Garmin devices are constantly updating the software to implement improvements and bug fixes in their algorithms. These upgrades promote data quality and accuracy.
Some examples found in training, especially in the open water swimming, with various contours of buoys, is notorious the flaws. Note that fellow trainees may encounter stark differences in the distances traveled. It is worth pointing out that several factors may influence this, but different models or brands of GPS, or even the same device, but with different software versions, are relevant reasons to consider.
The reading range of the athlete’s geographical position and the algorithm of the processed calculations may have slight differences as well.
The indication is to keep the latest available software updated on your GPS watch to minimize the above differences.
We’ve designed a quick guide for you to upgrade Garmin Forerunner 920XT.
- Knowing the version of your device:
Access the menu and navigate: Settings >> System >>About
The GPS and Software version will be displayed.
Note: Even with a recently purchased Garmin, the current version of my device was version 3.20 of 2015. The most current version of Forerunner 920XT Software is 9.10.
- Install Garmin Express on Your Computer:
Garmin Express is Software for managing and updating your products. Access the software page, download it and install it by following the setup steps.
Another very important software to track and manage your activities is Garmin Connect. If you do not have one, register your Garmin Connect account at connecting Garmin com sign-in page.
Note: Garmin Connect has an app for your mobile device (smartphone). Very useful for quickly transferring workouts via Bluetooth and the Internet from anywhere.
- Open Garmin Express Software and Add Device:
Connect your Garmin to your computer and click the “Add Device” button. Follow the setup steps. This step will only be necessary the first time you use Garmin Express.
Click the button with the name of your device to access the features. It will be presented to you if an update is available; If so, click the “Install” button.
Whenever you make changes via Garmin Express software, such as settings or application installs, to upload to your device you will need to click the “Sync” button.
Garmin Express offers 3 more onscreen panels:
Connect IQ: Allows you to install new apps on the watch developed by third parties;
Tools and Contents: miscellaneous and manual settings;
Garmin Connect: Button directing to the Connect website.
- Check the watch version:
Check the version on the watch as per step 1.
That concludes the process of updating Garmin Forerunner 920XT Software Version. So, if you have any doubts regarding the process, then you can get in touch with experts at Garmin software setup and support facility.