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Pace Band - Marathon & Race Pacing


PaceBand Data Field For Connect IQ Watches - No more paper pace bands!</p><p></p><p>___ Support Thread:</p><p>(Track version PaceBand Track is available here: )</p><p>___ About</p><p>No more paper pace bands, no more mental maths, no more remembering split times!</p>

What’s New

v3.0.1 *** Now Time Based *** - PaceBand now shows you the next split based on the time elapsed and not distance you've travelled. This was due to poor Garmin GPS accuracy in some areas causing distance reported to PaceBand to be inaccurate by up to one or two kms when in longer races. Thanks to Marco for this!</p><p></p><p>v2.0.4 *** Performance Improvements *** </p><p>v2.0.2 *** Bug Fix *** Fixes Lap Reset bug</p>

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Average Rating: (12 Ratings)

Marco Boschi
June 4, 2019 | Version

Beautiful, it finally works great. Tried this morning and I can finally abandon the paper bracelet. With this data field I always have the exact transition time under control at every km in the marathon. A very good thing for us pacemakers. Now it is based on the time elapsed and is much more reliable than the km with the GPS. In fact is not very accurate over long distances or in the presence of trees or very tall buildings. Now I know exactly the right lap to take. Thanks a lot and congratulations to the developer, this is really a good app.

Developer Reply
June 4, 2019, djhawley

Thanks Marco! Always great to hear the app has met it's goal!

Dave Ingram
May 11, 2019 | Version

Thanks for this will try out tomorrow. Hoping to use it at Comrades in 4 weeks time

Developer Reply
May 20, 2019, djhawley

Thanks Dave! Let me know how you get on, and what I can do to make it a 5 star app! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Marco Boschi
November 27, 2018 | Version

Very valid app. I really like it and it works well but ... there is a problem. I used it in the marathon and ... at one point the garmin marked me one km more (it can happen) The app, show me the time to be obtained between 2 km. At 40km the Garmin marked me 42 and the app was the end of the marathon. In conclusion, it is very easy for the Garmin to miss the distance, especially where there are many buildings. Is there any way to get back or manage the timing of your paceband app? Back one step bottom, or other ...

September 6, 2018 | Version

Works very nice for me ! TX

Flóvin Eidesgaard
July 12, 2018 | Version

The app doesn't switch to next lap, neither automatically or by pressing lap button. May I have any conflicting settings requirements? Forerunner 230.

Developer Reply
July 17, 2018, djhawley

Hi Flóvin, I’m pleased you’ve downloaded the app, but it’s disappointing and unfair you’ve left a review without having raised a bug report. A lot of hard work is put into giving you free apps. Everything you’ve mentioned works with a Forerunner 235, and a 735XT. There have been no other bug reports, and usually these are device specific caused by Garmin updates I have no control over. If you leave a bug report on the forum thread, or use the contact developer link, rather than a review I can hopefully help you fix the bug here.

June 20, 2018 | Version

Really good idea and works great on Garmin 235.

Eddie Kelly
April 30, 2017 | Version

Nice app, I like that it changes to the next lap at 0.3 KM after the GPS registers the lap, giving you 300m to check the last split. There is one minor issue which should be easily fixed. I use it in the kilometres format and from double figures i.e. from 10km onwards the font changes to a really small format making it hard to read (I have it in a 4 data field setup on the forerunner 735xt) Great work.

Developer Reply
May 1, 2017, djhawley

Thanks for the great feedback! Unfortunately the garmin controls the text size, so as you've noticed, it gets a bit small when you start hitting over 10km or over an hour, and especially with the 4-up field configuration. What I've done is made sure there are no hours shown if you haven't hit the hour mark yet to keep the text as short as possible. Look out for an update coming this week that will also shorten the prefix from '10 @ ' to just '10-' and also add the ability to turn off the prefix to make the text as large as possible!

April 25, 2017 | Version

I installed on my 235 but in the field the following message appears: "invalid pace minutes". What do I do ?

Developer Reply
April 28, 2017, djhawley

Please contact me if you're still having problems with this. There have been no problems with the data field, but I've had users reporting issues where Garmin Connect app (usually on android) corrupts the settings file - The workaround for this is to use Garmin Express

April 13, 2017 | Version

I wish i had this before! There wasn't a lucozade pace band for my target so I had to use a sharpie on my arm

Michael Hawley
April 12, 2017 | Version

Simple but great! Saved memorising those mile splits for my half marathon. Great app! Thanks

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