Garmin Forerunner 945 benefits from Fenix 7 features with its latest extensive software update
Garmin may be preparing to release the Forerunner 955, but the company continues to update its outgoing model. According to the company’s website, it has started rolling out software version 9.56 to the Forerunner 945, albeit only initially as a beta update. However, Garmin tends to move beta builds to its stable channel within a few weeks at the latest.
Available to download from Garmin’s website, v9.56 adds several features from the Fenix 7, one of the company’s latest smartwatches. Specifically, Garmin has brought enhanced strength functionality to the Forerunner 945 that includes a revised workout preview and an improved free mode UI. Additionally, Garmin claims to have made improvements to on-device sleep detection and staging, plus its run/idle detection algorithm.
Moreover, Garmin has added the ‘Resting Heartrate True-up’ feature that synchronises RHR data across all your registered devices. Also, the company has added an alert that warns of WEP security protocols no longer being supported and has updated Shimano Di2 support. Currently, v9.56 is a 25.7 MB download, should you wish to try the beta build before it reaches stable status. Accordingly, Garmin has provided installation instructions for moving onto beta builds, although it should not be long before v9.56 reaches all Forerunner 945 units.