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Resolving Google Assistant Connectivity Issues on Garmin Watch After Upgrading to Android 14

  • The guide provides a workaround for Google Assistant issues on Garmin Watch with Android 14.
  • Results may vary, and users should proceed with caution when implementing the solution.
  • The official developers have not yet addressed this issue, and the guide will be updated with any new information.

Google Assistant connectivity problems are frustratingly common for Garmin smartwatch owners after upgrading their Android phones to the latest version 14. While non-Garmin wearables seem to pair properly with Android 14, something appears to be causing a conflict that breaks Assistant features specifically on Garmin devices.

This post will walk through the steps to diagnose and resolve the problem, restoring full voice command functionality through your watch. We’ll cover potential causes, troubleshooting, and a simple but effective workaround that has helped many users get Google Assistant working again on their Garmin watch with an Android 14 phone.

Whether you recently upgraded to Android 14 or bought a new phone already running the latest OS, following this guide should get “Hey Google” and other Assistant voice controls functional again on your Garmin smartwatch. The solution may seem counterintuitive, but many users are reporting success after making a small change to the watch’s Connect app settings. Read on for the full troubleshooting instructions and details on this workaround.

Resolving Google Assistant Connectivity Issues on Garmin Watch After Upgrading to Android 14

How to Resolve Google Assistant Issues on Garmin Watch with Android 14

If you’re facing problems with Google Assistant on your Garmin Watch after updating to Android 14, there is a solution that has been effective for users. Follow these steps to fix the issue:

  1. Open your Android device’s Settings.
  2. Scroll down and select “Sound & Vibration.”
  3. Look for “Spatial Audio” and tap on it.
  4. If you’re using wired earphones, simply enable the toggle next to “Spatial Audio for wired earphones.”
  5. If you have wireless earbuds or headphones, tap on “Connect device settings.”
  6. Then, tap on the settings icon next to your earbuds or headphones and enable “Spatial Audio.”

Enabling Spatial Audio to Resolve Google Assistant Issues on Garmin Watch with Android 14

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the problem and have Google Assistant working smoothly on your Garmin Watch with Android 14.


Enabling Spatial Audio is a temporary fix that should get your Google Assistant working on your Garmin Watch when connected to an Android 14 device. It’s worth noting that the official developers have not acknowledged this issue or provided an estimated time for a fix. We will keep this guide updated with any developments on this matter. In the meantime, the workarounds mentioned here are your best options for resolving the problem.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is intended to offer a workaround to the issue of Google Assistant not working on Garmin Watch with Android 14. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of the solution, it’s important to understand that technology and software can vary, and results may differ based on your specific device and software configuration. We are not responsible for any potential side effects or problems that may arise from following these steps. It is recommended to exercise caution and consider backup options before making any significant changes to your device’s settings. Additionally, please be aware that the official developers have not yet addressed this issue. We will update this guide as new information becomes available. Users should use these workarounds at their own discretion, understanding that they are temporary solutions in the absence of an official fix.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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