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Garmin auto lap feature

Old 11-09-18, 03:57 PM
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Garmin auto lap feature

Hey Guys, a friend is using his Garmin 800 to time his track workouts, he sets the auto lap to record 1 lap and multiple laps times. He said you can also set distance like 333 and capture 1 lap times. Has anyone used this feature. I know its not super accurate but might be useful. He said +or - .5 sec.. Is this possible? Would the wahoo work as well? Just throwing it out there.
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0.5 seconds is quite the range for lap times. It all depends on what they are trying to use it for.

Let's say that your friend is doing 20s laps on a 250m track (45km/h). He could have perfect pace, and have someone timing him at exactly 20s/lap. The garmin may give variances of 19.5(46km/h)-20.5s(44km/h) from one lap to another. That would be a pacing disaster during a pursuit. They would be better off with a cadence readout, and trying to maintain a target cadence to set pace.

As well, if they are trying to track progress or PRs, then again, they could be off a whole half second.
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I have a Garmin with that feature. I set to track laps around the track. I donít use it for timing. I use it to look at other data like cadence, average speed, average Watts, things like that.
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