I’m regularly updating this page as new firmware is released…

There are still some notes on plans that Coros had made public, then deleted, around May 2019. As their time passes and new firmware for Coros Pace, Apex, and Vertix are released, I’m adding to this post.

COROS Pace

Current firmware: v2.0 released June 12, 2019

Late June 2019

  • HR display in start and pause screens for workouts
  • New data metrics, including advanced running metrics

July 22, 2019: “Pace firmware update planned to be released soon”

COROS Apex

Early June 2019

  • Hiking, trail running, and mountaineering sports modes

Update: Hiking and trail running modes, utilizing 3D distance algorithms, were introduced with firmware update V 2.0, released May 30, 2019

This also included enhancements to the pool swim mode.

Late June 2019

  • New user interface
  • New data metrics, including advanced running metrics

Update: This update is delayed, but firmware update v2.06 was released July 15, 2019.

Release Notes:

  • UI design updated to v2.0
  • new “scroll to unlock” added (and applied over user settings, unfortunately. This confused many people who suddenly couldn’t just push the knob or hold it to unlock…)
  • Data pages in workout modes can now be set to a bigger font
  • “elevation calibration enhancements” (not further explained)

Firmware Update 2.07, released July 20, 2019

Note: Coros app needs to be updated before this watch update is available!

  • Adds indoor/outdoor Cardio modes – Cardio Gym / Cardio GPS – which record heart rate, calories and split time (and GPS track, distance for the outdoors/GPS mode)
  • In Gesture Backlight Auto mode, gesture backlight will be disabled during the sleep hours set in COROS app.
  • Elevation data bug fixes.

Firmware Update 2.10, released August 20, 2019

  • Adds stride length graph for Run and Trail Run modes on the COROS app.
  • Adds lap details on the workout summary on the watch. 
  • Adds “Delete All” feature to the notification widget on the watch. 
  • Multiple bug fixes.

Again, Coros noted: “Please check your COROS app for updates. If your COROS app is not at its latest version, please update the app from App Store or Google Play first.”

COROS Vertix

Update: VERTIX firmware V1.32 was released June 7, 2019

  • Optimizes the battery performance in standby mode
  • Adds history data to the HR and elevation widgets in standby mode
  • Enhances notification display
  • Multiple bug fixes

Late June 2019

  • New data metrics, including advanced running metrics

See below!

Mid-July 2019

  • Indoor/outdoor Cardio workout modes
  • Backlight always-on option
  • Support for multi-day workouts with “resume” and “fnish later” options
  • Enhancements to navigation features [Might that be the announced waypoints support?]

Update: This update is delayed, but v1.35 was released July 11, 2019

Quite obviously (it is now mid July, the above update v1.35 was released a few days ago), this update is also delayed (for the most part).

Release notes:

  • Elevation feature bug fixes and calibration enhancements
  • Support for bigger font sizes in workout screens
  • Sleep tracking enhancements
  • Backlight always-on mode (night mode) added to standby (what I call general/watch and workout modes)

VERTIX firmware V1.36 released July 22, 2019

Note: Coros app needs to be updated before this watch update is available!

  • Adds indoor/outdoor Cardio modes – Cardio Gym / Cardio GPS – which record heart rate, calories and split time (and GPS track, distance for the outdoors/GPS mode)
  • In Gesture Backlight Auto mode, gesture backlight will be disabled during the sleep hours set in COROS app.