Garmin Provides 25+ New Options to Fenix 7/Epix/Intuition 2, Shifts to Quarterly Options Updates

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Okay, there’s quite a bit on this put up. So cling on, it’s filled with particulars. First up, is that Garmin began rolling out this week an replace for Fenix 7 & Epix sequence watches, together with some 28-50 totally different new options (relying on the way you wish to depend them). A smaller chunk of those options are additionally being rolled out to the Fenix 6, Forerunner 245, 745, 945, and FR945 LTE, plus extra to the Venu 2 sequence and others.

However extra notably, that is a part of a shift in how Garmin goes to do function updates going ahead. And I feel it’s largely an excellent factor, particularly mixed with another modifications I’ll be writing about within the coming days that present the corporate gathering maturity within the software program improvement cycle that it lacked just some years in the past.

With that, let’s simply get proper into issues.

Oh, truly one fast observe is that, in principle, all of those updates shall be ‘accessible’ to all customers by as we speak. Garmin levels roll out over a couple of days, and that began on Tuesday, and most of those merchandise present they’re at 80-100% rollout availability. In brief, if it’s not displaying for you, attempt once more tomorrow. You’ll be able to pace up the replace course of by immediately plugging into a pc with Garmin Specific. Else, it’ll obtain updates behind the scenes quietly.

Quarterly Launch Cycle:

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With a purpose to perceive the shifts, one in all probability wants to know how Garmin is organized. Throughout the firm, there are a couple of core companies/teams, every protecting totally different product segments. For instance – there’s Outdoor, which covers issues just like the Fenix & Epix watches, but additionally handhelds and even the Garmin inReach sequence. Then there’s Health, which covers biking gear and the Forerunner lineup. After that, there’s Wellness, which covers the Venu/Vivo sequence. There are in fact different non-sporty teams, like Marine and Aviation, however we’ll set these apart for now.

Now whereas all these teams have at all times talked to one another, and used code throughout merchandise, they didn’t actually coordinate launch cycles in any significant method with one another. That meant that the Fenix would get a function in March, after which the Forerunner crew may add it in June, and the Venu crew would come alongside and add some cowbells in August. Or possibly the other. Generally the Vivo/Venu aspect would add new options that will take months to point out up on different gadgets.

Every silo principally danced to their very own beat. To some extent, that’s been okay from a enterprise standpoint, but it surely’s been irritating and complicated for customers. Particularly as corporations like Apple, COROS and Wahoo proceed to concentrate on ‘throughout all gadgets without delay’ updates (to an extent anyhow).

So going ahead, Garmin goes to be focusing its function updates into quarterly launch cycles. This being the primary try at that. In a convention name about it, Garmin emphasised this doesn’t imply bug fixes might want to wait 1 / 4 although. Particularly, head of Garmin’s Venu & Vivo traces, Phil McClendon acknowledged that the corporate will “completely break-off and do bug fixes as regular extra ceaselessly”, which is what already occurs as we speak. Most merchandise see roughly month-to-month firmware updates with bug fixes.

Clearly, not each product is a part of this week’s massive replace. Those taking part on this quarterly get together are:

Garmin Enduro
Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music
Garmin Forerunner 745
Garmin Forerunner 945
Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE
Garmin Fenix 6 Collection
Garmin Fenix 7 Collection
Garmin Epix Collection
Garmin Intuition 2 Collection
Garmin MARQ Collection
Garmin Venu 2/2S/2 Plus Collection
Garmin Vivomove 3/3S/Type/Luxe sequence

Within the case of the Forerunner 945 LTE, its replace is barely not on time a couple of weeks and slated for June.

And naturally, to level out the apparent, not each function goes to each watch. Garmin continues to assign options to watches (each outdated and new) based mostly on how a lot cash they assume they’ll extract from you.

Whereas the corporate has actually gotten vastly higher within the final 2-3 years by way of giving older gadgets firmware updates, undoubtedly there shall be many Fenix 6 homeowners who rightly ask why a few of these Fenix 7 software program options can’t be on their watches too. And positively, if we have a look at the Fenix 6 launch notes since launch, Garmin has added exponentially extra options than any of their opponents ever must that watch since launch. However it doesn’t change the truth that their opponents nonetheless give the looks of higher supporting older {hardware} than Garmin has.

Sleep Replace:

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Okay, earlier than we get into this entire factor, a fast observe concerning the sleep modifications. You’ll discover many of those updates embody new tweaks about sleep modifications. This is applicable to watches with the newer sleep algorithms, principally, any watch you may see the sleep on the watch itself. The tweaks listed here are associated to the sleep rating and restlessness. That is each a change in how they show it, and the way they calculate it.

Specifically, Garmin is altering the weighting of the sub-scores that decide your sleep rating. Inside that, they’re including extra unfavourable weight should you have been stressed, which has the impact of accelerating optimistic weight for deep/REM sleep. In different phrases, beforehand, you possibly can have a reasonably stressed evening, however nonetheless get an total excessive rating in case your different sleep metrics have been fantastic. Now, it extra closely seems on the restlessness components.

This additionally impacts the suggestions they may provide you with, and the wording – going from issues that you simply “want” to do, to issues that they “suggest” you do. In the meantime, on Garmin Join Cellular, you’ll discover that the ‘Motion’ chart is now changed with the under ‘Restlessness’ chart, for these with the under famous gadgets.

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And once more, all of this impacts your sleep scores. Garmin says that should you’re a extra stressed sleeper, you’ll in all probability see a slight shift downwards in your sleep scores. They mentioned particularly, this can have a extra heavy influence for alcohol consumption on scores, as a result of alcohol consumption tends to influence REM sleep length.

The corporate says that finally, the modifications have been made based mostly on having boatloads of information and elevated logging/information with newer gadgets, together with consumer suggestions. In some methods that is much like the wholesale shifts made in Garmin’s Physique Battery algorithms a yr or so in the past, which made it harder to get 100% restoration every evening in Physique Battery. Which most individuals, together with myself, have discovered elevated the perceived accuracy considerably.

Fenix 7 & Epix Updates:

Right here’s the official record, for every thing that has the phrase “Added” in it. Technically talking, if I needed to get extra detailed, that is actually like 45-50 options. For instance, some line objects have a bunch of various issues blended collectively which are actually separate.

– Added palm display screen assist whereas in Join IQ apps.
– Added to and improved capacity to switch settings in Garmin Join cell app.
– Added Journey Race begin and finish time to put up exercise abstract UI.
– Added Acclimation, Tempo, Detailed Pace, Bouldering Metrics, Energy Metrics, and Indoor Climbing Metrics to put up exercise abstract UI.
– Added capacity to carry out Map Supervisor wifi map downloads when connecting to a pc as nicely.
– Added obtain time estimation to map supervisor.
– Added assist for preloaded maps to replace through map supervisor (Golf and Ski maps, and so forth.)
– Added capacity to toggle good notifications in notifications and alerts menu.
– Added capacity to alter the file exercise setting mid-round for Golf.
– Added new watch face information discipline sorts: 1, 2, 3 merchandise uncooked information fields, dawn/sundown, energy, alternate time zones, physique battery, steps.
– Added capacity to return to a Join IQ watch face whereas in an exercise.
– Added immediate when consumer tries to begin a Join IQ app that data an exercise when an exercise is already being recorded.
– Added possibility menu to Coronary heart Price app.
– Added Stamina fields to the Journey Racing exercise.
– Added a message that shows when coronary heart price dependent options are launched when Coronary heart Price monitoring setting is disabled.
– Added immediate when accessing PulseOx look when wrist coronary heart price is turned off.
– Added Health Age show to Person Profile settings.
– Added Streak show to Steps widget.
– Added Join IQ System 5 assist.
– Added Fish exercise.
– Added Inexperienced Contours assist to golf.
– Added Horseback Driving exercise.
– Added assist for TM2 place formatting.
– Added a aspect choices menu to the sleep widget.
– Added Compass settings to the Journey Race choices menu.
– Added assist for the next Prolonged Show information fields: Stamina, steps, energetic energy, and battery hours.
– Added Enhanced Energy performance, which incorporates an improved exercise preview with a map of muscle tissue that shall be used, improved Person Interface in free mode and exercises, and enhancements to the Rep and Weight modifying expertise.
– Added capacity to entry motion menus through touchscreen faucet.

There are additionally non-additive modifications, a few of which may be thought of a function replace, others are simply altering the way in which issues are carried out.

– Modified backlight keys setting to Keys and Contact – disabling Backlight response for button presses will now additionally forestall the backlight from responding to Touchscreen enter.
– Modified wording of “Stand” time to “Idle” time.
– Improved preliminary pairing move in some circumstances which might trigger the consumer to be caught on the Garmin Join brand.
– Improved map UI when choosing some extent whereas on the map.
– Improved timer alarm design.
– Improved sleep detection.
– Improved Person Interface (UI) of InReach app.
– Improved energy mode UI.
– Improved contact assist in some locations.
– Enhancements made to map supervisor map obtain.
– Enhancements and fixes made to Well being Snapshot.
– Improved wording of sleep mode contact setting to be “auto” and “off.”
– Eliminated haptic suggestions for watch face information fields that don’t launch something (i.e. “Epix” brand.)
– Up to date assist for Shimano Di2.
– Up to date language translations.

And eventually, there’s a far longer record of bug fixes. I gained’t embody them right here, as a result of I’ve received a variety of issues to record, and this put up is gonna get loopy to learn. However you could find the total record right here.

Garmin Fenix 6/MARQ/Enduro Collection:

Garmin Fenix 6 Collection with these updates:

  • Added assist for Join IQ system 5.
  • Added a brand new tip to tell the consumer every time a brand new emergency contact is added from Garmin Join.
  • Added a brand new tip that may suggest the consumer to reboot the machine if the GPS is unresponsive whereas ready for a repair earlier than an exercise.
  • Added a brand new tip to inform the consumer that the Wrist Coronary heart Price Sensor is disabled. This tip shall be displayed at any time when accessing a heartrate-related look whereas the wrist heartrate sensor is turned off on the machine.
  • Added the Horseback exercise.
  • Added the brand new Easyhunt function to the DogTrack app.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up function. RHR information now will get trued-up so that each one gadgets tied to the identical account may have the identical RHR worth.
  • Added enhanced power performance, which incorporates an improved exercise preview with a map of muscle tissue that shall be used, improved UI in free mode and exercises, and enhancements to the rep and weight modifying expertise.
  • Added animation to progress arc when viewing Depth Minutes widget.
  • Up to date incident detection to raised distinguish between supported and unsupported actions.
  • Up to date inReach messaging to now permit the watch to ship messages as much as 160 characters in size.
  • Up to date assist for Shimano Di2.
  • Enhancements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Enhancements made to Run/Idle detection algorithm, notably when detecting when the consumer has stopped.

Garmin Enduro is getting these updates:

  • Added assist for Join IQ system 5.
  • Added a brand new tip to tell the consumer every time a brand new emergency contact is added from Garmin Join.
  • Added a brand new tip that may suggest the consumer to reboot the machine if the GPS is unresponsive whereas ready for a repair earlier than an exercise.
  • Added a brand new tip to inform the consumer that the Wrist Coronary heart Price Sensor is disabled. This tip shall be displayed at any time when accessing a heartrate-related look whereas the wrist heartrate sensor is turned off on the machine.
  • Added the Horseback exercise.
  • Added the brand new Easyhunt function to the DogTrack app.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up function. RHR information now will get trued-up so that each one gadgets tied to the identical account may have the identical RHR worth.
  • Added enhanced power performance, which incorporates an improved exercise preview with a map of muscle tissue that shall be used, improved UI in free mode and exercises, and enhancements to the rep and weight modifying expertise.
  • Added animation to progress arc when viewing Depth Minutes widget.
  • Up to date incident detection to raised distinguish between supported and unsupported actions.
  • Up to date inReach messaging to now permit the watch to ship messages as much as 160 characters in size.
  • Up to date assist for Shimano Di2.
  • Enhancements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Enhancements made to Run/Idle detection algorithm, notably when detecting when the consumer has stopped.

Garmin MARQ Collection is getting this set:

  • Added assist for Join IQ system 5.
  • Added a brand new tip to tell the consumer every time a brand new emergency contact is added from Garmin Join.
  • Added a brand new tip that may suggest the consumer to reboot the machine if the GPS is unresponsive whereas ready for a repair earlier than an exercise.
  • Added a brand new tip to inform the consumer that the Wrist Coronary heart Price Sensor is disabled. This tip shall be displayed at any time when accessing a heartrate-related look whereas the wrist heartrate sensor is turned off on the machine.
  • Added the Horseback exercise.
  • Added the brand new Easyhunt function to the DogTrack app.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up function. RHR information now will get trued-up so that each one gadgets tied to the identical account may have the identical RHR worth.
  • Added enhanced power performance, which incorporates an improved exercise preview with a map of muscle tissue that shall be used, improved UI in free mode and exercises, and enhancements to the rep and weight modifying expertise.
  • Added animation to progress arc when viewing Depth Minutes widget.
  • Up to date incident detection to raised distinguish between supported and unsupported actions.
  • Up to date inReach messaging to now permit the watch to ship messages as much as 160 characters in size.
  • Up to date assist for Shimano Di2.
  • Enhancements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Enhancements made to Run/Idle detection algorithm, notably when detecting when the consumer has stopped.

Garmin Intuition 2 Collection:

The Intuition 2 sequence will get the next set of 25 new options, plus a pile of enhancements.

  • Added assist for Edge Distant Show.
  • Added assist for bike radar and lights.
  • Added the Breathwork Exercise.
  • Added the Horseback Driving Exercise.
  • Added the Pilates Exercise.
  • Added the Snowshoe Exercise.
  • Added the Tennis Exercise.
  • Added the Observe Run Exercise.
  • Added the Respiration Price information discipline.
  • Added the Lively Energy information discipline.
  • Added the brand new Physique Battery widget.
  • Added the brand new Depth Minutes widget.
  • Added the Respiration Widget.
  • Added the power to disable navigation flip alerts.
  • Added the privateness setting for good notifications.
  • Added customized app logos for good notifications.
  • Added assist for yoga exercises.
  • Added watch face information discipline choices for Pulse OX, Restoration Time, Coaching Standing, 7 Day Load, VO2 Max, and Weekly Run/Bike Distance.
  • Added the brand new incoming name web page.
  • Added run, stroll, and stand detection throughout a run.
  • Added streaks for steps and flooring climbed targets.
  • Added health age.
  • Added the auto lap by place setting.
  • Added energy audio prompts.
  • Added a golf vibration reminder to enter a rating when leaving a gap.
  • Added Actual Time Settings keyboard assist.
  • Improved the delay when going from the watch face in low energy mode to the exercise display screen.
  • Enhancements made to every day exercise recommendations.
  • Enhancements made to on-device sleep monitoring.
  • Enhancements made to PacePro efficiency.
  • Enhancements made to the Actual Time Settings Actions & Apps menu.
  • Improved the well being snapshot web page to permit scorching keys when not in an energetic well being snapshot studying.

I’ve gotta say, the Intuition set alone is principally making it a brand new product. Simply have a look at what number of new sport profiles, including in issues just like the notable Observe Run (beforehand promised, and bike radar/lights connectivity).

Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music:

Right here’s the record of updates for the Forerunner 245 & 245 Music, per the discharge notes:

Forerunner 245 (non-music):

  • Added enhanced power performance, which incorporates improved UI in free mode and exercises, and enhancements to the rep and weight modifying expertise.
  • Enhancements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Enhancements made to Run/Stroll/Idle detection algorithm, notably when detecting when the consumer has stopped.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up function. RHR information now will get trued-up so that each one gadgets tied to the identical account may have the identical RHR worth.
  • Added a brand new tip to inform the consumer that the Wrist Coronary heart Price Sensor is disabled. This tip shall be displayed at any time when accessing a heartrate-related look whereas the wrist heartrate sensor is turned off on the machine.
  • Different minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Forerunner 245 Music:

  • Added enhanced power performance, which incorporates improved UI in free mode and exercises, and enhancements to the rep and weight modifying expertise.
  • Enhancements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Enhancements made to Run/Stroll/Idle detection algorithm, notably when detecting when the consumer has stopped.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up function. RHR information now will get trued-up so that each one gadgets tied to the identical account may have the identical RHR worth.
  • Added new alert to show after this SW replace to tell consumer that Wi-Fi networks configured to WEP safety are not supported.
  • Added a brand new tip to inform the consumer that the Wrist Coronary heart Price Sensor is disabled. This tip shall be displayed at any time when accessing a heartrate-related look whereas the wrist heartrate sensor is turned off on the machine.
  • Different minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Garmin Forerunner 745 & 945 Collection:

And the Forerunner 745:

  • Added enhanced power performance, which incorporates an improved exercise preview with a map of muscle tissue that shall be used, improved UI in free mode and exercises, and enhancements to the rep and weight modifying expertise.
  • Enhancements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Enhancements made to Run/Stroll/Idle detection algorithm, notably when detecting when the consumer has stopped.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up function. RHR information now will get trued-up so that each one gadgets tied to the identical account may have the identical RHR worth.
  • Added new alert to show after this SW replace to tell consumer that Wi-Fi networks configured to WEP safety are not supported.
  • Added a brand new tip to inform the consumer that the Wrist Coronary heart Price Sensor is disabled. This tip shall be displayed at any time when accessing a coronary heart rate-related look whereas the wrist coronary heart price sensor is turned off on the machine.
  • Updates for Shimano Di2 assist.
  • Different minor enhancements and bug fixes.

The Forerunner 945:

  • Added enhanced power performance, which incorporates an improved exercise preview with a map of muscle tissue that shall be used, improved UI in free mode and exercises, and enhancements to the rep and weight modifying expertise.
  • Enhancements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Enhancements made to Run/Stroll/Idle detection algorithm, notably when detecting when the consumer has stopped.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up function. RHR information now will get trued-up so that each one gadgets tied to the identical account may have the identical RHR worth.
  • Added new alert to show after this SW replace to tell consumer that Wi-Fi networks configured to WEP safety are not supported.
  • Added a brand new tip to inform the consumer that the Wrist Coronary heart Price Sensor is disabled. This tip shall be displayed at any time when accessing a heartrate-related look whereas the wrist heartrate sensor is turned off on the machine.
  • Updates for Shimano Di2 assist.
  • Different minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Bear in mind, the Forerunner 945 LTE is barely behind on this replace, presumably as a result of it runs a bit totally different codebase than the Forerunner 945 does.

Garmin Venu 2 Collection:

Right here’s the Garmin Venu 2/2S:

– Added new sport profiles for Tennis, Snowshoeing, Pickleball, and Padel
– Added assist for syncing step aim streak with Garmin Join
– Added assist for syncing resting coronary heart price throughout gadgets
– Added Run/Stroll/Idle detection to the exercise abstract web page for working sports activities
– Mounted a problem the place invalid distances might be proven on the golf front-middle-back web page
– Improved the consumer expertise for incident detect and help
– Improved quite a lot of features with sleep detection

And the Garmin Venu 2 Plus models:

– Added new sport profiles for Tennis, Snowshoeing, Pickleball, and Padel
– Added assist for syncing step aim streak with Garmin Join
– Added assist for syncing resting coronary heart price throughout gadgets
– Added Run/Stroll/Idle detection to the exercise abstract web page for working sports activities
– Mounted a problem the place invalid distances might be proven on the golf front-middle-back web page
– Improved the consumer expertise for incident detect and help
– Improved quite a lot of features with sleep detection
– Added voice assistant quantity slider to settings
– Added further voice assistant and Bluetooth calling enhancements
– Mounted a bug with music not pausing when voice assistant is activated, and can now resume after the assistant is completed
– Mounted a bug the place customers might get caught on the decision web page if the cellphone didn’t reply to a cling up try

Word, the Vivomove 3/3S/Type/Lux sequence have been speculated to be pushed this week as nicely, although I don’t fairly see that displaying up within the firmware updates listed. It’s getting Security & Monitoring function updates round help and incident detection.

Okay – with that, I haven’t gotten something extra so as to add, so I’ll prevent a flowery abstract part, and allow you to get on together with your weekend or getting your gadgets up to date. I’d observe that each one of those updates have been in extended public beta for months in lots of circumstances, so the danger right here is fairly low. I’ve been utilizing the Fenix 7 and Intuition 2 modifications particularly for a couple of months with none apparent points for the options I take advantage of.

Thanks for studying!

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