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Pace on Runner cardio

TechnotorskTechnotorsk Posts: 1 [New Traveler]
edited January 2019 in Runner & Multi-Sport
Hi there I am from Denmark so forgive me if I make spelling errors.
My question: when I run I regularly check my current speed/pace, but I feel the speed on my watch display (tomtom runner cardio) takes a long time to adjust. Even when I start an downhill or uphill run where the pace is clearly different. And yes I am not monitoring the average speed display?.
My old watch was a garmin 205 and that watch changes the speed shown almost instantly.

Can someone plz tell me why my tomtom is so slow compared to my old garmin.

Thx in advance


  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,816
    If you search the forums you ill see this is a very common question. No watch has true "instant pace", it is all computed in arrears and is a balance between responsiveness and smoothness. A longer lag time gives you smoother data but is slow to react. A short lag time gets faster responsiveness but choppier data. TomTom is slow to react to changes in pace because it applies a long smoothing period to produce smooth, non-choppy data. If you are running at a fairly steady pace you will not notice the lag. However, if you are doing intervals or sprints or changing speed a lot the lag can be become more apparent and makes running by pace very difficult. This has been a complaint since the first version of the watch was released 4+ years ago and really has not changed much, so I would not expect much to change now. If this is a vital feature for you and you are within your return period you may want to look at other devices that offer this option now. I would not count on it coming, you need to make your decision based on the features that are currently offered, and not what may come in the future.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • MattNoonAUMattNoonAU Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
    No idea why they never got this sorted out better but I have it set to 1km intervals and then run the watch using that function (the one before calories) to get an accurate estimate of pace.
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