Garmin announces feature updates to several of its fitness and outdoor smartwatches and cycling computers

OLATHE, Kan./August 23, 2022 —Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., (NYSE: GRMN), today announced new software and feature updates for select smartwatches – including the fēnix® 7 series, epix™ (Gen 2), Instinct® 2 series and Forerunner® 945 LTE (coming soon) – and the Edge® 1040 series of cycling computers (coming soon). These new features will help customers get the most from their device, all via a free software release.

Some of the notable features1 for smartwatches in this software release include:

  • SatIQ™: To help maximize battery life, SatIQ will automatically turn on multi-band GPS in areas where it’s needed most, like narrow canyons or downtown areas with tall buildings, then turn it off when it’s no longer needed to ensure athletes get the most out of their battery.
  • Heart rate variability (HRV) status: Track heart rate variability while sleeping to get a better handle on recovery and an overall wellness picture.2
  • Morning report: When paired with a smartphone, receive the day’s weather and daily workout suggestion, as well as information about last night’s sleep and HRV status.The report can even be customized so athletes can view only the details they want to see.
  • Race widget: View race prep information — including a race day-specific performance prediction, race day weather and a countdown clock — all in one widget.
  • Updated training status: Using new indicators such as HRV status, recent exercise history and performance, athletes will receive insights into their overall effort and whether they are training productively, peaking or strained.
  • Stock tracker: Keep track of up to 50 stocks – right from the wrist – with the Stocks app. Easily check stocks at a glance to monitor their prices and trends throughout the day.3

Some of the notable features1 for cycling computers in this software release include:

  • Music controls: When paired to a compatible smartphone, control music right on the Edge device.
  • Training status: Using new indicators such as HRV status, recent exercise history and performance, receive insight into overall effort and whether training is productive, peaking or strained.4
  • Intensity minutes: See when intensity minutes were earned during each ride.4
  • Full eBike support: Connect an ANT or ANT+ compatible eBike to view custom eBike data, adjust assistance levels and see remaining range based on a planned course.

The free software updates are available now. Customers can update their smartwatch or cycling computer by enabling automatic updates from their device or by using Garmin Express™. For a comprehensive list of features coming to associated devices, please click here.

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1 For a comprehensive list of compatible devices, click here.

2 Activity tracking accuracy

3 When paired with your compatible smartphone. All data provided on the Garmin Stocks Tracker app is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended for trading or investing purposes. See for stock exchanges covered by the Stocks app

4 Compatible Garmin smartwatch required

About Garmin International, Inc.

Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, fēnix, Instinct, Forerunner are registered trademarks and epix, SatIQ and Garmin Express are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 25, 2021, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0001-411180). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Stephanie Schultz
Garmin International, Inc.
Phone | 913-397-8200
E-Mail | [email protected]

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