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Garmin Vivoactive 3: Firmware 2.90 — You Might Need To FORCE A Resync After Installing 2.90.

by Anura Guruge


You should be able to find the latest firmware news here.



I noticed last night, after I had installed Firmware 2.90 on my Garmin Vivoactive 3, that it was NOT synching properly with my  ASUS ZenPad 10.1″ running Android 7.0.

It was going through the motions BUT there was NO data transfer.

I ended up FORCING a sync from the Vivoactive 3. That cleared up things.

So, just a HEADS UP.


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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Firmware 2.90 — Released 7-Days After 2.80 To Fix Touchscreen Issue!

by Anura Guruge



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You should be able to find the latest firmware news here.




This firmware update, just 7-days after they release 2.80, to fix the battery drain issue, came out of the blue.

I was synching my Vivoactive 3, via Bluetooth, with my Android tablet, when I noticed that it was taking unusually long. So, checked. Saw it was doing a software update. Surprised me since 2.8 was so fresh.

Just to be on the safeside came upstairs, USB connected it to my PC, and ran Garmin Express. Sure enough. Firmware version 2.90 — to fix a touchscreen issue. Must have been serious. I had not noticed. Maybe I thought it was a bit sluggish BUT I had had any issues with the touchscreen and I had been running 2.80 for a week.

So, heads up.

Best to update to 2.90.

Happy New Year.

I suspect we will have 3.0 before the Chinese New Year, which is in February.


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by Anura Guruge