Garmin Releases A New Version That Abruptly Disables The ECG Feature On New Smartwatches

A peculiar update for the Venu 3 and Venu 3S has been released by Garmin. The update seems to have the same changelog as its predecessor and was once more made available through its beta programme. Coincidentally, the same thing happened with Betas 8.23 and 8.25 last year, which had nearly the same improvements.

In brief, the business resumed beta build distribution two months after releasing Beta 9.15 less than two weeks prior. Currently, the Venu 3 and Venu 3S can be downloaded directly the smartwatch itself instead of through its forum post or the Garmin Express desktop application. Garmin has upgraded the Venu 3 and Venu 3S to Beta 9.16. It is therefore possible to upgrade the Venu 3 or Venu 3S by going to its Main menu, then selecting Settings, System, and lastly Software upgrade.

Please be aware that after your smartwatch is updated to Beta 9.16, you will also need to download new audio prompt files. Although Beta Programme participants have noticed at least one significant variation between Betas 9.15 and 9.16, Garmin has not disclosed any new adjustments. It appears that the firm has turned off the ECG feature on beta releases for the Venu 3 series, and this has now also been implemented for the Fenix 7 series. It did not, however, choose to notify the owners of Venu 3 of this modification or to provide a file for reverting to stable updates with ECG turned on.

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