For runners who prefer to train on a treadmill or an indoor track, COROS offers Indoor Run mode to track workout data such as pace, distance, heart rate and more. However, it is challenging for GPS watches to accurately track your indoor running data due to the lack of GPS.
Running at a consistent pace is the number 1 rule to ensure accurate distance tracking for indoor runs. Consider doing warm-up and cool-down sessions in separate workouts.
The good news is that you can follow the tips below to ensure proper tracking of your next indoor run.
- If running on a treadmill, utilize the Manual Speed function on the watch to lock the pace and receive accurate distance info.
- On the watch > Indoor Run > Manual Speed > enter the same pace as shown on the treadmill > start training.
Calibration range is up to +/- 25% of the distance recorded by the watch.
- Pair with a supported running accessory such as the COROS POD 2 or the Stryd pod for best results.
- For information on the POD 2: POD 2 Advanced Running Metrics Explained
- For information on Stryd: https://support.coros.com/hc/en-us/articles/360048953391-How-to-pair-Stryd-to-your-COROS-watch
COROS watches utilize cadence to estimate pace with the help of a powerful cadence-pace model. With this model, the watch can estimate pace when you are running at different cadences. If you run with the same cadence, the pace will remain the same. A higher cadence results in a faster pace. If your pace appears to be wrong and needs to be updated, you can rely on the post-workout distance calibration on the watch. The watch will use the average cadence (150 for instance) of the workout and the new distance to calculate the new pace for that cadence (150), updating the cadence-pace model. All the other cadences will receive an update via the model. The pace will be correct the next time you run indoors with any cadence.