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Race Screen


Race Screen is a data field that displays the most relevant information for running a race or training. It also corrects the difference between the GPS-measured distance and the actual race course distance: pressing the lap button when passing a course marker rounds the distance it displays and adjusts the average pace accordingly. If you set a race distance, it predicts your finish time.</p><p...

What’s New

- Now with option to set a lap length different from 1km or 1 mile</p><p>- Now with option to predict race finish time assuming the average pace so far is kept until the end (default is instead to assume the current pace is kept until the end)</p><p></p><p>See for a detailed review by DC Rainmaker</p><p></p><p>IMPORTANT NOTE: The dist...

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Average Rating: (166 Ratings)

Dario Arndt
January 14, 2019 | Version 1.4.5

Seems to be nice. But a silly question: How do I start tis app? Cant figure it out how to...? Need help pls. :)

Trang Tu
January 10, 2019 | Version 1.4.5

Hello, thanks for developing this. If I'd like the background color to change colors when my pace is behind, do I leave the "set black as default background" on, or turn it off? I wasn't quite what the language meant. Thanks in advance.

Christopher Paul
January 9, 2019 | Version 1.4.5

Nicht wie angegeben mit der vivoactive 3 kompatibel.

Jonathan Bennett
January 2, 2019 | Version 1.4.5

Hi how do i get the predicted time to appear and how do you set over what distance it is predicting time? Otherwise looking pretty decent. Thanks

Developer Reply
January 2, 2019, dp0750

To get a predicted time, you need to set the race distance in the app settings. You can do this 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 Activities & App Management, Race Screen, Settings. If you do it from your computer, click on IQ 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 a marathon set to 42195, for a 10k to 10000, etc. 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. The predicted time will be calculated by Race Screen at every point taking into account how much time you have already been running and the distance that remains to complete your target distance, assuming you keep your current pace until the end. If you prefer Race Screen to calculate the predicted time assuming you maintain your average pace so far (instead of your current pace) until the end, you can specify so in the settings as well. 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. Give it a try. A splash screen should show briefly the target distance and target time when you first display Race Screen when you about to start an activity. To stop displaying a predicted time, set the race distance back to 0 in the settings.

Hazri Hassan
December 27, 2018 | Version 1.4.5

I am looking for an assist on my newly purchased descent mk1. Install Race Face data field but unable to locate in the Run apps. What am I missing? Thanks

Developer Reply
December 29, 2018, dp0750

Race Screen is not an App but a Data Field. It will not appear in the list of Apps on the watch. Instead, you need to display it as a field within another App, like the standard Run App. See my response 4 reviews below or the Description in the Connect IQ Store for more details.

December 21, 2018 | Version 1.4.5

For now its working well on forerunner 630.

Siriwat Vitoonkijvanich
December 15, 2018 | Version 1.4.5

The best data field I'd ever used!

Jakob Griffin
December 5, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Can't seem to get this on my Fenix 5 plus. Installed via connect app but won't sync.. Any tips? Would gladly try and upgrade the review!!

Developer Reply
December 9, 2018, dp0750

Race Screen is not an App but a Data Field. It will not appear in the list of Apps on the watch. Instead, you need to display it as a field within another App, like the standard Run App. You first install Race Screen on your watch using Garmin Express or Garmin Express Mobile. Then go to Settings, Apps, Run, Data Screens. Scroll down the list of Screens and until you reach one that is Off, toggle to On. Scroll down to Layout, if it is set to something else change to 1 Field. Scroll down to Field 1, in ConnectIQ Fields select Race Screen. Garmin limits the number of Connect IQ data fields that you can display across all data screens to a maximum of 2, so you will only be able to select Race Screen if you are displaying at most 1 other ConnectIQ data field in all of the data screens.

November 18, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Without this data field I would have returned the 935!

November 17, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Used it for a longer time, and I've loved it!! But run into a few issues now. The race screen does not show all the information anymore. Only distance, predicted time and lapdistance are shown, but not updated. After a start of a run, those values are NOT updated and keep showing 0.00 etc. All the other datafiels work like they should. Watch: Garmin Fénix 5 sapphire Softwareversion: 11.00 App-version: 16.75 kB App-settings: 10 seconds to use calculate average pace round GPS data on new lap : ON lap length : 0 (uses the 0.5 km of the watch settings) race distance: 42195 race target time: 0 base race time prediction on average pace: ON display HR and cadence in colour: ON set black as default background: ON After updating to version 11.00 for the garmin watch, this issue occured, before this app was running very fine and I've loved it. Maybe there is an incompatibility between the app and the garminsoftwareversion? Hope that this issue is solved soon ;-) Thanks for the good work! Peter

Developer Reply
December 9, 2018, dp0750

All these issues were fully resolved after the user restarted the device. Thanks for letting me know.

November 9, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Once installed as 1 data field, it works perfectly fine on my Garmin Forerunner 235. Great screen for race days.

Alex Kacprzyk
October 14, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Thank you for developing this Data Field! This is my go to screen for marathons but also for shorter races. All data in one screen and just does the math of expected finish time when you are too tired to do it yourself ;-)

Paul Hadzick
October 3, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

This is my go to for running. My wife and I both use it and it's really just perfect. Thank you!

September 27, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Can anyone please answer a quick question about the settings? The instructions that for the settings to match the Garman Settings, you leave in the lap distance default number 0. Suppose I want to increase the lap distance slightly so that a lap equals 1.01 miles instead of 1 mile. How do I do that? Do I add 16.9 meters ( 0.01 miles )to 1609 meters and type in 1625 meters instead of 0. I’m asking because I would expect the race screen distance to lag behind the built-in Garman distance slightly if I do this (which is my objective), but when I test it out, the opposite seems to happen. What am I doing wrong?

Stuart Holmes
September 24, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Brilliant for marathon pacing, but you really have to learn which fields are which and know instinctively where on the screen the info you need is! I think some of the negative reviews don't quite understand what the 'app' is doing, yes the splits will be chopped up into different distances depending if you use the lap button. This is for pacing during the race, rather than post-race analysis.

September 18, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Problem with installing it on fenix3hr

Thomas Wagner
September 16, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

I am giving this 2 stars only because the *concept* is great and the data on collected on one screen is well thought out. Beyond that, the app is a disappointment. The "lap" function which I understand is supposed to "celebrate/correct" milage errors often inherent with GPS to measured markers does not work. 1. I was getting perfect split measurement from satellite nav. Yet, regardless of how often I "reset" the distance, it was always off by the same amount with each milage marker.. 2. Estimated Marathon time was something I was excited to see... Unfortunately, was no accurate (probably related to milage inaccuracy. 3. The effect of hitting the lap button prematurely ends mile splits AND creates spurious partial mile splits. So, instead of a clean record of how I did the last marathon, I've got a Garmin and Strava log with over 40 splits.

Aminadab Nunes
September 14, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Best face available for runners

Przemysław Nowak
September 9, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Can you add options change avg pace to avg pace actual lap

Малюгин Дмитрий
August 23, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

сделайте для велосипеда!

Kostyantyn Chernyavskyy
August 22, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Great work was done with the data field, all works almost perfect. How can I get more accurate instant pace estimation? After 1st 1km segment the instant pace fluctuates and almost alway shows plus 30-60 seconds above the actual pace. Fenix 5X Plus.

John Robinson
July 2, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Awesome 'data field'. I've been using this since December 2016, and would definitely not entertain going running with it being front and centre. It's my go-to data field on F3HR. Keep up the good work.

Carmen Frisch
June 30, 2018 | Version 1.4.4

Still no color for cadence although it's checked. HR color works fine.

Rob Lehman
June 17, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

For the recent Forerunner 235 setup question, on the second screen select a default view that has only 1 data field. Then for field 1, choose Race Screen.

Brian Schmitz
June 6, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

App showing meters and not miles. Thoughts? My watch's base setting is miles.

Developer Reply
June 27, 2018, dp0750

If your watch uses miles as distance units, then the elapsed distance will be displayed in miles by the data field and pressing the lap button will round the distance displayed to the nearest mile. Meters are only used by the user to specify the race distance in the app settings. This requires, when inserting the race distance in the app settings, converting miles to meters by multiplying by 1609. After that, you can forget about meters since the app will display distances in miles, if that is your preferred unit.

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