May 15, 2017
Help please...got the most recent version. But how and where do you set the distance so you can get predicted finish times?
May 21, 2017, dp0750
You set the target distance in the app settings either from Garmin Express on your computer or from Garmin Connect Mobile on your phone. If you do it from Garmin Connect Mobile on your phone, tap on your device, then on Connect IQ Apps, Data Fields, Race Screen, Settings. If you do it from your computer, click on Manage Apps, then on the three dots next to Race Screen.
To get a finish time prediction, set Race distance (metres) to a distance in meters. So for the marathon set to 42195, for a 10k to 10000. Then Save. While the setting needs to be specified in meters, Race Screen will still display the distance in the units set in your device, km or miles.
If you wish, you can also set a target time in seconds. So, for a 3:30 target time, you would set Race target finish time (seconds) to 12600. Just convert your finish time to seconds and use that. All this will do is change the background color when running behind target.
A splash screen will show briefly the target distance and target time when you first display race screen when you are about to start an activity.
May 13, 2017
Can the settings be configured on the watch or must it be done with Garmin Connect Mobile or some other remote means?
May 1, 2017
Can it be used for rowing
April 30, 2017
It works perfect! Two possible improvements: Finish time is a prediction based on current pace. It would be nice to have the option of changing it to a prediction based on average pace. It would also be nice to briefly have number of seconds ahead or below planed time whenever you press the lap bottom.
April 29, 2017
Hi! This data field is great but one odd thing I noticed yesterday is that HR value seems to be off. For example, I tried to run at 170 bpm all my workout yesterday and according to Race Screen value it displayed 170 bpm but when I switched at that moment to other HR screen its value was around 180. When I uploaded the workout on the Garmin Connect it displayed the average HR 180 which I believe is true one because I was unusually and incredibly exhausted after the workout. Could you please look into this? I will try to check it once more and compare to other data screens.
April 27, 2017
This race app is great. In particular, the functionality of calibrating the distance along the race. All data fields are well visible on my fenix 5. However, I cannot get the race time prediction to work even though I set a target. Any ideas?
April 25, 2017
I can't watch the app in the watch. But in garmin connect says it is installed. It is a 935
April 20, 2017
Great app - if we could customize fields to move them around or even delete some it would be even better. I could handle 4 fields - Timer, HR, Pace and Predicted. Don't really need AVG pace if I have predicted and cadence is as daft metric!
April 12, 2017
Include please option to disable the cadence field to have heart rate bigger.
April 10, 2017
Perfect. Include please option to disable the cadence field to have heart rate bigger.
April 8, 2017
Fenix 5X: Perfect, exactly what I was looking for for my first race with the new watch tomorrow!
April 6, 2017
This looks really great, but while briefly testing this on my new fenix 5S this morning, the avg pace field seemed to be displayed in mins/km rather than mins/mi. Is this a bug? My watch is set to use miles, not kilometers. The pace-10 field DID display in mins/mi, but the avg pace field was in mins/km.
April 7, 2017, dp0750
Recent pace and average pace are always displayed in the same units. The same function is used to convert recent speed and average speed to the correct pace units, and this uses the pace units (minutes per mile or minutes per kilometre) set in your watch. Perhaps you triggered a new lap. When you press the lap button, if the distance-correction feature is enabled, the currently displayed distance is rounded up or down to the nearest kilometre or mile. If it was rounded up, the average pace would have been adjusted accordingly, perhaps making you think it was in minutes per kilometre.
April 2, 2017
I cannot find this either when downloaded!! i have the fenix 5. looks fab but cannot locate. dave
April 2, 2017
It looks awesome. But I don't understand where to select it as run-app, once I have downloaded it and sync'ed it. ? anyone...
April 2, 2017, dp0750
Race Screen is not a stand-alone app but a data field that can display information within any of the standard apps on your watch. To use Race Screen, configure a data screen in the relevant App on your device (for example the built-in Run app), choose 1 Field as the layout, then in Field 1 select Connect IQ Fields, then select Race Screen.