toggle on and off noise cancellation as well as tap to pause, next track, or previous track.

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      1. Keith Davidson

        Keith Davidson

        Yes! Shure! It works fine with my Garmin fr 245

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  3. Heidi Hopkins

    Heidi Hopkins

    Why I still can not connect Airpods to Garmin?

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    1. River Sanders

      River Sanders

      Before I connect my AirPods I turn off the Bluetooth on my phone (so they can’t connect to my phone) then I open the the case & get my watch to pair, that combo seems to work for me.

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      1. Heidi Hopkins

        Heidi Hopkins

        I will try your method

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  4. Selena Fleming

    Selena Fleming

    Yeah, AirPods can connect to Garmin watch. Now I can leave my phone behind and go for a run

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    1. Barcodelive

      Airpods can connect all Bluetooth devices. As long as your device has Bluetooth, you can connect it with Airpods.

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