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Running App Professional


The Running App Professional supports you in improving your running performance by tracking the most important parameters like distance, speed, pace and time with high sensitivity GPS. Additionally ANT+™ compatible sensors for heart rate, foot pod and temperature monitoring are supported. It is designed as a watch app (and not as data field or widget).</p><p>A fully functional FREE VERSION is a...

What’s New

Hotfix: Memory and GUI optimizations</p><p>Hotfix: Step and Cadence calculation was wrong</p><p>Hotfix: Session stopped before saving or discarding data

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • 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® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (110 Ratings)

February 18, 2017 | Version 2.8.2

The app is very functional but unreadable. The letter size is to small. The pace per km/mile is dispayed in a very tiny letter size (black on coloured background). In essence a lot of functions but not usable.

Developer Reply
February 19, 2017, Robs_1976

Thanks for the feedback. I will improve the letter size in the alerts in the next version.

January 31, 2017 | Version 2.8.1

The app I was looking for! I like to have so many data fields visible.

January 30, 2017 | Version 2.8.1

I've been using Running App Professional since July of 2016, and figured it was time I finally write a review. First off I want to focus on the developer and not the app. It's an important call because of the nature of the app, and especially since unlike many of the other apps, this is a paid one. The developer has been responsive to my emails. He may not get to it same day, but usually within a few days I'll hear back about a question or issue that I had. And a short time later, the fix will be in a new software release. Many of the suggestions I made are now implemented in the app. So now the app itself. Before I got this app, I rotated through several good data field applications for my FR235. However, no one data field app had all the fields I wanted, so I would have to flip between this one and that one. And the layout would have to be the order the designer had it. The fact that I could choose WHICH data field appears in which specific location was the key selling point to me. Add to that, on the FR235, you could only have two pages of data fields. With Running App Professional, there are a multitude of pages you can use! I have mine set so the 7 field display is my main "window" showing my paces (15sec/average/last lap/current lap), as well as the time and distance completed so far. This is because I normally start out too fast, so want to be able to gauge my pace so I can make myself slow down until I'm ready to ramp it up. A 4 data field window has my "virtual runner" with T_Ahead, Pace_Req, T_Finish, Dist, so I know if I'm on track to finish about when I expect to. For those who train by heart rate, you can set up a 4 data field window for that, and there are alerts available too, to make sure you don't go too high. The flexibility is what makes this app so strong, and for me, worth the cost. I've used this app for about 95% of my runs (training and races) since installing. Every now and then I'll play with something else, but have always come back.

Developer Reply
January 31, 2017, Robs_1976

Thank you very much for this great feedback. My credo is not to make money with my apps but to just get a compensation for the effort and costs I have. I give feedback to any customer request, though sometimes it might take a few days. I personally like sports very much and I would like to encourage others to also do sports. If I can help with my apps it makes me happy. If there are problems, please give me constructive feedback so that I can solve it. This approach would be a win-win situation and helps everybody.

January 30, 2017 | Version 2.8.1

Makes Fenix hight and barometer to go Crazy. Removed it and everything worked ok. (Fenix ver. 8.20)

Developer Reply
January 30, 2017, Robs_1976

An app runs in a so-called "sandbox" and is interpreted by a Garmin virtual machine. The app cannot influence the barometer, but can only read data from it. Maybe something during installation went wrong which an app also can´t influence. In case wrong values are shown in the app for elevation, then this is either a bug in the app (I can´t confirm this on the Fenix as I tested it today intensively) or a wrong watch configuration (please set the proper unit for elevation)

January 26, 2017 | Version 2.8.1

Highly recommended application. Layout fully customizable. Works as described.

January 24, 2017 | Version 2.8.1

After update version 2.8.1, the app is still got errors such as: vibration and back light is ON frequently. Step calculation is not updated in real time, delayed. Please fix these errors. I am using Chronos. Thank you.

Developer Reply
January 27, 2017, Robs_1976

backlight and vibration is on frequently because you have activated the Auto-Start/Stop feature via configurations. If you don´t want to have that, please change the value to 0. It is not clear what you mean with real-time step update. Please send me a mail and explain the topic in more detail.

January 24, 2017 | Version 2.8.1

Great layouts. It allows for as much or as little info on the screen as you want. Request: please color code the HR so that I can see my zone at a glance. That would make it a 5 star app for me.

Developer Reply
January 27, 2017, Robs_1976

this feature will definitely come in one of my next updates

January 3, 2017 | Version 2.7.2

einfach zu "händeln", übersichtlich und konfigrierbar!

January 1, 2017 | Version 2.7.2

I typically don't buy apps, just using what comes with the device. Having said that, I love this suite of apps, and am extremely happy I purchased them. Seems to connect quicker to GPS. Connects quickly to my Sosche optical heart rate monitor, Wahoo cycling cadence monitor. I've used other apps that display all these fields on one screen, but find this display easier for my somewhat far-sighted eyes to read. Great collection of apps.

December 23, 2016 | Version 2.7.2

Best app for running, thanks to the developers for interaction with users.

December 19, 2016 | Version 2.6.5

Outstanding App for Runners, I'm using it regularly and did the update for the paid version, imho totally worth it.

December 10, 2016 | Version 2.6.5

Contacted Robert about some changes to the running app; specifically the unwanted pages showing up. He gave me a timeline for their incorporation and the changes were delivered as promised and are working great. We've all see developers promise updates that never show up or are slow in coming, and thankfully that's not the case here. Very customer focused; returned my emails almost immediately. This is the best running app on the Garmin ecosystem and upgrading to the premium versions are really a great great deal, especially with the offer that's currently going on. Thanks Robert !!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2016 | Version 2.6.3

Fenix3 App Running: 1.Keine Navigation möglich. 2.Beim ersten 2-Field kann MOVE gespeichert werden, aber es wird das Feld LL-SPEED angezeigt. 3.Während der App wird die Beleuchtung immer wieder ausgeschaltet, obwohl ich im System die Beleuchtungszeit auf "Bleibt an" eingestellt habe. Danke.

Developer Reply
December 6, 2016, Robs_1976

ad 1) Was meinst du genau mit "Keine Navigation möglich"? ad 2) Ist ein Bug und wird in der nächsten Version behoben sein ad 3) Garmin stellt für Apps keine API zur Verfügung um die Beleuchtungszeiteinstellung abzufragen.

December 5, 2016 | Version 2.6.3

I change the speed on the TEMP. Save. Synchronization. All stays at the same place.

Developer Reply
December 6, 2016, Robs_1976

data fields can only be changed in the PREMIUM version as described in the documentation.

December 3, 2016 | Version 2.6.3

After DONATION I received the key for PREMIUM version very quickly thanks to Robert. It works perfectly. Constantin Rad

November 16, 2016 | Version 2.6.2

Para mi uso personal tiene un problema. Me gusta controlar el ritmo en cada km y esta app no registra estos intervalos.

November 5, 2016 | Version 2.6.2

Hola; no he conseguido que en un entrenamiento que he confeccionado, me salte alguna alarma, por lo que me gustaría me dieran instrucciones si he hecho algo mal. Tampoco he podido realizar entreno de FARTLEK, que me permita poner tiempos de paso en periodos distintos /(ejem; 5´, 4´, 3´, 2´....etc) desconozco si la aplicación o permite, pero si no es así sería una muy buena opción de entrenamiento, ya que es muy habitual este tipo de entreno. muchas gracias.

November 5, 2016 | Version 2.6.2

Excellent. Le potentiel de la Vivoactive (première du nom) est complètement exploité, notamment avec l'application Interval Training Professional proposée (enfin la possibilité de faire des séances de fractionné !). Merci beaucoup.

October 24, 2016 | Version 2.5.5

Très bon produit. Possibilité de constituer les écrans avec les données que l'on souhaite : par exemple avoir la vitesse moyenne, et là où on veut. Possibilité de reproduire des écrans proches sur différents sports (facilite les automatismes). J'ai été bien reçu et je suis satisfait de l'accompagnement parfait du conseillé technique qui m'a aidé à l'installation sur ma montre (fenix3).

October 21, 2016 | Version 2.5.5

I've checked the application and it works perfectly. All you need on a single screem. I think it'd be very difficult to find an application better than this one.

October 10, 2016 | Version 2.5.5

Would like to try it, but if I can't configure fields to the metrics I want, how am I supposed to test it? I'd rather see it configurable with a 15 minute activity limit or something in free mode. Will give a different app a try.

Developer Reply
November 2, 2016, Robs_1976

Our philosophy is that people who do not need the additional features can use the app for free. Others have to make a contribution as compensation of the big efforts we spend to develop, document and test it.

October 8, 2016 | Version 2.5.0

Great app with plenty of configuration's in the Pro version.

September 6, 2016 | Version 2.4.2

I'm completely happy with the 2.4.2 release as it is finally possible to configure using Android device and the Start/Stop/Resume functionality was simplified the way it can be used by pressing single button. This is exactly was looking for in this app. Thank you.

September 5, 2016 | Version 2.4.2

Laps don´t work in previous and also in the latest version (2.4.2). There is no action after pressing the lap button on the Forerunner 230.

August 31, 2016 | Version 2.4.1 (FRx3x)

The runner logo in the watch is disappeared after the update to the latest version. There is only IQ Running to see. The setting via mobile phone is possible now. Would be possible to have the 5 second pace like in the Cycling app instead of the 15 second pace?

Developer Reply
September 8, 2016, Robs_1976

The problem should be gone if you do following: - delete the app from the watch and synchronize - go to Garmin App Store and load the Running App Pro from there again - configure it and synchronize This only has to be done once. Upcoming updates should work as in the past.

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