, 2022-11-23 10:29:35,
2022 may go down as the best year ever for Garmin GPS sports watches with a plethora of fantastic hardware options across a broad price spectrum, improved watch and smartphone software, and quarterly feature releases that assure buyers of active support. Garmin just announced the November 2022 software release that applies to several watches and the features are outstanding.
The November feature updates are rolling out to the Venu 2, Venu Sq 2, Forerunner 255 series, Forerunner 945 LTE, Forerunner 955 series, Fenix 6/MARQ, Fenix 7/Epix (Gen 2), MARQ (Gen 2), Enduro 2, and Tactix 7. Earlier this year, I tested the Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar that launched with some of these features in this update, but even that device gets some of the new goodies. The Garmin Enduro 2 lives on one of my wrists at all times while I test out all kinds of other smartwatches and GPS sports watches on the other wrist.
The Venu 2 and Venu Sq 2 watches only receive support for disc golf with this update. There are also some limits on what the Forerunner 255 series and Fenix 6/MARQ receive. The rest of the watches will receive these new features, unless the watch already launched with the feature (such as Morning Report on the Forerunner 955). The new features include:
- Wrist-based running power: Polar was the first to launch with wrist-based running power, then we saw the same feature appear on COROS and Apple watches. Garmin required an external accessory, but with this update nothing extra is needed to see the various elements of running power. This is a useful metric for people who run on lots of hills and is my preferred metric for training.
- Morning Report: When you first get up in the morning and look at your Garmin watch, you will now be able to view your sleep, recovery, training outlook, HRV status, training readiness, and weather for the day. You can customize the data you see in the report too and I find it very useful first thing in the morning.
- Grade-adjusted pace: If you are not a fan of running power and prefer training with pace, then grade-adjusted pace metrics are helpful for checking pace on uneven terrain.
- NextFork map guide: I tried out this trail guidance functionality while at a Camp Garmin event and it helps you figure out which is the correct trail to take when trails intersect or split. It’s useful for notifying you if…
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