I definitely did not stop!
Hi - after my 5 mile run during which i did not stop at all my garmin is telling me that my average moving pace was 11:38 min / mile and my average pace is 12:15 min / mile. However I am sure I did not stop so why the inconsistency? FYI my nike plus app on my iphone told me my average pace was 11:40 min / mile so very similar to the garmins average moving pace.
The only thing I can imagine this is caused by is when I ran through a tunnel and lost gps for a few moments. However surely the software at connect.garmin.com can see that i reappeared out the other side and it knows how long i was missing for so surely it knows i did not stop!
Can anyone help me to understand what is going on here?
Its probably the tunnel. Try a run with no tunnel in it and compare.
Does the 210 have speed below which if you drop it deems that your not moving?
no idea - but i think the forerunner was actually right overall. I plugged my time and distance in to a pace calculator and the number came out the same as the forerunner. I guess waiting for a moment to cross the road does significantly change the pace!
And for future reference: if you manually stop your Garmin than start it again, within a run, your "Elapsed time" will be longer that your "Time"... (This happens to me when I run to the club arriving a few minutes before the club run starts, and stop my 310 until the run starts).
I have a 305 and have seen similar issues on that also even with the footpod thing that should give coverage anywhere. I've now stopped dealing with all the tech stuff, I don't even time my runs now, I just go do it. I find that pleasure enough.
As to what's going on, I guess these thing just either have bugs or can't find a signal here & there so rather than "guess"/interpolate/etc. they show you a blank section in the readings to make sure you know there info' is incomplete. It would be nice if there was a "fill it in for me" button where it can give you an estimate & allows you to view any necessary assumptions. Perhaps that would amount to an admission by the manufacterer of flaws & that would be bad for marketing. Blame marketing. Or sales. IMHO.
I made an extra effort to avoid tunnels and to not have to stop as much on my run today and the average and moving pace were much closer together. I honestly think that either my nike+ gps app on my iphone or my forerunner is really inaccurate with the distance and therefore pace. I believe it is the phone that is more incorrect than the watch based on mapping my run with gmap pedometer.
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