BUMPER Updates to Fenix 7 and Epix 2 – LOTS of tweaks and mini updates + fixes

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BIG Updates to Fenix 7 and Epix 2

Lots of Garmin updates go live today. If you define ‘BIG’ to mean ‘lots of feature updates’ then Garmin Fenix 7 and Garmin Epix 2 owners have definitely just got a big firmware update. However these are very much in the realm of tweaks and fixes….literally 10s and 10s of them. I counted over 50 bug fixes too.

Must Read: Garmin Fenix 7 Review

Must Read: Garmin Epix 2 Review

Fenix 7 and Epix get these

Links Fenix 7 firmware and Epix 2 firware

 

  • Added palm screen support while in Connect IQ apps.
  • Added to and improved ability to modify settings in Garmin Connect mobile app.
  • Added Adventure Race start and end time to post activity summary UI.
  • Added Acclimation, Pace, Detailed Speed, Bouldering Metrics, Strength Metrics, and Indoor Climbing Metrics to post activity summary UI.
  • Added ability to perform Map Manager wifi map downloads when connecting to a computer as well.
  • Added download time estimation to map manager.
  • Added support for preloaded maps to update via map manager (Golf and Ski maps, etc.)
  • Added ability to toggle smart notifications in notifications and alerts menu.
  • Added ability to change the record activity setting mid-round for Golf.
  • Added new watch face data field types: 1, 2, 3 item raw data fields, sunrise/sunset, calories, alternate time zones, body battery, steps.
  • Added ability to go back to a Connect IQ watch face while in an activity.
  • Added prompt when user tries to start a Connect IQ app that records an activity when an activity is already being recorded.
  • Added option menu to Heart Rate app.
  • Added Stamina fields to the Adventure Racing activity.
  • Added a message that displays when heart rate dependent features are launched when Heart Rate tracking setting is disabled.
  • Added prompt when accesssing PulseOx glance when wrist heart rate is turned off.
  • Added Fitness Age display to User Profile settings.
  • Added Streak display to Steps widget.
  • Added Connect IQ System 5 support.
  • Added Fish activity.
  • Added Green Contours support to golf.
  • Added Horseback Riding activity.
  • Added support for TM2 position formatting.
  • Added a side options menu to the sleep widget.
  • Added Compass settings to the Adventure Race options menu.
  • Added support for the following Extended Display data fields: Stamina, steps, active calories, and battery hours.
  • Added Enhanced Strength functionality, which includes an improved workout preview with a map of muscles that will be used, improved User Interface in free mode and workouts, and improvements to the Rep and Weight editing experience.
  • Added ability to access action menus via touchscreen tap.
  • Changed backlight keys setting to Keys and Touch – disabling Backlight response for button presses will now also prevent the backlight from responding to Touchscreen input.
  • Changed wording of “Stand” time to “Idle” time.
  • Improved initial pairing flow in some cases which would cause the user to be stuck at the Garmin Connect logo.
  • Improved map UI when selecting a point while on the map.
  • Improved timer alarm design.
  • Improved sleep detection.
  • Improved User Interface (UI) of InReach app.
  • Improved power mode UI.
  • Improved touch support in some places.
  • Improvements made to map manager map download.
  • Improvements and fixes made to Health Snapshot.
  • Improved wording of sleep mode touch setting to be “auto” and “off.”
  • Removed haptic feedback for watch face data fields that do not launch anything (i.e. “epix” logo.)
  • Updated support for Shimano Di2.
  • Plus 54 individual fixes!

 

Enduro gets these

Link: Garmin.com

  • Added support for Connect IQ system 5.
  • Added a new tip to inform the user each time a new emergency contact is added from Garmin Connect.
  • Added a new tip that will recommend the user to reboot the device if the GPS is unresponsive while waiting for a fix before an activity.
  • Added a new tip to notify the user that the Wrist Heart Rate Sensor is disabled. This tip will be displayed whenever accessing a heartrate-related glance while the wrist heartrate sensor is turned off on the device.
  • Added the Horseback activity.
  • Added the new Easyhunt feature to the DogTrack app.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up feature. RHR data now gets trued-up so that all devices tied to the same account will have the same RHR value.
  • Added enhanced strength functionality, which includes an improved workout preview with a map of muscles that will be used, improved UI in free mode and workouts, and improvements to the rep and weight editing experience.
  • Added animation to progress arc when viewing Intensity Minutes widget.
  • Updated incident detection to better distinguish between supported and unsupported activities.
  • Updated inReach messaging to now allow the watch to send messages up to 160 characters in length.
  • Updated support for Shimano Di2.
  • Improvements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Improvements made to Run/Idle detection algorithm, particularly when detecting when the user has stopped

 

Fenix 6 gets these

 

Link: garmin.com

  • Added support for Connect IQ system 5.
  • Added a new tip to inform the user each time a new emergency contact is added from Garmin Connect.
  • Added a new tip that will recommend the user to reboot the device if the GPS is unresponsive while waiting for a fix before an activity.
  • Added a new tip to notify the user that the Wrist Heart Rate Sensor is disabled. This tip will be displayed whenever accessing a heartrate-related glance while the wrist heartrate sensor is turned off on the device.
  • Added the Horseback activity.
  • Added the new Easyhunt feature to the DogTrack app.
  • Added the Resting Heartrate True-Up feature. RHR data now gets trued-up so that all devices tied to the same account will have the same RHR value.
  • Added enhanced strength functionality, which includes an improved workout preview with a map of muscles that will be used, improved UI in free mode and workouts, and improvements to the rep and weight editing experience.
  • Added animation to progress arc when viewing Intensity Minutes widget.
  • Updated incident detection to better distinguish between supported and unsupported activities.
  • Updated inReach messaging to now allow the watch to send messages up to 160 characters in length.
  • Updated support for Shimano Di2.
  • Improvements made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
  • Improvements made to Run/Idle detection algorithm, particularly when detecting when the user has stopped.

 

Forerunner 745 gets these, garmin.com

Forerunner 945 gets these, garmin.com

Garmin 245 gets these

Garmin 55 gets these

Garmin Instinct 2 gets these

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “BUMPER Updates to Fenix 7 and Epix 2 – LOTS of tweaks and mini updates + fixes

    1. cheaper, lighter, no amoled.
      depends what you want. I’ll get a 955 for sure.

      955 will hopefully have some more, new sports features (eg native running power) but epix should soon get those in any case

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