Hi I'm new to these boards and have just brought a garmin 305 and I'm trying to set it so that it shows the current pace I am running at in kph. Can anybody please please tell me which pace I should enter eg average pace lap pace etc. I am really confused
thanks in advance
from a technophobic
If you want to know your actual pace, then when you go to settings (for whichever screen you're using), scroll through the list until you get "Pace" and enter that. That will show you your actual pace as you're running.
Twinkle - the FR305 has a number of "PACE" possibilities.
You can have Average pace (the average of your pace for the entire duration of the workout).
You can have Average Pace - Current Lap - this is the average of your pace for the lap you are running. If you press the LAP button on the front of the watch, it will start recounting the average pace again.
And you have Pace - as in - the current pace I am running right now. Which intuitively, you could say is the best one to look at - kind of like a speedometer. However, for a bunch of very technical reasons, this is a very unreliable number and subject to way too many fluctuations to be really useful.
I advise that you set the watch to do what are called AUTOLAPS - that is, the watch will automatically count a new lap after you've passed a set distance - my suggestion is 1 km (but you can choose wehat you want here).
Then, change the display settings to show Average Pace - Current Lap. This will give you an accurate number of what speed you've been running over the last few minutes. If you go up a hill, you'll probably see the number changing (getting slower), and if you inject some speed, you'll see the average pace get quicker.
hope this helps, TD.
Hi Tricky Dicky thank you and other RW forum members for your help
I've manage to set the watch to do autolaps and set it for km as but on my garmin 305 I've got Average pace as one entry can you please tell me where I can find current lap menu as I've scrolled down and can't find it
thanks for you help
Twinkle, check the instruction manual out as that's where I get my information for changing my fields.
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