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GPS watch with music

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12 Oct
10:36am, 12 Oct 2021
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Badger
I've heard Garmin watches can be picky about headphones. Anyone have advice for Tim there?
12 Oct
10:51am, 12 Oct 2021
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larkim
I can only report that my cheap headphones work fine with volume control working. However a bluetooth speaker that I have (an Alpkit one) when paired with the watch has only 1 volume level that can't be altered no matter what buttons are pressed on the watch.

As I've not tested it out whilst running I can't comment as to whether the signal watch to headphones works robustly or not.
15 Oct
12:53pm, 15 Oct 2021
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larkim
Tried it out running last night. Some occasional bluetooth drop out if my hands dropped lower, mainly due to the design flaw that has the watch on my left wrist and the BT headphones' received on the RHS of my neck. Worked well enough though.
15 Oct
1:25pm, 15 Oct 2021
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cathrobinson
I use the Vivoactive 4 with music. It’s not a fully featured running watch, but it’s enough for me to track cross-training and sometimes go for a walk with no phone and just headphones.

You can even download playlists from subscription services such as Spotify or Deezer.
15 Oct
2:25pm, 15 Oct 2021
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auburnette
I use the vivoactive 4s too (just a smaller face than the 4), it pairs well with all the headphones I've tried.

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About This Thread

Maintained by Tim of Fife
I am a technophobe.

Is there a watch which will give me....

(a) Distance and time run
(b) Access to pre-loaded music.

Thanks

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