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

Software release adds wrist-based running power without an additional accessory, backcountry snowboarding activity, live event sharing and more

OLATHE, Kan./November 22, 2022 – Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), today announced new software and feature updates for select smartwatches including – the fēnix® 7 series, epix (Gen 2), tactix® 7, Enduro 2, MARQ® (Gen 2), Forerunner® 255 series and the Forerunner 955 series – and coming soon to Forerunner 945 LTE, Edge® 1040 series, and Edge Explore 2 series of cycling computers1. These new features will help customers get the most from their device, all via a free software release.

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

  • Wrist-based running power (without accessory): To manage efforts, receive real-time metrics of how much power is being exerted on a run – now with no additional accessory required.
  • Morning report: Coming to more devices this quarter, morning report gives daily workout suggestions, information about last night’s sleep and HRV status, plus when paired with a smartphone, the day’s weather.The report can be customized so athletes can view only the details they want to see.
  • Grade adjusted pace: Whether running uphill or downhill, runners can now see their equivalent flat ground pace, making it easier to maintain an even effort over various terrain.
  • NextForkTM map guide: See the distance to the next trail intersection as well as the name of the upcoming trail.
  • Auto rest (ultrarun): During an ultrarun activity, the watch automatically keeps track of time spent at an aid station or checkpoint without needing to pause the run activity.
  • Backcountry snowboard: Enhancing the snow sports capabilities, in addition to the backcountry ski activity profile, the new preloaded backcountry snowboard activity helps distinguish between snowboarding and climbing. It can show metrics specific to either ascent or descent.
  • Disc golf activity profile: Track stats with the new dedicated disc golf activity. And for those who want to keep score and get the distance to the basket for more than 14,000 disc golf courses on the wrist – try out the UDisc Connect IQ app.

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

  • Live event sharing: Automatically send ride updates to family and friends without lifting a finger. While powering through, they can stay up to date with a cyclist’s speed, miles completed and more.
  • Spectator messaging: When the compatible cycling computer is paired with a compatible smartphone, get mid-ride motivation with on-device messages from family and friends.
  • Targeted adaptive coaching: Only available for Edge 1040 series at this time, stay race-ready with training tips and daily suggested workouts. Plus, view the entire week of daily suggested workouts directly on device, which adapt to match performance, recovery and the demands of upcoming events in the Garmin Connectcalendar.

The free software updates have started to roll out to compatible devices, with additional updates coming soon. 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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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, Tactix, MARQ and Forerunner are registered trademarks and epix, Enduro and NextFork 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.


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