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Garmin Forerunner 245 / 945 / Fenix 6 update with new features from FR745 available

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Actualización 24 de Octubre

Ya están disponibles las versiones finales de firmware, así que irán llegando de forma paulatina a todos los modelos a través del canal de actualización tradicional, bien a través de Bluetooth o por Garmin Express.

The new features shown in the Garmin Forerunner 745 are now available for other models. The Garmin FR945 and Garmin Fenix 6 receive both Track Run profile and daily workout suggestions. For its part, the Forerunner 245 only gets the first thing (the Track Run profile).

Here is the direct access to each of the beta pages for those devices:

Beta updates for Garmin Forerunner 245
Actualizaciones beta para Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
Beta updates for Garmin Forerunner 945
Beta updates for Garmin Fenix 6

Daily workout suggestions gives you guided training recommendations for running and cycling (not swimming), which will suit you based on your VO2max, load and training status. This will only be available on the Forerunner 945 and the Fenix 6 range (plus the Forerunner 745, of course).

It's the same feature that premiered with the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, but now also offering run workouts in addition to cycling.

To give an example, I've already done a run workout this morning. If I go into the workout suggestion of the day, it simply tells me to do a recovery workout.

Buscador de chollos

Garmin Forerunner 945 - Sugerencia de entrenamiento

I am the one who chooses the sport I want to do, the watch will not tell me if I should go running or riding. In the sports profile we have to go into options, workouts and the option “Today's Suggestions”.

Garmin Forerunner 945 - Sugerencia de entrenamiento

As for the track mode, it is very similar to the one that COROS presented a few months ago. After doing an initial two-lap calibration, from that moment on the watch will memorize that track and give the distance and pace at all times with a very small margin of error.

In addition, the 945 also receives the Grit and Flow metrics already received by the Fenix 6 in the latest beta release. And common bug fixes, recovery-time data enhancements, and other minor improvements.

How to update to the beta version

Upgrading your watch to the beta version is very easy and does not lead to data loss unless you want to revert to an earlier firmware version (for example the latest released version), in which case the settings will be reset to default values.

But if you keep the beta version and upgrade to the next release version (which will already include all these changes) you won't lose data either. I have been using this version for several days and everything works perfectly, so there is no reason to fear.

First you will have to download the update files on the corresponding page of your watch (245, 945 or Fenix 6), by clicking on the download button.

Descargar Beta Garmin

 

Here are the direct links:

Beta updates for Garmin Forerunner 245
– Actualizaciones Beta para Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
Beta updates for Garmin Forerunner 945
Beta updates for Garmin Fenix 6

  • Connect the watch to your computer using the USB cable. On Mac and for music watches (FR245 Music and FR945 Music) you will need to install Android File Transfer.
  • Download the corresponding file for your model and unzip it. On the watch, open the \GARMIN\ folder and copy the GUPDATE.GCD file.
  • From the downloaded files, open \RemoteSW\ and copy the file inside (the file names changes depending on the model) to the \GARMIN\RemoteSW\ folder on your watch
  • Disconnect the watch from your computer and accept the software update that will be displayed on the screen.

After the update is down you will already have installed the firmware version that incorporates the new features indicated above, along with the rest of the other features. Below you can see what everything is included in each update.

What's new on Garmin Forerunner 245 v5.09 Beta

  • Added support for the Track Run activity, which allows you to record outdoor track data, including lap splits and distance in meters, on a standard shape 400m track.
  • Added support for Improved Recovery Time, which takes your stress, sleep, relaxation, and physical activity into consideration.
  • Improved optical heart rate performance.
  • Added a Save Location option to the Navigation menu.
  • Updated the look of the Alarm screen.
  • Updated the main workout data screen to indicate High, Low, or In Range for the current target.
  • Various other improvements and bug fixes.

What's new on Garmin Forerunner 945 v5.09 Beta

  • Added support for Daily Suggested Workouts, which are recommended based on previous activities. You can disable this from activity settings. (Run/Bike > Menu > Training > Workouts > Today's Suggestion.)
  • Added support for the Track Run activity, which allows you to record outdoor track data, including lap splits and distance in meters, on a standard shape 400m track.
  • Added support for Improved Recovery Time, which takes your stress, sleep, relaxation, and physical activity into consideration.
  • Added support for Bouldering and Indoor Climb activity profiles.
  • Added support for Grit and Flow features for mountain biking activities. Grit measures the overall difficulty of a ride, and Flow measures how well you maintain your speed throughout the ride.
  • Improved optical heart rate performance.
  • Updated the look of the Alarm screen.
  • Updated the main workout data screen to indicate High, Low, or In Range for the current target.
  • Various other improvements and bug fixes.

What's new on Garmin Fenix 6 v11.75 Beta

  • Added support for Daily Suggested Workouts, which are recommended based on previous activities. You can disable this from activity settings. (Run/Bike > Menu > Training > Workouts > Today's Suggestion.)
  • Added support for the Track Run activity, which allows you to record outdoor track data, including lap splits and distance in meters, on a standard shape 400m track.
  • Added support for Improved Recovery Time, which takes your stress, sleep, relaxation, and physical activity into consideration.
  • Added support for configuring non-zero power averaging for Biking activities. (Activity Settings > Power Averaging)
  • Added support for configuring backlight settings during the sleep window. (Settings > System > Backlight > During Sleep.)
  • Added support for training and breathwork workout categories to properly handle launching workouts from calendar view and prompting yoga, strength, cardio, breathing, and pilates workouts.
  • Added Training Status explanation tip in the Training Status widget.
  • Added support for displaying the map scale when panning/zooming the map.
  • Updated the Clocks list layout and icons.
  • Improved the pairing experience for Bike lights/radar.
  • Improved compass smoothness.
  • Improved the poor wrist HR detection which will lead to more accurate VO2 Max and Performance Condition estimates. (Requires 8.00 Sensor Hub)
  • Fixed an issue where the 'Navigation' hotkey was not working as expected for certain use cases.
  • Fixed an issue with the wind speed field on watch face.
  • Fixed an issue where open water swim activities were capturing an erroneous position in the track log.
  • Fixed an issue where the device would fail to load the elevation plot when navigating to a POI.
  • Fixed an issue where the elevation plot would intermittently get doubled while navigating.
  • Fixed an issue where expired weather data was being displayed on the watchface.
  • Fixed potential GPS communication problems. (Requires GPS v4.60)

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  1. Gracias por la valiosa información Eduardo. Existe algún riesgo de “dañar” el software del reloj si no sale bien la actualización Beta? Hay alguna posibilidad de no recibirla si no se prueba el Beta, sino que se espera a la actualización definitiva? Gracias.

  2. Voy a decir una cosa que a lo mejor es impopular pero estoy muy contento con mi sensor óptico de muñeca del 245, así que si lo mejoran miel sobre hojuelas, tengo una banda para ciclismo y HIIT.

    Me preocupa el cargador y los pines.

  3. Después de estas actualizaciones, estaría bien una comparativa, en cuanto a las funciones disponibles, entre el Fénix 6 y el 945.

  4. buenas tardes Eduardo muchas Gracias!

    tengo una duda, en el archivo de actualizacion que descargo, no me aparece “RemoteSW”
    me descarga, ya descomprimiendo el archivo, 6 archivos;
    -ANT_BLE_BT_v606
    -GPS_v460
    -SensorHub_v800
    -System_1175
    -System_Backdate_v1110
    -WiFi_v260

    En cada carpeta solo viene un archivo .GCD

    pero ningun “RemoteSW”

    tengo un fenix 6 pro

    sabes, si estare fallando en algo?

    Gracias !

  5. ya pude:

    -El archivo de c/u de estas tres carpetas:
    -ANT_BLE_BT_v606
    -GPS_v460
    -SensorHub_v800

    Es el que se pega en la Subcarpeta de GARMIN: RemoteSW del dispositivo y Listo!

    Thank you!

    1. hola Sergio, ya pegué todos los archivo es la carpeta garmin, cuál es el paso a seguir para continuar con la actualización? Gracias.

      Thomas

  6. Hola Eduardo, tantas mejoras en el Fénix 6 es porque tenía muchos fallos? porque la verdad que han mejorado muchas cosas 😅 En pocos días recibiré mi Fénix 6 para poder comprobarlo. Un saludo!

  7. Hola Eduardo, gracias por tanta información. Por desgracia no tengo ninguno de esos modelos que se actualizan, recién compre un Fenix 5 Plus, a muy buen precio, y la verdad es que estoy encantado con el. Me interesa el modo carrera en pista, ya que estoy preparando unas pruebas físicas de una oposición y creo que me vendría bien para controlar mejor el ritmo y las series.. crees que podría incorporarlo también la serie Fenix 5? Solo tiene el modo pista cubierta, sin GPS..que no creo que me sirva.
    Thank you very much in advance.

  8. Buenas Eduardo! Sabes si mejoraran el posicionamiento gps en fenix 6X? La verdad que deben pulir mas el gps en precision, gracias y un saludo!

    1. Siempre hay actualizaciones, pero en mi experiencia no suele haber cambios significativos cuando un modelo es tan maduro. No obstante la mayor parte de las ocasiones, si hay fallo importantes de triangulación son más debidos al lugar en sí que a problemas del reloj, por lo que una actualización tampoco iba a solucionar el problema del terreno.

  9. Hola Eduardo, tengo el Fénix 6x Pro con el software 9.30, veo que hay una nueva versión, la 11.10, es fiable actualizarlo? Gracias

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