Garmin Releases 16.10 BETA Firmware for fēnix 7 / epix family

The biggest change here is probably the uptick to CIQ System 7, which won’t have an immediate impact, but enable developers to make their glances/widgets/data fields richer and smarter. There are a couple other important adds, highlighted below. Like you can be bossed by a male voice now, if that’s your thing ;).

Change log for version 16.10 (changes since v15.77, currently Live):

Added automatic activity type detection within multisport activities.
Added CIQ System7.
Added Jump Rope activity.
Added quick flashlight control when using double-tap LIGHT to enable flashlight.
Added Sleep Coach widget glance.
Added support for Male audio prompts.
Added the lost phone during activity feature and turned it on by default.
Added database of 400m running tracks all over the world.
Added the ability to double-tap the screen in golf green view to mark your current position as the hole location, if you are standing on the green.
Fixed bug where sleep mode would end too early overnight during Daylight Savings Time changes.
Fixed bug with “Footpod Connected” banner showing when paired to HRM strap.
Fixed issue where navigation could incorrectly also include a straight-line routing back to start
Fixed issue where primary race widget would not show results of race completed earlier in the day.
Fixed issue where Spotify shuffle and repeat controls would not work.
Fixed issue with error icon incorrectly drawing next to the smart notification widget glance.
Fixed issue with some widget glance folder views when in large font mode.
Fixed potential issue with temperature data fields on CIQ watch faces.
Fixed potential shutdown when listening to music during an activity.
Fixed potential shutdown with CIQ widget glances.
Fixed widget glance folder view for Fish Forecast widget.
Improved incident detection not supported banner to only show once per power cycle of the device.
Improved Max Heart Rate prompt.
Improved scaling on elevation charts to show more variation in elevation where it previously looked flat.
Improved weather to not show misleading information if it’s older than an hour.


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