Garmin Fenix 6: Older smartwatches continue to receive bug fixes with latest software update
Garmin continues to roll out system software 22.10 to the Fenix 6 series, which it started issuing last week. Incidentally, Garmin recently updated the Epix 2 and Fenix 7 series, both to system software 8.37. However, the former received more bug fixes and changes than the latter. Similarly, Garmin has focused on fixing bugs on the Fenix 6 series, rather than introducing new features.
While Garmin could bring new features to Fenix 6 smartwatches, it released them almost three years ago. Presumably, the company is preparing to announce the Fenix 8 series within the next few months too. In the meantime, system software 22.10 brings the following changes and bug fixes to the various versions of the Fenix 6:
- Fixed an issue where Run/Walk/Idle total time didn't equal Total Time displayed on watch/Garmin Connect (now all times when totalled should match Total Time).
- Fixed an issue where user could not delete a Strength workout from device.
- Fixed an issue with Metronome hotkey not working in the Walk activity.
- Fixed an issue in the Jumpmaster activity where the listed elevation data would not properly update.
- Fixed an issue that could prevent device from booting up properly.
- Fixed a possible crash when completing Strength workouts that didn't have any rep counting steps.
- Fixed an issue where "Battery in Days" would report 0 in Connect IQ apps.
- Fixed an issue causing incorrect cycling VO2 max values.
- Fixed an issue where golf courses could fail to load.
- Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
As always, Garmin issues software updates in batches, which may explain why your Fenix 6 has yet to receive a notification to download system software 22.10. Alternatively, you can try updating the Fenix 6 via Garmin Express, which is downloadable on Mac and Windows. Also, Garmin Express allows you to update maps and sync with Garmin Connect, among other features. As it stands, Garmin has not confirmed when Fenix 6 support will cease, so we imagine that the smartwatches are good for at least a few more months yet.