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: https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/addb4494-b2e3-43cd-8e8e-d61e3cd26df4
Install as per Garmin's instructions.
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