1. I have completed plenty of flat road runs with the EvoLab update, but I still cannot see the metrics. What else do I need to do?
Please ensure that you wait at least 7 days after completing your first workout with EvoLab. Additionally, only workouts completed in the Run or Track Run mode will contribute to the EvoLab requirements; at least 300 minutes is required. Please note that elevation changes should be minimized as much as possible, and your heart rate should be within 50 to 90% of your Heart Rate Reserve + Resting Heart Rate. More information can be found in the following link: https://support.coros.com/hc/en-us/articles/360061448611-How-to-receive-and-update-EvoLab-metrics-.
2. Why is my EvoLab progress bar stuck at 9% in the COROS app?
The initial requirements of EvoLab are based on the flat road runs (Track Run or Run mode) completed within the last 42 days. Please note that this range is moving and not set. If you have completed Track Run or Run mode workouts but the progress bar remains at 9%, this is because the 9% simply indicates that the proper workout modes (Track Run or Run mode) were used. However, the data collected from these workouts (heart rate, elevation, etc.) do not meet the specific requirements as described in the link above. More information can also be found in the following link: https://support.coros.com/hc/en-us/articles/4403921586196-Why-is-the-progress-stuck-or-shown-less-than-before-.
3. I see the initial requirements need 7 days of workouts. Do these workouts need to be completed in 7 consecutive days, or can they be completed over time?
The Run and Track Run workouts do not need to be completed in 7 consecutive days. You are welcome to complete the workouts over time, although at least 300 minutes are required. More information can be found in the following link: https://support.coros.com/hc/en-us/articles/360061448611-How-to-receive-and-update-EvoLab-metrics-.
4. I’m not a runner. Do EvoLab metrics apply to non-running workout modes, as well?
EvoLab is designed for athletes of all kinds. Currently, the initial road running requirements are needed to generate EvoLab metrics. This is to ensure the accuracy of EvoLab data as our model works best with road runs to build a benchmark for all other metrics. However, after completing these requirements, EvoLab works with all workout types and offers timely and accurate feedback during and after training on your watch and the COROS app. General fitness metrics available to all users include the Recovery Timer, Base Fitness, Load Impact, Fatigue, 7-Day Total Load, 4-Week Intensity Distribution, Aerobic Training Effect, and Anaerobic Training Effect. More information can be found in the following link: https://support.coros.com/hc/en-us/articles/4402871018644-Can-I-still-use-Evolab-if-I-m-not-a-runner.
5. Can I remove the EvoLab update from my watch and the COROS app?
The new personalized fitness, fatigue, and performance evaluations from EvoLab are improvements upon our previous algorithms that have been shared with all users at no additional cost. With that said, it is not possible to remove the EvoLab update and return to previous versions of the COROS app and/or watch firmware. If you are experiencing issues with the EvoLab update, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you.
6. Can I access EvoLab metrics if I only have a COROS POD?
In order to receive EvoLab metrics, you must fulfill the initial requirements and complete workouts using a COROS watch. Sufficient heart rate data is required to utilize EvoLab’s algorithms, and the COROS POD is not able to record heart rate.
7. I lost some of my fitness metrics after receiving the EvoLab update. What do I need to do to get these numbers back?
The EvoLab update utilizes more factors and advanced algorithms to provide improved fitness and training metrics. Although your previous data cannot be viewed, please fulfill the initial requirements to receive the new EvoLab metrics with increased accuracy. More information on how to obtain the new metrics can be found in the following link: https://support.coros.com/hc/en-us/articles/360061448611-How-to-receive-and-update-EvoLab-metrics-.
8. Are training plan workouts included in the calculation of EvoLab metrics?
Yes! When following a training plan created from the COROS app or synced from TrainingPeaks, the completed workouts from your COROS watch will be included in the calculation of EvoLab metrics. More information can be found in the following link: https://support.coros.com/hc/en-us/articles/4402956232980-Does-EvoLab-work-with-Training-Plan-or-workouts-from-non-COROS-devices.
9. Why is my running performance data not updated after my last run?
Not every outdoor run will receive updates to Running Performance. You must complete flat outdoor running workouts using the Run or Track Run workout modes. You must run for at least 10 minutes. If performing interval training, please ensure that each interval is at least 3 minutes, although it is more difficult to collect eligible data from interval training. Your heart rate during the run must be at least 70% of your max heart rate. More information can be found in the following link: https://support.coros.com/hc/en-us/articles/4402862479380-The-running-performance-data-isn-t-updated-after-my-last-run.
10. Why did my Marathon Level decrease when my last run was great?
EvoLab takes your past training into consideration and adjusts the model after each eligible workout. By completing a workout of worse performance than a previous one (even if both are great) in terms of factors like heart rate and pace, the algorithms will factor this workout in and alter the prediction for your Marathon Level, possibly underestimating your true ability. If you notice a large discrepancy in running performance metrics due to workouts that aren't similar to your regular training, you can manually update the Race Predictor to quickly calibrate the model.
Please keep in mind that Marathon Level is a key EvoLab metric and is based on large sets of workout and fitness data. A single workout is unlikely to have a major impact on Marathon Level. What matters more is the trend. Constantly outperforming yourself will increase your Marathon Level.
11. Does EvoLab consider factors like weather, temperature, and humidity?
At this time, EvoLab does not take external factors like weather, temperature, and humidity into consideration. However, we plan to include additional factors into the calculation of EvoLab metrics in the future in order to further enhance accuracy.
12. How can I test if the threshold pace and heart rate data from EvoLab is correct?
Your threshold pace and heart rate at this pace are the best readings that you can maintain for 20 to 60 minutes. If you are exhausted too quickly or can keep going much longer than 60 minutes, please manually adjust the threshold pace and heart rate data within the COROS app.