Streaming music from your watch is a chic move and has been increasingly becoming popular. Smartwatches these days offer support for all the popular music streaming platforms including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, and Deezer, but Pandora would be our main focus in this post.
Pandora isn’t supported by many of the famous tech brands. But, we have managed to narrow down some of the high-end smartwatches which are totally compatible with Pandora Streams, and not just that, they have almost every feature that you look for, in a smartwatch.
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5 Best Smartwatches with Pandora Support
Fitbit Versa 3:
The Fitbit Versa 3 is one of the best smartwatches that you can have with so many amazing features such as advanced Sleep tracking, Oxygen saturation level, built-in GPS, and of course, continuous heart rate monitoring.
It comes with a fast-charging magnetic cable and manages to offer 6 days long battery life. However, with GPS and Music streaming, the battery performance is reduced to 12 hours.
Versa 3 has a 1.5 inch larger body as compared to Versa 2. But it offers better resolution and does have a bright screen which makes it perfect to use in a direct sunlight situation.
Now without getting into all the specifics let’s see how it get along with the Pandora Streaming Service
Compatibility with Pandora Streaming service:
So you can play Pandora music on the Versa 3 but there are certain limitations.
In Versa 3 three of your favorite stations (on the smartphone Pandora App) will be auto-synced to your watch when the watch is charging and is connected to a Wi-fi network. These stations will be chosen on the basis of algorithms which means how much you listen to them on the Phone first, and will automatically be replaced by the watch itself.
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The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 are almost the same watches with the difference in ECG tracking, stress sensing, and a skin temperature sensor. Apart from these health features, there are a couple of tweaks in design with the Sense having a more metallic part.
However, the Pandora compatibility and support are the same for both watches, so if that is the only feature if you are looking for a watch, either option will do just fine.
Apple Watch SE:
If you need something under the budget for your iPhone to stream music on Pandora then Apple Watch SE is the perfect guy for you.
Apple has slacked down some of its features to fit it into an average budget. Those features are some of the health care features such as ECG and blood oxygen functionality.
But on the bright side, it has a great design and a solid build with a variety of casing colors like Silver, Gold, and Space Grey.
This watch comes with a Retina LTPO display combined with 1000 nits brightness making it an ideal outdoor watch face.
Although it lacks advanced health features, it does have the essential heart rate sensor, gyroscope, and accelerometer. With these sensors it can track sleep, track burned calories, count steps, and look out for falls with a Fall detection Sensor.
Compatibility with Pandora Streaming Service
You might be wondering how the Apple Watch SE handles music on Pandora.
With Pandora’s new Apple app, you can stream music from your watch when your phone is connected to the watch via Bluetooth. You can also stream music when the phone isn’t around, but both the watch and phone need to be connected to the Wi-Fi.
It gives you the freedom to change, select and play music and podcasts of your choice.
If you have a paid subscription to the Pandora Streaming service then you can listen to your favorite music offline without any cellular Wi-fi. In other words, you can store playbacks right on the Watch when you are out for a run or pumping muscles in the gym.
Apple Watch Series 6:
If you can pay extra, you should go for the Series 6 instead of SE. It is considered the best watch to support the Pandora streaming service.
This Apple watch comes with some advanced health features like ECG tracking and blood oxygen monitoring.
It is the default best watch for iPhone users because of its deep integration with Apple’s ecosystem.
Some of the highlighted features include advanced sports monitoring, a crisp display, wide third-party app support, and GPS-guided workouts.
Good display features are something we cherish when we buy a smartwatch, thanks to the apple series 6 you’ll have a brighter display with a buttery smooth touch experience.
Its lightweight and solo loop band makes it comfortable to wear all day.
Apple Watch Series 6 Compatibility with Pandora Streaming service:
Now let’s stop beating around the bush and get to the point. You might be wondering how this watch experiences on Pandora streaming service.
With Apple Watch 6 you can pause, play and select your favourites. You can also stream on Pandora without a phone nearby. (if you have LTE connectivity)
You might be wondering if you’ll have to keep your iPhone with you all the time in order to enjoy music, Well No! You can listen to your music anywhere you want even without your phone. (If you have a paid subscription to Pandora plans then you can also listen to your streams offline.)
So after extensive research, we managed to find you some of the best smartwatches which are incredibly compatible with Pandora live streams so you can enjoy your favorite music streaming service right from your wrist.
Kevin is a Tech journalist for over a decade. He writes on Wearables, Headphones, and Laptops. When he is not glued to his laptop, You will find him working on exciting projects that include Unboxing new Gadgets, comparing them, and tweaking their hardware.