This, from what I have read, for a much sought after feature on Apple Watches. Some were buying Apple JUST for this feature and you may even have read a few stories about folks crediting the Apple Watch of saving their lives by notifying them of abnormal heart rates.
So, Garmin had no option but to respond and it is good that they have done so now … ahead of the new wave of watches that are supposed to be announced by the likes of Samsung over the next few months.
It has, as you can see from the second image, on the latest beta software for the Fenix 5.
It is not a feature that interests me but I know that many of you will be thrilled. So, go for it. All the best.
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So, this was my first full day with 9.20 and the readings are noticeably different, more like what I was used to with the Vivoactive 3s.
Yet again, I will monitor this and let you know.
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Well, it is showing something. Not sure whether it is right, BUT there is definitely REM in there. Not sure how I can check its veracity short of wearing another monitor — and to be fair, I don’t really care. As you can see I don’t get that much sleep BUT I do sleep better than a baby!
The Bluetooth update failed.
It took a little while to install on the watch — and restart. But, I had read about that somewhere else, and as such was not overly concerned.
What is new in 9.20 is covered in this post.
I will, of course, keep you posted.
As I type this ‘Garmin Connect‘ on my Google Pixel 2 phone is trying to download the new software update over Bluetooth. Not too happy about that. Would have preferred to have done it, over USB, with ‘Garmin Express‘. C’est la vie.
<< It is installing it on my Fenix 5 as I type. It failed! Just updated & had it installed via Garmin Express in seconds! >>
Two BIGGIES as far as I am concerned — as marked with arrows above, i.e., the improvements to sleep and stress monitoring. In both cases more out of curiosity than anything else. I sleep well. Never had issues, mainly because I am dead tired when I go to sleep. About 50% of my sleep is ‘deep’!
Compared to what I used to see on my two Vivoactive 3s, the Fenix 5 stress readings looked suspect. So, I am interested to see how this update will change that.
I will keep you posted.