Fenix 6 Series - 9.97 Beta Release

Hello Fenix 6 customers,

We have new software available for your upcoming adventures!

Please ensure that you are downloading the correct beta software for your specific device.

Fenix 6s: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=15166
Fenix 6s Pro: 
Fenix 6: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=15162
Fenix 6 Pro: 
Fenix 6x Pro: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=15168

Instructions for installation are available below the change log on each of the above pages.

9.97 Change Log Notes:

  • Added support for Altitude Acclimation widget. (Menu > Widgets > Edit > Add > Alt. Acclimation)
  • Improved Broadcast Heart Rate and added support for simultaneously broadcasting through ANT+ and Bluetooth.
  • Surf: Updated the data field defaults to include GPS.
  • Surf: Updated the start flow to try and acquire a GPS fix before starting a Surf activity.
  • Surf: Added support for a wave summary page to activity summary. (Last Surf widget > Start > Waves)
  • Updated the user interface for Stress and Calories widgets.
  • Fixed an issue where wrist heart rate was not being turned off when starting an Expedition activity.
  • Made improvements for golf. (We've discovered a bug when viewing the scorecard of the last round that was saved. Please avoid looking at the previous scorecard until you have saved a new round after updating to 9.97)

Current beta peripheral software version numbers below. New versions are indicated in red.

GPS: 4.40
Sensor Hub: 7.11
ANT/BLE/BT (Pro models)5.04 
ANT/BLE (non-Pro models): 2.11
Wi-Fi (Pro models only): 2.60

Please note, the beta updates released on these forums are not suitable for APAC region devices.

Please send all bug reports to [email protected], and indicate which model of the Fenix 6 Series you have in the subject line.