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 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).

Accent Color

Sets the accent color of each activity to help identify which activity is active.

Add Activity

Allows you to customize a multisport activity.


Sets the training or navigation alerts for the activity.

Auto Climb

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

Auto Rest

Enables the watch to automatically detect when you are resting during a pool swim and create a rest interval (Auto Rest and Manual Rest).

Auto Run

Enables the watch 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).

Auto Set

Enables the watch to start and stop exercise sets automatically during a strength training activity.

Background Color

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

Big Numbers

Changes the size of the numbers on the golf hole information screen.


Displays ascent planning and monitoring screens while navigating.

Club Prompt

Displays a prompt that enables you to enter which club you used after each detected shot while playing golf.

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).

Driver Distance

Sets the average distance the ball travels on your drive while playing golf.

Edit Routes

Allows you to edit the route difficulty level and status during a rock climbing activity.

Edit Weight

Allows you to add the weight used for an exercise set during a strength training or cardio activity.

Golf Distance

Set the unit of measure used while playing golf.


Sets the mode for the GPS antenna (Changing the GPS Setting).

Grading System

Sets the grading system for rating the route difficulty for rock climbing activities.

Handicap Scoring

Enables handicap scoring while playing golf. The Local Handicap option allows you to enter the number of strokes to be subtracted from your total score. The Index/Slope option allows you to enter your handicap and the course slope rating so the watch can calculate your course handicap. When you enable either handicap scoring option, you can adjust your handicap value.

Lane Number

Sets your lane number for track running.

Lap Key

Enables you to record a lap or a rest during the activity.

Lock Keys

Locks the keys during multisport activities to prevent accidental key presses.


Sets the display preferences for the map data screen for the activity (Activity Map Settings).


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).

Mode Tracking

Enables or disables automatic ascent or descent mode tracking for backcountry skiing and snowboarding.

Obstacle Tracking

Enables the watch to save obstacle locations from your first loop of the course. On repeat loops of the course, the watch uses the saved locations to switch between obstacle and running intervals (Recording an Obstacle Racing Activity).


Enables the "plays like" distance feature while playing golf, which accounts for elevation changes on the course by showing the adjusted distance to the green (Viewing PlaysLike Distance).

Pool Size

Sets the pool length for pool swimming.

Power Averaging

Controls whether the watch includes zero values for power data that occur when you are not pedaling.

Power Mode

Sets the default power mode for the activity.

Power Save Timeout

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

Record Activity

Enables activity FIT file recording for golf activities. FIT files record fitness information that is tailored for Garmin Connect™.

Record VO2 Max.

Enables VO2 max. recording for trail run and ultra run activities.


Sets the activity name.


Enables the Repeat option for multisport activities. For example, you can use this option for activities that include multiple transitions, such as a swimrun.

Restore Defaults

Allows you to reset the activity settings.

Route Stats

Enables route statistics tracking for indoor climbing activities.


Sets the preferences for calculating routes for the activity (Routing Settings).


Enables or disables scorekeeping automatically when you start a round of golf. The Always Ask option prompts you when you begin a round.

Scoring Method

Sets the scoring method to stroke play or Stableford scoring while playing golf.

Self Evaluation

Sets how often you evaluate your perceived effort for the activity (Enabling Self Evaluation).

Segment Alerts

Enables prompts that alert you to approaching segments.

Stat Tracking

Enables statistics tracking while playing golf.

Stroke Detect.

Enables stroke detection for pool swimming.

Swimrun Auto Sport Change

Allows you to automatically transition between the swim portion and the run portion of a swimrun multisport activity.

Tournament Mode

Disables features that are not allowed during sanctioned tournaments.


Enables transitions for multisport activities.

Vibration Alerts

Enables alerts that notify you to inhale or exhale during a breathwork activity.

Workout Videos

Enables instructive workout animations for a strength, cardio, yoga, or Pilates activity. Animations are available for pre-installed workouts and workouts downloaded from Garmin Connect.

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