How To Connect Airpods To Garmin Forerunner 245

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Are you looking for a reliable way to listen to music while you exercise? The Garmin Forerunner 245 is the perfect device for you. Not only does it track your fitness data, but it also has a music player so that you can listen to your favorite songs while working out. The best part is that you can easily connect your Apple AirPods to the watch and enjoy wireless audio playback!

In this blog post, we’ll cover how to connect your Apple AirPods to your Garmin Forerunner 245. This will enable you to enjoy wireless audio playback and make exercising even more enjoyable.

First, make sure that Bluetooth on the watch is enabled. To do this, hold down the UP button on the watch and select the “Bluetooth” option from the menu. Once Bluetooth is enabled, activate pairing mode on your AirPods by pressing and holding the setup button on them until a white light appears. Then, bring your AirPods within 2 meters of your Garmin device and wait for them to appear in the list of available devices. Select them from the list and confirm that they are connected by checking that a blue light appears on both AirPods.

Once connected, you can now start enjoying music playback through your AirPods! To do this, simply press play/pause on either of your AirPods or use the music controls available on the Forerunner 245 Music player app or through the Sensors & Accessories menu. You can also use voice commands such as “Hey Siri” or “OK Google” if supported by your device in order to control music playback without having to take out or touch your phone or watch.

If you encounter any issues while attempting to connect your Apple AirPods with your Garmin Forerunner 245, try turning off Bluetooth on the watch and then rebooting it before turning Bluetooth back on again and trying again from step one above. If all else fails, reach out to customer service for assistance with troubleshooting any potential connection issues between these two devices.

We hope this guide was helpful in showing you how easy it is to connect Apple AirPods with Garmin Forerunner 245 so that you can enjoy wireless audio playback while exercising!

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Compatibility of Garmin Forerunner 245 With AirPods

Yes, the Garmin Forerunner 245 is compatible with Apple AirPods. When connected, you can listen to music and make/receive phone calls from your watch. Additionally, you can control the AirPods from the watch’s touchscreen or through voice commands. To connect your AirPods to the watch, you will need to pair them via Bluetooth following the on-screen instructions. Once paired, you will be able to enjoy your favorite tunes and stay connected on the go!

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Connecting AirPods Pro to Garmin 245

To connect your AirPods Pro to your Garmin Forerunner 245 Music device, you must first enable Bluetooth on both devices. Bring the AirPods Pro within 2 meters (6.6 feet) of your device and then enable pairing mode on the AirPods Pro by pressing and holding the setup button at the back of the case for a few seconds until the status light starts blinking white. On your Garmin Forerunner 245 Music device, hold up and select, then select “Add New Device” from the menu. Select your AirPods Pro from the list of available devices and follow any further instructions that may appear on the screen to complete the pairing process.

Inability to Connect AirPods to Garmin Watch

If you are having trouble connecting your AirPods to your Garmin watch, it is likely because the Bluetooth connection between them has not been established correctly. To fix this issue, first turn off Bluetooth on your watch, then restart the watch and turn Bluetooth back on. Once the watch is powered back up, put your AirPods into pairing mode and connect them to the watch using either the music controls or the Sensors and Accessories menu. If you still have trouble after this, try resetting your AirPods or contact Garmin for further assistance.

Compatible Headphones for Garmin Forerunner 245

The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music watch is compatible with several types of headphones, including Aftershokz Trekz Air and Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100. Both models are built for Bluetooth performance, offering a reliable connection to ensure you receive your music uninterrupted. Both sets of headphones are lightweight and comfortable to wear, making them perfect for long running sessions or workouts. The Aftershokz Trekz Air provides open-ear design for ambient sound awareness and bone conduction technology that delivers premium audio through the cheekbones. The Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 has an IP57 sweatproof rating which makes them perfect for workouts and running in all conditions, plus they feature on-ear controls that allow you to easily adjust the volume or skip tracks withut having to take your phone out of your pocket.

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Turning On Bluetooth on Garmin Forerunner 245

To turn on Bluetooth on your Garmin Forerunner 245, start by pressing and holding the UP key (middle left key) until you get to the watch menu. Use the DOWN key to scroll down and select “Phone”. Then, scroll down and select “Pair Phone”. This will put your watch into pairing mode so that it can connect with other Bluetooth devices. Once in pairing mode, go to your device’s Bluetooth settings and search for available connections. You should see your Forerunner 245 listed – simply select it to complete the connection.

Enabling AirPods Pairing

To enable AirPods pairing, make sure Bluetooth is turned on, then put both AirPods in their charging case and open the lid. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashes white. This will activate the pairing mode. Then, select your AirPods in the Devices list of your device and click Connect. Once connected, you can start using your AirPods!

Troubleshooting AirPods That Are No Longer Discoverable

Your AirPods may no longer be discoverable if the Bluetooth setting on your device is disabled, or if your AirPods are not fully charged. Additionally, if you have recently updated the software on your device, you may need to repair the connection between your AirPods and device. To do this, put both AirPods in their charging case and open the lid. Then press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until a white light appears. After that, go to Settings > Bluetooth on your device and tap on your AirPods to connect them.

Troubleshooting AirPods that Pair but Do Not Connect

If your AirPods pair but won’t connect, it could be due to a number of reasons. First, make sure that the device you’re trying to pair with has Bluetooth enabled and is updated. Additionally, check to make sure that the AirPods have enough charge and that their firmware is up-to-date. If all of these steps don’t work, try resetting the AirPods. To do this, press and hold the setup button on the back of your charging case for 15 seconds until the status light starts flashing amber. Then open your Bluetooth settings and re-pair your AirPods with your device.


The Garmin Forerunner 245 is an excellent choice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts, thanks to its advanced features that include music capabilities, heart rate monitoring, and GPS tracking. The watch can be paired with Bluetooth headphones such as Apple AirPods, allowing you to listen to your favorite tunes while on the go. If you encounter any audio issues when using AirPods outdoors, you can troubleshoot by turning off the Bluetooth on the watch, rebooting it, then turning it back on and attempting to pair the headphones again. With the Garmin Forerunner 245 at your side, you can stay motivated and reach your fitness goals.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.