- Bike - Bike activity mode on COROS watches is designed to record, track, and analyze data for your outdoor rides. When using Bike mode you will have the ability to use navigation (on watches equipped with navigation features), follow interval workouts, and set activity alerts.
- To use Bike mode, press the digital dial and select “Bike”. Please wait until the watch indicates that you have a strong GPS signal (indicated by an “Acquired” message at the top of the screen) and that heart rate is being measured (indicated by a heart icon at the bottom of the screen) before starting an activity.
- To view supported data types during workouts and further information, please visit: Bike
- GPS Cardio - GPS Cardio activity mode on COROS watches is designed to record any activity outdoors where viewing GPS data (distance, GPS track, etc.) is necessary, but the activity does not fit into any other available modes.
- To use GPS Cardio mode, press the digital dial and select “GPS Cardio”. Please wait until the watch indicates that you have a strong GPS signal (indicated by an “Acquired” message at the top of the screen) and that heart rate is being measured (indicated by a heart icon at the bottom of the screen) before starting an activity.
- To view supported data types and further information, please visit: GPS Cardio
- Gym Cardio - Gym Cardio activity mode on COROS watches is designed to record and analyze data for indoor workouts such as weight training, indoor sports, etc.
- To use Gym Cardio mode, press the digital dial and select “Gym Cardio”. Please wait until the watch indicates that heart rate is being measured (indicated by a heart icon at the bottom of the screen) before starting an activity.
- To view supported data types during workouts and further information, please visit: Gym Cardio
- Run - The standard "Run" activity was designed to be used when running on paved or hard-packed roads with minimal elevation gain/loss. The "Run" activity mode is designed to work seamlessly with any downloaded workouts, training plans, or basic interval runs. "Run" mode also allows for you to access "Navi Settings" to help you navigate routes, add checkpoints, navigate "Back to Start" and more. In "Run" mode, you can access activity alerts. "Run" mode does impact your EvoLab metrics such as Threshold Pace, VO2 Max, etc. "Run" will give you an analysis of your run with a "Running Performance" metric. To view more information about EvoLab please see "EvoLab Metrics".
- To use Run mode, press the digital dial and select “Run”. Please wait until the watch indicates that you have a strong GPS signal (indicated by an “Acquired” message at the top of the screen) and that heart rate is being measured (indicated by a heart icon at the bottom of the screen) before starting an activity.
- To view supported data types and further information, please visit: Run
- Walk - Walk mode contains a new and unique data field: Steps. As the nature of GPS technology does not work well with walking activities, especially in the urban environment (due to speed, frequent stops, arm movements, etc.), steps will be a valuable tool to gain insight into your walking activities and provide the highest degree of accuracy available. Walk mode can be used in both indoor and outdoor environments. In indoor conditions, the watch can estimate distance based on cadence and stride data. This mode defaults to 1,000 steps per "lap," but this number can be adjusted within the activity settings.
- To view supported data types and further information, please visit: Walk
Running Power (provided directly from all COROS watches)
- Power is the rate of effort used in running. Running uses more power than walking if the distance remains the same because the duration is shorter and speed increased. The power calculation is related to weight, speed, and other metrics. Running uphill with the same pace requires more power than running flat. Power data can help evaluate real-time workout intensity. Running power is a great tool to measure your training in addition to heart rate and other metrics.
- The amount of power wasted due to inefficiencies in your running form. The lower this number, the better and more efficient the runner. This is similar to the previous Running Efficiency metrics (now removed) in terms of running form insights.
- Available only in the post-workout analysis when paired with COROS POD.
- Excellent: <210ms
- Better: 210-240ms
- Good: 240-270ms
- Average: 270-300ms
- Poor: >300ms
- Ground time measures the amount of time each of your feet are in contact with the ground. Advanced runners tend to have shorter ground time. Elite runners’ ground time can be as low as 180ms.
- Orange: >L 51.5 Far more time on left foot
- Yellow: L 50.6-L 51.5 Slightly longer time on left foot
- Green: L 50.5—R 50.5 Good left/right foot balance
- Yellow: R 50.6-R 51.5 Slightly longer time on right foot
- Orange: >R 51.5 Far more time on right foot
- L/R balance measures the percentage of ground time spent on each foot. Track running and trail running may cause the reading to drift away from the desired green zone. If the reading exceeds 55, your risk of injury may increase.
- Excellent: <6%
- Better: 6-8%
- Good: 8-10%
- Average: 10-12%
- Poor: >12%
- Stride ratio can help measure running efficiency. It is the ratio of stride height to stride length. When stride length is longer and stride height is lower, the amount of energy wasted going up and down is reduced and the running is considered more efficient. The stride ratio for advanced running form can be lower than 6%.
- Excellent: <5cm or <2in
- Better: 5-8cm or 2-3.2in
- Good: 8-12cm or 3.2-4.7in
- Average: 12-15cm or 4.7-5.9in
- Poor: >15cm or > 6in
- Stride height is the amount your body bounces vertically with each step. Lower stride height indicates that less energy is wasted bouncing up and down. Fatigue and incorrect running form may cause higher stride height.
- Stride length measures the distance from heel to heel when you take two steps. It is an important factor to evaluate running form and techniques. On average, an adult’s stride length is 65 cm / 2.13 ft during walking and between 90-150 cm / 2.95-4.92 ft when running. Many runners overstride believing this will increase the speed. However, this will increase the risk of injury on muscles and knees. It is critical to find the stride length that suits you the best for training and races with the help of advanced running metrics from the COROS POD.
To change the background color on your COROS watch (during workouts), hold the BACK/LAP button to open the Toolbox → System → Workout Interface → Background Color
To customize data pages on your COROS watch, please follow the steps below:
- Open the COROS app and navigate to the Profile page (4th tab on the bottom) and tap on the watch icon.
- Select “Activity Data Screens” under the device which you wish to customize.
- Next, choose the workout mode that you wish to customize from the library of activities. You can customize the data fields which are displayed during your workouts to be specific to each workout. For example, if running around your neighborhood or on a track, you may not care about elevation or vertical gain/loss, but you may want to see this data while doing a "Trail Run".
- You can customize up to six different pages with multiple data fields to curate the specific data that you need during a workout. Dependent upon your watch model and activity mode, there are different data fields for you to choose from. Open the Customize Workout Data option in the COROS app to view these fields.
- Open the selected file on the COROS app
- Choose the arrow in the upper right-hand corner, then select "Export Data"
- Choose ".FIT" file, then use email, AirDrop, etc. to send the file from your phone to a computer
- Log in to the 3rd party application (using Strava as an example) on desktop, select "Upload Activity"
- Choose "File" do upload the ".FIT" file from the COROS app to upload
To enable notifications during workouts, please follow the steps below:
- Main watch face → System → Workout Interface → Msg. & Call Alerts → ON
- You can’t expand or manage the notifications during workouts.
NOTE: Receiving notifications increases the battery consumption on your COROS watch.
During select activity modes (Bike, Trail Run, Mtn Climb and Hike) on COROS watches you have the option to use the "Resume Later" feature to help support Multi-Day activities and extend battery life on your watch.
To use this feature, start any of the mentioned activities as normal. Once you want to use the Resume Later option, with the watch unlocked, press the digital dial to pause the activity. Next, scroll to the "Resume Later" option. Press the digital dial once to confirm that you want to exit the activity using the resume later option.
To restart your activity, from the main watch face, press the digital dial. You will be prompted with the message "Resuming unfinished activity mode", press the digital dial to reopen the activity and resume.
During the activity on your phone: COROS app → Profile → tap on watch icon → My Routes → Select Route → Sync with your watch
During the activity on your watch: Press and hold the BACK/LAP button → Navigation → Select Courses → Choose the route → Start Course
- Select to automatically scroll the data pages at a certain interval (not available when displaying the navigation pages).
- 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10s | OFF
- Select to swipe up and down to change data pages without unlocking the screen.
- ON | OFF
After a workout is finished, the watch will sync data automatically to your COROS account on your phone if Bluetooth connection is established. If you don’t see the updated data on the COROS app, please tap on the Today page, pull down, and release the page until the top section shows syncing progress.
To edit which GPS mode you are using, hold the back button to open the Toolbox → System → More Settings → GPS → Mode
The KIPRUN GPS 500 Supports the following combinations of GNSS systems (see this article for a full explanation of each system):
- GPS, QZSS
- GPS, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS
- GPS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
Depending on your location in the world, there may be different satellite systems that provide better accuracy for you. To decide what satellite setting to use, we recommend opening the Toolbox on your watch and changing between different satellite settings, then checking the satellite signal to find which is best. To do so, long press/hold the back button → System → More Settings → GPS → Satellite Signal. You can use the digital dial to scroll and see further details.