Garmin Releases New Software Updates for its Smartwatches in India

Garmin Releases New Software Updates for its Smartwatches in India

Garmin International announced substantial software updates across a wide range of their smartwatch. The new updates will allow the latest users to upgrade their health monitoring and safety features. They will further provide expanded activity profiles and optimized user experience.

Featuring Garmin’s proprietary Health Science data including advanced sleep monitoring, intensity minutes and fitness age, the new software update will deliver an expanded and enhanced list of sports activities, supporting more customer needs for varying active lifestyles and sports preferences. Additionally, the patch will also add a plethora of updates to the user experience for greater day-to-day usability.

Equipped with Firstbeat Analytics engine, Garmin provides advanced analytics for both wellness and performance. This also enables users to seamlessly utilize the data on their wrist to keep closer tabs on their health wellness and performance. The comprehensive suite of data allows the users to pick up on their own health trends, improve their training, and ultimately understand their body and health better.

Commenting on the new software updates, Sky Chen, Regional Director Garmin Southeast Asia & India stated “Accuracy of data has always been a focal point of our research. We want to be able to provide accurate data to our users and that is precisely what this new update is aimed towards. We consistently collect customer feedback on their user experience and how we can improve their experience. 

We use that information to consistently optimize our software so that we’re able to deliver the best possible user experience. That is also the reason we’ve insisted on improvements such as regular software updates so that consumers can use our smartwatches for longer durations. By doing so, we’re able to ensure that users can enjoy our products in more aspects of their daily lives.”

Here’s what’s new1 in the latest software update:

Health Monitoring Enhancements

  • Advanced sleep tracking – Improved on-device sleep detection and sleep staging, new combined restlessness score and graph
  • Intensity Minutes widget update – New Intensity Minutes widget for users to gauge their intensity minutes each day
  • Breathwork Activity and Respiration widget – New Breathwork activity and Respiration Rate data field and Respiration widget in the Instinct 2 Series
  • Body Battery Algorithm update – Enhanced algorithm in the Instinct 2 Series
  • Fitness Age display – Newly added Fitness Age display to user profile settings

 Safety Feature Improvements

  • Incident detection update – Updated Incident Detection recognition across different activities including Walking, Hiking and generic use. Available in selected models
  • Updated user experience for Safety and Tracking – Easily share a message with your live location with preselected contacts, or pre-designate an emergency contact so that in case of emergencies, your watch can instantly help call for help.

*When paired with a compatible smartphone. See safety and tracking features requirements and limitations.

Expanded Sports Activities List

  • New sports activities including Horseback Riding, Tennis, Jump Rope across selected models

* Jump Rope download via Connect IQ App

  • Added Green Contours support to Golf activity – Pair with the Garmin Golf app to see the slope direction of the green on selected courses right from your watch
  • Enhanced Run/ Walk/ Standing detection – Enhanced algorithm to improve detection for stops during activities, and added Run/Walk/Standing detection to the activity summary page for running sports
  • Updated Up Ahead – Updated Up Ahead feature to support imported GPX file for the latest outdoor range of watches

User Interface Improvements

  • Garmin Connect App Real-time Settings keyboard – Newly added feature to modify settings in Garmin Connect mobile app across latest Outdoor models
  • Additional metrics in post activity summary – Added post-activity metrics including Acclimation, Pace, Detailed Speed, Bouldering metrics, Strength metrics and Indoor Climbing metrics across corresponding activities

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