The 935 is getting GALILEO too

Last week we saw that the Fenix 5 ORIGINAL range are getting GALILEO GNSS, first in beta before being rolled out probably in July.

Garmin * Fenix 5 Original * GETS GALILEO NOW – beta for 5, 5S, 5X and Chronos


But as of NOW (Wednesday 27 June, Source: garmin via dcrainmaker, below), lucky Garmin Forerunner 935 owners will get the full, released GNSS updates that includes GALILEO. ie *NOT* in beta. Just plug your 935 into Garmin Express and all should be good.

Changes made from version 9.10 to 9.60:

  • Added GPS + GALILEO support (Activity Settings > GPS). (Requires GPS version 2.20)*
  • Added abnormal heart rate alerts. Enable these in Heart Rate widget > Heart Rate options > Abnormal HR alert. An abnormal heart rate will be detected if your heart rate exceeds the entered threshold for an extended period of time while sedentary.
  • Fixed a bug causing Cadence values to be ‘stuck’ when not pedaling instead of returning to 0.
  • Fixed a crash seen when viewing SwimRun activities.
  • Fixed a crash sometimes encountered when selecting apps.
  • Fixed a bug causing some activities performed on multiple devices to be double-counted when viewing Training Load on Physio TrueUp devices.

If you plug your 935 into Garmin Express before version 9.60 is available to you; sync; and unplug your device, then you should find that your GPS is updated to v4.4.0 mine is/was)

To be clear: After installing the GALILEO v9.60 update you MUST install v9.60 AND THEN SYNC AGAIN TO GET THE FOLLOWING SCREEN ie v2.20 (yes – two point twenty)


You will probably also need to upgrade Garmin Express to v6.6.0.0 (Gear Icon>About)

Suggestion: If it doesn’t upgrade NOW through Garmin Express (v6.5.10) then try through Connect Mobile…it might just work (probably not).

Remember: There has obviously been zero antennae redesign since the 935 has been in your possession and remember that this release is (I understand) single band GALILEO and remember that the GALILEO constellation of satellites is not yet fully operational. With those caveats, GNSS positioning and the INSTANT PACE that derives from it, may not be improved. But it might improve things. I’m CERTAINLY going to be testing that out. I’ve just got a few pesky races in the way. Grrrrrr.

Other devices have also been confirmed

As expected, these devices are also confirmed by the same source as being in line to be updated to GALILEO

  • Forerunner 645/Forerunner 645 Music
  • Vivoactive 3
  • Vivoactive 3 Music
  • Edge 820
  • Edge 520 Plus
  • Edge 1030

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7 thoughts on “Garmin 935 GETS GALILEO

    1. fingers crossed. i should come up with a view on the track fairly soon. instant pace is a litle trickier as i will have to stop using stryd at an important part of my season.

  1. all GNSS using the 1559-1610 MHz band not only GPS, Glonass, Galileo but also BeiDou, Navic and QZSS as well so with proper tuned antenna pattern there shouldn’t be the need od a new antenna in the watch…

      1. I think the 935 isn’t going have any antennae issues like the fenix 5 baseline did (housing interference/substandard hardware) since it’s going right to launch as opposed to the beta the F5 is going through for it. Then again, there are a few satellites going up early next year and then the system is truly out and running. Until then it’s only a portion of what it can really do.

        So in other words…nothing important right now?

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