Today, Garmin Malaysia released a new series of software updates, applicable to its broad range of Garmin smartwatches. Supported with Garmin’s proprietary Health Science data, the updates help deliver an enhanced health monitoring experience with an amplification on its safety features, sports activity profiles and a greater day-to-day usability.

What is new in the latest software update:

 Health Monitoring Enhancements

·        Advanced sleep tracking – Improved on-device sleep detection and sleep staging, new combined restlessness score and graph ·        Intensity Minutes widget update – New Intensity Minutes widget for users to gauge their intensity minutes each day ·        Breathwork Activity and Respiration widget – New Breathwork activity and Respiration Rate data field and Respiration widget in the Instinct 2 Series ·        Body Battery Algorithm update – Enhanced algorithm in the Instinct 2 Series ·        Fitness Age display – Newly added Fitness Age display to user profile settings

 Safety Feature Improvements

·        Incident detection update – Updated Incident Detection recognition across different activities including Walking, Hiking and generic use. Available in selected models ·        Updated user experience for Safety and Tracking – Easily share a message with your live location with preselected contacts, or pre-designate an emergency contact so that in case of emergencies, your watch can instantly help call for help. *When paired with a compatible smartphone. See safety and tracking features requirements and limitations.

Expanded Sports Activities List

·        New sports activities including Horseback Riding, Tennis, Jump Rope across selected models * Jump Rope download via Connect IQ App ·        Added Green Contours support to Golf activity – Pair with the Garmin Golf app to see the slope direction of the green on selected courses right from your watch ·        Enhanced Run/ Walk/ Standing detection – Enhanced algorithm to improve detection for stops during activities, and added Run/Walk/Standing detection to the activity summary page for running sports ·        Updated Up Ahead – Updated Up Ahead feature to support imported GPX file for the latest outdoor range of watches

 User Interface Improvements

·        Garmin Connect App Real-time Settings keyboard – Newly added feature to modify settings in Garmin Connect mobile app across latest Outdoor models ·        Additional metrics in post activity summary – Added post-activity metrics including Acclimation, Pace, Detailed Speed, Bouldering metrics, Strength metrics and Indoor Climbing metrics across corresponding activities

How to update your Garmin smartwatch

1. Firstly, download the Garmin Express App on your PC or laptop



2. Connect your smartwatch to your device using the charging USB cable.

3. Sign in to your Garmin Connect Account and follow the steps from the Garmin Express App.

4. Upon seeing your smartwatch and its serial number, you directly install any software updates available for the watch.

5. Upon completion, disconnect the smartwatch from your device and restart your respective smartwatch for immediate access to the upgraded features..

“As champions that continue to strive and Beat Yesterday, Garmin innovates through the best of our abilities to deliver the ideal user experience through optimising features, data accuracy, battery life and reliability of our smartwatches,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia. “We encourage our users to update their devices regularly to ensure that they can benefit from our technology in more aspects of their daily lives.”

Garmin’s health data has the Firstbeat Analytics engine built into its devices to integrate advanced analytics for wellness and performance. With a comprehensive suite of data at their fingertips, users can pick up on their own health trends, improve their training, and most importantly, understand their body and health better.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionised life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Other Garmin fitness brands include Tacx and Firstbeat Analytics. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at, or follow us at,,, or follow the Garmin blog at

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