Nonetheless, it appears that little has changed between Beta 9.15 that debuted two weeks ago and Beta 9.19 that has appeared today. Specifically, Garmin’s changelog mentions the same new features and improvements, which are as follows:
- Added jump rope activity
- Added support for male audio prompts (requires a download of new audio files)
- Fixed an issue where music will randomly start playing
- Fixed an issue where higher rate of battery drain could occur with wrist heart rate turned off
- Fixed an issue where changing a setting during a golf activity could cause scoring to be turned off
The same applies to Beta 9.16, which Garmin delivered with a comparable changelog. Thus, it is unclear the way in which Garmin has refined the Vivoactive 5 since Beta 9.15, with no subsequent explanation offered. However, there are mounting complaints of high battery drain occurring after updating to Beta 9.19. Supposedly, recharging an affected Vivoactive 5 and rebooting does not resolve any associated bugs, with 0.25% drain per minute reported by one owner.
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