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29 January 2017, 23:05

Is there any thought or a know way to letting you do a manual lap in the auto-lap mode? IE, I go out and do a training run and do a 5 minute warm up walk of about .25 miles... hit lap, run 6 miles letting auto lap capture each mile automatically. That way when I look at my run on the computer, I see lap 1 being the .25 mile warm up and then lap 2-7 being each of those auto calculated miles.

What I'd like to see the auto lapping for each miles, but gives me the option of doing a manual lap too... as of now, manual lap only works if you have it in manual lap mode...
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    30 January 2017, 01:06

    jjdavis420 wrote:

    Is there any thought or a know way to letting you do a manual lap in the auto-lap mode? IE, I go out and do a training run and do a 5 minute warm up walk of about .25 miles... hit lap, run 6 miles letting auto lap capture each mile automatically. That way when I look at my run on the computer, I see lap 1 being the .25 mile warm up and then lap 2-7 being each of those auto calculated miles.

    What I'd like to see the auto lapping for each miles, but gives me the option of doing a manual lap too... as of now, manual lap only works if you have it in manual lap mode...



    It is currently not possible to mix manual and auto laps, but you can play with splits. You can have manual laps and splits turned on at the same time. If splits are turned on you will get splits listed in MySports in addition to laps but I believe they will be in a separate table from laps. The easiest thing to do will likely be have splits and manual laps on and after the .25 mile just hit a manual lap every time it informs you that you hit a split (the watch will buzz to inform you). You will get laps listed as you requested and will just have to hit the watch once after it alerts you of the split each mile, which is fairly easy to remember.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
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    30 January 2017, 16:54

    Unfortunately, splits ignores any "laps" you create. If you set the splits to each mile, it starts from the moment you press start... so in my case, I would get a split at the 1 mile mark inclusive of the .25 manual lap (which is .75 miles into my 1st mile of the workout). The only way I have found that I can get it to somewhat accomplish is to start a brand new auto lap activity (or manual laps with splits enabled to 1 mile) after the .25 warm up. I therefore get 2 activity workouts in my web based workout logs.

    I'm not sure why TomTom feels the only need for manual lap is if you have it in manual lap mode... but I guess there is some sort of reasoning behind it. I will say, every other watch I have ever used doesn't work this way... so it is a bit of an adjustment.
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    30 January 2017, 21:00

    jjdavis420 wrote:

    Unfortunately, splits ignores any "laps" you create. If you set the splits to each mile, it starts from the moment you press start... so in my case, I would get a split at the 1 mile mark inclusive of the .25 manual lap (which is .75 miles into my 1st mile of the workout). The only way I have found that I can get it to somewhat accomplish is to start a brand new auto lap activity (or manual laps with splits enabled to 1 mile) after the .25 warm up. I therefore get 2 activity workouts in my web based workout logs.

    I'm not sure why TomTom feels the only need for manual lap is if you have it in manual lap mode... but I guess there is some sort of reasoning behind it. I will say, every other watch I have ever used doesn't work this way... so it is a bit of an adjustment.



    I have a feeling they probably never really considered the need to do manual and auto laps at the same time as it is a bit of an unusual edge case. At this point there may not be enough customer demand to justify dedicating the resources to develop it (yours in the first time I can recall having seen it requested in 3+ years on the forums). TomTom will not comment on planned or future updates publicly (here or elsewhere) so we will just have to wait and see.

    I hope this helps, please let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
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