Garmin Firmware – lots of updates to Fenix, Forerunner, Edge

Garmin fenix 6 review specificationsOver the last couple of days, we’ve seen a lot of firmware updates to Garmin watches, nothing too major but worthy of a quick post nevertheless.

But first, this FCC filing could well be the Garmin Vector Air that we talked through the specs for here.

Back to the firmware…


The most interesting new feature there is clearly the SPEED & HR broadcasting over BLE (Bluetooth) for Zwift (& TR, etc). This follows the trend for power meters to broadcast over BLE for precisely the same reason…ZWIFT.

However, I suspect this year will also see some interesting developments around Zwift running, most notably the NPE Runn treadmill sensor which I am looking at over the next few weeks (10% discount code: the5krunner 😉 ).

I’m talking here about a better treadmill running ecosystem that can, perhaps, be flexible enough to cover all the existing footpods (eg STRYD, Garmin), smart treadmills, NPE Runn and Zwift Running itself with some of those sensors perhaps filling less obvious gaps in the offerings of others. I’ll leave that one hanging.


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10 thoughts on “Garmin Firmware – lots of updates to Fenix, Forerunner, Edge

    1. ah, thank you yes Neil
      plus it has the mysterious “Various improvements for battery performance.”
      oh dear

    1. fenix 5 and 5 plus and 6 don’t necessarily have updates released on same day
      they all still receive updates

    1. yep, it looks like there will be some swim2 features added to all forerunner/;fenix/vivoactive. i’d have to double-check if the lower ones get all the set. maybe the fr45 will get none

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