Alarm, Stopwatch, Timer
Access timer, stopwatch and alarm features from the toolbox/shortcut menu.
- Main watch face or during workouts > press and hold the BACK/LAP button > toolbox/shortcut menu.
Change vibration or tone settings on your watch.
Watch > System > More Settings > Vibrations > Key Vibrations | Alert Vibrations
- Alert Vibrations apply to Timer/Stopwatch/Alarm.
Watch > System > More Settings > Tones > Key Tones | Message & Call Tones | Alarm Tones | Activity Alert Tones
- Alarm Tones apply to Alarm.
- Activity Alert Tones apply to Stopwatch.
- Tones for Timer can't be disabled.
- Watch > System > More Settings > Vibrations > Key Vibrations | Alert Vibrations
Select to set up to 3 timers with the repeat feature available.
- Setup new times will overwrite previous ones.
- Press the CONFIRM button to start and pause the timer.
- Press the BACK/LAP button to restart the timer or return to the timer setup page.
- In order to repeat a timer, select Repeat > ON.
- Hold the BACK/LAP button to exit the page without interrupting the timer.
- Available in daily and workout modes.
- Select to set up to 3 timers with the repeat feature available.
Select to use the stopwatch function.
- Press the CONFIRM button to start and pause the stopwatch.
- Press the BACK/LAP button to start a new lap and reset the stopwatch.
- Hold the BACK/LAP button to exit the page without interrupting the stopwatch.
- Available in daily and workout modes.
- Select to use the stopwatch function.
Select to set up to 10 new alarms or manage existing alarms.
- Available alarm mode in Only Once | Every Day | Custom by day of week.
- Snooze time is not customizable.
- Select to set up to 10 new alarms or manage existing alarms.
- Hold the back button -> System > Sensors > Barometer > Storm Alert > OFF | ON
- Select to switch on/off Altitude Alert mode. When elevation is above 2500 meters or 8250 ft and heart rate is higher than normal, your watch will alert you
All COROS watches are equipped with barometers to detect air pressure changes, which can be used to predict and detect weather changes. In the event of an incoming storm, the Storm Alert feature on your COROS watch can notify you in time should immediate actions be needed to keep you safe during training and daily use.
- Hold the back button -> System > Sensors > Barometer > Storm Alert > OFF | ON
- Once enabled, your COROS watch will receive a Storm Alert even if you are tracking an outdoor workout or in Do Not Disturb mode.
- A drop of 4 hPa or more in 3 hours will trigger the storm alert.
Light Key Shortcut
- The Light Key shortcut creates a way to view the feature you need most, in the most efficient way possible.
- To create the shortcut, hold the back button to access your Toolbox -> System -> More Settings -> Light/Option Key
Battery Usage Tool
Built into every COROS watch is a "Battery Usage" tool that allows you to view on-demand usage reports on the consumption of your watch battery during the current charging cycle.
To access the Battery Usage tool, hold the back button to access the Toolbox, then scroll until you find "Battery Usage". The Battery Usage tool will then display a graph that shows you the current battery percentage of your watch, a graph showing your historical battery drain, when your last charge was, and the estimation of how long your battery will last based on "standard use".
- System - Normal operating activities. Any type of regular maintenance on the watch or features that are vital to maintaining a functional watch (i.e. keeping the clock up-to-date) will fall within the "System" category
- Notifications - Any notifications which are pushed to your watch, both for workout alerts (lap alerts, etc.) and daily notifications (calls, text messages, etc). This is displayed as a number rather than being included in the overall percentage estimate.
- GPS Workouts - Any activity recorded which uses GPS signals to measure and record distance, etc.
- Backlight - Any power used to illuminate your watch screen. The more you use your backlight (Night Mode, Backlight Gesture, etc.), the higher this percentage is likely to be.
- Daily Heart Rate - Measurements taken that consume battery to provide daily heart rate data. You have the ability to specify this to "Real-Time" or "Every 10min"
- To download maps to your COROS watch, please visit https://coros.com/maps/#/ to select any desired region and follow along with the instructions for installation
HRV Index/ECG Graph
- The COROS APEX 2 Pro is equipped with an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor that is able to measure, analyze, and report back the current status of your nervous system with the COROS HRV Index. By placing your hand opposite the wrist you wear your watch across the bezel of the APEX 2 Pro, the ECG measures the electrical signals of your heartbeat through an electrical circuit across your body.
- To receive your HRV Index, you will do so through the HRV measurement tool. To access this tool, hold the back button to access your toolbox. From there, scroll until you see the HRV Test. This will start the HRV measurement, follow the on-screen prompts in order to record your HRV Index. During the one-minute HRV measurement, please stay seated and maintain a static, upright posture throughout the entire process, keeping both your body and watch still. Try to not speak or move if at all possible. It is highly recommended that you record your HRV index first thing in the morning to receive the most accurate assessment.
- Using your COROS charging cable, you will first want to connect your APEX 2 Pro to a Mac or PC. Once you have done so, wait for the APEX 2 Pro to appear as an external hard drive on your computer. You will likely see this either on your desktop or in the "External Hard Drive" section of the disk management section of your computer.
- Next, after selecting the APEX 2 Pro hard drive on your computer you will see two folders, "Maps" and "Music". Open the "Music" folder on your hard drive. Using MP3 files stored locally on your computer (the APEX 2 Pro only supports MP3 at this time), simply select the music you wish to download to your watch, then "drag and drop" the files from your computer into the "Music" folder on your APEX 2 Pro.
- With the music now stored on your APEX 2 Pro, you will want to ensure that you have either a speaker or Bluetooth headphones connected to your watch in order to play music, as the watch itself does not have speakers. To do so, hold the back button and navigate to Settings -> Accessories -> Add Bluetooth, and ensure your desired Bluetooth device is in Pairing Mode to make a connection
- Once you have headphones connected and music stored on the watch, all you'll need to do is hold the back button, navigate to the "Music" icon and use either the touch screen or digital dial to begin playing music
- To control your Insta360 from your COROS APEX 2 Pro, the first thing that you will need to do is connect the two devices via Bluetooth. In order to do so, power on your Insta360 and then hold the back button on your APEX 2 Pro to open up the Toolbox. From the Toolbox, select Insta360 -> "Confirm” to add camera.
- Once you have paired the two devices, you will control your Insta360 camera through the Insta360 widget in your Toolbox. To locate this widget, hold the back button on your watch, scroll until you find "Insta360 Control" indicated with a camera icon and select this.
- After your APEX 2 Pro connects to the Insta360 device, you then can scroll between using photo and video mode on the watch, using the press function on the digital dial to take photos or start/stop videos directly from your watch.
Control Insta360 GO 2
To pair your COROS watch with an Insta360 GO 2 camera, follow the instructions below:
- Power up Insta GO 2
- Enter Remote Pairing mode on Insta GO 2
- Long press the Back button on APEX 2 Pro, choose Camera Control
- Confirm on the watch and search for the camera
- Add the camera
- Scroll between Photo and Video mode
- Press the digital dial to take photos or start/stop videos directly from the watch
Once connected, you will be able to control your Insta360 GO 2 using the digital dial. This includes starting/stopping photos and videos directly from the watch
For information on how to pair with other Insta 360 cameras, please view this article.
When pairing with the Insta GO 2, COROS watches will support 3 modes: Photo, Video, and Video Pro. You are able to switch modes with the digital dial.
- Night Mode provides low brightness level always-on backlight for training at night or darker conditions. Frequently activating the standard backlight will drain the battery life on your COROS watch.
- To access night mode, hold the back button to open the Toolbox -> Night Mode.
- From the COROS app: To change the watch faces available on your COROS watch, open the COROS app and choose the Watch Icon/Device Page (4th tab on the bottom), then select “Watch Faces”.
- Once in the Watch Face Library, you can select any face of your choice to save to your watch, up to five faces can be stored on the watch
- From the watch: hold the back button to open the Toolbox -> Watch Face
Widgets can easily be accessed from the main watch face by scrolling up and down. Press the CONFIRM button on certain widget pages for additional information. Use either the dial or touch screen to view the recent history of the selected widget data page.
- To customize these widgets first open the COROS app. Next, select the "watch" icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, then "Customization" within the APEX 2 Pro Device section. Now choose "Daily Data" which will display the full list of widgets that can be displayed.
- Using the three white horizontal lines on the right-hand side of the screen, you can drag and drop the different fields into any order that you would like. The widget which is shown at the top of the screen on the COROS app will appear as the first data available when scrolling down on your APEX 2 Pro watch.
- To remove or add widgets, you can use the +/- buttons on the left-hand side of the COROS app. All of the widgets that are currently appearing on your watch will appear under the "Manage Daily Data display order" heading. Widgets that are not displayed on your watch will appear under the "Hidden Daily Data" field.
- After customizing your widgets to your preference, make sure to choose the "Save" button in the upper right-hand corner of the app to populate these changes to your watch. If you want to reset the widgets to factory settings, choose "Restore Defaults" at the bottom of the COROS app.
- Active Calories measurement displayed on COROS watches and within the COROS app is an estimation of the calories burned during recorded workouts and times where your watch records a cadence over 130 steps/minute, most common when walking quickly.
- In order to change or set your daily goals (both Calories and Exercise time), open the COROS app and navigate to your profile page. Next, scroll to the very bottom of the page to find where you can change your goals.
- Exercise time is a measurement showing the amount of time in which you have recorded exercises during the day
- Solar Noon
Real-time heart rate in 1-second rate.
- The HR graph on the watch and the COROS app isn't affected by this setting but the accuracy will increase.
- Maximum, minimum and average heart rate in the last 6 hours.
- Heart rate graph in the last 6 hours.
- Press the digital dial and scroll to view the heart rate data in the last 24 hours.
- Heart rate is recorded every 10 minutes in daily use and every second in workouts.
- Real-time heart rate in 1-second rate.
Last updated elevation in meter (metric) or foot (imperial).
- Change the unit on your COROS watch – main watch face > System > More Settings > Units > Imperial | Metric.
- Maximum, minimum and average elevation in the last 6 hours.
Elevation graph in the last 6 hours.
- Press the CONFIRM button and scroll to view the elevation data in the last 24 hours. Swipe left and right to view.
- Elevation is recorded every 10 minutes in daily use and every 5 seconds in workouts.
Press and hold Digital Dial to calibrate the elevation.
- Use GPS
- Enter Elevation
- Last updated elevation in meter (metric) or foot (imperial).
- Last updated barometric/atmospheric reading in hPa (Hectopascal Pressure) or mmHg.
- Maximum, minimum, and average barometric/atmospheric reading in the last 6 hours.
Barometric/atmospheric graph in the last 6/12/18 hours.
Press the CONFIRM button and scroll to view the barometric/atmospheric data in the last 24/48/72 hours. Swipe left and right to view on COROS APEX Pro/VERTIX.
- Change the history data display range – main watch face > System > Sensors > Barometer > Schedule > Last 6 | 12 | 18 Hours.
Switch between Sea-level Pressure/Station Pressure.
- Main watch face > System > Sensors > Barometer > Data Source > Station Pressure | Sea-level Pressure.
- Station pressure is measured at a station without any altitude adjustment like from a house or the top of a mountain. It will change at various altitudes.
- Sea-level pressure is the station pressure adjusted to the sea level. It is often used for predicting weather changes at the current altitudes.
Provides weather forecast using the arrow displayed on the top of the page.
- Arrow pointing downwards indicates potential stormy weather.
- Arrow pointing upwards indicates potential clear weather.
- The arrow consists of 2 parts. The left part shows the info 3-6 hours ago and the right part shows the last 3 hours.
- Press the CONFIRM button and scroll to view the barometric/atmospheric data in the last 24/48/72 hours. Swipe left and right to view on COROS APEX Pro/VERTIX.
- Barometric/atmospheric data is recorded every 10 minutes. Air conditioners and heaters can impact the accuracy of barometric readings.
Press and hold the Digital Dial to access quick settings.
- Data Source
- Display Range
- Pressure Units
- Storm Alert
- (i) Baro. Direction
- Set up the sleep start time on the COROS app as close to when you typically fall asleep as possible.
- COROS app > Profile page > Profile Setting > Sleep Tracking > Start Time.
- The watch will start checking if you are asleep two hours before the sleep start time. If you fall asleep 30 minutes prior to the sleep start time, the sleep tracking will start 30 minutes before.
- If you wake up in the middle of the night, as long as you fall back asleep within 5 hours of waking up, the watch will continue to record sleep data.
Using the temperature data
- Measure the water temperature for swimming activities.
Measure the air temperature.
- Take off the watch and let it sit still for 30 minutes for accurate air temperature.
- NOTE: the temperature will be affected by body heat if worn on your wrist or under the sleeve.
- Maximum, minimum and average temperature in the last 6 hours.
Temperature graph in the last 6 hours.
- Press the CONFIRM button and scroll to view the temperature data in the last 24 hours. Swipe left and right to view on COROS APEX Pro/VERTIX.
- Temperature is recorded every 10 minutes.
- Using the temperature data
- The steps widget on your COROS watch/app uses the hardware and proprietary algorithms to count the number of steps you have taken in a day
- The floors widget on your COROS watch/app uses the hardware and proprietary algorithms to count the number of floors you have climbed in a day
- From the toolbox select -> System -> WiFi -> Add Network. Your watch will then search for nearby wireless networks and display the available options. Scroll to find and select the network you want to connect to which will then prompt you to enter the network password on the COROS app from a paired phone.
- Once you are successfully connecting to a WiFi network you will have the ability to have your watch check for updates manually or automatically. To access these options you will follow a similar process as before System -> WiFi -> Firmware Update. Here you will see two options "Auto" and "Check for Update". By selecting Check for Update your watch will then have the ability to make firmware updates without ever needing to use your phone to do so.
- Users can update daily metrics and activity summary via Wi-Fi. This will be displayed as "Wi-Fi Sync" in the Toolbox menu.
Find My Phone & Find My Watch
Users that have their COROS watch and phone connected via Bluetooth can find their watch via the COROS app and vice versa.
On the app
- Go to the Profile page from the bottom bar and tap on the watch icon.
- Select Find Device to trigger the alert on the watch if it's close by.
- **Please note** in order for "Find My Phone" to work, it is required that the COROS app is running in the background. Do not force close the COROS app if you wish to use this feature. Force closing apps halts all Bluetooth connectivity that is required.
- Stop the alarm once you find the watch by pressing any button.
On the watch
- Go to the Toolbox Menu.
- From the main watch face, press and hold the BACK/LAP button.
- Select Find My Phone. Once COROS app receives the request, an alarm will be triggered.