Start screen

When Run4Gear starts, the first screen enables to :

Configuration screen

All the settings of Run4Gear are here. You can navigate into these settings using the following sub-menus.





Activity screens

Activity screens are displayed when Run4gear is recording a workout. Start Screen, Configuration and Journal screens are not available during the recording of an activity. To switch between the different activity screens, rotate the bezel or do a brief press on the top of the screen (where hour is displayed in most screens). To stop recording a workout press the back button (top button of the watch). You can't stop an activity when your are on the lap screen, button is used to create new laps.

Run Screen

That screen displays all your running informations. Current time is displayed on the top, two configurable measures are displayed below. You can change these measure by just pressing the screen on each of them. workout duration, Average speed, current speed, current heart rate frequency, current stride rate and Total distance are available measures. On the bottom the total distance of your activty is dispalyed as well as your type of activity. In race mode the remaining distance is displayed as well as your advance of delay. On the left and on the right there is two indicators that shows your current speed and hrm. The percentage are given according to your Maximum aerobic speed and rest/max heartrate. Please configure them to have miningfull information.

Pause Screen

That screen enable to stop & save, stop and delete, pause & resume your activity. When the screen is displayed your activity is in pause, no more data is recorded. If you press the back button (top button of the watch) you resume your activity thus you come back to the previous screen and the recording restart. If you press Save the activity is recorded and you come back to the Start Screen. If you press Del, you come back to the Start Screen but your activity is not saved. Be careful after confirmation of the Stop & delete operation, there is no way to undo that opération.

Auto Pause/Start

When the pause screen is displayed, you can activate(green)/deactivate(grey) the auto pause feature by pressing the button. When activiated, the pause screen automatically appear/disappear when your speed is at zero or if you do not move. In a train/bus if you are in running mode Run4gear will automatically go in pause.

Lap Screen

That screen displays laps information, we call a lap a chunk of your activity. On top of the screen, the information displayed is about your lap. As in run screen you can switch between different measure by pressing the screen. On the bottom, you have information about your previous laps. If you are doing interval training, the objective of your next interavl will be displayed as well as the result of your previous one.As in run screen left and right indicators display current speed/pace and current hr. If you are doing interval training, the goal of your current intervall is indicated here.

If you press on the previous lap information (on the top part) you'll be able to list all the laps you have already done. If you press on the bottom part you'll have access to the interval training menu. You can stop or start interval training from here.

Interval Training

Interval training are accessible from the Lap Screen, press the the botoom of the previous laps zone to display them. Select your IT and then press start to begin the IT. To stop on interval training, reopen the menu and press the manual lap item or stop & save/delete your activity. By default, 3 well-known interval training are available Tabata, 30/30 and 60/60. One can create and use his training by using the Run4Gear Interval Training builder accessible here. Create you it and then save it into the Configuration/IntervalTraining folder of your Run4Gear dropbox folder. You must connect Run4Gear to your Dropbox account to use that feature. After adding a new interval training file into dropbox, wait few seconds and restart Run4Gear on your watch. Go running, you should have access to your new IT. Only the 7 first files of the dropbox folder are considered and if the file size is too important the IT is not considered. If you edit your IT files manually, only valid files will be considered.

Map Screen

That screen displays the path you've done during your workout. Path is coloured according to your maximum aerobic speed, green (slow), blue (normal), red (fast). The compass indicates in which direction you are moving and distance to starting points is given, you switch between different dispalyed informatio by pressing the bottom of the screen. You add indicate to run4gear the path you want to follow by copying the gpx file of your path into the Configuration/Routes folder of your Run4Gear dropbox folder. Run4Gear will then preload it as well as the maps to display. (thanks

History screen

Run4Gear files are stored in your watch nowhere else if you do not export to other sites. The Start View displays a summary of the activities you've done during that week, the previous week and the current month. By touching that summary you enter into the journal screen.

Journal Screen

That screen displays the list of all available files in the watch. Press on one of them to have detail. If you press the three dots menu you can automatically export all unexported files to the configured exports (see configuration) and also remove from the watch files that are older than one month. Having too many files on the watch may slow down Run4Gear and may use non-necessary space (almost 1 Mo per file).

Detail view Screen

Detail view provides almost all the possible informations on an activity. Path, Speed graph, Heartrate graph, Speed zone bar chart, Heartrate zone bar chart, Performance summary (best chunks your activity) and predictions of performance on other distances. Press the three dots button to access t o export and delete operation.

Tips & Tricks

Here after are some tips and tricks which may help you to handle Run4Gear and to get the best of it.

Switch views

Run4Gear has three activity screen views as General info, Lap info, Map view. Tap the top of the screen a single time to display the next view. Wait one or two seconds for the next view to display before to switch to the next view. The bezel can also be used to switch views, but let the view to be loaded and displayed before to go to the next one.

Map view orientation

When in the map view, two orientations are possible. The North is fixed and shows at 12 O'Clock on the first display. To change the orientation and show the trace direction at 12 O'Clock, just do a single tap on the navigation arrow. This arrow is quite small for screen readability and the tap must be right in the middle of the arrow. Wait for the screen to refresh after the tap, if this is not there after one second you can tap again. You may not succeed at first try, but for sure one single tap in the arrow middle is the right action to do. Repeat to switch back to North fixed at 12 O'Clock.

Map view refresh

The map view refreshes every 10 meters in Running mode. It refreshes every 30 seconds in Hiking mode. When you stop to walk in Hiking mode and look at the map view, the position may not be accurate. But it works well, you only need to wait the next 30 seconds screen refresh to get the updated view with the right position.

GPX tracks

Even the most simple gpx tracks can be used. GPX tracks with no elevation information work well on Run4Gear. If you don't have a gpx editor on your computer, gpx tracks can be easily created and exported with online tools. You can find good ones online, search for "online gpx draw" on Google to find site links.