PaceAssist is currently supported on the following Garmin watches only:

  • Forerunner 735
  • Forerunner 935
  • Forerunner 945
  • Forerunner 245, 645, 245 Music, 645 Music
  • Fenix 5, 5s, 5X, 5+, 5s+, 5X+

Future support for the Forerunner 630, 235, 230, 920xt, Fenix 3, Fenix 3 HR will be considered.

Unfortunately the FR30/35/310/910 is not supported as these do not support Garmin IQ and is very limited in functionality.

PaceAssist can be setup in metric units (km & minutes/km) or imperial units (miles & minutes/miles)


Click here to go to the Garmin IQ store:

Install as per Garmin's instructions.

Setting up:

After PaceAssist is synced to your device, you can access settings from Garmin Connect on your phone. Follow these steps:

  • Select "My Day" at the bottom left of the screen
  • Select the watch icon at the top (Second from the right)
  • Select “Activities & App Management”
  • Select to “Data Fields”
  • Select “PaceAssist”
  • Select “Settings”

You can now select whether you want the display in m/km or m/miles.

You can also choose whether PaceAssist should save your pacing data. This will provide a graph for you in Garmin Connect so that you can analyse what your pace difference was between planned and actual. 

You can now set the following per checkpoint: 

1. Distance to checkpoint (In meters)

2. Checkpoint name

3. Planned time (New: Setup in hours, minutes and seconds:   HH:MM:SS)


Example, planned A used.

As in the example, the first checkpoint will be setup as follows:


Distance in kilometers to checkpoint nr 1: 17000 (17km = 17000m)

Checkpoint 1 name: Lion Bridge

Time to checkpoint 1 (122 minutes) 02:02:00 (HH:MM:SS) 

The second checkpoint will then be setup as follows:

Distance in kilometers to checkpoint nr 2: 28000 (Note: This is distance FROM THE START, not distance from the previous checkpoint)

Checkpoint 2 name: Cdown

Time to checkpoint 2 (190 minutes) 03:10:00 (HH:MM:SS) (Note: This is time FROM THE START, not time from the previous checkpoint) 


Follow the same steps for the remaining. Up to 9 checkpoints can be setup. If you want less, then just set the Distance for the unused checkpoints to “0”. For example, if you want 5 checkpoints, checkpoints 6-9’s distance should be set to zero.


Save the settings and sync it to your watch.


You can use the following spreadsheet to plan your run: PACEASSIST EXCEL FILE