VPacer

VPacer

In free mode, this offers simultaneous pacing guidance for speed and for heartrate in a high-contrast, easy to read display that can be used in low-light conditions, even without your glasses! If you want more, purchase a code from here to enable detailed statistics for you to review your performance after the race.

Purchase options

Please follow the instructions here to unlock this product.

Free features

1. Left dial tracks speed - to make sure you're going fast enough

2. Right dial tracks heartrate - to stop you working too hard!

3. The number on the screen is the lap number

4. Optional vibration alert whenever you are above or below your chosen level - a gentle buzz every few seconds when you aren't on pace

5. Activity specific targets - set different limits for run, swim and cycle

6. When paused, the display changes to display the current targets, the mode ("free" or "stats"), and the heart target.

Premium features

Once you purchase a code here here you can enable these premium pacer features;

1. Enable calculation and storage of statistics (see below)

2. Personalise paused display with your name

The following information is stored once stats are enabled;

1. % of activity spent in the target zone for speed and for heart rate

2. % of activity spent above the target zone for speed and for heart rate

3. % of each lap spent in the target zone for speed and for heart rate

4. % of each lap spent above the target zone for speed and for heart rate

5. Activity graph showing where you were in zone for speed

6. Activity graph showing where you were in zone for heart

7. Speed target as an aide-memoire

8. Heart target as an aide-memoire (new)

Each dial sweeps up from the bottom of the screen. Once inside your target zone - specified in settings - the thin needle changes to a clearly visible, thick wedge.

The data field needs access to your profile to determine which sport you are engaged in and (if you don't set a heart rate target) for determining your heart zones.

It needs permission to write to .fit file to store stats.

SETTING SPEED

Value is expressed as a decimal with "." as the decimal separator. Valid units are;

  • "mph" for miles per hour
  • "kph" for kms per hour
  • "mps" for metres per second.

For example;

  • "8mph" is 8.0 miles per hour.

SETTING PACE

Value is expressed in mm:ss or hh:mm:ss with ":" as the separator. Valid units are;

  • "/100m" for time to complete 100m
  • "/km" for time to complete one km
  • "/5km" for time to complete five kms
  • "/10km" for time to complete ten kms
  • "/100y" for time to complete 100yards.
  • "/M" for time to complete one mile
  • "/5M" for time to complete five miles
  • "/10M" for time to complete ten miles
  • "/half-marathon" for time to complete half-marathon
  • "/marathon" for time to complete marathon

For example;

  • "1:30/100m" is one-minute-and-thirty-seconds to cover 100 metres.
  • "3:30:00/marathon" is a three-and-a-half-hour marathon, approx 8-minute mile or 5-minute kilometre.

Ranges are specified as a target speed / pace and a percentage range. The range can be specified to have the target at the bottom, in the middle or at the top where the slowest speed / pace is deemed the bottom.

For example, if you set a range of 20% with a target of 12kph or 5:00/km;

  • "Slowest is target" range will be 12kph to (12kph + 20%); 12kph to 14.4kph
  • "Middle is target" range will be (12kph - 10%) to (12kph + 10%); 10.8kph to 13.2kph
  • "Fastest is target" range will be from (12kph - 20%) to 12kph; 9.6kph to 12kph

SETTING HEART TARGET ZONE:

Enter 1,2,3,4 or 5 as the target to specify the zone as the target. The defined range will span the entire, selected zone.

SETTING HEART RANGE

Ranges are specified as a target number and a percentage range. The range can be specified to have the target at the bottom, in the middle or at the top.

For example, if you set a range of 20% with a target of 150;

  • "Slowest is target" range will be 150 to (150 + 20%); 150 to 180 bpm
  • "Middle is target" range will be (150 - 10%) to (150 + 10%); 135 to 165 bpm
  • "Fastest is target" range will be from (150 - 20%) to 150; 120 to 150 bpm

And finally

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