The pace of improvements for the fēnix 6 is very impressive. Although, it’s also kind of disheartening that there are still so many issues to fix… I’ve been running the 11.x->12.10 betas without issue, well generally anyway, there are definitely some issues – just nothing that I would consider a showstopper or blocker of basic functionality. Unfortunately, Garmin hasn’t provided a download for 12.20 so we’re reliant on rollout schedules. Although, sometimes you can encourage things a little with Garmin Express.
Fenix 6 System Software 12.20 – Change Log
Added support for Daily Suggested Workouts, which are recommended based on previous activities. One can disable this from activity settings. (Run/Bike > Menu > Training > Workouts > Today’s Suggestion.)
Added support for the Track Run activity, which allows one to record outdoor track data including distance in meters and lap splits on a standard shape 400m track.
Added support for Improved Recovery Time, which takes users stress, sleep, relaxation and physical activity in consideration.
Added support for configuring non-zero power averaging for Biking activities. (Activity Settings > Power Averaging)
Added support for configuring backlight settings during the sleep window. (Settings > System > Backlight > During Sleep.)
Added support for training and breathwork workout categories to properly handle launching workouts from calendar view and prompting yoga, strength, cardio, breathing, and pilates workouts.
Added Training Status explanation tip in the Training Status widget.
Added support for displaying the map scale when panning/zooming the map.
Fixed an issue where the ‘Navigation’ hotkey was not working as expected for certain use cases.
Fixed an issue with the wind speed data field on watch face.
Fixed an issue where open water swim activities were capturing an erroneous position in the track log.
Fixed an issue where the device would fail to load the elevation plot when navigating to a POI.
Fixed an issue where the elevation plot would intermittently get doubled while navigating.
Fixed an issue where expired weather data was being displayed on the watchface.
Fixed a couple of issues with the Sail Race activity. (MARQ Captain and Quatix 6 only)
Fixed an issue where time in zones information could be incorrect for pool swim activities.
Fixed multiple issues with the Regatta timer. (MARQ Captain only.)
Fixed potential GPS communication problems. (Requires GPS v4.60)
Improved the pairing experience for Bike lights/radar.
Improved compass smoothness.
Improved poor wrist HR detection which will lead to more accurate VO2 Max and Performance Condition estimates.
Updated the Clocks list layout and icons.
Updated the Applied Ballistics bullet database to version 1155 (tactix Delta AB only).