Skip navigation links

Garmin rolls out improved health monitoring and user experience with latest software updates


Users can expect enhanced health monitoring, safety and expanded activity profiles with improved accuracy and user experience

Singapore, 26 July 2022 – Garmin today announced the latest software update across a wide range of products that delivers the latest user upgrades to the health monitoring, safety features, expanded activity profiles and optimized user experience. Backed with Garmin’s proprietary Health Science data including advanced sleep monitoring, intensity minutes and fitness age, the software update will deliver an expanded and enhanced list of sports activities, supporting more customer needs for varying active lifestyles and sports preferences, and an added a slew of updates to the user experience for greater day-to-day usability.

Garmin’s health data has the Firstbeat Analytics engine built into the devices to integrate that technology into advanced analytics for wellness and performance, users are able seamlessly utilize the data on their wrist to keep closer tabs on their health, wellness and performance. With a comprehensive suite of data at their fingertips, users can pick up on their own health trends, improve their training, and most importantly, understand their body and health better.

“Garmin strives for innovation. We consistently collect customer feedback on their user experience and how we can improve. We use that information to consistently optimize our software so that we’re able to deliver the best possible user experience with reliable and accurate data when using our smartwatches,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia. “That’s why we’ve insisted on improvements such as regular software updates so that consumers can use our products longer, and long battery lives to support true 24/7 health monitoring and sleep tracking. By doing so, we’re able to ensure that our users can enjoy our products in more aspects of their daily lives.”

The complete list of software updates below:

fēnix 7/ epix/ tactix 7/ quatix 7  Instinct 2   Descent Mk2 Series  fēnix 6/ MARQ/ Enduro/ tactix Delta Solar   Forerunner 945/ 745/ 245M   Venu 2/2S/2 Plus Series   vívomove Sport Series

FĒNIX 7/ EPIX/ TACTIX 7/ QUATIX 7

  1. Newly added sports activities: Horseback Riding, Fishing, Jump Rope (requires download via Connect IQ)
  2. Added Green Contours support to golf. With your active Garmin Golf™ app membership, you can plan your best approach shot and sink your putt with green contour data
  3. Added Acclimation, Pace, Detailed Speed, Bouldering Metrics, Strength Metrics, and Indoor Climbing Metrics to post activity summary UI
  4. Updated Up Ahead feature to support imported GPX file
  5. Added Run/ Walk/ Idle detection to the activity summary page for running activity
  6. Added Goal Streak tracking to Steps widget. allow goal streaks for steps to sync between device and Garmin Connect
  7. Fitness Age display added to User Profile settings
  8. Updated map downloads via Wi-Fi
    1. Added ability to perform Map Manager Wi-Fi map downloads when connected to a computer
    2.  Added download time estimation to Map Manager
    3.  Added support for preloaded maps to be updated via Map Manager (Golf and Ski maps, etc.)
  9. Added new watch face data field types: 3-item data fields, sunrise/sunset, calories, alternate time zones, Body Battery, steps
  10. Added Enhanced Strength functionality, which includes an improved workout preview with a muscle map, improved user interface in free and workout modes, and improvements to the Rep and Weight editing experience
  11. Added backlight keys settings adjustment using touchscreen or button controls
  12. Improvements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging, including a new combined Restlessness score and graph
  13. Added Streak display to Steps widget
  14. Added ability to toggle smart notifications in notifications and alerts menu
  15. Improved ability to modify settings in Garmin Connect mobile app
  16. Updated language translations and bug fixes

INSTINCT 2

  1. Newly added sports activities: Horseback Riding, Tennis, Snowshoeing, Track Run, Pilates and Yoga, Breathwork, Jump Rope (requires download via Connect IQ)
  2. Added support for bike radar and lights
  3. Added the Respiration Rate and Active Calories data fields
  4. Added the new Body Battery, new Intensity Minutes, Respiration widgets
  5. Added watch face data field options for Pulse Ox, Recovery Time, Training Status, 7 Day Load, VO2 Max, and Weekly Run/Bike Distance
  6. Added Run/ Walk/ Idle detection to the activity summary page for running activity
  7. Added Goal Streak tracking for Steps and Floors Climbed widgets
  8. Added Fitness Age display to User Profile settings
  9. Improved ability to modify settings in Garmin Connect mobile app
  10. Added support for Hydration Tracking app (requires download via Connect IQ)
  11. Improvements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging, including a new combined Restlessness score and graph
  12. Improved the Health Snapshot widget to allow hot keys when not in an active health snapshot reading
  13. Other minor improvements and bug fixes

FĒNIX 6/ MARQ/ ENDURO/ TACTIX DELTA SOLAR

  1. Newly added sports activities: Horseback Riding, Jump Rope (requires download via Connect IQ)
  2. Added Enhanced Strength functionality, which includes an improved workout preview with a muscle map, improved user interface in free and workout modes, and improvements to the Rep and Weight editing experience
  3. Updated Incident Detection to better distinguish between supported and unsupported activities
  4. Added Run/ Walk/ Idle detection to the activity summary page for running activity
  5. Added Goal Streak tracking for Steps and Floors Climbed widgets
  6. Added animation to progress arc when viewing the Intensity Minutes widget
  7. Updated support for Shimano Di2
  8. Updated support for Varia RCT 715 widget
  9. Updated inReach messaging to now allow the watch to send messages up to 160 characters in length
  10. Improvements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging, including a new combined Restlessness score and graph
  11. Added support for syncing resting heart rate across devices
  12. Other minor improvements and bug fixes

Descent Mk2 Series: v14.20

  1. Added new Apnea fields for surface and in-dive screens and Completely reworked the Apnea and Apnea Hunt apps: The in-dive screen and up to 5 surface screens are now customizable. The data screens have been reset for these two apps. Added the ability to view hang time, ascent, and descent statistics for Apnea dives in the dive log.
  2. Added a Gas Calculator tool to the Dive Planning app
  3. Added a warning to the NDL calculator in the Dive Planning app when the planned depth exceeds the MOD of the breathing gas
  4. Added Reference Point - Reference Point provides simple bearing and distance information to saved locations, dive sites, and your previous dive’s entry and exit locations (if available).
  5. Improved Apnea apps to continue to search for the first GPS entry location throughout the dive session.
  6. Added the ability to change the last decompression stop depth. You can now choose between 10/15/20 feet or 3/4.5/6 meters. This does not impact safety stops. This feature is also available in the Plan Dive app.
  7. Added the ability to access the main menu and the controls menu while on the dive screens, pre-dive.
  8. Added a new page to the Surface Interval widget to allow seeing detailed no-fly information, including when the timer will expire.
  9. Added the Surface Gradient Factor field as an option for gas dives.
  10. Improved the No-fly time calculation to follow DAN’s most recent guidance:
    1. Single-day no-deco dive is 12 hours.
    2. Repetitive or multi-day no-deco dive is 18 hours.
    3. Decompression dive is 24 hours.
    4. Only dives deeper than 15 feet and longer than 3 minutes trigger no-fly restrictions.
    5. Missed decompression or gauge mode: 48 hours, as before. You can change back to the previous flat 24-hour timer by using the Dive Setup > No Fly setting.
  11. SubWave Upgrade- Added a second page to the Subwave network screen, showing approximate depths of other divers in the network.
  12. Added a simple stopwatch to the Apnea/Apnea Hunt surface loop
  13. Added a “Pop-up” setting for dive depth and time alerts. Dive alerts with this setting off will tone/vibe and blink the depth or time field, but won’t show the normal popup. New alerts for Apnea/Apnea Hunt will default this setting to Off. Existing alerts, and new alerts for the other dive apps, will default this setting On.
  14. Dive logs can now be deleted like other activities. Deleting a dive may cause dive numbers to get out of sync until the next sync with Connect.
  15. Added support for searching Dive POI waypoints by name.
  16. Pulled in changes from fenix 6X/S Pro through version 20.50.
  17. Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

FORERUNNER 945/ 745/ 245 MUSIC (Forerunner 745 will be updated in early August.)

  1. Newly added sports activities: Jump Rope (requires download via Connect IQ)
  2. Added Enhanced Strength functionality, which includes an improved workout preview with a muscle map, improved user interface in free and workout modes, and improvements to the Rep and Weight editing experience
  3. Improvements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging, including a new combined Restlessness score and graph
  4. Added Run/ Walk/ Idle detection to the activity summary page for running activity
  5. Added support for syncing resting heart rate across devices
  6.  Added a new alert to notify the user that the Wrist Heart Rate Sensor is disabled. This alert will be displayed whenever accessing a heart rate-related glance while the wrist heart rate sensor is turned off on the device
  7. Added new notification to inform user that Wi-Fi networks configured to WEP security are no longer supported
  8. Updated support for Shimano Di2
  9. Updated support for Varia RCT 715 widget
  10. Other minor improvements and bug fixes

VENU 2 AND VENU 2 PLUS SERIES

  1. Added new activities: Tennis, Snowshoeing, Pickleball, and Paddle, Jump Rope (requires download via Connect IQ)
  2. Added support for syncing resting heart rate across devices
  3. Added Run/ Walk/ Idle detection to the activity summary page for running activity
  4. Improvements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging, including a new combined Restlessness score and graph
  5. Improved the user experience for Incident Detection and Assistance
  6. Added support for syncing step Goal Streak with Garmin Connect app
  7. Added Voice Assistant volume slider to settings (Venu 2 Plus Only)
  8. Added additional Voice Assistant and Bluetooth calling improvements (Venu 2 Plus Only)
  9.  Fixed a bug where music doesn’t pause when Voice Assistant is activated, and will now resume after the Voice Assistant is completed (Venu 2 Plus Only)
  10. Fixed a bug where users could get stuck on the call page if the phone did not respond to a hang up attempt (Venu 2 Plus Only)
  11. Fixed an issue where invalid distances could be shown on the golf front-middle-back page
  12. Other minor improvements and bug fixes

VÍVOMOVE SPORT SERIES

  1. Improvements made to Safety Tracking feature
  2. Added support for syncing resting heart rate across devices
  3. Added support for syncing step Goal Streak with Garmin Connect app
  4. Added next pose/ move button in Yoga/Pilates activities
  5. Rectified the syncing of the hydration value between device and Garmin Connect app
  6. Improvements to display smart notifications smoothly
  7. Added battery status when connected via USB

 

Download your software updates now:

 Garmin Connect  Garmin Express

 

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized the wellness industry. Committed to developing wearables and health measurement tools that help people of all activity levels lead healthier lives, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com.sg/news/pressroom, or follow us at facebook.com/garminSG, instagram.com/garminsg, youtube.com/GarminSingaporeAsia or garmin.com/en-sg/blog/.

1 Different features will be updated across different models.




Go to 【Pressroom List】