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How to Check and Update Software for Garmin Watch Models

For a technology device to work stably with the latest features as well as fix errors to the maximum, users need to update the latest operating system. The same is true for Garmin watch.

For the best experience, users need to ensure the latest software is installed on their Garmin watch. Whether it’s Forerunner, Fenix, Quatix or Vivoactive, the new update will bring additional features and eliminate bugs that make device performance less.

Update Software for Garmin Watch

Updating the software for a sports watch is a relatively straightforward operation because the device is capable of automatically updating software. In this article, we will learn how to check if a device has used the latest software and how to update the software (automatically and manually).

Check For The Latest Update.

Unlike Android or iOS, the software updates of the Garmin watches are diverse, each with different corresponding software to optimise the features of each device.

To check the software version of your current Garmin device, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings – Introduction.
  2. Here we will be able to observe the ID is the software version with the form: 5.70 (1517997). This information will be beneficial if users have problems during use and need to troubleshoot through customer support.

Then, the simplest way to find out about current software for Garmin products you are using, search for the following content on Google: “[device name and model] updates and downloads”. Continue Access to the latest search results on the Garmin official website. Users will see the history of software updates are displayed. The image below is an example when searching for software of Garmin Forerunner 945.

Garmin Update
path link: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=14823

Automatic Software Updates

On most Garmin watches, after pairing with your phone via the Garmin Connect app, the device automatically updates the software by default.

To check if this automatic feature is enabled, follow these steps on your Garmin watch:

  1. Press and hold the top button to display the system menus.
  2. Select the Settings – Start/Stop section.
  3. Continue to select System and scroll to the bottom of the list.
  4. Select a Software update.
  5. Use the select button to switch between turning on and off auto-update.

When this feature is turned on, software updates are automatically transferred to the watch via the phone application. When a new update is available, the Garmin Connect app will automatically download and install on your watch.

Update Smartwatch

Manual Software Updates

In case the user does not want to turn on the automatic software update feature, we will also perform the same operations as the automatic update. If the Garmin Connect app has downloaded the software, users need to press Install to get the device updated.

Here are the steps to perform manual software updates:

  1. Press and hold the top button to display the system menus.
  2. Select the Settings – Start / Stop section.
  3. Continue to select System and scroll to the bottom of the list.
  4. Select a Software update.
  5. We will see the software version here, select Install now, users will see the estimated time to install the software.
  6. Click to confirm.

The above are ways to check and update the latest software for your Garmin watch. You wish you the successful implementation of the watch to maximise its performance.

 

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