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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: (26 Ratings)

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

Mark Dixon
11 October 2018 | Version 1.5.2-upd1

Cant even get started as a UK post code does not fit the zip code requirement. Waste of time

José Antonio Romero Peralta
02 October 2018 | Version 1.5.2

No puedo registrarme en iheart. Por más que lo intento no puedo crearme una cuenta

Taylor Gaynor
18 September 2018 | Version 1.5.2

Went through alllll the steps to get and iheart playlist onto the watch. It doesnt work with my pandora so i had to now get iheart. Well, it doesnt work with iheart either. Syncs the playlist but wont play anything to my buds. Deleted and tried it over and over. Sending it back. Companies should not be able sell crap that doesnt work. Sick of it. I'll carry my phone in my belt and return the $300 heart monitor. Junk

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.

Tom Pelka
27 August 2018 | Version 1.5.1

Well, it's a shame that there's only 1 music service that works. I already have subscriptions to Amazon unlimited, Pandora Premium and Spotify. I really didn't want to sign up for yet another provider.

Dan Brown
26 August 2018 | Version 1.5.1

Absolutely trash first experience. After entering the activation pin it just sits at "connecting to iheart radio" Watch firmware 3.10. Have tried resetting watch. Sat watch right next to the router. I just got an error message of "problem connecting. -- Does this not work in all regions? I see there's talk about a paid subscription plan but this doesn't seem to exist in New Zealand? There's no way to make a playlist from what I can tell (just viewing the website) so most likely is the cause of my issue? This is confusing and frustrating as hell after spending $500 NZD on the watch. Should not be advertised as having this "integration" if it doesn't even work in all regions. So far I feel like I would have been better off getting a slightly older (and smaller) phone, with a data sim card, and just use that for streaming music........ Would have cost the same, and would have had a functional cellphone. ------- Likely hood of returning this vivoactive 3 Music (ha) within the next couple of weeks is high --------------

24 August 2018 | Version 1.5.1

I have 2 networks saved to my device....cannot connect to activate iheart. Network connection error every time. This is an issue.....this is why I bought this watch over a competitors watch.

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.

18 August 2018 | Version 1.5.1

I cannot register I fill email adress password zipcode and year of birth. Click on sign up and it doesn't respond

Alex XE1EE
31 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

No app for México. I can't believe Garmin / Iheart sell a product with no worldwide support or use. I'll have to load old music, pirated on MP3 format to my 645 "music"

Yu Matsui
28 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

I'm having an issue with downloading the complete list of music. Every time I tried to sync, it would stop at 65% mark and eventually gives me an error message saying there was an issue downloading. The partial list of music is downloaded and not the complete list.

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 !

05 July 2018 | Version 1.5.1

No luck getting it to work on my Vivoactive 3 Music. Unable to find WiFi network, and has frozen up my watch when I've tried.

Developer Reply
18 July 2018, iHeartMedia

Which firmware version of the Vivoactive 3 music do you have?

John Dondapati
26 June 2018 | Version 1.5.1

When the Wifi network SSID is not being broadcast, it has trouble connecting to the WIFI. This is very difficult to figure out. The 500MB limit is probably not their fault and imposed by Garmin but I have 14GB on my Fenix 5x plus. What the hell will I use it for if not for music and maps? Please increase the storage limits for the music apps. Also, please document the sync process with a good informative video. This was not easy to do and I am programmer.

Sebastian Villasenor
20 May 2018 | Version 1.5.0

Not sure if its a watch issue or app issue at this point. I have been trying to sync my playlist to this watch for 4 hours now and no success. Complete waste of my time and money. I can't believe this is Garmin's attempt at adding music to a watch.

Developer Reply
18 July 2018, iHeartMedia

Which product do you have, and what is the firmware version? What is happening when you try to sync?

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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