Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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There’s nothing to stop you doing the Garmin #4miler without a Forerunner – you can even manually enter your activity into Garmin Connect to share and compare your running data if you’d rather “try before you buy”. But running with a GPS sportswatch makes your results precisely accurate and your running much simpler, letting you concentrate on covering the four miles while Garmin logs the time and distance for you. Half the fun will be in challenging colleagues and basking in the results but there are no rules on when to ramp it up!

2. How do I plan my challenge route?

If you rarely stray from your desk and are not familiar with the local area, a search on Garmin Connect will show where sportier souls train nearby. Failing that, gather up your keenest colleagues, take your Garmin GPS and pace out two miles from the door. With the return leg you’ve got your four miles covered without breaking a sweat.

3. How can I upload my training data?

When you connect up your Forerunner sportswatch to Garmin Connect it automatically syncs to transfer your workouts to our free web training community. Give each activity a name and tell the world about your latest #4miler title challenge.

4. How do I recruit my colleagues?

You’ll be surprised at the number of people who like the idea of training in their lunch break. Whether for fitness, fun or fresh air, there are many reasons why they will take part. For starters, gather up the keen ones and make a big deal of your challenge launch.

5. How do I keep it interesting?

People will have their own reasons for taking part, but appeal to the team effort by setting individual and team goals and track it all on Garmin Connect. Perhaps you could challenge your customers or competitors for ultimate #4miler glory?

6. How will I find the time?

You don’t have to all go running in a group. Find a time that suits you, run the office #4miler course and invite the others to rival your record whenever they can. Once the results start rolling in you’ll be amazed how quickly your #4miler takes off.

If you have a question about the Garmin #4Miler that’s not answered here then drop us a line on our Facebook Fan page or Twitter and we’ll get back to you with everything you need to know!

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