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Listen to your podcasts on your watch !</p><p>go to</p><p>Select your preferred podcast, build your playlist and your flow, sync and go for a run !</p><p>And it's free !</p><p>Enjoy !</p><p></p><p>• Before you begin, make sure you've configured WiFi in Garmin Express or Garmin Connect Mobile.</p><p></p><p>• Download playrun from the Connect IQ Store onto your compatible Garmin device.</p>

What’s New

1.1.6</p><p>bug fix</p><p>1.1.5</p><p>optimization for venu and vivoactive</p><p>remove forward and backward buttons in player for venu and vivoactive due to Garmin bugs</p><p>1.1.4</p><p>fix an issue when using the player settings menu that prevents playrun connection</p><p>1.1.2</p><p>bug fix</p><p>1.1.0</p><p>Major version, lot of new improvements</p><p></p>

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Average Rating: (42 Ratings)

Johannes Wagner
March 1, 2021

Great Podcastapp!

Michael Malherbe
February 28, 2021

Great, except now I can’t access music on my Fenix 6. Only podcasts ☹️

Developer Reply
February 28, 2021, playrun

Hi, you can select an other music source with the watch menu : menu/music/music source

February 27, 2021

all perfectly! the only thing missing is the speed of playback. at least 1.5x. As I understand it, a standard player in a watch does not know how to do this. Therefore, it is necessary to convert the file on the server and upload the already accelerated file to the device.

February 23, 2021

Amazing app.

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February 21, 2021

Cuesta un poco entender como sincronizar pero una vez lo entiendes es genial

February 20, 2021

Awesome app. Took me a while to figure out that syncing of playlist and flow had to be enabled separately.

Tal Castro
February 19, 2021

Works well, has basically every possible podcast. Thanks!

February 13, 2021

Busco podcasts y no aparecen aunque ponga todos los idiomas, también debería de estar la app en español , y la página web se queda pillada

Wassim Ghliss 🤖
February 11, 2021

Very nice app! Feature request: delete an episode as soon as it is listened + open the app directly on the player screen instead of the menu to resume listening to last episode quickly + add possibility to add a single episode link instead of the RSS of the podcast + I have the impression that the app is re-downloading the existing episodes at each sync ? Thank you

Developer Reply
February 11, 2021, playrun

Hi, Thanks for your feedback. The playlist is here you let you had a single episode of any podcast : the podcast should be added in playrun (if not yet) but not necessarily subscribed or synced , and then from podcast page you can add any episode to the playlist. The episodes are only downloaded once, if it exists on the the watch it isn't downloaded again at next sync. We keep your suggestions for future improvements ! thanks

February 9, 2021

Only one doubt: how are managed files? When an episode is listened, is automatically deleted? If is not, how can I make it? And,last but not least, if is possible to add inthe webapp which episodes are already listened? This app is great, thank you so much!

Developer Reply
February 10, 2021, playrun

Hello, thanks for your feedback. the episodes of the playlist are deleted when you remove them from your playlist on the website. For the flow, only the last episode is kept, others are deleted. For the podcasts, the 3 last episodes are kept, others are deleted. More flexibility will be added in the future.

Roger Pons Funken
January 28, 2021

Love the idea of it but it's sooooo slow transferring the podcasts. With runcasts 1:50 minutes to transfer two episodes, with playrun at 6:00 minutes, only one podcast transferred. Am I doing sth wrong? Thanks!

Developer Reply
January 28, 2021, playrun

Hello, yes, transfert is much slower than what we are use to with our computers our smartphones ;-) This is a technical limitation of very small devices, and all connected watches on the market have small wifi bandwidth. it seems that the paid version of runcast is re-encoding podcast contents by decreasing the podcast quality to decrease the size of the podcast. playrun don't, as transforming and / or hosting podcast contents is not compliant with copyrights. playrun leverages the background sync capability of garmin watches : playrun will automatically sync the content when the watch is plugged and charge.

January 26, 2021

Brilliant app, one small bug: on my forerunner 645 the volume control isn't working, so I can only listen at max volume, so a bit suboptimal but I am sure this can be fixed.

Developer Reply
January 26, 2021, playrun

Hi, the volume is directly managed by the watch, not by playrun. try to restart the watch. It could also be an issue with your bluetooth headset.

January 24, 2021

Perfect App; Easy to handle

January 20, 2021

Супер. Спасибо разработчикам.

Nicola Zanardi
January 16, 2021

Absolutely great app and service

Thomas Xeta
January 14, 2021

Such a great app. Thanks for the work

January 12, 2021

Best app for listening podcasts from watch. Thank you!

January 11, 2021

I just added the app today so the following is my first impression of the UI. I don't know Connect IQ so I'm not sure what's a limitation of the platform. You have to use playrun's website to subscribe to podcasts, setup playlists, or a 'flow'. The download speed is slow, but Garmin watches have 2.4 GHz WiFi and not modern 5 GHz. It gets the job done. The developer also points out that podcasts are much longer than songs, so there's more data to download. It would be convenient if during a sync with Garmin Connect if playrun could use Bluetooth to talk to the phone, and then leverage the phone's faster internet connection. This would also make it possible to sync podcasts while on 4G or 5G such as in a vehicle before beginning a run or bike ride. It would also open the app up to run on more devices than only those with WiFi (although those are probably also the devices with Music features...). At one point I chose to "logout" from the app on my watch. When I logged back in, I had lost all my synced data. This is my fault, but it was unclear that this would happen. It would have been nice to have some sort of warning or notification that this would occur. The app displays the Podcast Cover Art. This is really cool! I kind of wish there was a setting or page to make the art the full screen on the watch. The web UI lets you pick specific episodes, which some of the other podcasts apps don't let you do for free. This is really valuable. I wish that I could get an enumeration of possible episodes and mark some for download from the watch, and then sync such as with Bluetooth as I described earlier. Last point - this app is FREE! Thank you, developer! I want to suggest that you consider open sourcing this app so the community can help grow it and add more cool features.

Developer Reply
January 12, 2021, playrun

thanks for your comment. unfortunately, the Bluetooth connection won't be faster. You can use the wifi tethering of your phone to sync playrun over 4G/5G ;-)

January 9, 2021

Oh my God, finally a decent podcasts app for Garmin. It works smoothly, it's well documented, and it even looks cool. Great job!

January 7, 2021

Great app and best it is free. keep up the good work! Just want to report a bug that regardless of what you set in settings it always start my podcasts from beginning. Some of my podcasts are few hours long and I can only listen to them incrementally so you can imagine it is a bit frustrating to have to start from beginning and fast forwarding hour of content to reach where you were before. I am running on Fenix 6 Sapphire if that’s relevant

Developer Reply
January 8, 2021, playrun

Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, the player isn't always sending the position to the app when stopping. Pause the play before, should record the last position. I hope it helps.

Andy Large
January 2, 2021

This is a stunning app. I am sure development was really hard and the functionality is AMAZING! Just one small bug at the moment : App is not remembering the correct last played marker on each podcast. It does recognise that the podcast is part-played , but gets the location wrong by many many minutes in the past.. Watch : Fenix 5 Plus. Podcast : The Tech Guy (TWIT podcast). If that can be fixed it would be awesome! Thanks!

Developer Reply
January 8, 2021, playrun

Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, the player isn't always sending the position to the app when stopping. Pause the play before, should record the last position. I hope it helps

January 1, 2021

Реально бесплатные подкасты! Все работает на пять с плюсом! ОГРОМНОЕ СПАСИБО РАЗРАБОТЧИКУ!!!

Vijay Ramanan
December 30, 2020

Excellent app. And best of all it's free! Love that it syncs quietly when I charge my Garmin and all my episodes are always updated.

December 27, 2020

Great, clean and functoonal app with no hidden costs. Thanks to the developers!!

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December 26, 2020

Absolutely brilliant!,menu system is amazing, simple to use, looks and runs perfectly with my Fenix 6x,this is staying on my watch for good. I'd highly recommend it. Thanks developer! :-)

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