Garmin releases new features and band options for select smartwatches

Latest software release includes multisport auto transition, sleep coach and more Popular UltraFit nylon straps are also available now in fun new colors

OLATHE, Kan./March 28, 2024 – Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) today announced new software and feature updates for select smartwatches, including epix (Gen 2), fēnix® 7, Forerunner®, vívoactive® 5 and Venu® 3 Series smartwatches and more. Plus, Garmin’s lightweight and soft UltraFit nylon straps are available in more colors, including Flame Red and Blue Granite.

Notable features1 in this free software release include:

  • Multisport Auto Transition: Focus on the race and let your watch take care of recording splits between swim, bike and run during multisport activities.
  • Running Track Database: With more than 10,000 tracks (400 meters) from all over the world, use the track run activity profile to get an accurate measurement of performance – even on a track you’ve never run before.
  • Sleep Coach: Find the right balance between challenging activities and the body’s natural recovery process thanks to personalized sleep coaching that provides insights into how much sleep is recommended and tips to improve. Garmin smartwatches also track different sleep stages, naps and other key metrics (measured during sleep) such as Pulse Ox2 and heart rate variability (HRV) status.
  • Jump Rope Activity: Choose from free mode or goal mode (target time or target reps) to track duration, total reps, total rounds, round info, max streak, heart rate, calories burned and jump beats per minute. It also offers a customizable alert interval and countdown timer.

New UltraFit Nylon Strap Colors

The popular UltraFit nylon straps are now available in new color options. Lightweight and comfortable, the QuickFit compatible nylon straps are designed for rugged athletics and all-weather outdoor wear. The 20mm band is now available in Deep Orchid while the 22mm and 26mm bands are both now available in Flame Red, Blue Granite and Moss. The new straps have a suggested retail price of $39.99.

The software updates have started to roll out to compatible devices. Customers can update their smartwatch by enabling automatic updates from their device and syncing with Garmin Connect or by using Garmin Express. For a comprehensive list of features coming to associated devices, click here.

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2 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox is not available in all countries.

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, Forerunner, Venu and vívoactive are registered trademarks, and epix, Garmin Connect, Garmin Express and QuickFit are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. 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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Stephanie Schultz and Natalie Miller
Garmin International, Inc.
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