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Connect IQ 2.2.3 Now Available!

01/04/17 @ 01:23 PM

Fenix 5

Connect IQ 2.2.3 is here! This version adds support for the new fēnix 5 family, the latest Connect IQ compatible multisport wearables announced at CES. The fēnix 5S is lighter, sleeker and smaller than previous models – perfect for small wrists without sacrificing multisport functionality. The fēnix 5X boasts preloaded wrist-based mapping; and the compact fēnix 5, like other fēnix watches, is feature-packed and ready to take on any adventure with an all-new industrial design. All of the fēnix 5 models are 24/7 wearable with extended battery life, daily activity tracking, Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology, and a host of connected features. And users can easily switch between stylish leather and metal accessory bands to sporty silicone in seconds and without tools, thanks to the new QuickFit™ bands.

You can see the new capabilities of the devices in the table below:

Device Resolution (px) Icon Resolution Colors Available Button Functions Screen Type Touch Screen
fēnix™ 5S 218 x 218 40 x 40 64 up, down, enter, back, menu round No
fēnix™ 5, fēnix™ 5X 240 x 240 40 x 40 64 up, down, enter, back, menu round No

Note - we will not be auto-migrating apps to the Fenix 5 family. Get the SDK today to develop for the Fenix 5!


Also exciting is the new UBER ETA app by Garmin. Uber ETA lets you check your driver’s pickup ETA, driver details, and the ETA to your destination on Garmin wearables that the same way you check the time: with a flick of the wrist.
UBER ETA by Garmin

The first time you run the application, you will need to log into your Uber account through the Garmin Connect Mobile application. Once you’ve completed the login, any time you request an Uber, the ETA app will show you the time until your ride arrives, guide you to your pickup location, and keep you updated on your ETA during your ride.

UBER ETA by Garmin is available today on the Connect IQ store.

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