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GardenRunner

Description

Locked down? </p><p>Running in your garden and getting inaccurate GPS readings? </p><p>Running further than planned due to inaccurate GPS readings?</p><p></p><p>Then this is for you!</p><p></p><p>Full instructions on how to setup can be found here: http://www.paceband.co.za/GardenRunner/GardenRunner.pdf</p><p></p><p>GardenRunner will keep track of your laps and distances. All you need to do is to measure your track distance accurately and configure GardenRunner with it. </p>

What’s New

* GardenRunner now uses moving time, so you can pause a workout, but just remember to start again at the same location! A suggestion is to always pause once a lap is completed and then start again at your lap start position.</p><p>* It will also now not revert back to the start screen when a workout is paused. </p><p>* Once paused, your Garmin will display "Resume", but you can just press the lap button to view the GardenRunner page (Handy if you want to take a photo of your current distance and pace!)</p>

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Record additional information into activity files
  • GPS location
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Average Rating: (10 Ratings)

Leon Van Zyl
April 24, 2020 | Version 1.1.0

Installed it, edit lap distance in settings, sync with my fenix 5X and went to run data fields and there is no gardenrunner to select? Removed and reinstall and same issue. Then I remember something about Safire. Is the 5X Safire not supported?

Developer Reply
April 25, 2020, Henco

Hi Leon. Did you try to set up the datafield, it won’t be added by default. Did you check under Connect IQ fields when setting up one of the screens? 5X is supported.

gielcillie
April 23, 2020 | Version 1.1.0

Works great. Accuracy of 1% on a lap of 125 m, up and down my driveway with a fall of 4m over 10m. Wishlist: Ave pace be substituted with HR.

Developer Reply
April 23, 2020, Henco

Thank you for the great review. I will work on configurability of the fields, maybe there is space to add HR at the bottom with the GPS error, otherwise I can let the user choose pace, lap pace or HR.

Albrecht
April 21, 2020 | Version 1.1.0

Hi Henco, thank you for this App! It saves a lot of time! Only problem is, the GardenRunner data does not appear at the bottom of my Second Tab in my running activity after syncing. How can I fix this? I have a Fenix 3HR. Thank you very much.

Developer Reply
April 21, 2020, Henco

Thanks Albrecht. This is unfortunately an issue with Garmin Connect and the Fenix 3. The data is in the .fit file, but Connect does not import it. I will post info on the Paceband facebook page if I find a solution. Seems like after the watch type is edited in the fit file with a fit editor, Connect can import it correctly.

Mark Krug
April 19, 2020 | Version 1.1.0

Thanks Henco; have enjoyed using the app. Takes some of the tedium out of garden running. My particular Garmin (Forerunner 645) has both a Resume and a Resume Later feature. I noticed that if I use the Resume Later feature the laps reset to 1.

Developer Reply
April 20, 2020, Henco

Thanks for the feedback Mark! I will look into the “Resume Later” feature, maybe a way that I can fix it.

Matthew Sykes
April 18, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Great app. Much needed. Is there any way of the Garden runner app's stats showing on Strava, rather than the standard inaccurate GPS data?

Developer Reply
April 19, 2020, Henco

Hi Matthew, thanks for the feedback! I wish it could overwright the native distance/speed data so that if could display on Strava, but unfortunately the Garmin interface does not allow that. It would actually be great if it was possible! Only place currently is in Garmin Connect. I did include a feature in version 1.1 where it would remain on the main screen when you pause a workout, this will give you time to take a photo for "proof" if you prefer not to "snapshot" the Garmin Connect data :-)

Brigitte Melly
April 17, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Doesn't appear to work if you have to run up and down a driveway. Set a lap for one side (I.e. had to go out and back). Worked while I was running (press lap every time on the one side of the driveway) but when I saved, I lost 600 m (4.41 out of 5 km). And Garmin only recorded that smaller number. Pity.

Developer Reply
April 18, 2020, Henco

Hi. Please email me at [email protected] Remember GardenRunner will display lap distance + part of lap not completed, but you normal distance saved will still be GPS distance. The point of this application is to additionally record your lap distance, GPS distance will always measure LESS. So if GardenRunner displayed 5km while running, you probably ran only 4.41km on GPS distance, and the point is GPS distance is not correct. If you want to see your GardenRun distance, scroll down on the second tab in your workout, it will display the 5km there. Pressing lap will have NO effect on garden runner. It detects your lap by position. Please email me and send me a screenshot of your workout (2nd tab, scroll to the bottom where the GRDistances are shown) then I can assist. 4.41 on GPS distance for a 5km on Garden run is typically what you can expect.

Henk Janse van Rensburg
April 15, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Works well and it is a great app, as it solves the problem not to run “further” with inaccurate GPS readings. Was able to change direction at my starting / lap point to run the lap in the opposite direction. I changed direction after a set amount of laps. I can recommend it.

Developer Reply
April 19, 2020, Henco

Thank you for the feedback Henk and also for the additional suggestions! All part of Version 1.1 :-)

Jaco Cronje
April 15, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Great app! Now I don't need to keep track of counting all those endless number of laps going around my garden.

Graham
April 15, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

Works well if you do all your laps in the same direction I think. I like to change my direction every 10 mins to give my body a break from all the turns in the same direction, but after doing this my distance was very inaccurate.

Developer Reply
April 15, 2020, Henco

Hi Graham, if you switch direction just after a lap was detected it should be ok and still measure laps and distance correctly, I do it all the time. Try it and let me know if it worked :-)

Adrian Geekie
April 15, 2020 | Version 1.0.2

So I tried this out for the first time today. Works as advertised. You need to go into your data in Garmin connect and scroll all the way to the right in the lap data table to see the recorded data. While you are running you can see the information on your device. My Fenix3 has an annoying feature in that it obscures half the screen as soon as you press stop so you can't read the data on the screen when you stop the device and it is not available on the device after you save the activity. You need to go to Garmin Connect and scroll across on the table. Still - does the job. Suggested improvement: - Provide data in the table for the last uncompleted kilometer or mile. Thanks for making the effort Henko. The app is great for the lock down currently in force because of COVID-19

Developer Reply
April 15, 2020, Henco

Thanks for the review Adrian. If you scroll right down on the second tab of your workout in Garmin Connect it will show you total distance as well as your average pace and number of laps. I will update the field so that it remains on the data screen once a workout is paused, good idea to keep displaying that instead of jumping back to the front screen.