Garmin Feb 2023 Smartwatch and Cycling Computer Feature Update
by Darren Round on Feb 23, 2023
As technology continues to advance, Garmin's fitness and outdoor products are evolving to provide even more enhanced features to users. The latest software release for smartwatches and cycling computers is no exception, with exciting new capabilities that will make your outdoor adventures even more enjoyable and informative.
For some smartwatches the new notable features in this software release include:
BACKCOUNTRY SKI/SNOWBOARD ENHANCEMENTS
This preloaded profile now automatically distinguishes between descending and climbing, so you can start tracking and leave it running all day long.
JET LAG ADVISER
Help minimise the effects of jet lag with guidance on light exposure, sleep schedule and exercise on your next long-distance trip. Enter your travel details in the Garmin Connect smartphone app calendar, and track how your body clock is adjusting to your new destination.
Track your stats for water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing and tubing. These new watersport activity profiles detect when you’re moving or waiting for the boat, with the ability to view previous runs during and after an activity in
the Garmin Connect smartphone app.
Use the new sail expedition activity profile to take your adventure further by recording a multiday activity with a reduced need to charge. Sensors and accessories are turned off to maximise battery life while still tracking your
GPS location once an hour.
SUNRISE/SUNSET GLANCE ENHANCEMENTS
Know when to begin an adventure or set up camp before dark with daily indications for sunrise and sunset times. An altitude graph gives reference to the height of the sun in the sky. You can also see the sun’s position overlayed on a map to show its position relative to your own — giving you the ability to understand the position of the sky at different times of the day.
UNIFIED TRAINING STATUS
TrueUp physio data synchronisation will now unify training features including training status, training load, load focus and HRV status for users with multiple compatible devices. You can designate a primary device in order to have more consistent training data so you can train smarter. This includes users with multiple compatible smartwatches or those with a compatible smartwatch and Edge 1040 device.
Wrist Based Running Power will also be added to the Instinct 2 Series, Instinct Crossover, Forerunner 945 LTE and the Forerunner 255/255s Series. Notably the Vivomove Style and Sport will also get the Sleep Score function with the the update.
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