Dozen Data Fields

NOTICE: AUGUST 25 2019 – Dozen Data Field Save Error Value between 0 and 0. Is a new bug in Express and Connect Follow this link for workaround.

Dozen Run, Swim, Paddle and Cycle Data Fields
After others are forcing you to pay for these applications, so I decided to make a great data field(s) and then keep them free. I’m a Software engineer, sponsored runner and run coach, I combined my engineering and running knowledge to bring you these streamline applications.  


I put thousands of hours of bench and field testing these simple applications. So, consider a small donation.

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Install Instructions:

Dozen Data Fields WIL NOT show in the APP list, the Dozen Data fields needs to be added to the (specific) app (Run, Bike, SUP, Swim, etc.) within your watch to view.

From the clock watch face, long press menu button (touchscreen long press screen)“ACTIVITY” is the builtin-in that is desired to be set.(Run, Bike, Row, SUP or Swim) In the main menu select: Settings >Activities &Apps> “ACTIVITY”> “Activity” Settings >Data Screens>Select first Screen: thenSet Layout  to the entire screenSet Field 1 to >ConnectIQ Fields>Dozen____

Most watches are the same as described above, but there could be small differences.

Edit Datafield Settings

This Video will show how to edit settings using Garmin Connect Mobile and Garmin Connect IQ Store.

“!” Issue: If you receive a “!”, completely uninstall, reboot and then reinstall. The Setting file changed and the automated Garmin install is not replacing the setting file.
Download Issue: if you have the “App requires an update before install”, hard reboot your watch TWICE and install again. 
TIMER Issue: If you update/install and you see the TIMER and don’t see the Dozen data field. 
–The data field update or install may require a restart of watch.
–Or the data field needs added to the built-in application, again.

These are a Data Field Suite, where all field are similar making it easier to read while in an activity.  

The Dozen fields are intended for training, the data field works fine for speed work, track or races, but readability in these conditions maybe tougher. 

Layout Dozen Run Datafield Round
Battery meter
Avg Pace| (bluetooth) Timer

Layout Dozen Run Datafield FR 230/235/630 
Battery meter
Avg Pace| (bluetooth) Timer

Layout Dozen Run Datafield FR 920XT 
Battery meter
Avg Pace|HR| (bluetooth) Distance
Cad |Time|Elevation

Layout Dozen Cycle Datafield
Battery meter
Avg Pace| (bluetooth) Timer

Layout Dozen Swim data field 
Laps | SWOLF
Pace| Distance
Battery meter
Average Pace | (bluetooth) Timer 
Calories| TIME | Stroke Type

Layout Dozen Paddle Datafield
Speed|Avg SPD
Battery meter
Timer| Distance(bluetooth) 
Cad|Time|AVG CAD (stroke distance) 

Running Economy

Running economy (RE) measures runners’ energy utilization when running at an aerobic intensity, and many physiological and biomechanical factors contribute to it. Oxygen consumption (VO2) is the most direct method for measuring running economy, as the exchange of gases in the body, specifically oxygen and carbon dioxide, closely reflects energy metabolism. Those who are able to consume less oxygen while running at a given velocity are said to have a better running economy.

In distance running, an athlete may attempt to improve performance through training designed to improve running economy. Running economy has been found to be a good predictor of race performance; it has been found to be a stronger correlate of performance than maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) in trained runners with the same values.

The idea of running economy is increasingly used to understand performance, as new technology can drastically lower running times over marathon distances, independent of physiology or even training.  Dozen Run provides 3 different RE Fellnr RE, Training Peaks and Xuxumatu. Each RE are differently calculated and can provide clues in better running technique .

Fellnr Formula uses a ratio of total work (heart beats) / total distance. Dozen Run displays the Average FellNR RE and a Graph of a windowed FellnrRE

Training Peaks formula is based on a ratio of distance/average heart rate. TP RE is displayed as an Average RE over the entire run.

Xuxumatu is a custom Running Economy based on ratio Distance : calories. XRE is displayed as an Average RE over the entire run.

Higher values are an indication of better fitness. One value may go up but the other may stay the same or lower. Indic

Description for all fields
–All watch types are support for all data fields. Coded simple to keep bugs at minimum.
-Race Prediction completely configurable for any distance. Distance is entered in meters. Enter 1%-2% longer distance to adjust for normal GPS error and better race prediction.
-Cadence either from watch, footpod or crank cadence. Color coded to provide instant readability
-Heart Rate field is configurable to several methods: calculation (default), manual entered max HR, or individual zones Color coded to provide instant readability
-Pace/Speed is a rolling average to give a smooth reading configurable from 1 second to 120 seconds (Metric or statute by user setting)
-Distance is the total distance for the activity (Metric or statute by user setting)
-Timer is the actual time of the active time. Not Elapsed time.
– Battery meter uses the entire screen for reliability and acts as a divide to help focus one the upper fields.
-Avg Pace\Speed is a Garmin’s provided datafield. (Metric or statute by user setting)
-Calories is the activity calories.
-Elevation based on Garmin’s values. (Metric or statute by user setting)
-Time of day either in 12hr or 24 hour (based on user setting)
-(Fenix3/920)Auto background color Black or White background based on app settings
-(230/235) Configurable background color Black or White background (user configuration)
-GPS uses same indicator as iPhone for GPS signal. 5=full, 4=usable, 3=poor, 2=unused, 1= last location & 0 = no GPS
-Blue Tooth connectivity is shown as a blue “B”
-Paddle Stroke distance is a calculated by actual speed / cadence. Displayed in Meters/Feet.

IMPORTANT: If you have a Question, recommendation or problem.
Please provide as much as possible (for example the following):

1.) Watch type, Watch firmware version and ConnectIQ version.
2. programmed from Garmin Connect (phone type) or Garmin Express
3.) Which data field 
4.) description of issue
5.) if its a “!” error include the error log from your watch. Connect your watch to a PC using USB cable. The error log is located x:\GARMIN\APPS\LOGS. copy the listing and paste in the post.