Your Garmin watch is getting an important update that fixes a particularly annoying bug

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Garmin is rolling out a new software update for some of its most popular watches, which fixes a particularly frustrating problem that means some users aren't receiving their daily suggested workouts as they should.

As Alex Alderson of Notebookcheck explains, software version 17.28 is rolling out now for watches in the Garmin Fenix 7 series, including the Fenix 7, 7S, 7X, and Fenix 7 Pro devices. 

Daily suggested workouts are an extremely useful tool for runners and cyclists who aren't following a structured training plan. As the name implies, they are activities that your watch suggests, which are intended to help maintain or develop your fitness based on factors including your current fitness level (in the form of VO2 max), recovery time, sleep data, training status, and recent workouts.

It's easy to fall into a routine of always doing the same workout when you don't have a set plan to follow, which means you run the risk of overtraining or not pushing yourself hard enough from time to time, both of which can have a detrimental effect on your fitness or cause you to stagnate. Daily suggested workouts help avoid this.

They can also help you prepare for an event, if your watch has the Race Event feature (as those in the Fenix 7 series do).

The new update also makes some other "miscellaneous improvements", but Garmin's release notes don't give details of exactly what these are.

The update is rolling out in stages and will be installed when your watch syncs with Garmin Connect. To make sure you get it, hold the menu button and scroll down to System, then scroll down to Software Update and make sure automatic updates are enabled.

Cat Ellis

Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 15 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better), usually wearing at least two sports watches.