Garmin Edge Can Pause, FFWD and RWD outdoor workouts

I’ve heard a lot of folks talking how Garmin edge head units can’t rewind pause or skip steps in an outdoor workout.

Not true. On gamins default main workout screen, the large rolling bars, you can swipe up from the bottom and pause from there.

Not sure if it’s a new update on the edge 830 or not but it’s mighty useful so you don’t have to stop the whole workout. Just wanted to share the revelation with anyone else living in the dark :slight_smile:

Might depend on the model - you certainly couldn’t do that on my 520 which used buttons rather than a touch screen.

I’ve been able to skip steps in outdoor workouts on my edge 130 plus

I think you can skip forward on them all, you pressed the Lap button on the 520 for example but scrubbing backwards isn’t something I was able to do. “Pausing” depends on the workout, some let you do it by not starting the interval until you press the Lap button but you can’t do it for short/short intervals for example only the longer steady state ones.


This feature was introduced in the 530/830/1030 lineup. Not sure what previous versions or the 130 can do.

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I see… that would definitely be nice to have

Might just be on new “30” models then because I could go backwards intervals and repeat more while still recording.

I’m not sure how to RWD but with the Garmin 1000 the Lap key Fast Forwards it (but a complete step); I’ve done that a few times by mistake :roll_eyes:

A pause would be very useful if you end up at a stop or in more traffic , especially on longer intervals. Did 3x15 SS today , picked a pretty good route but still had a few stops that lowers the lap power a fair bit .

You can press the stop button to pause a workout and again to restart it but you have to be careful you don’t accidentally press save. The other pain IIRC is that if you have switched to a data screen set up to the TR standard it defaults back to the Garmin default workout screen and you have to switch back/swipe again.

If you use the stop button , will it continue to record the ride if you have to keep going for a few minutes before you’re on a good spot to restart or does it just completely stop recording ?
I’m guessing full stop , which isn’t bad just not great .

Completely pauses it say at traffic lights (thats where I use it) and un pauses it resumes the ride when you restart it. Thats the way I would expext any pause/stop button to work. If you want to delay the pause just wait and press it at that good spot.

On the default workout page you hit the upper right button, and select pause. I don’t use it often but it’s there on a 530. Thought it was on my 520 too.

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