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Garmin Instinct 2 smartwatches get new beta update with a number of bug fixes

Garmin has released beta version 16.02 for Instinct 2 series smartwatches. (Image source: Garmin)
Garmin has released beta version 16.02 for Instinct 2 series smartwatches. (Image source: Garmin)
Users of Garmin Instinct 2, Instinct 2s, Instinct 2X and Instinct Crossover smartwatches can now download beta version 16.02. The latest software tackles various bugs relating to the Battery Saver watch face, the Health Monitoring app and Morning Report. In a forum post, Garmin shares information to help customers with the installation process.

Garmin beta version 16.02 has arrived for the Instinct 2, Instinct 2s, Instinct 2X, and Instinct Crossover smartwatches. The latest update is the first in the 16.xx series, following stable update version 15.08. Like the older public update, this beta release brings a range of bug fixes to the wearables.

The change log notes that a problem with the Battery Saver watch face has been resolved, ensuring it shows the correct time. A bug relating to the Health Monitoring app, which caused the inReach screen to be shown after use, has been fixed, and Garmin has dealt with an issue where data is not displayed on the activity summary page. Problems with truncated data, such as the Bouldering rest time and the Strength activity timer, are sorted, as is the cutting off of high and low temperature data on the Morning Report page.

The beta version 16.02 is only available to side load and will not be pushed to wearables OTA at this time. Instinct 2 series beta testers can now download the update from the Garmin forum, where the company also details how to report bugs and what to do if your watch freezes or crashes. If you wish to join the beta program, you can sign up via Garmin Connect.

The change log for beta version 16.02 for the Garmin Instinct 2 series. (Image source: Garmin)
The change log for beta version 16.02 for the Garmin Instinct 2 series. (Image source: Garmin)

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