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Garmin Drops 10.33 Alpha for fēnix 7

Lots of change here, but the biggest is probably the addition of “Morning Report”. This is a feature found on the 255/955, that was promised for the fēnix 7, but hasn’t made it over until now. Although, it’s just the foundational elements on the watch so far. You can only turn it on/off, with no option to mess about with the settings. This not me complaining though, because Alpha software is by…

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Garmin August 2022 Smartwatch/Cycling Computer Update

Garmin is claiming that they released all the HRV, SATIQ, Training 2.0 stuffs for the fēnix 7, epix, Instinct 2, Forerunner 945 LTE and Edge 1040/1040 Solar. This is great news for the folks who want the goods, but aren’t comfortable running the BETAs. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to pull down the release build either directly or with Garmin Express. But, I’m not complaining too loudly, it might just be because…

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OMG! Garmin fēnix 7 9.22 change log is MASSIVE!

NGL, my fēnix 7 was feeling a little left out by all the fēnix 6 love the last few days… So it’s good to know that Garmin can hold both devices close to their collective heart when it comes to the adding and fixing goodness. I’m especially happy to see better surfacing of HRV data, but also given some of the instability I experienced with 9.15, it’s great to see the long…

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Whoops, epix fail

In my fēnix 7 learning frenzy, I totally missed that Garmin also launched a new epix. The cheat sheet is that it’s a more expensive fēnix 7 with a fancy AMOLED screen. Of course that screen costs battery, both because it’s beautiful, and beauty is never free, but also because there’s no option for solar. My take after looking at several reviews is that if you can stomach the upcharge, get the…

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Garmin Launches fēnix 7

If you’ve been tracking the fēnix 7, you already knew that today was launch day. Some cool things have been added to the watch, most notably touch screens, multi-band GPS on Sapphire models, an updated optical heart rate (OHR) sensor, and Garmin guess-metrics like Real-Time Stamina (which seems similar to Xert’s MPA to me). Personally, I don’t see much that would compel me to upgrade from my 6 Pro. But! It is…

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Garmin fēnix 7 – Coming Soon

Of course it was really just a matter of time, but that time appears to be “soon” as the Garmin fēnix 7 / 7S / 7X are up on the FCC test site. Rumor has it that they were supposed to launch last spring/summer, but Garmin held back because of the global supply chain and logistics issues. It will be interesting to see what they offer over the fēnix 6, which I’ve…

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