Garmin has announced new software and feature updates for select smartwatches. These include: the fēnix 7 series, epix (Gen 2), tactix 7, Enduro 2, MARQ (Gen 2), Forerunner 255 series and the Forerunner 955 series – and coming soon to Edge 1040 series, and Edge Explore 2 series of cycling computers.
According to the company, these new features will help customers get the most from their device, all via a free software release. Some of the notable features for smartwatches in this software release include: Wrist-based running power (without accessory): to manage efforts, receive real-time metrics of how much power is being exerted on a run – now with no additional accessory required.
Morning report: coming to more devices this quarter, morning report gives daily workout suggestions, information about last night’s sleep and HRV status; plus when paired with a smartphone, the day’s weather. The report can be customised so athletes can view only the details they want to see.
Grade adjusted pace: whether running uphill or downhill, runners can now see their equivalent flat ground pace, making it easier to maintain an even effort over various terrain.
NextFork map guide: see the distance to the next trail intersection as well as the name of the upcoming trail.
Auto rest (ultrarun): during an ultrarun activity, the watch automatically keeps track of time spent at an aid station or checkpoint without needing to pause the run activity.
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