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Presby Virtual Partner


Run with a herd of five runners around your target running pace - your own club! They loom as you approach and overtake them then disappear into the distance. They are colour coded depending on your target pace - green is on target - red is quite a bit slower - dark blue quite a big quicker. The left hand panels show the distance to the nearest runner in front and behind, colour coded by pa...

What’s New

I have changed the distance representation slightly to cope with displaying larger distances. The black beads now show how many miles/km you have travelled. The vertical red bar the fraction of the same. Larger red beads represent 10 miles/km and are drawn below the black beads. This will allow distances of up to 100 miles/km to be represented. I have had to compromise on the information p...

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Average Rating: (5 Ratings)

August 24, 2017 | Version 1.8-upd

I tried it today and am loving it. Can i just confirm that if I want to run a pace of 5 minutes 13 seconds per kilometer, and have the runners spaced at 30 second differences i add into first feild 5, the next i add 13, and leave the last as 30?

Developer Reply
August 31, 2017, Dreuw

Just so. Enjoy (-:

May 28, 2017 | Version 1.6

Je suis désolé mais ça ne marche pas sur Edge 1000. J'ai toujours le IQ! qui s'affiche quand je fais start. Dans le champs 1 j'ai mis 2, dans le champs 2 j'ai mis 10, et dans le champs 3 j'ai mis 20. Est ce que mes réglages sont bons ?.

Developer Reply
May 31, 2017, Dreuw

Je suppose que votre base de grande unité de distance est le kilomètre. Si tel est le cas, votre réglage vous donnerait un rythme de 2 minutes et 10 secondes (2:10) pour chaque kilomètre pour le coureur vert (cycliste), le bleu clair aurait un rythme de 1:50, l'orange un rythme de 2 : 30 etc ... Je viens de réviser le code car, dans certaines circonstances, l'application pourrait se bloquer (lorsque la piste est présente mais sans valeur)

May 20, 2017 | Version 1.5

I love the idea of having more than one pacer on a page, but could you please post a quick guide on how to set this up? Thanks Gary

Developer Reply
May 24, 2017, Dreuw

You can set up in the Garmin Connect (GC) app on your smartphone or the Garmin Express (GE) app on your desktop computer (DC). On the DC connect your device. Open GE if it does not open automatically. Go to manage apps. Find Presby Virtual Partners app. Re-install if not present. Find the funny ellipsis icon / button. If you click this a dialogue will pop up with the various settings. On GC open the app. Touch the settings icon = in the top left. Scroll to Garmin devices. Select your device. Select Connect IQ Apps. Select your app. You can then change the settings. The settings: In the first filed, set your desired pace in your chosen units (as per your user settings) in WHOLE minutes per (mile/km). In the second field, set a little bit extra (slower) chosen pace in seconds per (mile/km) In the third field, set the stepwise variation in the pace of the other virtual runners in seconds per (mile/km) You have 5 virtual partners. The green runs with your chosen pace. Dark blue is out in front, light blue following but in front of green running at your chosen pace. Red is trailing at the back with orange trailing you. The difference in pace in seconds per (km,mile) is set in field 3.

April 17, 2017 | Version 1.4

These are the kinds of apps I like the most. Keeps my interest visually on how I am doing against the competition...not just one virtual partner. Well done!

April 17, 2017 | Version 1.3

It would be great if units can be configured (ex. Km/min instead miles)

Developer Reply
April 27, 2017, Dreuw

The current version detects your preferred unit of distance measurement from user settings, miles or kilometres.

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