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Simple Pacer


This pacer will simply show the number of seconds you are ahead or behind the specified pace.</p><p>It will use the largest system font that can fit the field, so if you are like me and have trouble seeing small fonts this will help a lot.</p><p>You can also choose one of 4 color schemes (black or blue text on lighter background or white or yellow text on darker background).</p><p>Background color will be green if you are ahead or red if you are behind.</p>


Vibration or tone alerts every time your pace drops or increases beyond the configurable alert interval. Default interval is 10sec, so you will be alerted when difference from target pace is ..., -20, -10, 0, 10, 20, ...</p><p>Alerts are disabled by default and will work only if your device supports them.</p><p>

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Average Rating: (21 Ratings)

21 พฤษภาคม 2562 | Version 1.41

This is a great app, but just one small thing would make it even better (and 5* for me). In your example of; "Warmup 3km/miles at 5:00 pace. Then reset the pacer to 0 and run the next 3km using negative splits (4:45/30/15). Then reset the pacer again and use the 5:30 pace for the rest of the run (notice that semi-colon resets the pacer back to zero, but comma doesn't): 3 5:00; 1 4:45, 1 4:30, 1 4:15; 5:30" instead of the warm up being a set distance, would it be possible for this to be determined by pressing the 'lap' key? So warm up at 5k pace until the lap button is pressed, then move on to the next step? This would make a huge difference, as the vast majority of runs are different routes over different distances, so the warm up (and cool down) distances are rarely the same. Thanks

11 พฤศจิกายน 2561 | Version 1.41

Really pleased with this Simple Pacer. Just what I have been looking for! Simple yet very powerful in configuration options. And works really well!

Mark Litchfield
21 กันยายน 2561 | Version 1.41

How do you change target pace its just on five

Nico Schipper
17 กันยายน 2561 | Version 1.41

I used it only once so far and I already like it! Compared to the Virtual Partner on my previous watch Forerunner 610 this is only one datafield. You can set up the other datafields in your screen as you like. It has the configuration feature that I was looking for and could not find in other pace apps: alert when ahead or behind an adjustable amount of seconds (at the 610 it was fixed 3 sec which was too small for me). I also like the warmup feature. 5 stars from me!

30 กรกฎาคม 2561 | Version 1.41

Thanks for the tone and vibration alerts! What's new in today's update 1.41?!

30 กรกฎาคม 2561, SaleNaumov

No new features. That's automatic Garmin update. Maybe they added support for a new device.

12 กรกฎาคม 2561 | Version 1.32-upd3

Could it be easy to add tone and vibration alerts for supported devices ie my fenix 5s?

14 กรกฎาคม 2561, SaleNaumov

Good idea. Done :)

23 เมษายน 2561 | Version 1.32

Great! I just noticed that, according to the description in the app info, various paces separated with colon, but in the example you use a comma, which one is correct?

23 เมษายน 2561, SaleNaumov

There was an error in the description. You separate different paces using either a semi-colon (;) or a comma (,). If you use a semi-colon, the pacer will at that point reset back to zero. If you use a comma, the pacer won't reset. So you should use a semi-colon only if you wan't to separate different parts of your workout (like for instance warmup, main run and cool-down)..

25 มกราคม 2561 | Version 1.2-upd1

Is it because I am on Vivoactive HR, but I do not have the option for that beautifully clear black on green in the picture? The perfect app, but not quite clear enough for my poor eyes in the colour schemes on offer on my watch (the one listed as "high contrast" is not that high contrast either).

Eddie Kelly
1 พฤษภาคม 2560 | Version 1.2

Excellent app. I like that you don't have to enter a distance and so not restricted to a set distance like some other pace apps. Also that it calculates the time ahead/behind based on the TOTAL time/distance ran in the activity so far.

1 พฤษภาคม 2560 | Version 1.2

Further to my review below ... the addition of the minutes:seconds format makes this app even better. Invaluable for those runs or races when you just need to know if you're on the pace or not.

Steve Haycock
8 เมษายน 2560 | Version 1.2

Wonderful. Does what I need. Very clear and accurate. And the developer came back to me really quickly when I had an issue (which turned out to be totally my error!)

6 เมษายน 2560 | Version 1.2

Nickel !!! Marche super.

17 กุมภาพันธ์ 2560 | Version 1.1-e83

Bonne application. Les chiffres et les couleurs sont bien visibles et faciles à voir. Est possible après 60 secondes de mettre minute et seconde. Ce serait bien si on pouvait changer les valeurs du rythme sur l'appareil sans passer par Garmin Express. La même application pour la HR avec les chiffres aussi grands et les couleurs pour les zones gris/bleu/vert/jaune/rouge ce serait super. Je met 5 étoiles parce que c'est bien.

Jules Pike
4 มกราคม 2560 | Version 1.1-e83

This app is simple and effective. My only gripe comes when running at dusk. As someone who is red/green colour blind, at this time of day I find it almost impossible to distinguish the background colour. An easy(?) fix would be to add a plus/minus to the display to aid in poor lighting conditions. Apart from this minor issue which won't affect the majority of usrrs, the app is great.

10 ธันวาคม 2559 | Version 1.1-e83

Does one thing and does it well. Clearer and easier to see than Garmin's virtual partner. Target pace has to be set via Garmin Express, seems you can't do it on the watch but that might not be possible. Also, would be nice to have seconds beyond 60 going to minutes and seconds. But not complaining - this is excellent and thankyou to the developer.

23 ตุลาคม 2559 | Version 1.1-e83

Excellent product. Has allowed me to get the best times I have ever received during my run events. Highly recommend!!!

12 ตุลาคม 2559 | Version 1.1-e82

Simple and effective - great job!

Jaap Francke
30 กันยายน 2559 | Version 1.1-e82

I haven't tried it yet, but I like the idea. My eyes are not that good anymore so the color will tell me at a glance how I'm doing. This is great for my races!! PS: It would be great if the same idea was applied to my interval-based workouts: I would like to be able to program various intervals at different paces, During the workout something like this would be shown: - red if the pace is too slow - green if the pace is alright (between +/- 5 seconds of target pace) - blue if the pace is too slow.

Thomas Hesse
13 สิงหาคม 2559 | Version 1.1-e81

Just did a test run with it (Fenix 3 HR configured from Garmin Express): does exactly what it says it does. Easy to use, easy to read and simple little data field that tells you how many seconds you are behind or ahead of your custom pace target. This is one of those must-have data fields that should have been in the watch from the beginning.

Graham Dean
11 สิงหาคม 2559 | Version 1.1-e81

Don't seem to be able to access configuration data to set pace with latest upgrade. Using Fenix3HR and iOS Garmin Connect. Previous version worked well.

Patrick Charlton
12 กรกฎาคม 2559 | Version 1.1

Like it. Simple and clear

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