I know that this question is kind of common here. But I just don´t get it.
There are about 300'000'000 people playing Soccer in this world, and just because it is not allowed to wear sports trackers…
It is not practical or useful to use the running mode for football: HR, distance, average/moving pace, cadence and pretty much all other standard running metrics have very different patterns and meanings…
You can add soccer (or any other missing sport) as a Custom Activity., and configure the monitoring settings in the way you wish (i.e. with or without GPS, the layout of the screens, alerts, etc.)
There is no activity to choose for soccer (indoor/outdoor, or grass/Astro turf). Can this be added as an activity to choose from? I have a descent Mk1.
The motivation for this is that I many people wear their garmin watches whilst playing soccer, like me, but we have to create an “Other” type activity due to it not being there. There are a few problem with this: 1) you cannot trim "other“ type activities- I sometimes forget to press stop and I drive off from soccer and then it records my travel as distance, 2) soccer qualifies for an official activity, 3) other activities record elevation gains (which doesn’t make sense for soccer), 4) there are no soccer-specific metrics available (field type, players per team, ball size, etc), and 5) when using the HRM, it doesn’t track cadence and such information!
As a scuba diver I appreciate the single gas dive mode, just as a runner appreciates the treadmill mode!
please add a soccer activity to garmin connect (especially for the decent mk1- even though this may seem odd!)