How to Use – Android
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Using the Pace App for Android Wear
Loading the Pace App onto Your Android Watch
Setting up Your Android Watch and Installing the Android Wear Software
Instructional videos and support pages for Android App and Android Wear:
- Set up your watch
- Get & remove apps on your watch
- Load the Android Wear Software
- After connection to the Internet, select the Pace App from the Google Play App Store
For Huawei Watch Owners
- How to Update Huawei Watch 2 Software or ANY Android Wear Smartwatch
- Huawei Watch with Android Wear 2.0 and Google Play Store
General Notes about Android Watch Functionality:
With Android watches, users can navigate by touching and swiping the watch’s screen in addition to pressing the watch’s buttons. For instance, to return to the previous screen, swipe right. To make a selection, touch the proper part of the screen (e.g., checking a box). In some cases, to choose another action, press the screen.
Setting up Gait Length, Vibration Mode and Verbal Alerts
From the home screen of the newly created active event, press the Settings in the upper left corner. This will bring the user to the “Settings” screen.
Press on this box if you want the watch to vibrate at the end of each interval (mile or KM).
We strongly encourage activating this feature (particularly if verbal alerts are not chosen) to ensure you are notified when you complete each interval and view in real time your revised ETA/ Projected Finish Time, Required Pace and other key data to keep you on your desired pace and help you achieve or exceed your Goal Finish Time.
Press on this box if you want to have “Speak on Interval Completion” verbal alerts at the end of each interval which provide all Pace App data including: number of interval just completed, time to complete last interval (i.e.,“split” time), Projected Finish Time, Variance to Goal Finish Time and Required Pace of remaining intervals to help you achieve your Goal Finish Time.
Choose your preferred language (American English, British English, Spanish or French).
Number of Steps – Gait Length
- On the Settings screen, select the “Length of Gait” box found at the bottom section of the Settings page.
- Select Meters or Feet.
- Enter Gait Length (including fractions to ensure accuracy of number of steps) for both walking and running.
- Choose Running or Walking
- Press the “SAVE” button at the bottom to save all above parameters.
- Swipe right to return to the home screen that will show this newly created event.
Tip: To determine your gait length, measure heel strike to heel strike while running on loose soil or a beach. Or, if neither surface are available, place flour on the bottom of shoes and measure the distance between heel strikes. Measure at least five heel strikes.
The Pace App will accurately count the number of steps (walking or running; user needs to choose which type of activity in the “Activity” portion of the “Create Event” screen). By dividing the gait length into the distance covered, the Pace App will accurately provide the user the number of steps (real-time) during the event and also the total number of steps once the event is completed.
–> You are now ready to race or set off on your training course or other event!
How to Pause or Resume an Event
To pause an event, swipe down from the top of the screen. The next screen will present a green pause button and red stop button.
Once the pause button is pressed all Pace App functions are stopped.
To resume an event, swipe down from the top of the screen again and press the green start button.
Creating a New Event From a Completed Event
- Choose a completed event in “Completed Events” screen of the watch with the parameters (Distance, Goal Finish Time, etc.) desired.
- Press the screen.
- The screen will then show the results of that event as well as an orange stylus icon at the bottom center part of the screen.
- To create a new event with the same exact parameters, press this icon.
- Enter the desired date of the event. Press OK. All other parameters have been automatically loaded.
- Select CREATE at the bottom of the screen.
- A message “event created successfully” will appear to confirm that a new event was created and is now listed in the “Active Events” screen.
For the user that (e.g.) has a favorite training event that they repeat frequently, this is a convenient feature to recreate this event with the same data entered, saving time and eliminating errors.
Deleting Active and Completed Events
When viewing Active and Completed events on the Android watch, select the event you wish to delete.
Press the screen and hold until the message appears: “Are you sure you want to delete this event?”
Choose No or Yes.
If deleted, a message will appear: “event deleted successfully
Please note: each Android watch has their own limitation as to the number of Active and Completed events that can be stored. The Pace App will notify the user when the watch’s capacity has been reached alerting the user to delete events to make room for new events.
Setting up the Parameters of your race or event
- Press the upper right button of the watch. This will bring the user to the watch’s screen that lists the watch’s various functions and apps.
- Select the Pace App by pressing on this icon.
- After the Pace Logo disappears, press the “+” icon in the upper right of the next screen, which may show an Active or Completed Event (Completed Events are denoted by a green check mark ), to create a new event.
You are now in the “Create Event” Page
- Enter Event Name. Press this field and a keyboard will appear to enter the name. Press the check mark to enter this information.
- Select Event Location Name. Follow same instructions above.
- Select Date (Note: it is in the DD/MM/YYY format). “OK” to enter.
- Select distance (you can also choose tenths of a distance interval). Select “OK’ to enter.
- Choose interval type: Miles or Kilometers
- Select number of intervals. You can choose up to 1000 intervals for a given distance.
- Select number of “look-back” intervals. Select “OK” to enter. This is one of the unique aspects of the patented Pace App in addition to providing the user with ongoing ETA / Projected Finish Time feedback. The number of look-back intervals is used to calculate accurate, smoothed average pace and ETA calculations at the end of each interval.
- Select the desired finish time. Select “OK” to enter. This is the same as your Goal Finish Time (GFT).
- In the “Activity” section choose type of event (Walking, Running, Cycling or Other).
- Set Length of Gait (see below on how to do).
- Press the “CREATE” bar at the bottom to enter all above parameters.
If all data has been entered correctly, you will receive a screen that says “Event has been created successfully.” If any data element is missing the app will prompt user as to what parameter needs to be inputted.
Starting Your Race or Event
- Select the desired event now listed under Active Events.
- Active Events are those events listed when the left dot of the two small, white dots at the bottom of the screen is illuminated in white. To view all Active Events swipe up and down.
- From Active Events sweep left to see Completed Events and (conversely, sweep right to see Active Events from Completed Events). Completed Events are listed when the right dot is illuminated. Completed event are also denoted by a green check mark . To view Completed Events swipe up or down on the watch.
Once the start button is pressed, the screen will default to the ETA/ Projected Finish Time Mode which displays:
ETA/ Projected Finish Time Mode:
- Current Pace: This is the GPS enabled, instantaneous pace and NOT the pace found on the Chronometer page. This Current Pace is provided as an additional tool and data point for the user. This pace is NOT the pace used to calculate the ETA/ Projected Finish Time. Since this pace is instantaneous, you may see significant variations to this pace due to hills, water breaks, etc.
- ETA: This is the patented Estimated Time of Arrival or, Projected Finish Time. This provides, at the end of each interval, an accurate, estimated time to complete the event. The ETA is refreshed/ recalculated at the end of each interval.
- Time Variance: This provides, at the end of each interval, the variance between the ETA and the user’s Goal Finish Time (GFT). This informs the user how their ETA compares to their GFT so that the user can adjust pace accordingly throughout the event.
- If the user is behind GFT, the Time Variance will have a time with negative symbol (-). Conversely, if the user is ahead of GFT, the Time Variance will show a time with positive (+) symbol.
- Required Pace: This key patented feature provides, at the end of each interval, the exact pace per remaining intervals that the user must adhere to (or exceed) in order to achieve (or beat) their GFT.
If the user is behind GFT, the Required Pace will show a pace per interval that be will faster than the current pace. Conversely, if the user is ahead of GFT, the Required Pace will show a pace per interval that be will slower than the current pace.
Chronometer (“Chrono”) Mode:
- Intervals Completed: This shows the number of intervals completed. Intervals are shown in tenths of an interval (miles or KMs).
- Total Time: This is the total elapsed time of the event.
- Average Pace: This is key patented function that utilizes the smoothed average pace calculation and is a key component to the ETA/ Projected Finish Time calculation. This is NOT Current (instantaneous) Pace shown on the ETA screen.
- Current Interval: This shows the amount of time to complete the last interval (i.e., the “split” time). This time is frozen for seven seconds at the end of each interval to allow the user to see the time to complete their last interval.
Completing an Event
At the end of an event, swipe down from the top of the screen. The next screen will present a green pause button and red stop button.
Press the red stop button to complete the event. Note that this action cannot be undone once selected.