In the spirit of keeping it real, I don’t read manuals. If it has more words than a Lego how-to guide, I more likely than not set it aside (cough cough, lose it in a pile of manuals) and only rummage it up if the Internet and I can’t figure out what I’m after. Over the weekend I was toying around with my Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire when I realized I could create my own activities for tracking.
Um, where the hell have I been?
Naturally, on the eve of the first East Bay Area Mom’s Run This Town meet-up, I had to create a “Stroller Run” option for my Fenix 3.
Ready to add your own custom activity app? Here we go!
HOW TO ADD CUSTOM GARMIN APPS – PICTORIAL
Please note that while these instructions are specific to a running-based custom app and the Fenix3, the basics should apply to any activity and any Garmin that allows the user to add customized apps. Custom activities are all based off of existing activities.
Step 3: This step is important in terms of making sure your data is properly tracked, so pay attention based on what sort of custom app you’re trying to create! The base activities are the ones that are pre-loaded (such as walk, cycling, pool swimming, etc.) Are you going to be stroller running? Select RUNNING.
This will be the name that shows up in the list when you start your Garmin and are selecting the activity, so choose accordingly. I already added “Stroller Run” to my Fenix 3, so for this tutorial I made one for when I lead Galloway-method runs at work.
You also have the opportunity to edit it to your liking.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I noticed in Garmin Connect that my recent “Stroller Run” from Saturday is categorized solely as “Run” when uploaded. I’m doing a little digging and will update here as soon as I figure out how to best truly separate out solo runs from “Stroller Run” and “Galloway” tracking.
Did you customize your Garmin apps with a new activity? What did you add? Have you ever done a stroller run?