Epix 2 - software version 8.14 - Public Beta

Hello Fēnix 7 and Epix customers,

The next public beta version is now available for your watch!

If you’ve participated in the Beta Program with previous Fēnix product lines, you’ll notice a few changes from how we have managed this in the past. And further down the line, we’ll have some additional improvements to the Beta Program (more on that later!) Notably, the fēnix 7/Epix watches use one single update file to update system software and peripheral updates (GPS version, Wireless version, etc.) So you no longer need to install multiple update files. Additionally, this forum post is now the primary resource for reading the change log notes – they are not available on another webpage. (There will be more options for viewing change logs after we implement the additional improvements to our beta program.)

The link to download the software update is listed below. Please note that your computer will download a .zip file when you open this link.

  • This zip contains the software update and instructions for installation in the 'Read Me.txt' file. We have also provided a folder with the files necessary for backdating software, and instructions for this process if you choose to do so. Remember, backdating software will reset all settings.
  • Please note: the included secure_config.gcd file should also be installed to your watch. This file will enable a few "beta features." For example, it will provide you with the option to reboot your watch (turn off and automatically turn back on). It will also automatically generate some files if you encounter certain issues. In short, if you are using beta software, you should also always have this file installed: it will make your use of the watch easier, and make it easier for you to report issues in software.
    • Today's v8.14 update does include changes to the secure_config file, please reinstall the new copy provided in the zipped folder.
  • Please email the Garmin Outdoor Quality Team if you find issues in software after installing this update: [email protected]

 Use this link to download the zip for your watch to update to the latest Beta software:

Change log for version 8.14 (changes since v8.13):

  • Updated support for Shimano Di2.
  • Improved initial pairing flow in some cases which would cause the user to be stuck at the Garmin Connect logo.
  • Improved weight editing in the strength activity, now each digit can be edited individually.
  • Fixed potential shutdown when editing certain watch face data fields.
  • Fixed issue causing map zoom buttons to sometimes disappear when in the Around Me feature.
  • Fixed issue causing alarm indicator on the sleep mode watch face to not show up if the alarm was set after a specific time.
  • Fixed an issue where accessing an activity profile might not prompt for a Daily Suggested Workout as expected.
  • Fixed issue causing flattened elevation plot when using Direct Routing.
  • Fixed issue where heart rate fields on the watch face could get stuck reporting 0.
  • Fixed potential shutdown when in a round of Golf.

Instructions for updating software:

  • Download the .zip specific to your watch, using the links above.
  • Connect the watch to your computer.
  • Following the included 'Read Me.txt' file, install the included gupdate.gsp file to the Primary\Garmin folder on your watch.
  • Disconnect the watch from the computer and it will prompt you to update software.

After updating, your watch will be running the following software versions. These can be confirmed on the Menu – System – About pages.

  • Primary Software Version: 8.14
    • This is the number on the very first About page. This number should always match the “Host” version number written on the 5th About page.
  • GPS: 2.32
  • Wireless: 24.61
  • Sensor Hub: 18.00
  • Epix Touch Screen: 10.07

Garmin Outdoor Quality Team