Activities and App Settings

These settings allow you to customize each preloaded activity app based on your needs.‍ For example, you can customize data pages and enable alerts and training features.‍ Not all settings are available for all activity types.

Hold MENU, select Settings > Activities & Apps, select an activity, and select the activity settings.

3D Distance

Calculates your distance traveled using your elevation change and your horizontal movement over ground.

3D Speed

Calculates your speed using your elevation change and your horizontal movement over ground (3D Speed and Distance).


Sets the training or navigation alerts for the activity.

Auto Climb

Enables the device to detect elevation changes automatically using the built-in altimeter.

Auto Lap

Sets the options for the Auto Lap® feature (Auto Lap).

Auto Pause

Sets the device to stop recording data when you stop moving or when you drop below a specified speed (Enabling Auto Pause).

Auto Run

Enables the device to detect ski runs automatically using the built-in accelerometer.

Auto Scroll

Enables you to move through all of the activity data screens automatically while the timer is running (Using Auto Scroll).

Background Color

Sets the background color of each activity to black or white.

Countdown Start

Enables a countdown timer for pool swimming intervals.

Data Screens

Enables you to customize data screens and add new data screens for the activity (Customizing the Data Screens).


Sets the mode for the GPS antenna. Using the GPS + GLONASS or GPS + GALILEO options provides increased performance in challenging environments and faster position acquisition. Using the GPS and another satellite together can reduce battery life more than using the GPS option only. Using the UltraTrac option records track points and sensor data less frequently (UltraTrac).

Lap Key

Enables you to record a lap, set, or a rest during the activity (Turning On and Off the Lap Key).


Plays tones at a steady rhythm to help you improve your performance by training at a faster, slower, or more consistent cadence (Using the Metronome).

Pool Size

Sets the pool length for pool swimming.

Power Save Timeout

Sets the power-save timeout options for the activity (Power Save Timeout Settings).


Sets the activity name.

Restore Defaults

Allows you to reset the activity settings.

Stroke Detect.

Enables stroke detection for pool swimming.

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