Garmin brings new features and bug fixes to Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S with Alpha version 10.05 update
Garmin has issued a new Alpha version update for Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S on its Beta Program. Rolling out as dedicated zip files for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, the update moves the pair from v9.27 onto v10.05, a version change that implies Garmin has made some major alterations in the last few weeks. Please note that Garmin does not deliver Alpha updates automatically via the Beta Program. Instead, you must manually download and install the relevant update for your smartwatch, which Garmin has included in its corresponding forum post.
According to the same post, v10.05 makes ten major changes from v9.27. On the one hand, the company has added Surf, Windsurf, and Kiteboard activities and the Tides app. Additionally, the update enables app-specific notification icons for the Garmin Jr. and Garmin Messenger apps, as well as additional course point icons for new Garmin Connect course point types. Moreover, Garmin claims that v10.05 adds a setting for backlight behaviour when a key is pressed during sleep and improves the delay when saving an activity.
On the other hand, V10.05 also fixes an issue that could cause a device to freeze when pausing and resuming a hunt activity. Furthermore, the update addresses another issue that resulted in the Instinct 2 or Instinct 2S getting stuck on the 'Transferring' message when starting a sync. Finally, the HRV bar should no longer draw inconsistently on different pages. Separately, v10.05 introduces a new set of secure_config.gcd files. You can read more about V10.05 and new config files in Garmin's forum post.