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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>


Version 1.0.1 has been updated to support new devices


  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • Captain Marvel Captain Marvel
  • 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
  • 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® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • Forerunner® 945 Forerunner® 945
  • 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 Pro fēnix® 6 Pro, fēnix® 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6S fēnix® 6S
  • fēnix® 6S Pro fēnix® 6S Pro, fēnix® 6S Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6X Pro fēnix® 6X Pro, fēnix® 6X Sapphire, fēnix® 6X Pro Solar
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • Venu Venu
  • 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
平均評価: (30評価)

Hevelyn Freck
2019/12/10 | バージョン1.0.1

I figured out how to add it to the data field but can't figure out how to copy the run and run indoor activities for when I don't want to use the couch to 5k. Can anyone help on forerunner 235?

2019/11/29 | バージョン1.0.1

I know this program and used it in my phone apps. problem with this garmin app, that it doesn't give you the 5 minute warm-up and cool down periods. can't say for sure if it's a bug in this app or compatibility issues with my garmin forerunner 245 music watch.

Matthew Jackson
2019/09/16 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Brilliant, thank you a lot for this! Much prefer using this rather than listening to the app as I run. Added as a data field in my running activity on my 235 and it works flawlessly. I also use the lap timer function so I can see the splits in Strava!

John Adams
2019/08/11 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Works great on my VA3! Would love to see the interval number displayed so you can see which one you are on.

Christi Jensen
2019/08/10 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Cannot find this on my Forerunner 235 - any ideas? Would love to start this but cannot figure out where it is...

2019/08/10 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

It doesn’t show up. I copied activity and try do add new field but there aren’t any new. Forerunner 645. What can I do?

2019/07/31 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Awesome! Had no problem adding it to my data field on vivoactive 3 music. Thank you!

Craig Whelan
2019/07/11 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

vivoactive 3 music. Easily added data field to screen for my ‘treadmill’ & ‘run’ activities. Progressed my run to where I am in the program no issues. TYVM!

Silvia Cunha
2019/07/07 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Works perfectly on forerunner 735 and really helped me achieve my goal of running 5k!

2019/07/07 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

I was so excited to see this app and that it was compatible with VivoActive however it doesn't show up in your apps! I have searched everywhere

Michael Johnstone
2019/05/11 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Doesn't show up in my devices data fields (FR935), tried looking in every sub menu within the data screens selection menu as well.

Mark whiting
2019/05/10 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Would love to use this app but it does show up in the apps on vivoactive 3

2019/04/30 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Is there a way to fast forward a couple weeks?

2019/05/01, GlennMedcalf

Yes, but not on the watch. You need to use the Garmin Connect app on your phone or Garmin Express on a PC. On your phone, run the app, click settings then Garmin Devices, select watch, Activities Apps & More, Data Fields then Couch to 5k running app. From the SETTINGS menu you can set the day and week of your next workout.

2019/04/22 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Hi! Great up. But is it possible to switch off annoying and useless 1min vibrations?! They really badly interfere with signals that inform to switch between jog and run. Another thing is that it is not possible to see any time at what phase you are. That would be extra fine to have a J or W letter near the countdown to mark up the training phase.

2019/04/25, GlennMedcalf

Hi, Thanks for your comments. It is not currently possible to turn off the 1 minute vibrations without disabling all vibrations but it is something I will consider adding in a future update. Some people like these, and as a run leader I find them really helpful as a queue for providing encouragement to runners, so I think making this optional would be the best way forward. I would eventually like to extend this to a more advanced data field which would allow me to combine text, graphics and colour with the numbers to provide a much more informative screen. Just need to find the time.

2019/04/05 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Finished! Worked great.

2019/03/27 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Is there a printable or downloadable copy of the training plan? I would like to see it over the 9-10 weeks.

2019/03/27, GlennMedcalf

The watch app follows the UK NHS Couch to 5k program. You can find details here:

2019/03/23 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Great app!! Thank you for creating this. Is it possible to change it from timed runs to distance runs (similar to the app)?

2019/03/27, GlennMedcalf

Sorry, there is currently no option for this. It is something I will consider for future releases.

Helen 3
2019/03/12 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

I have a vivoactive 3, how do i get this to work please?

2019/03/16, GlennMedcalf

The Couch to 5k app is a data field. When you download a new data field to your watch it does not appear automatically. It just becomes available for use in an activity. You need to customise one of your activities to display this new data field. I recommend copying your default run activity, then adding the Couch to 5k data field to the copy. This way you can select to use either your default run activity or the modified copy depending on the type of run you will be doing. You can find information on how to customise your data screens on Vivoactive 3 here: I have not used the Vivoactive 3, but the Couch to 5k data field usually appears in a group called 'ConnectIQ Fields'. Hope this helps.

2019/03/05 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

I just finished the program today, and it worked great. Now I need to find a 10k version that picks up where this left off.

2019/01/29 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Beyond impressed with the app. This is my second d time doing the c25k program. 1st time I did it with an app on my phone. Needless to say it was annoying to have to carry my phone while running to do the program. Now to have this app on my watch AND as a data field is common sense and pure genius. It works flawlessly!!! I do wish there was an option to turn off minute reminders. At first I would've preferred to have the alerts for changing from run to walk. But I've gotten use to it now. Excellent work to the person/team behind this app.

Adelheid Van Coillie
2018/12/28 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

Took some getting used to but great that I can run this schedule without having to take my phone with me.

2018/10/22 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

hi can you help, i have used this for 3 days on my vivoactive hr and the days are not incrementing each time i use it, is there a special way to set it up or over write the built in run app?

2018/10/23, GlennMedcalf

Hi, the activity number should advance when you have completed each activity. If you stop the activity before it reaches the end then it will not advance to the next one. Alternatively you can select the next activity using the Garmin Connect app on your phone or PC. From the settings menu, choose Garmin Device, then select your watch. Select Activities, Apps & More, then Data Fields. Select the Couch to 5k running app, then choose settings. Hope this helps.

Maxine Clegg
2018/09/02 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

can you give me a clue where to find it, very new to my forerunner so struggling to find it anywhere thanks

2018/10/23, GlennMedcalf

Couch to 5k installs onto you watch as a data field. As with all new data fields, it will not appear automatically. In order to use the data field, you need to customise the data screens for one of you activities. You can find instructions on how to customise the data screens for you activities in the instruction booklet for your watch. When you customise one of the data screens, you will be given the option to change the data fields that are displayed. When you do this you should find Couch to 5k within a group of data fields called ConnectIQ Fields. I hope this helps. If you need more information, please let me know which watch you have.

Mihályi Péter
2018/08/09 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

it is a very useful extension for the default run activity. Now I'm on week 6, and I've never experienced any problem. I really like the signals in every minute, do not need to check my watch periodically. Thank you very much for your effort!

Angela Schnell
2018/07/31 | バージョン1.0.0-upd1

I'm sure its me as I apparently am technically impaired, but when I finally found this activity on my Garmin I was so excited to use it as it would buzz me when to wall and buzz me when to jog while training. However upon using it for the first time, it only timed me. No notifications, no title with week and day, nothing just began timing so I had to remember all the intervals myself. Not fun when you are already struggling to get out there. As I said, I'm sure its me not understanding something I should be doing. Still disappointed.

2018/08/01, GlennMedcalf

Hi, sorry to hear you are having problems with the app. It sounds as if the data field has not been added to the activity you are using. If you made a copy of your default run activity and added the data field to that, you will need to ensure that you select the copy when you go for a run. The data field will only be active for the activities that it has been added to. This is why I suggest making a copy. On my watch I use the default Run activity for free runs and a copy of this activity which I renamed to 'Couch to 5k' for any runs which that I do as part of a C25k workout.