PacePro Training

Many runners like to wear a pace band during a race to help achieve their race goal. The PacePro™ feature allows you to create a custom pace band based on distance and pace or distance and time. You can also create a pace band for a known course to optimize your pace effort based on elevation changes.

You can create a PacePro plan using the Garmin Connect™ app. You can preview the splits and elevation plot before you run the course.

Downloading a PacePro Plan from Garmin Connect

Before you can download a PacePro plan from Garmin Connect, you must have a Garmin Connect account (Garmin Connect).‍

  1. Select an option:
  2. Select Training & Planning > PacePro Pacing Strategies.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create and save a PacePro plan.
  4. Select Sending data symbol or Send to Device.

Starting a PacePro Plan

Before you can start a PacePro plan, you must download a plan from your Garmin Connect account.

  1. Press START.
  2. Select an outdoor running activity.
  3. Hold Menu symbol.
  4. Select Training > PacePro Plans.‍
  5. Select a plan.
  6. Press START.
  7. Select an option:
    • Select Use Plan > Checkmark symbol to enable course navigation and start the plan.

    • Select Map to preview the course.

  8. Press START to start the activity timer.

    PacePro data with callouts

    Callout number 1

    Target split pace

    Callout number 2

    Current split pace

    Callout number 3

    Completion progress for the split

    Callout number 4

    Distance remaining in the split

    Callout number 5

    Overall time ahead of or behind your target time

    TIP: You can hold Menu symbol, and select Stop PacePro > Checkmark symbol to stop the PacePro plan. The activity timer continues running.

Creating a PacePro Plan on Your Watch

Before you can create a PacePro plan on your watch, you must create a course and load it to your watch (Creating a Course on Garmin Connect ).

  1. From the watch face, select START.
  2. Select an outdoor running activity.
  3. Hold Menu symbol.
  4. Select Navigation > Courses.‍
  5. Select a course.
  6. Select PacePro > Create New.
  7. Select an option:
    • Select Goal Pace, and enter your target pace.

    • Select Goal Time, and enter your target time.

    The device displays your custom pace band.

    TIP: You can press DOWN to preview the splits.
  8. Select START.
  9. Select an option:
    • Select Use Plan > Checkmark symbol to enable course navigation and start the plan.

    • Select Map to preview the course.

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March 2024