Your Garmin watch is getting a new update that fixes a whole bundle of bugs

Garmin Fenix 7 watch on woman's wrist
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Garmin has released yet another beta software update for its Fenix 7 and Epix (Gen 2) watches, fixing a bundle of bugs that have been reported by members of its public testing program.

As reported by TizenHelp, the new 9.31 update is relatively small, particularly compared to the 9.28 update, which made over 200 tweaks and fixes. However, the latest release still makes some significant changes, including fixing a bug where the watch may shut down unexpectedly while you're using the race widget, and one where subpages for the weather widget were unavailable.

The new update also corrects a problem with activating public transit cards for use with Garmin Pay, and an issue where your forthcoming recommended workouts weren't appearing as intended. There's no word on whether Garmin has corrected the problem we encountered where our heart rate variability (HRV) and training readiness baselines were lost, though.

Get the new update

To get the new update, you'll need to sign up for Garmin's beta testing program (see our guide for full instructions), then wait for it to be downloaded through the Garmin Connect mobile app. Bear in mind, however, that this is a testing program and you may still come across bugs and issues.

If you'd rather not taking part in testing, a stable update will hopefully be rolling out soon, which will add all the new tools introduced in the recent beta updates, such as HRV and training status widgets.

Check out Garmin's forums for a full description of the latest beta update and what to expect when it's installed on your watch.

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.