Garmin is very serious when it comes to new software updates for its all smartwatches and fitness trackers. Where last week the new Venu 2 Plus gets its first software, now the latest Fenix 7 lineup & Epix 2 watches are receiving their first software updates. The new firmware version 7.24 has been assigned to both smartwatches that comes with some major fixes and improvements. In the new version, Garmin Epix 2 has gained a display never turns off features when on the wrist. It has added after many users complained about it.
As per the changelog, both watches have received, “Added the ability to tap the left side of an item in the alarm list to edit that alarm. The right side of the item still toggles on/off, and press and hold anywhere still opens edit as well.” Apart from that, Garmin has fixed many other functions. Here is the full list of changes in the 7.24 version.
For both Fenix 7 series & Epix 2:
- Added the ability to tap the left side of an item in the alarm list to edit that alarm. The right side of the item still toggles on/off, and press and hold anywhere still opens edit as well.
- Fixed potential shutdown when using Wifi.
- Fixed issue where a user could get stuck in saving spinner in Health Snapshot.
- Fixed Satellite setting for “Max Accuracy” power mode (multi-band models).
- Fixed potential shutdown in indoor climb activities.
- A fixed potential issue with post-activity summary for pool swim activities.
- Fixed issue with Race Predictor watches faces Pace and Time.
- Fixed issue with button operation in Wallet pin entry.
- Improvements were made to on-device sleep detection and sleep staging.
- Improved vehicle position on a map.
- Improved Wifi for some network types that previously had issues.
Only for Epix 2:
- The display will now never turn off when on the wrist.
- Set display on/off as a default power control and added to the existing power controls if necessary.
- Fixed a UI issue in InReach messaging.
It is a public rollout and you can now install the latest firmware on your new Garmin smartwatches. The rollout will take a few days to reach all the regions, so wait until it hits your country.