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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...

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
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Average Rating: (159 Ratings)

Carmen Frisch
May 24, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Tested it during some training runs, seems to work fine. I will see it during my next race. But obviously it needs much more battery than all the other datafields I used before on my FR 235. I'm not sure if the battery will survive a 10k or even a half marathon.

Giampiero Colangelo
May 16, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

The best app for Garmin

Jordan Nelson
May 13, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Really great app. Have you been able to test it with a vivoactive 3? There is no lap button on the vivoactive so could the rounding off distance function be mapped to a double-tap on the screen instead?

Developer Reply
May 13, 2018, dp0750

Race Screen is compatible with the Vivoactive 3. While the device does not have a lap button, a double-tap on the screen while passing a race distance marker triggers a new lap and Race Screen uses this to round the distance and adjust the average pace. I do not have direct access to a Vivoactive 3, but have checked with users who have one that it works properly. If you run into any trouble, please get in touch using the Contact Developer link under Additional Information.

May 10, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

I think I would love this if it would work but I'm trying to set it up on my forerunner 235 and when I go to Activity settings to Data Screens then Screen 1 set the Layout to 1 Field then when I try to set it to Connect IQ (shows I have 2/2 added) then when I select this I get a "replace or remove a connect IQ field on any data screen to add another" Is there something else I need to do?

Developer Reply
May 10, 2018, dp0750

This is not a problem attributable to Race Screen, but simply a general restriction set by Garmin: you can have at most 2 different ConnectIQ data fields across all data screens. It seems you already have two other ConnectIQ data fields in use. As the message says, to use a new one (Race Screen or any other) you have to first remove one of the fields you have in use.

May 10, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Hi great app, just wondering how do I set my distance for finish time prediction? Im doing a half this weeeknd and want to see my finish time as I go. I cant figure it out on the app. Thank you.

Developer Reply
May 12, 2018, 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 (it cannot be done directly on the watch). If you do it from Garmin Connect Mobile on your phone, tap on your device, then on Activities & App Management, Data Fields, 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 the half marathon set to 21097. 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 1:45 target time, you would set Race target finish time (seconds) to 6300. 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. Keep in mind Race Screen only adjusts the distance and pace on its own screen, other screens will show the standard (unadjusted) values.

Richard Lau
May 3, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Hi Developer, I just download it and cant appear in my 235? Any trick to use it? Many thanks Richard

Developer Reply
May 5, 2018, dp0750

See my reply to SGS below (5 reviews before yours)

Paul Hadzick
April 29, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

I'm very happy with this data field. It's my daily driver and have no intention of changing. Thank you for your hard work.

Mitru Raul
April 29, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Great! Thanks for all your hard work!

Alex Kacprzyk
April 21, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Well designed and working flawlessly! Used it for my marathon PB! Takes all the calculations during the race off your mind. Thank you so much for developing it and sharing with us!

Andrew Chau
April 15, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

This data field has everything you want in one place! I did my first pacing gig on the weekend, 3hr30 for a marathon, and was super stressed that I'd be off the mark. This app allowed me to come in perfectly 30 secs early, exactly as planned. The ability to round off to official markers kept me on the right pace, despite questions of my accuracy!

April 7, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

I downloaded but it doesn't appear on my forerunner 645

Developer Reply
April 7, 2018, dp0750

Race Screen is not a stand-alone app on the watch but a data field that can display information within any of the standard apps on your watch. So it just runs within the standard Run app on the watch (or any other standard app). To use Race Screen after downloading it from the Garmin Connect IQ store to your watch, configure a data screen in the relevant App on your device (for example the built-in Run app) with 1 Field as the layout, then in Field 1 select Connect IQ Fields, then select Race Screen.

Saul Martinez [Chili]
April 5, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Can’t download, do you know why? I have a fénix 5X

Cesare Mauri
April 4, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Really a super app, as pacer its very usefull

April 1, 2018 | Version 1.4.3

Can we restart the average pace while running? Because I want to know the average pace for a specific km , for example, in a progressive training.

March 9, 2018 | Version 1.4.2

Is there a way to change the length of the race from meters to miles?

Developer Reply
March 13, 2018, dp0750

Meters are only used to specify the target distance in the App settings. The watch will then display this distance in whatever distance unit is set in your watch. So if you are running a half-marathon, set the target distance to 21098 meters in the App settings. Then, if your device's distance unit is set to miles, it will display 13.1 miles.

Juan Pablo Esteban
February 14, 2018 | Version 1.4.2

How do I change the target pace and distance to 8:45 and half marathon?

January 26, 2018 | Version 1.4.2

Impossible to install on my Fenix 3. Ask me an update, can't do I have the latest version. What did I do wrong ?

January 24, 2018 | Version 1.4.2

Wont install on my brand new Fenix5. GarminExpress also tells me version of fenix is up to date

January 5, 2018 | Version 1.4.1

I use vivoactive 3 and I download it. The interface is good and suitable for me. However, the background is unable to turn to black even I change it in the settings. Please fix it.

Малюгин Дмитрий
January 3, 2018 | Version 1.4.1

понравилось, спасибо. Но информации очень много(вроде и все важно), но глаза при взгляде блуждают по часам секунды 3. Может дело привычки. Может темп выделить красным для более быстрого считывания???

Kyle Brant
December 17, 2017 | Version 1.4.1

Love the data field but it drains the battery way too fast. My watch went from 49% to 0 in 10k. If i use the default Garmin data fields, 10k would drain about 10%. I am not sure why it eats away at the battery life so quick.

Bruce Jackson
December 16, 2017 | Version 1.4.1

Used this field for my last marathon - works perfectly and helped me set a massive new PB. Changing color if you are ahead or behind desired pace, and finish time based on current pace are killer features

Alberto Sacchini
December 8, 2017 | Version 1.4.1

It does a great job, being my one and only data page for every workout except intervals. Anyway, today I ran my first workout using the new running power data from Garmin (935 + Running Pod) and it would be super to have it in Race Screen (making it configurable instead of cadence). Thanks for all.

November 30, 2017 | Version 1.4.1

Hi Developer, You did a fantastic job of creating this single data field - very useful. I have not tried it in a race situation but use it on all my especially the long and tempo runs

Mario Mannazzu
November 30, 2017 | Version 1.4.1

Ho utilizzato il Race Stern qualche giorno fa nel corso della maratona di Firenze. Devo dire che si e' comportato perfettamente. Non ha sbagliato di una virgola ed avevo sempre presente il tempo previsto di arrivo. Ottimo

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