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iHeartRadio Playlist Sync


The iHeartRadio Playlist Sync app allows you to sync your personal and followed playlists from the cloud to your Garmin wearable. Sign up for iHeartRadio All Access to create your own playlists or follow playlists you are excited about. Then download them to your watch over Wi-FI and listen while you work out. Get your free trial to iHeartRadio All Access here: </p><p></p><p>https://www.iheart....

What’s New

- Now supports 500MB of music storage (requires Forerunner 645 Music firmware 3.10)


Companion App

Download on the App Store Android App on Google Play

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • GPS location
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
Average Rating: (15 Ratings)

Brian Cross
04 December 2018 | Version 1.5.2-upd1

Having the same issues many report. Downloaded the App, got the activation code. Set up the iheartradio account put in credit card info for the free trial set up playlist. Then when I go to sync to the watch it is just error messages. I have tried to sync 10 times now while watch is plugged up (that was the first error message, watch needed to be plugged in). Now the it is just an error message unable to sync. So now I have wasted a couple of hours trying to get this going. Luckily it is a free trial period so I don't have any lost money just time. Well it would be nice if there were music options that worked on this phone.

Kamaria Hite-Brown
15 October 2018 | Version 1.5.2-upd1

Sucks. I have my music synced on phone from iHeart radio, put Playlist won't pop up on watch. Disappointed

Shahram Khorsand
28 August 2018 | Version 1.5.1

The whole experience is completely worthless. Unless you buy your music, download it or convert to MP3 and copy over this feature is not valuable at all. iHearRadio doesn't really work well. It fails synchronizing, it fails constantly to login and the synchronization works 1 every 20 times. Forget about blaming internet connection, wifi strength etc. It is just very poor implementation.

Pieter Jonkers
24 August 2018 | Version 1.5.1

Not possible to create a account, does not recognize the zip code

21 August 2018 | Version 1.5.1

Can't sign up to use the app.

Lennard Warnaar
26 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

Can't register an account at - I fill in the fields (zip code 00000 as I'm not in the US) and it just doesn't respond...

23 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

I can't activate. I have just tried to open the web to activate. But i can't login

Developer Reply
24 July 2018, iHeartMedia

What is happening when you go to iHeart to activate?

13 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

I was skeptical about the app with all the negative reviews. I was waiting for the Deezer app to see if that would be better, but who knows if that is ever coming to Garmin. I signed up for IHeartRadio All Access (30 day free trial) and downloaded the app. The app works well. No issue to report. You do need to plug in you watch to the power cable to sync music from WIFI (took about 10-15 minutes to download 45 songs). It is nice to be able to sync the playlists I created from IHeartRadio and use them on my Vivoactive 3 Music when I am running or out for a walk and do not need my phone. Lots of great music on IHeartRadio.

Jake Gustavsson
10 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

After reading reviews I was concerned it wouldn't work. It took a few tries to synch because I was in bad wifi area, but after 3rd attempt it synched perfectly and I was able to get my playlist on my watch and use it for my run. Fenix 5 plus.

Jason Westholm
09 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

Unusable. VivoActive3 Music will not sync playlists. Goes thru motions, ends with message "Some files have not synced"... then no music or playlists at all!

Developer Reply
18 July 2018, iHeartMedia

After the music syncs, have you selected iHeart Radio as your music source in the music player?

05 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

It's not the smoothest experience in the world, but it works, and that's what really matters. The great thing about Garmin is that this will improve over time. It might not always be what you want, exactly when you want it, but issues always seem to get resolved. Thanks for this one !

Rachik Bouanani
15 May 2018 | Version 1.5.0

Complicated, dont work and completely Useless. @Garmin, a bit more effort, this watch is expensive enough to have at least an OK music services.

Bailey Henderlong
12 April 2018 | Version

Really struggling trying to even get the access code required.

Developer Reply
18 July 2018, iHeartMedia

Have you been able to get the access code?

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