How to Use – Garmin

This guide will show you how you can get the most out of the Pace App for Garmin.

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Using the Pace App for Garmin

How to Install the Pace App onto Your Garmin Watch from Garmin’s Connect IQ Store
  • Download both the Garmin Connect App  and the Garmin Connect IQ App  to
    your smart phone via Apple’s App Store for iPhones or via the Google Play Store for Android Smart Phones (both referred to as “smart phone” below).
  • Open the Garmin Connect app from the smart phone and synchronize your Garmin watch to your smart phone.
  • Open the Connect IQ Store app
    • Sign in (if requested) using your Garmin Connect credentials and select your device when prompted
  • Use the Connect IQ search engine to locate the Pace App. Select Download
  • Review and Accept Terms if required
  • Grant Permissions by selecting Allow
  • Exit app store and Sync the Garmin watch to your smart phone again to install the Pace App

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Starting and Completing an Event
  • Press SELECT on any event in the “Active Event” list to start an event. Please see below “Viewing Active and Completed Events” below to view all events.
  • After event has started, use the UP and DOWN buttons to navigate between the following screens:

ETA: Shows your Current Pace, Estimated Time of Arrival (Projected Finish Time), Time Variance with Goal Finish Time, and Required Pace for remaining intervals to achieve Goal Finish Time.

Chrono: Shows your real time distance completed in tenths of an interval, your Average Pace over the desired number of look-back intervals, Total Event Time, and current interval time.  The current interval will be shown/ frozen for seven seconds after the completion of each interval to allow user to view their time (or, their “split” time) to complete the last interval.

Steps: Shows the instantaneous number of steps during the event.

Goal and Average Pace: Shows the pre-entered Goal Finish Time and the Average Pace necessary over the course of the event to meet that goal. These are static/ unchanging data for the user to refer to during the event.

  • On any screen press SELECT to pause the event. Confirm or Cancel prompt will be shown. Choose SELECT to confirm or BACK to cancel.
  • On any screen press BACK to finish the event. Confirm or Cancel prompt will be shown. Choose SELECT to confirm or BACK to cancel.

Below Image of Pace App in ETA Mode During an Event

Current Pace = Instantaneous Pace; Not used in calculating the patented Projected Finish Time or Required Pace

ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or, Projected Finish Time. Calculated at the end of each interval (Miles or KMs)

Time Var = Time Variance between Goal Finish Time and ETA/ Projected Finish Time. Calculated at the end of each interval

Req Pace  = Required Pace needed for remaining intervals to achieve Goal Finish Time. Calculated at the end of each interval

Below Image of Pace App in Chrono (Stopwatch/ Chronometer) Mode During an Event

Intervals Completed = Number of miles or KMs completed including in tenths of an interval

Average Pace  = Average pace for the number intervals pre-entered in the patented “lookback” feature of the Pace App. This average pace (not the “Current Pace” or, Instantaneous Pace on the ETA screen) is used to calculate ETA/ Projected Finish Time and Required Pace for remaining intervals to achieve goal finish time. This is recalculated at the end of each interval.

Total Time = Total Elapsed Time

Current Interval = Current time for interval currently completing.  Once interval in completed, this time will freeze for seven seconds to allow the user to view the time to complete the last interval (i.e., their last “split” time).

Below Image of Pace App in Number of Steps Mode During an Event

The instantaneous number of steps is based on the walking and running gait length pre-entered by the user (above). It is GPS-based and highly accurate.

Creating a New Event from a Completed Event
  • While viewing the details of a Completed Event (see Viewing Completed Events above on how to do), if a creating a new event with the same parameters is desired, press SELECT to open a prompt to duplicate the same event with a new date.  This functionality prevents errors and saves the user time by avoiding the need to recreate a new event (or a favorite, recurring event) and re-entering all parameters.
  • After pressing SELECT to confirm, enter a new date and a new event with be created and added to the list of events in the Active tab.
Settings & Setting Up an Event

Settings

  • Hold down the MENU button, press the DOWN button until the settings option becomes highlighted and press SELECT.
  • Use UP and DOWN to navigate options. Use SELECT to toggle vibrate and beep alerts ON/OFF as desired.
  • In setting Gait parameters press SELECT on “Set Gait,” then again on either “Walking” or “Running” to enter your gait, if desired. The Pace App gait lengths that are pre-entered are male and female (blended) averages for running and walking. Users are encouraged to enter their own running and walking gait lengths by inputting the data in the same manner as inputting the event distance described below.
  • Use the UP and DOWN button to select values and SELECT to advance to the next field. Select feet or meters at the end.

Setting Up an Event

  • Hold down the MENU button until the settings option becomes highlighted (it will turn white). Press the DOWN button and navigate to and highlight the Plus “+” sign to create an event.
  • Press the SELECT button when the “+” icon is highlighted. For each data field, use the UP and DOWN button to scroll through values and press SELECT to choose them. To move backwards to any earlier field press the BACK button.
    • For the “Event Name” and “Location” screens, navigate to OK and press the SELECT button to allow the app to auto-generate a name and location (next screen) if desired. Press SELECT for ‘yes’ or select BACK for ‘no.’ User can also choose their own name and location.
    • Similarly, for the “Enter Date” (date of the event) screen, by pressing the SELECT button three times (for the day/ month/ year) the Pace App will default to the current date for the date of the event. The user can also enter an alternate date if they desire such as the future date of an upcoming race.
    • The next screen is the “Enter Distance” screen. After choosing the number of miles (or KMs) press SELECT which will bring the user to the second field which is tenths of a mile or a KM.
    • In the next screen (“Miles / KMs”) the user chooses Miles or KMs for the type of interval desired.
    • The next screen is the “Look-Back Intervals” screen. When choosing the number of look-back intervals this is a key aspect to the Pace App’s patented Projected Finish Time and Required Pace functionality. Choose the number of look-back intervals desired to calculate the average pace which is used to calculate the patented Projected Finish Time and Required Pace and the end of each interval.
    • In the next screen (“Goal Time”), where the user chooses their Goal Finish Time. There are three fields: hours, minutes and seconds. After choosing the number of hours press SELECT which will bring the user to the second field (minutes) and the third field is seconds
    • The next screen is the “Event Type” screen. Here the user chooses which type of event they desire. Choices are: Run, Walk, Other or Cycle
    • After the event type is chosen the user is brought back to the home screen which will show all of the above inputted choices.

You are now ready to start the event!

  • To start an event press SELECT then press SELECT again for “Yes” (BACK for “No”) at the following “Start Event?” prompt.

Below Image of Pace App Home Screen After Parameters Have Been Inputted and Before Start of Event

Name of the Event (“Run” shown above)
Location of the Event (“Planet Earth” shown)

Date

Distance of Event (13.1 miles shown)

Interval Type: Miles or KMs (miles is shown)

Goal Time = Time to complete event’s distance. 2:00:00 is shown above

“Active” Tab = List of events created but not completed

“Complete” Tab = List of all completed events. Details for each completed event can be viewed. See “Viewing Completed Event Details” below on how to view event details.

Viewing Active and Completed Events
Viewing Active Events

  • From the Garmin watch’s home screen press SELECT to view the list of apps on the Garmin watch. Select “Pace App”
  • Press and hold the UP button until the Settings icon  color is changed to a clear background.
  • Press the DOWN button three times to navigate to the “Active” and “Complete” tabs section located at the bottom of the home screen.  The Active tab should have a clear background color and the Complete tab should be a pale blue color. If not, press the DOWN button one more time.
  • Press SELECT to have the Active color changed to dark blue.
  • All Active events  can be viewed by scrolling up or down by pressing the UP or DOWN buttons.

To start an event, select the desired Active event from the Active tab by pressing SELECT when that event is shown on the home screen then, at the “Start Event?” prompt, press SELECT for “Yes” (BACK for “No”). 

Viewing Completed Events

  • From the watch’s home screen press SELECT to view the list of apps on the Garmin watch. Select “Pace App”
  • Press and hold the UP button until the Settings  icon color is changed to a clear background.
  • Press the DOWN button four times to navigate to the “Active” tab.  The Active tab should now have a dark background and the Complete tab should have a clear background.
  • Press SELECT to navigate to the Complete tab which should now have a dark blue background and the Active tab should now have a pale blue background.
  • All Completed events can be viewed by scrolling up or down by pressing the UP or DOWN buttons.

Viewing Completed Event Details

On any Completed Event shown on the home screen, press SELECT to view more event                        details, such as the actual finish time and the time for each interval.  The below image shows the first two (event name and event location) of several data points from a Completed Event.  In this screen, the user scroll can up and down (using UP and DOWN buttons) to see all Pace App data results from the event.

Below Image of Pace App Showing Post-Event Details Screen

Deleting an Event
  • The Pace App will store up to 10 Active events and 10 Completed Events
  • In Completed Events, identify the event to be deleted
  • On the home screen, hold MENU until the Settings option becomes highlighted
  • Press DOWN to highlight the Delete Event icon 
  • Press SELECT to delete the selected event shown on the screen
  • Note: after deleting, this is permanent and the event cannot be retrieved