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Garmin Fenix 6 series receives various bug fixes with latest software update

The Garmin Fenix 6 series launched nearly three years ago. (Image source: Garmin)
The Garmin Fenix 6 series launched nearly three years ago. (Image source: Garmin)
Garmin has started issuing system software 21.80 to the Fenix 6 series, which is rolling out as an over-the-air (OTA) update. Also available through Garmin Express, system software 21.80 focuses on addressing various bugs, among other minor improvements.

Garmin has released a new update to the Fenix 6 series, which the company markets as the fēnix 6 series. Now superseded by the fēnix 7 series, Fenix 6 smartwatches are still receiving updates almost three years into their lifespan, unlike competing smartwatches. While earlier software updates have contained more changes, system software 21.80 contains a few notable bug fixes.

Firstly, Garmin has addressed an issue where the run, walk or idle total time failed to equal the total time shown on the smartwatch or on Garmin Connect. Supposedly, all times when totalled should match the total time. Additionally, it should now be possible to delete a Strength workout on the device, while Garmin claims that it has fixed a possible crash when completing Strength workouts that lacked rep counting steps. Similarly, Garmin states that system software 21.80 fixes an issue whereby the Jumpmaster activity would not properly update elevation data.

Furthermore, the Metronome hotkey is working in the Walk activity again, and Connect IQ apps should no longer report 'Battery in Days' as '0'. Arguably most importantly, this month's update makes good on an undisclosed issue that could prevent a Fenix 6 smartwatch from booting properly. For reference, you can download system software 21.80 on a Fenix 6 series smartwatch itself or through the Garmin Express program on Mac and Windows. 

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Alex Alderson, 2022-06- 8 (Update: 2022-06- 8)