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Garmin Forerunner - Spotify audiobooks

I have the 255 Forerunner music version and have previously listened to music playlists and podcasts. Since Spotify recently added audiobooks, I downloaded one that I wanted to listen to on my long runs. But when I go to sync Spotify, there’s no option for audiobooks - only podcasts or playlists. I tried putting the book onot its own playlist, but it only downloaded the first track. I tried with a different book but had the same issue. Wondered if it was a space issue and ended up deleting all my other playlists, but that didn’t solve the issue. Does anyone else have the same watch and experience with this issue? Any idea what I can do to sort this? Thanks


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    It sounds like you're experiencing a limitation with the Spotify sync feature on your Forerunner 255 music version. Unfortunately, it seems the watch might not support audiobooks from Spotify at the moment, only playlists and podcasts. You might want to reach out to Garmin support or check online forums for any potential updates or workarounds regarding audiobook compatibility. Good luck!
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