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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 optionally each 1 minute during the countdown to keep you motivated.</p>


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</p><p>Version 1.0.5 has been updated to support new devices and also make the 1 minute motivational alert optional (defaults to off)</p>

Informations supplémentaires

  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • Approach® S62 Approach® S62
  • Captain Marvel Captain Marvel
  • D2™ Air D2™ Air
  • D2™ Air X10 D2™ Air X10
  • 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
  • D2™ Mach 1 D2™ Mach 1
  • Darth Vader™ Darth Vader™
  • Descent™ G1 Descent™ G1, Descent™ G1 Solar
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Descent™ MK2 Descent™ MK2, Descent™MK2i
  • Descent™ Mk2S Descent™ Mk2S
  • Enduro™ Enduro™
  • Enduro™ 2 Enduro™ 2
  • epix™ epix™
  • epix™ (Gen 2) epix™ (Gen 2), quatix® 7 – Sapphire Edition
  • 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® 255 Forerunner® 255
  • Forerunner® 255 Music Forerunner® 255 Music
  • Forerunner® 255S Forerunner® 255S
  • Forerunner® 255S Music Forerunner® 255S Music
  • Forerunner® 55 Forerunner® 55
  • 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
  • Forerunner® 955 Forerunner® 955, Forerunner® 955 Solar
  • 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 Ballistics
  • fēnix® 7 fēnix® 7, quatix® 7
  • fēnix® 7S fēnix® 7S
  • fēnix® 7X fēnix® 7X, quatix® 7X – Solar Edition
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
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  • MARQ™ Athlete MARQ™ Athlete
  • MARQ™ Aviator MARQ™ Aviator
  • MARQ™ Captain MARQ™ Captain, MARQ™ Captain: American Magic Edition
  • MARQ™ Commander MARQ™ Commander
  • MARQ™ Driver MARQ™ Driver
  • MARQ™ Expedition MARQ™ Expedition
  • MARQ™ Golfer MARQ™ Golfer
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® Mercedes-Benz Venu®
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2 Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2S Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2S
  • quatix® 6 quatix® 6
  • quatix® 6X quatix® 6X, quatix® 6X Solar, quatix® 6X Dual Power
  • Rey™ Rey™
  • tactix® 7 tactix® 7, tactix® 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition, tactix® 7 – Pro Edition
  • Venu® Venu®
  • Venu® 2 Venu® 2
  • Venu® 2 Plus Venu® 2 Plus
  • Venu® 2S Venu® 2S
  • 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
Moyenne des évaluations : (127 évaluations)

Michael Hattenhauer
26 septembre 2021 | Version 1.0.5

I love this data field. Moved to a forerunner 945 LTE and it is no longer available. I wish it was compatible.

13 septembre 2021 | Version 1.0.5

can some one show how to get this on my 945. i for the life of me can not find the data field/app to get it to work. i shows downloaded but i don't see it on my watch. thanks

Roy Ramon
10 septembre 2021 | Version 1.0.5

I love this app! Having successfully completed C25K years ago I really disliked carrying my phone and listening for prompts. This go around I was happy to find this app as a data field and the vibration cues work great for me. Happy user and plan on donating since I like it so much.

4 septembre 2021 | Version 1.0.5

Just started using this, and for a simple watch based couch 2 5k it just works. Recommend if you just want simple progression based intervals I really want a 2 day per week variant, but Garmin don't do one either.

Kate Jackson
5 août 2021 | Version 1.0.5

I LOVE this app! The fact I don't have to have my phone or headphones on is so liberating. I've recently bought an EdgeGear watch strap so I can see my watch on my hand and it makes it all soooo easy to just enjoy getting back into running after injury. Thank you! I've set my first data field to C25K, and yesterday I set my second to my Stryd, but since I've done this I've lost the walk/run visual prompts on the watch. Is there any way to adjust the settings so they show, or is it a conflict with the 2 data fields? Thanks for any help in advance! Kate

Franklin Atchley
3 août 2021 | Version 1.0.5

Has potential, but as a first time user it was a bit aggravating. Is there a way to have the timer labeled "jog" and "walk" during the countdown? It took me forever to figure out the 5min countdown was a warm up. Maybe label warm up and cool down as well. As hard as it was to install this thing, it could stand to be a little more user friendly.

28 juillet 2021 | Version 1.0.5

Great app!! Or should I say data field…? I’m new to garmin so I had to play with the watch to follow the creators instructions to use this but it’s worked beautifully since. I am NOT a natural runner but have really enjoyed the simplicity of this guidance as I painfully put each foot forward. Thank you for sharing your creation with us!

24 juillet 2021 | Version 1.0.4

Really good after working out how to add it to my watch (forerunner245) here is a quick guide which might help out others: After installing, copy activity (run) then rename it on the watch to whatever, I did C25K. Then select the new activity (C25K) on the watch to use it. Arrow up to Options (^Options) > C25K Settings > Data Screens > scroll down > +Add New > Custom Data > Field 1 '000' > ConnectIQ Fields > Couch To 5k. Thereafter it should be fairly easy to continue to use.

1 juillet 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

24 juin 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...)

12 mai 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.

12 mai 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?

26 avril 2021 | Version 1.0.4

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

22 avril 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
9 avril 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.

25 mars 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

23 mars 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!

11 mars 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.

10 mars 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.

Réponse du développeur
17 mars 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
10 mars 2021 | Version 1.0.3

Great addition to my watch; thank you!

Monica Cooke
26 février 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 🇨🇵 ♥️ 🇪🇸
25 février 2021 | Version 1.0.3

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

Owain Phillips
13 février 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

Réponse du développeur
23 février 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 🎽
9 février 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
7 février 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.