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Garmin Updates EDGE 530/830 to v7.0

The list of updates is massive, and it’s not just for the 530. If you have an 830/1030/1030 Plus they also are getting some love, but I don’t have those guys, so sorry, you’re on your own ;). Fantastically, it looks like you don’t even have to use Garmin Express to get it now, as each post (linked here) includes the download. Changes made from 6.20 to 7.00: CIQ: -Added CIQ 3.2…

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I tried Garmin, but the guys…

Yesterday my Garmin fēnix 6 was nagging me about the need for base, which of course I ignored. Hold up, not just because I didn’t want to, but because the Friday morning group ride is supposed to be slow, and laid back. So I figured that it would be easy to ride off the back in something that would approximate a base power output. That was not to be the case this…

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Garmin fēnix 6 11.75 BETA fixes Indoor Training Activity

I’ve been pretty happy with the 11.10 firmware release, except for one thing. They introduced indoor trainer control, but in the process broke heart rate capture for the activity – making it impossible to determine load (doh). Fortunately that is an undocumented fix in the BETA release of 11.75, which also includes a ton of other useful features. Like “Suggested Workouts” (apparently I need some base :)). Changes made from version 11.10…

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You might be missing the point, Garmin…

It’s been a rough summer; with three crashes, two of which have taken me off the bike for unwelcome lengths of time… I don’t like seeing that “detraining” notice any less than anyone else, but honestly, I also appreciate the honesty. And while it totally sucks seeing it there, taunting me, not seeing it is worse. I didn’t go all-in to have my devices go dark, hiding something that is clearly happening.…

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Garmin fēnix 6 goes to 11, err… 11.10

Take couple slow days and BOOM, there’s another update to the Garmin fēnix 6. Love it! I’ve actually been running the RC with zero issues for about a week, so I think it’s totally safe to plop this guy on the watch and enjoy the new features. The  Unfortunately, there’s no direct download link on the forums, so you’ll have to use Garmin Express if you want to force it officially. But…

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Huh? I thought that feature was perfect already….

I’ve complained about Garmin’s FTP calculator before; both here, and on the Garmin forums. Of course, no one from Garmin had anything to say about it, but the community was pretty clearly in one of three camps: “[blindly] accept the [flawed] truth it gives you”, “if you don’t like it, turn it off”, “nothing’s wrong, move along”. Interestingly, it does appear that there was something to the complaint though, as is acknowledged…

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Maybe wait a bit for the marketing emails, Garmin.

It could just be me, but I find it super annoying that whatever system Garmin uses to send out marketing emails, has come back up before they have Garmin Connect fully working again. This is the second email I’ve received trying convince me that I really ought to buy a Venu since they experienced a total system failure last week. As someone who works in IT, I totally get that different teams…

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Garmin is back, kinda…

It was a hellofa bender, but after four days of hard partying, Garmin is back online. Well, sort of, they still have a a massive hangover, or at least that’s what it looks like because while they’re “online” many systems are only partially active. Given that the word on the street is that their “bender” was actually ransomware, it could be a while before everything is fully operational, and we learn the…

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I’m Giving Her All She’s Got Capt’n

Garmin is down, hard down, like something really bad happened in a data center somewhere down. Probably not the best time to talk about distributed cloud services, but seriously Garmin, we should probably have that conversation at some point ;). UPDATE: Forbes is reporting that it’s possible that Garmin is dealing with a ransomware attack. If that is the case, could be down for a long, long time……

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