Garmin releases new stable update (17.28) for Fenix 7 Series, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq Gen 2


Garmin has announced a new stable update for its Fenix 7 series and other compatible smartwatches. This update follows a pair of beta updates and is now being rolled out globally as Software Version 17.28. The update promises to bring several improvements to the Fenix 7, Fenix 7 Pro, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7, and MARQ Gen 2.

Previous Updates and Beta Versions

Almost a month ago, Garmin started distributing Software Version 17.23 for the Fenix 7X Pro and other members of the Fenix 7 family. This update was also applicable to a range of other smartwatches, including all Epix 2 models and the Quatix 7, which are on the same development cycle. Following this, Garmin released Beta Versions 17.26 and 17.28, the details of which were made available through specific hyperlinks.

Transition to Stable Software Distribution

Garmin has now moved Beta Version 17.28 to its stable software distribution channel. This means that Software Version 17.28 incorporates all changes from the previous beta versions. According to the update’s changelog, the new software includes various ‘miscellaneous improvements’ similar to recent updates for other mid-range Garmin smartwatches.

Changelog and Bug Fixes

While the term ‘miscellaneous improvements’ might suggest minor changes, these updates are significant. Notably, Software Version 17.28 addresses a bug that affected the Daily Suggested Workouts prompt, preventing it from appearing correctly. This fix is part of Garmin’s ongoing efforts to enhance user experience across its smartwatch range.

Update Availability and Manual Installation

At the time of publication, Garmin has reported that Software Version 17.28 has been delivered to only 10% of eligible smartwatches. However, the company plans to continue rolling out the update notifications for over-the-air (OTA) downloads in the coming days. Users who prefer not to wait for the automatic update can trigger the process manually. To do this, navigate to Settings, select System, then Software Update, and tap ‘Check for Updates’.


The new Software Version 17.28 for the Fenix 7 series and its peers represents Garmin’s commitment to continuous improvement. By addressing bugs and introducing various enhancements, Garmin aims to provide a better user experience for its smartwatch users. Whether users opt for the automatic update or initiate it manually, the latest software promises to bring valuable improvements to their devices.

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