This month is really busy for Garmin. It has released major software updates for all its major smartwatches including Fenix 6 & Fenix 7 series. At the beginning of June, it released a stable 22.10 version for the six-gen Fenix watches that brought plenty of new functions. Now, in the same month, Garmin is releasing a second update for the Fenix 6 lineup. The latest 22.73 Alpha version is now rolling out for the watches.

The new alpha version includes eBike activity support and a power key control menu item for RCT. The heart rate monitoring has received an updated version, and now, it will alert you when your heart rate exceeds the normal value. The VO2 Max feature which is helpful for regular exercisers will now get four weeks of data. Further, you will receive better VO2 Max results while cycling.

Alpha 22.73 for Fenix 6

The other addition is the Reference Point feature, and the remaining are fixes to several functions. For clarification, read the below changelog for the 22.73 Alpha version.

  • Updated Max HR Alert
  • Added eBike Support
  • Improved VO2 Max graph to now show 4 weeks of data
  • Added a power key control menu item for RCT
  • Fixed issue with golf scorecard appearing multiple times
  • Fixed issue with rep counting
  • Fixed issue with auto lap pace alert showing 0:00 time
  • Fixed issue with watersports units
  • Added Reference Point feature
  • Fixed an issue with preloaded transit cards
  • Fixed an issue with Cycling VO2 Max
  • Fixed an issue with the Daily suggested workout preview

The new software version is eligible for Fenix 6, Fenix 6s, Fenix 6 Pro, Fenix 6s Pro, and Fenix 6X models. It is the Alpha version, formerly known as the Beta version. You have to manually install it using a computer.


By Madhav Biradar

Madhav Biradar started his career in technology back in 2011, where he covered mobile & gaming articles. He is an enthusiast in smartphone & wearable gadgets. In his free time, he likes to read about new tech gadgets and watch movies.