Garmin Forerunner 630 – Latest Manual

Source-Garmin-R-Daish-via-the5krunnerA great way to learn what a product does is often to, ahem, read the manual.

Well at least you learn what the product SHOULD do and the manual may or may not reflect the latest features added through firmware.

Anyway (HERE) is the latest manual for the Garmin Forerunner 630.

An advantage of reading a review is that: it can find undocumented features; it can tell you if the advertised functionality actually works; and, of course, it can tell you something incorrect because the reviewer made a mistake or even cover ground that the manual didn’t cover.

Here are the data fields for the 630…gives you a pretty good idea what it is supposed to do from a training point of view (spelling mistakes included…sic!). Of course this excludes other functionality, such as smartphone integration – not so important for training.

  • Timer The stopwatch time for the current activity.
  • Lap Time The stopwatch time for the current lap.
  • Last Lap Time The stopwatch time for the last completed lap.
  • Average Lap Time The average lap time for the current activity.
  • Elapsed Time The total time recorded. For example, if you start the timer and run for 10 minutes, then stop the timer for 5 minutes, then start the timer and run for 20 minutes, your elapsed time is 35 minutes.
  • Distance The distance traveled for the current track or activity.
  • Lap Distance The distance traveled for the current lap.
  • Last Lap Distance The distance traveled for the last completed lap.
  • Pace The current pace.
  • Average Pace The average pace for the current activity.
  • Lap Pace The average pace for the current lap.
  • Last Lap Pace The average pace for the last completed lap.
  • Speed The current rate of travel.
  • Average Speed The average speed for the current activity.
  • Lap Speed The average speed for the current lap.
  • Last Lap Speed The average speed for the last completed lap.
  • Maximum Speed The top speed for the current activity.
  • Heart Rate Your heart rate in beats per minute (bpm). Your device must be connected to a compatible heart rate monitor.
  • Average HR The average heart rate for the current activity.
  • HR Zone The current range of your heart rate (1 to 5). The default zones are based on your user profile and maximum heart rate (220 minus your age).
  • Training Effect The current impact (1.0 to 5.0) on your aerobic fitness.
  • HR %Max. The percentage of maximum heart rate.
  • %HRR The percentage of heart rate reserve (maximum heart rate minus resting heart rate).
  • Average HR %Max. The average percentage of maximum heart rate for the current activity.
  • Average %HRR The average percentage of heart rate reserve (maximum heart rate minus resting heart rate) for the current activity.
  • Lap HR The average heart rate for the current lap.
  • Lap %HRR The average percentage of heart rate reserve (maximum heart rate minus resting heart rate) for the current lap.
  • Lap HR %Max. The average percentage of maximum heart rate for the current lap.
  • Time in Zone The time elapsed in each heart rate or power zone.
  • Vertical Oscillation The amount of bounce while you are running. The vertical motion of your torso, measured in centimeters for each step.
  • Avg. Vertical Oscillation The average amount of vertical oscillation for the current activity.
  • Lap Vertical Oscillation The average amount of vertical oscillation for the current lap.
  • Vertical Ratio The ratio of vertical oscillation to stride length.
  • Avg. Vert. Ratio The average ratio of vertical oscillation to stride length for the current session.
  • Lap Vert. Ratio The average ratio of vertical oscillation to stride length for the current lap.
  • Ground Contact Time The amount of time in each step that you spend on the Zround while running, measured in milliseconds. Ground contact time is not calculated while walking.
  • Avg. Ground Contact Time The average amount of ground contact time for the current activity.
  • Lap Ground Contact Time The average amount of ground contact time for the current lap.
  • GCT Balance The left/right balance of ground contact time while running.
  • Avg. GCT Bal. The average ground contact time balance for the current session.
  • Lap GCT Bal. The average ground contact time balance for the current lap.
  • Stride Length The length of your stride from one footfall to the next, measured in meters.
  • Avg. Stride Len. The average stride length for the current session.
  • Lap Stride Len. The average stride length for the current lap.
  • Cadence Cycling. The number of revolutions of the crank arm. Your device must be connected to a cadence accessory for this data to appear.
  • Cadence Running. The steps per minute (right and left).
  • Average Cadence Cycling. The average cadence for the current activity.
  • Average Cadence Running. The average cadence for the current activity.
  • Lap Cadence Cycling. The average cadence for the current lap.
  • Lap Cadence Running. The average cadence for the current lap.
  • Last Lap Cadence Cycling. The average cadence for the last completed lap.
  • Last Lap Cadence Running. The average cadence for the last completed lap.
  • Temperature The temperature of the air. Your body temperature affects the temperature sensor.
  • 24-Hour Max. The maximum temperature recorded in the last 24 hours.
  • 24-Hour Min. The minimum temperature recorded in the last 24 hours.
  • Elevation The altitude of your current location above or below sea level.
  • Calories The amount of total calories burned.
  • Performance Condition The performance condition score is a real-time assessment of your ability to perform.
  • Heading The direction you are moving.
  • Laps The number of laps completed for the current activity.
  • Sunrise The time of sunrise based on your GPS position.
  • Sunset The time of sunset based on your GPS position.
  • Time of Day The time of day based on your current location and time settings (format, time zone, daylight saving time

 

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