Garmin releases several feature updates on select smartwatches

The latest software release includes nap detection, skin temperature and more

OLATHE, Kan./December 6, 2023 – Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) today announced new software and feature updates for select smartwatches, including Enduro 2, epix (Gen 2) series, fēnix® 7 series, Forerunner® series, Venu® 3 series and more1. These new features can help customers know their bodies better and take their training to the next level.

Notable features2 in this free software release include:

  • Nap Detection: Automatically track or log naps and learn how they may benefit the body and the suggested time and duration they should be.
  • Skin Temperature: When wearing the watch to sleep, see how average skin temperature changes over time, which can be related to recent activity, sleep environment, potential illnesses and more.
  • Body Battery Energy Monitoring Enhancements: Get even more details and personal insights on how sleep, naps, daily activities and stress specifically impact energy levels – even get a daily summary every evening recapping energy use throughout the day.
  • Wrist-based Running Dynamics: Measure crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and more to improve running form.
  • Wrist-based Running Power: Manage effort and fine-tune training based on the amount of power the body is applying during a run.
  • Ski Activity Enhancement: Continuously record an entire activity, even while on a chairlift and during downhill runs, to get a more accurate recording of metrics like heart rate, activity time and elevation.
  • Smart Notification Images: Users with a compatible Android smartphone can now view photos they receive directly on their watch screen.
  • Face It Improvements: Add even more data to customizable analog or digital watch faces using Face It in the Connect IQ app.
  • Dexcom Watch Face Integration: People with all types of diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes) who use a Dexcom G6 or Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System3 and a compatible Garmin smartwatch can view their glucose levels and trends on their watch face4,5

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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1 For a comprehensive list of compatible devices, visit

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3 Sold separately.

4 The Dexcom Connect IQ app must be installed on your smartwatch. Compatible smartphone must have a data connection and be in BLE range of both the Dexcom CGM and Garmin smartwatch.

5 The Dexcom Connect IQ apps are only for secondary display of data from the Dexcom CGM system and are for passive monitoring purposes only. The Dexcom apps on Connect IQ are not intended to replace the Dexcom CGM System, nor replace self-monitoring practices as advised by a physician. All therapeutic decisions, including those regarding calculating insulin or other drug dosages, should not be based on data displayed in the Dexcom apps on Connect IQ.

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 and Venu are registered trademarks, and Enduro, epix, Body Battery, Face It, Garmin Connect, Connect IQ and Garmin Express are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Stephanie Schultz and Natalie Miller
Garmin International, Inc.
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