About Fbbbrown

About Me:

Software Experience: I have been a firmware developer for American Auto-Matrix and The Boeing Company for over 25 years.

Coaching Experience: I’m currently a coach for the Penn State Fayette Track and Field, and Cross County.  While at Penn State, I was part of the coaching staff of the team that won the 2019 Track and Field USCAA National Championship team.

Meet Prior to Penn State, I was Coach for a USATF Track and Field Club, and head coach for the Cross Country team for seven years.


Racing and Running

Member of the Brooks ID Elite team 2012-2013 and a current member of the Brooks ID Coaching Program.

For life: To become a better person.
For running: To never stop pushing my limits.
For coaching: Sharing my passion of running and teaching others how to find their own.


My story in three word: Dream, Believe & Execute
In the beginning, these were the three words I say to myself when times were tough, when I don’t want to do it or when it hurt. I wear this phrase today on my RoadID bracelet and is my guidance:
1.) When I don’t follow it and I fail,
2.) When I put the effort in and achieve my goal.

brianBefore and now2

I started my weight loss in June 2010 and hit 102 lbs. in April 2011. I lost my first 50 lbs. in 4 months (~18 weeks) and the last 50 in 6 months. My original BMI was a 38 and now I’m at 22. My waist was a 40″ and down to a 28″ waist.

13 thoughts on “About Fbbbrown

  1. Thanks, I will look into the Gear Combo, but the temperature I cannot in a Datafield. Temperature is only available in full apps.

  2. Hi,
    Most users can just use there purchase email to unlock.
    How to Unlock With the new unlock system,
    1. In a Garmin Utility program (Garmin Connect Mobile App, Garmin Connect IQ Store Mobile App, or Garmin Express software) only enter your email*, uncheck(OFF) the Verify/Validate button, then Save.   Be sure not to include any spaces before or after.  
    2. With Garmin Connect** Mobile App open and with access to the internet, start the Watch app.   **Must use Garmin Connect Mobile App for internet unlock.
    3. Wait at the fbbbrown app start screen until the Red Bar disappears.  (3-10 seconds)
    *NOTE: All Epix users and only my HeartMonitor (datafield) still use the code/email.  
    If you are having a problem. 
    1. Give your watch a restart and check if the email/code are entered correctly. Sometimes the email/code do not save the first time after a new install or update.   
    2. If you still have an issue, There is an option in settings to ‘Default Application’.  Set to on, save and start the App.  Then enter your email again.
    3. I have been getting feedback that users are needing to uninstall, restart the watch, reinstall the app due to the app may not being fully installed by the Garmin Connect Phone App..

    • Simon,
      I will be updating my apps this quarter and will add the elevation and total ascent (tA).


      • Hi Brian!
        Thank you again for these killer apps—I use them very frequently!
        Quick question, what does ‘STPd’ (it’s on the bottom right) mean in the DozenWalk app? I have googled it any thought of it and haven’t been able to figure it out…

          • oh! that makes sense, thank you!! And if you ever want to add anything to that app, having the elevation and total ascent (tA) would be awesome. I use it mostly for hiking.

            Thanks again 🙂

  3. I have updated the Elliptical app and now I have issues to register it.
    Some times the code is accepted but short time after the app reset itself and looses all the setings. Any suggestion? (simply restart the app, phone and watch: fenix5x does not help).

  4. Hi,

    Re: “ The auto lap function uses a the default 25 meter radius(40m diameter) circle, once you enter the Autolap circle the app will Autolap when you start to move away from the GPS Lap Location. If your missing laps use the larger radius in configuration.”

    1. Contradiction between radius and diameter.
    2. I deem it must be an outdated description, since I have not seen any parameter of radius for appr. 3 years, neither with my Fenix 3, nor later with my F5+.

    Anyway thanks for your products you made usable for free.

    • The AutoLap by Position datafield has a fixed radius detection area. MotorSports+ full App has a variable radius detection area, due to the speeds that can be encountered with motorcycles, ATV and cars.

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