Garmin Smartwatch and Cycling Computer December 2023 Feature Update
by Darren Round on Dec 12, 2023
In an ongoing effort to improve their products and provide enhanced features to existing users, Garmin has announced the next feature update for smartwatches and Edge cycling computers.
The update provides improved functionality and new features for a variety of Garmin fitness and outdoor products.
The free software updates have begun rolling out and will continue to do so over the coming weeks. Customers can update their smartwatch or cycling computer by enabling automatic updates from their devices or by using Garmin Express software.
Please see below for a few featured highlights found in the update as well as a detailed reference table at the end of the document.
This feature helps you get the most out of your naps —letting you automatically track or log your nap times to see how they benefit your body¹. Check recommended times and duration for insight into how your napping habits fit into a healthy lifestyle.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY ENHANCEMENTS:
Get even more details and personal insights on how sleep, naps, daily activities and high stress specifically impact your energy1. You’ll also get an evening daily summary recapping your energy used throughout the day.
WRIST-BASED RUNNING POWER:
See how much power you’re applying during your run so you can manage effort and fine-tune your training
SKI ACTIVITY ENHANCEMENTS:
When the auto-tracking of ski runs is enabled, you’ll get a recording of metrics — such as heart rate, time, elevation and more — during your skiing. The activity will still record automatically when you’re are skiing downhill and will now pause when on a chairlift.
NEW ACTIVITY PROFILES:
Get better at whatever with new preloaded activity profiles for team sports ranging from football, baseball and basketball to soccer, rugby, hockey, lacrosse and more — plus racket sports, boxing and others.
Easily find and organize workouts across all your athletic pursuits — including preloaded workouts plus those downloaded or created in the Garmin Connect™ app. You can even review your workout history directly on your device.
SMART NOTIFICATION IMAGE SUPPORT:
If you’re connected to an Android phone, you can now view photos directly from your smartwatch and Edge cycling computer screen
RED SHIFT MODE:
Change display colors to shades of red to better acclimate to darker conditions and reduce sleep cycle disturbance.
WRIST-BASED RUNNING DYNAMICS:
Measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and more to help improve your running form.