Support: Setting up and using Virtual Run

Support: Setting up and using Virtual Run


Today, we are going to show you how to set up and use the Virtual Run feature on your Garmin Watch. This feature allows you to send sensor data from your Garmin watch to 3rd party training platforms, such as Zwift. To use Virtual Run, you will need your compatible Garmin watch running the latest software. You can confirm you have the most recent software update. by syncing with the Garmin Connect™ app on your phone or Garmin Express on your computer. If you have not used this feature before, you will need to add the Virtual Run activity to your activities and apps list. Start by pressing Start button on the upper right. Press the Down button on the bottom left until you see the green plus sign and press the Start button. Press Down to highlight Virtual Run and press Start. Select “Yes” if you would like to add this to your favorites list. Press the Up or Down button to reorder your favorites list and press Start when done. You are now ready to start the activity. Select “Virtual Run” and you will see some tips for using your watch with the training application the first time you use the activity. Scroll down and select “OK” Open the training application on your computer or mobile device. Your watch is now ready to pair with the training application. Select your watch from the pairing options in the application. The watch can transmit pace, heart rate and cadence data. Note that you can use this feature with the internal sensors in the watch, or when your watch is paired with external sensors such as a heart rate monitor or foot pod. When your watch is paired with the application, the sensor icons on the watch will turn green and you will see a “Connected” message. You can start the timer when ready to begin running. You can now complete an activity. The next time you use the Virtual Run activity, your watch can be automatically detected by the training application. And that’s it! Thanks for watching! For more help, visit support.garmin.com

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