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Couch to 5k running app

Description

If you are taking part in a Couch to 5k training plan, either as a new runner, or as a training companion, then this data field could be just what you need. </p><p></p><p>During a workout session it provides a count-down timer showing the time left for the current phase of the workout. As you transition between walk/run stages it shows a prompt indicating that it is time to Walk or Jog. There are also vibration prompts 10 seconds before a transition and for each 1 minute during the countdown to keep you motivated.</p>

Additional Information

  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • D2™ Delta D2™ Delta
  • D2™ Delta PX D2™ Delta PX
  • D2™ Delta S D2™ Delta S
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • epix™ epix™
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (18 Ratings)

Michael Johnstone
May 11, 2019

Doesn't show up in my devices data fields (FR935), tried looking in every sub menu within the data screens selection menu as well.

Mark whiting
May 10, 2019

Would love to use this app but it does show up in the apps on vivoactive 3

Josh
April 30, 2019

Is there a way to fast forward a couple weeks?

Developer Reply
May 1, 2019, GlennMedcalf

Yes, but not on the watch. You need to use the Garmin Connect app on your phone or Garmin Express on a PC. On your phone, run the app, click settings then Garmin Devices, select watch, Activities Apps & More, Data Fields then Couch to 5k running app. From the SETTINGS menu you can set the day and week of your next workout.

Дмитрий
April 22, 2019

Hi! Great up. But is it possible to switch off annoying and useless 1min vibrations?! They really badly interfere with signals that inform to switch between jog and run. Another thing is that it is not possible to see any time at what phase you are. That would be extra fine to have a J or W letter near the countdown to mark up the training phase.

Developer Reply
April 25, 2019, GlennMedcalf

Hi, Thanks for your comments. It is not currently possible to turn off the 1 minute vibrations without disabling all vibrations but it is something I will consider adding in a future update. Some people like these, and as a run leader I find them really helpful as a queue for providing encouragement to runners, so I think making this optional would be the best way forward. I would eventually like to extend this to a more advanced data field which would allow me to combine text, graphics and colour with the numbers to provide a much more informative screen. Just need to find the time.

Steve
April 5, 2019

Finished! Worked great.

gloriaspeasl
March 27, 2019

Is there a printable or downloadable copy of the training plan? I would like to see it over the 9-10 weeks.

Developer Reply
March 27, 2019, GlennMedcalf

The watch app follows the UK NHS Couch to 5k program. You can find details here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/

Ange
March 23, 2019

Great app!! Thank you for creating this. Is it possible to change it from timed runs to distance runs (similar to the app)?

Developer Reply
March 27, 2019, GlennMedcalf

Sorry, there is currently no option for this. It is something I will consider for future releases.

Helen 3
March 12, 2019

I have a vivoactive 3, how do i get this to work please?

Developer Reply
March 16, 2019, GlennMedcalf

The Couch to 5k app is a data field. When you download a new data field to your watch it does not appear automatically. It just becomes available for use in an activity. You need to customise one of your activities to display this new data field. I recommend copying your default run activity, then adding the Couch to 5k data field to the copy. This way you can select to use either your default run activity or the modified copy depending on the type of run you will be doing. You can find information on how to customise your data screens on Vivoactive 3 here: https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/vivoactive3/EN-US/GUID-C6CF3D4D-4671-4EAD-95D7-83F52C2B51CD.html I have not used the Vivoactive 3, but the Couch to 5k data field usually appears in a group called 'ConnectIQ Fields'. Hope this helps.

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