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Garmin Announces New Updates Like Nap and Skin Temperature Detection for Select Smartwatches

Garmin has announced new software and feature updates for select smartwatches, including Enduro 2, epix (Gen 2) series, fēnix 7 series, Forerunner series, Venu 3 series and more, which are designed to help customers know their bodies better and take their training to the next level.

Notable features in this free software release include:

  • Nap Detection: Automatically track or log naps and learn how they may benefit the body and the suggested time and duration they should be.
  • Skin Temperature: When wearing the watch to sleep, see how average skin temperature changes over time, which can be related to recent activity, sleep environment, potential illnesses and more.
  • Body Battery Energy Monitoring Enhancements: Get even more details and personal insights on how sleep, naps, daily activities and stress specifically impact energy levels – even get a daily summary every evening recapping energy use throughout the day.
  • Wrist-based Running Dynamics: Measure crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and more to improve running form.
  • Wrist-based Running Power: Manage effort and fine-tune training based on the amount of power the body is applying during a run.
  • Ski Activity Enhancement: Continuously record an entire activity, even while on a chairlift and during downhill runs, to get a more accurate recording of metrics like heart rate, activity time and elevation.
  • Smart Notification Images: Users with a compatible Android smartphone can now view photos they receive directly on their watch screen.
  • Face It Improvements: Add even more data to customizable analog or digital watch faces using Face It in the Connect IQ app.
  • Dexcom Watch Face Integration: People with all types of diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes) who use a Dexcom G6 or Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System and a compatible Garmin smartwatch can view their glucose levels and trends on their watch face. 

The software updates have started to roll out to compatible devices. Customers can update their smartwatch by enabling automatic updates from their device and syncing with Garmin Connect, or by using Garmin Express.

For a comprehensive list of features coming to associated devices, click here.

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