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Couch to 5k running app


If you are taking part in a Couch to 5k training plan, either as a new runner, or as a training companion, then this data field could be just what you need. </p><p></p><p>During a workout session it provides a count-down timer showing the time left for the current phase of the workout. As you transition between walk/run stages it shows a prompt indicating that it is time to Walk or Jog. There are also vibration prompts 10 seconds before a transition and for each 1 minute during the countdown to keep you motivated.</p>

What’s New

Version 1.0.1 has been updated to support new devices</p><p>Version 1.0.2 has been updated to support new devices</p><p>Version 1.0.3 has been updated to support new devices</p><p>Version 1.0.4 has been updated to reinstate support for D2 air and using the Garmin SDK version 3.2.5

Additional Information

  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • Approach® S62 Approach® S62
  • Captain Marvel Captain Marvel
  • D2™ Air D2™ Air
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • D2™ Delta D2™ Delta
  • D2™ Delta PX D2™ Delta PX
  • D2™ Delta S D2™ Delta S
  • Darth Vader™ Darth Vader™
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Descent™ Mk2S Descent™ Mk2S
  • epix™ epix™
  • First Avenger First Avenger
  • 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® 245 Forerunner® 245
  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 745 Forerunner® 745
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • Forerunner® 945 Forerunner® 945
  • Forerunner® 945 LTE Forerunner® 945 LTE
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® 6 fēnix® 6
  • fēnix® 6 Dual Power fēnix® 6 Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro fēnix® 6 Pro, fēnix® 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Solar fēnix® 6 Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6 Solar fēnix® 6 Solar
  • fēnix® 6S fēnix® 6S
  • fēnix® 6S Dual Power fēnix® 6S Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro fēnix® 6S Pro, fēnix® 6S Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Solar fēnix® 6S Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6S Solar fēnix® 6S Solar
  • fēnix® 6X Pro fēnix® 6X Pro, fēnix® 6X Sapphire, fēnix® 6X Pro Solar, tactix® Delta Sapphire, quatix® 6X Solar, tactix® Delta Solar, tactix® Delta Solar Ballisitcs
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® Mercedes-Benz Venu®
  • quatix® 6 quatix® 6
  • quatix® 6X quatix® 6X, quatix® 6X Solar, quatix® 6X Dual Power
  • Rey™ Rey™
  • Venu® Venu®
  • Venu® Sq. Venu® Sq.
  • Venu® Sq. Music Venu® Sq. Music
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® 4 vívoactive® 4, GarminActive
  • vívoactive® 4S vívoactive® 4S, GarminActive S
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (87 Ratings)

July 1, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

Thank you for making this! Worked so well for me on the Venu, just completed week 9 and it’s been so useful in keeping track of all the intervals

June 24, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

Very nice data field - perfect way to get C25K guidance without having to install a seperate 'App' and thereby giving up the flexibility of the default Running app. Does its job well enough without being intrusive and has just about enough customization capability. Planning to donate via Paypal (if my Paypal works...)

May 12, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

Would be 5 but can't create copy on forerunner 235 so have to keep uninstalling and re-installing as I don't want minute markers when doing a non-C25k run. Does only take seconds though now I know what I am doing.

May 12, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

I hope it's Good...EVEN GREAT; once I can use it! I can't find it on my Forerunner 235. I've downloaded it and synced it to my watch, but when I check the IQ Apps section, it's not there. Can someone please direct me to what I am doing incorrectly?

April 26, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

Someone mentioned that the background needs to be white - that fixed my problem! Thanks for the great data field.

April 22, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

The gold standard for doing C25k on a Garmin. I’m on week 6 and have been very happy with it. The only downside has been trying to find a C210k data field/app that is just as good!

Monica Cooke
April 9, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

Thanks to another reviewer who resolved issue - on 4s at least - the background color has to be set to white to see the prompts.

March 25, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

Great app, took me a while to figure out how to put it on my watch but now I have it it's fab. Thanks

March 23, 2021 | Version 1.0.4

Hi, so far I like the app. Just a little bit of feedback which would've saved me some time! Tell in the description of the app that for the data field to show the interval timer and which workout you're on you have to set the background color to white instead of black. When using black all you see is couch to 5k. Otherwise love the app and thanks!

March 11, 2021 | Version 1.0.3

Very cool, followed another reviewer's guidance for setting up the data field, had my first run yesterday and very excited to keep training, much easier than the phone based app i was trying to use previously.

March 10, 2021 | Version 1.0.3

What attracted me to this app (apart from being FREE :) ) is that it pegged for the epix AND the timings perfectly align with the MP3 exercise narration files available (also for FREE) from the UK NHS Couch to 5k website. Perfect I thought, wrist aligned with ears. Unfortunately, using the app on my epix, which is listed as compatible, causes it to crash with an "IQ!" symbol so I can't tell if it works for me. I'm now on week 2 of the programme and have contacted the developer offering to send debug files, but have so far heard nothing back. I'm certainly not criticising the efforts of developers who make this stuff for free (I make similar volunteer efforts in other walks of life) and who try to keep the amazing epix device supported (shame on you there, Garmin!), it's just a pity that this app can't reach all the potential runners, especially aligning so well with the audio files (which is what's driving my training now, using the epix to just record a normal 'run'). I'll attempt to update the review if the situation changes. Huey.

Developer Reply
March 17, 2021, GlennMedcalf

Sorry to hear you are having difficulties with this app on your devce. While I am able to test on various devices in a simulator, I am not able to test on every real device. I use a Forerunner 645 Music and have tested on this as thoroughly as I can. I have also run the app in simulation mode for the epix and it appears to work fine. Unfortunately, issues with specific devices are out of my control as this is dependant on the Garmin tools for creating builds for each device type. Garmin do release new SDK versions from time to time and I have just released a new version 1.0.4 of my app built using the latest Garmin SDK which claims to fix various bugs. I hope this latest build fixes the issue for you.

Simon Turner
March 10, 2021 | Version 1.0.3

Great addition to my watch; thank you!

Monica Cooke
February 26, 2021 | Version 1.0.3

Help please - same problem as @Erjon from May 2020 (I have a 4s): Vivoactive 4. The field just reads “Couch to 5k” without timer or any other indication that is working. The vibration though works properly according to the workout. Any idea what is wrong?

Gerard 🇨🇵 ♥️ 🇪🇸
February 25, 2021 | Version 1.0.3

Me gusta mucho, solo falta que sea estética pero ... con el tiempo

Owain Phillips
February 13, 2021 | Version 1.0.2

Great idea. Works ok, but a few little tweeks could make super. On transitions the timer starts and gives a small transitory cue to jog, or walk. Rather than just a short cue of run, i would alternate the phase run/walk with the timer constantly, say 10 sec timer and 2 sec cue. the pain of the gain, and due to the fact that laps can come in at same time as transitions and the fact one may "miss" transition buzzes, one can miss transitions. If possible make datafield bigger, would be ideal to use whole screen largest fonts. Some of us have difficulty due to small font sizes and especially in dim light. What is cue to move on from week to week? Would be good if the user could stall moving on a week (or set week). This gives the user the opportunity to do a week for longer if they want. These are just usability improvement suggestions. I will still continue to use and enjoy app. It beats taking a phone with you. Thanks, Owain

Developer Reply
February 23, 2021, GlennMedcalf

Hi Owain, thanks for the suggestions. I will try to incorporate these into a future version when I get time. With regards to the auto advance to the next workout; the watch will advance when you reach the 5 minute cool down period. However, you can set any day/week for your next workout via the settings on your phone. Under Garmin Devices, select your watch, then Activities, Apps & More. Select Data Fields, Couch to 5k running app, then SETTINGS. You can set the week number and day number for your next workout. Hope this helps. Glenn

Melodie Schlamp 🎽
February 9, 2021 | Version 1.0.2

Works great on my vivoactive 4s. I have done a C25k in the past so knew generally what to expect. Using it to rehab a broken ankle and coach my husband through the C25k for the first time. It works as described. I took one star off as the first few weeks the last walk interval goes directly into the 5 min walk cool down. Really it still works, but sometimes we cut the last 5 min walk shorter and other times we just walked longer.

Jamie Littlewood
February 7, 2021 | Version 1.0.2

Took a while to work out how to get it onto my watch but when I did it works great. Started at week four as I have a (minimal) base fitness. The prompts are great for motivation. To see it on your watch, once downloaded on your phone and synced. On your watch go to run, settings, data screens, select a screen (any), then select layout, mine has 4 options. Next select edit data screens, you can then click on one of the 4 options and change it to couch to 5k. After running the first run I went back Into the app and it’s automatically moved forward by 1 run for next time.

January 23, 2021 | Version 1.0.2

Your an hero i put this exercise myself on the activities with the same training for 5k.. then i found up you made this app, going to try it out so far seems great! thanks for sharing

Adam Staines
January 20, 2021 | Version 1.0.2

Works great. Thank you!

November 7, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Works great! Thank you

Peter McLaughlin
October 23, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Easy to setup and use. Love it so far.

Craig Laycock
September 16, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Took me a while to figure out how to get in on my watch in the data field, but when I did it worked well for the first run. What I can’t figure out is where to view anything on my app? When I go to use my watch again it is still stuck on week 1 Day 1.

September 14, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Did my first run with this app, starting at week 5 day 2 as I was using my phone before buying my Vivoactive 4. Using 3 data faces didn't show me any times related to c25k, just showed the text that said "Couch to 5k", not sure if having just 1 data face will change this. The 1 minute vibrations do motivate you, but I personally don't find them necessary. Not sure if I can sync the data with the C25K app on my phone to keep track. I will come back to update my review after a few weeks. For now, so far so good.

September 3, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

am using 735XT, struggled and felt frustrated for 4 days to find out the app on watch, in phone it shows installed. It's data field. Please see posts below by Jung Kim, Annie, Anabel..... Thanks to them for giving instructions how to find it on the watch (device). Thanks a ton to developer for giving this app.

Gareth Browne
August 1, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Just completed week 5 run 3 this morning. This data field has worked perfectly the entire time. No problems. Would recommend.

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