Running App Professional 2  V5.2.5
for Garmin ConnectIQ-Compatible Devices
40_Features

Features

This section describes the most important features of the Running App Professional 2 in more detail. Here a short summary:

Session features

This section describes the workout session features which are very similar among all of our Garmin Connect IQ™ applications. The current workout session status is indicated by a specific sign. Following table provides an overview about all possible states of a workout session.

Session status Visualization Description
NOT STARTED Blinking red border Workout session (recording) was not started so far. This is the state after starting the app. Press the "START" button to start workout.
RUNNING Constant grey header/footer Workout session (recording) is running. This is the case after you manually pressed the "START" button. If the Auto-Stop feature is enabled, the speed must be above the specified limit, otherwise the app automatically enters AUTO-STOP mode.
AUTO-STOP Blinking yellow pause sign Workout session is in Auto-Stop mode which means that the speed is below the user-defined Auto Start/Stop limit. Please be aware that no session recording takes place in this state.
PAUSED Blinking red stop sign Workout session (recording) was manually paused in the menu by selection of "Pause Session". It can be resumed at any point in time by entering the menu again and selecting "Resume Session". Please be aware that no session recording takes place in this state.

Start a workout session (NOT STARTED)

After starting the app the workout session status is "NOT STARTED" as the session has to be manually started by the user. This can be done by pressing the "START" button. This state is visualized by showing a blinking red boarder every two seconds as illustrates in following picture:

Session_Not_Started.png

Workout session running (RUNNING)

After pressing the "START" button the first time after app start, the session status changes from "NOT STARTED" to "RUNNING". This is illustrated by a constant grey header/footer as shown in the following picture:

Session_Running.png

Auto-stop mode (AUTO-STOP)

Whenever the speed goes below the user-specific limit the app automatically enters the "AUTO-STOP" mode. When the speed goes above this limit, the app enters "RUNNING" mode again. This state is visualized by showing a blinking yellow boarder with a pause sign in the middle every two seconds as shown in following picture:

session_AutoPause.png

Manually paused session (PAUSED)

The user can manually pause the workout session at any time if the session status is in "RUNNING" or "AUTO-STOP" mode. This can be done by pressing the "START" button. A menu is shown where the user can select among following choices by either pressing the touch screen or by up/down or left/right buttons:

User selection Description
Resume Start or resume workout session
Pause Pause workout session. This allows the user to navigate through the data pages. The workout session can be resumed again at any time by pressing "START" button and select "Resume".
Save and Exit Save workout data and close the application. After synchronization with your watch or via Garmin Express Software the workout data will be uploaded to the Garmin cloud and will be visible via Garmin Connect.
Discard and Exit Discard session data and close the application. Please note that all the collected workout data is lost!

A stopped session is indicated by a blinking red boarder and pause sign in the middle of the screen as shown in following figure:

Session_Running_Paused.png

ALERT features

Already the FREE Version of Running App Professional 2 provides you basic ALERT features, e.g. to indicate the start and stop of the session recording.

Following figure illustrates how it looks on a Forerunner® 235:

alert_session_recording.png

In the PREMIUM Version of the Running App Professional 2 following additional ALERT features are provided:

Distance alert feature

In order to use this feature, please configure the proper "ALERT1 Mode" according to following tables:

ALERT1 mode Description
Disabled Feature is disabled.
Single distance alert In this mode a distance ALERT is shown once when the user-defined distance (in km or miles) is reached.
Periodic distance alert In this mode a distance ALERT is shown every time when the user-defined distance (in km or miles) elapsed.

Following figure illustrates how it looks on a Forerunner® 235:

features_alert_distance.png

Alert mode 2 and 3

ALERT2/3 mode Description
Disabled Feature is disabled.
Heart rate above limit In this mode a heart rate ALERT is shown when the user-defined limit (in beats per minute) is exceeded. If such an alert is shown then you have ~30 seconds time for reduce the heart rate below the limit, else a new alert is shown again.
Pace above limit In this mode a PACE xs ALERT is shown when the user-defined limit (in seconds) is exceeded. If such an alert is shown then you have ~30 seconds time to increase your PACE, else a new alert is shown again.
Cadence above Limit In this mode a Cadence ALERT is shown when the user-defined limit (in revolutions per minute) is exceeded. If such an alert is shown then you have ~30 seconds time to increase your cadence, else a new alert is shown again.
Single timer alert In this mode a Timer ALERT is shown once when the user-defined time (in minutes) is reached.
Periodic timer alert In this mode a Timer ALERT is shown every time when the user-defined time (in minutes) is reached. In the ALERT the accumulated time is shown.

Following figure illustrates how a heart rate alert looks on a Forerunner® 235:

features_alert_hr.png

Following figure illustrates how a timer alert configured for one minute looks on a Fenix® 3:

features_alert_timer.png

LAP features

This app offers different LAP features. In order to use them, please configure the proper LAP mode and freely assign the LAP specific data fields in the 2-, 4- or 7-Field data pages according to your personal needs.

LAP modeDescription
Feature disabledLAP feature is disabled.
Manual modeIn this mode the LAP number increases each time when you manually press the "BACK" or "LAP" button on your watch. The feature only works when the workout session is in running or auto-stop mode.
Auto mode (distance-based)In this mode the LAP number increases automatically when the user-configured distance (separate configuration) is reached. The feature only works when the workout session is in running or auto-stop mode.
Combined manual/auto mode (distance-based)In this mode the LAP number increases either manually when pressing the "BACK" or "LAP" button or automatically when the user-configured distance (separate configuration) is reached. The feature only works when the workout session is in running or auto-stop mode.

Following figure illustrates how it looks on a Forerunner® 235:

features_lap1.png

LAP-Related data fields Following LAP-related data fields are available which can be freely assigned via configuration in the PREMIUM version to any data field of the 2-, 4- or 7-field data pages:

Field Description
LAP Current LAP number
CL DIST Current LAP distance in km or mi
CL PACE Current LAP pace in the format mm:ss
CL SPEED Current LAP speed (average) in km/h or mi/h
CL TIME Current LAP time in the format hh:mm or mm:ss
LL DIST Last LAP distance in km or mi
LL PACE Last LAP pace in the format mm:ss
LL SPEED Last LAP speed (average) in km/h or mi/h
LL TIME Last LAP time in the format hh:mm or mm:ss

Additional information Following additional LAP-feature related information is provided:

  • ALERT information when new LAP started.
  • LAP history for last four laps.

Race prediction

The race prediction feature calculates following information based on the configured expected race distance and time:

  • Estimated time of arrival in data field ETA.
  • Time you are ahead your predicted race time in data field AHEAD.
  • Required PACE to achieve your race goal in data field PACE_REQ.

Example: Run a marathon of 42.195 meters in 3 hours

Configure following values in the app settings:

  • Set Race prediction distance to 42.195
  • Set Race prediction time to 10800 (= 3 * 3600)

Data field coloring

Data field coloring is currently only supported for the heart rate related data fields and has to be enabled via the user settings.

Following table describes the color coding:

HR zone Color Percentage of maximum heart rate
Zone 0 BLACK M HR % < 50
Zone 1 GREY 50 <= M HR % < 59
Zone 2 BLUE 60 <= M HR % < 69
Zone 3 GREEN 70 <= M HR % < 79
Zone 4 ORANGE 80 <= M HR % < 89
Zone 5 RED 90 <= M HR % < 99
Zone 6 DARK RED M HR % >= 100

Following figure illustrates how it looks on a Forerunner® 235:

features_data_field_coloring.png

Key lock feature

When the session is started, the key lock feature can be activated by following sequence:

  • Press "START" button.
  • Move down until "Lock Keys" appears in the menu via "UP" and "DOWN" buttons.
  • Select "Lock Keys" by pressing "START" button.

When the key lock feature is active, only the "START" button will be handled anymore, all other buttons and inputs are ignored.

To disable the key lock feature, please perform following steps:

  • Press "START" button.
  • Move down until "Unlock Keys" appears in the menu via "UP" and "DOWN" buttons.
  • Select "Unlock Keys" by pressing "START" button.

Workout summary

After saving the workout session a workout summary is shown with following information:

  • Duration in the format m:ss, mm:ss, h:mm:ss or hh:mm:ss.
  • Distance in km or mi.
  • Average speed in km/h or mi/h.
  • Average pace in min/km or min/mi.
  • Average heart rate in bpm.
  • Elevation gain in feet or meter (except for swimming activity type).
  • Elevation loss in feet or meter (except for swimming activity type).