Starting an Activity

When you start an activity, GPS turns on automatically (if required). If you have an optional wireless sensor, you can pair it to the Forerunner® device (Pairing Your Wireless Sensors).

  1. From the watch face, select START.
  2. Select an activity.
    NOTE: Activities set as favorites appear first in the list (Customizing Your Activity List).
  3. Select an option:
    • Select an activity from your favorites.

    • Select More activities symbol, and select an activity from the extended activity list.

  4. If the activity requires GPS signals, go outside to an area with a clear view of the sky.
  5. Wait until the green status bar appears.

    The device is ready after it establishes your heart rate, acquires GPS signals (if required), and connects to your wireless sensors (if required).

  6. Select START to start the activity timer.

    The device records activity data only while the activity timer is running.

    TIP: You can hold DOWN while in an activity to open the music controls (Controlling Music Playback on a Connected Smartphone).
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February 2024