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Creating a Custom Garmin Screen

Adding a custom Garmin screen allows you to select the metrics that are most important to you. 

In the case of TrainerRoad Outside Workouts sent to Garmin, custom screens allow for an experience that most closely relates to doing a workout on TrainerRoad.

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Setup Guide for your Garmin

Setup Guide for Garmin 1030

To add a custom screen, navigate to the Activity Profile you would like to house it in.  Garmin allows for many Activity Profiles, so remember the one you choose to add your new screen to.

Step 1: Tap the hamburger menu in the bottom left corner of the home screen

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Step 2: Select "Activity Profiles", then select your preferred profile

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Step 3: Select "Data Screens", then select "Add New"

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Step 4: Select "Data Screen", then from the next screen, select the recommended fields that are listed below 

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Recommended Fields:

Time to Go

  • Nested under the "Workouts" category.
  • Shows how much longer the current step of a workout is.  

Target

  • Nested under the "Workouts" category.
  • Shows your target power and average power for the current interval.

3 Second Power

  • Nested under the "Power" category.
  • Shows smoothed instantaneous power.

Workout Comparison

  • Nested under the "Workouts" category.
  • Displays a graphical representation of your workout.

Heart Rate

  • Nested under the "Heart Rate" category.
  • Displays current heart rate.

Cadence

  • Nested under the "Cadence" category.
  • Displays current cadence.

Note: Make sure you're on the latest firmware version to access the updated data fields.

Step 5: Select the checkbox in the bottom right corner of the screen, then select the right arrow on the page displaying "6-A"

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Step 6: Tap the fields to reorganize to TrainerRoad's recommended screen, then select the checkbox in the bottom right corner of the screen

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Your new custom screen

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You're now ready to take your TrainerRoad workouts outside! 

Note: By default, workouts begin on Garmin's workout screen. Swipe to your newly created custom screen when you begin your workout.

Disabling Alerts

By default, Garmin enables alerts to notify you if you're on target power. These alerts can be disruptive to your workout, and we recommend disabling them.

From your Activity Profile, select "Alerts", and toggle "Workout Target Alerts" off.

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Setup Guide for Garmin 530 and 830 Models

To add a custom screen, navigate to the Activity Profile you would like to house it in.  Garmin allows for many Activity Profiles, so remember the one you choose to add your new screen to.

Step 1: Select the down arrow or swipe down from the home screen

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Step 2: Select "Settings", then select "Activity Profiles"

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Step 3: Select your preferred profile, then select "Data Screens"

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Step 4: Select "Add New", then select "Data Screen"

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Step 5: Select the following recommended fields

Time to Go

  • Nested under the "Workouts" category.
  • Shows how much longer the current step of a workout is.  

Target

  • Nested under the "Workouts" category.
  • Shows your target power and average power for the current interval.

3 Second Power

  • Nested under the "Power" category.
  • Shows smoothed instantaneous power.

Workout Comparison

  • Nested under the "Workouts" category.
  • Displays a graphical representation of your workout.

Heart Rate

  • Nested under the "Heart Rate" category.
  • Displays current heart rate.

Cadence

  • Nested under the "Cadence" category.
  • Displays current cadence.

Note: Make sure you're on the latest firmware version to access the updated data fields.

Step 6: Select "Done", then confirm the layout displaying "6-A"

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Step 7: Select the fields to reorganize the display to TrainerRoad's recommended screen, then confirm your screen by selecting "Done"

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Your new custom screen

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You're now ready to take your TrainerRoad workouts outside! 

Note: By default, workouts begin on Garmin's workout screen. Swipe to your newly created custom screen when you begin your workout.

Disabling Alerts

By default, Garmin enables alerts to notify you if you're on target power. These alerts can be disruptive to your workout, and we recommend disabling them.

From your Activity Profile, select "Alerts", and toggle "Workout Target Alerts" off.

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Setup Guide for all other Garmin Models

To add a custom screen, navigate to the Activity Profile you would like to house it in.  Garmin allows for many Activity Profiles, so remember the one you choose to add your new screen to.

The process of adding a custom screen varies on older models, but TrainerRoad recommends the following screen:

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Time to Go

  • Nested under the "Workouts" category.
  • Shows how much longer the current step of a workout is.

Target Power

  • Nested under the "Indoor Training" category.
  • Shows your target power for the current interval.

3 Second Power

  • Nested under the "Power" category.
  • Shows smoothed instantaneous power.

Heart Rate

  • Nested under the "Heart Rate" category.
  • Displays current heart rate.

Cadence

  • Nested under the "Cadence" category.
  • Displays current cadence.

Note: For older generation Edge devices and all Garmin watches without the Time to Go field, we suggest Lap Time as an alternative.

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