Wish you could listen to Spotify without your phone? Until now, you had precious few options. There’s the, an iPod Shuffle-style portable music player that can suck up your Spotify playlists for offline listening. It’s $100. Then there are various high-end smartwatches, like the and certain Garmin ForeRunner models. Those start at around $249 and $350, respectively.
Good news, though:. And right now you can get one of the supported models for a great price: For a limited time, Walmart has the . That’s $30 off the regular price.
I’ve worn a Series 3 for years; it’s chugging along just fine. But I’ve been waiting and waiting for this Spotify capability because I hate having to bring my phone along when I go for a walk or run. Previously you could only stream from the watch — if it had LTE capabilities and service. (Mine has the former, but my carrier, Cricket, doesn’t offer Apple Watch service. In fact, you can get that only from the Big Three.)
Yes, there are plenty of other smartwatches that cost half as much (or less!) and do a lot of the same things. But offline Spotify isn’t one of them. And if you’re an iPhone owner, there’s no better wrist-companion than an Apple Watch. I love it primarily for its support for two-way notifications. I’ll also use it for the occasional phone call when my actual phone is out of reach.
The 38mm display is a hair on the small side, but that really doesn’t bother me. I glance at my watch to check the time and read notifications. And maybe now to start a playlist. How big a screen do I need? (If you do think you’d prefer something larger, Amazon currently has the— though only the silver model, and it’s out of stock until June 3.)
One more option to throw into the mix: The aforementioned(save $50). If you’re an Android user, it might be the better choice.
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