Garmin’s new software update brings health monitoring and interface improvements, Digital News

Garmin has just announced its latest software updates for the Fenix ​​7, Fenix ​​6, Instinct 2, Forerunner 945/745/245 Music, Venu 2, Venu 2 Plus and Vivomove Sport series.

When it comes to health monitoring, users can see improved on-device sleep detection and sleep staging with a new combined restlessness score and graph.

The intensity minutes widget is updated to allow users to rate their intensity minutes each day. A physical age display can be found in the user profile settings.

There is also a new breath activity, breath rate data field, breath widget, and body battery algorithm update for the Instinct 2 series.

For safety functions, recognition of incident detection is improved in different activities such as walking, hiking and general use.

This feature is available on some models. Users can also share a message with their live location with pre-selected contacts or pre-designate an emergency contact for their watch to call for help.

For users who lead an active life, the software update adds new activities such as horse riding, tennis, jump rope for certain models.

Green contours are supported in Golf Activity to allow the user to see the direction of the green slope on selected courses from the watch.

The algorithm is also improved to detect stops during activities, and includes running/walking/standing detection on the activity summary page for running sports.

The user interface is refined to allow users to change Garmin Connect app settings on Outdoor models, and has additional metrics in the post-activity summary to show acclimatization, pace, detailed speed, bouldering metrics, strength metrics and indoor climbing metrics.

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This article was first published in Hardware Zone.