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Get the most out of your training sessions with the technologically advanced Garmin® Swim™. You’ll be able to focus on your technique as it tracks lengths, strokes, distance, and more.
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Garmin Swim and my workouts
I use the GS watch to record my workouts. I typically swim 3000 yards twice a week (I am 76 years old), and do some competition in Sr. Olympics. It does a good job of keeping track of my laps and I am able to look at the data and judge my progress. So far, I have found that the watch does not recognize the difference between breaststroke and butterfly. I never do breaststroke because I have artificial knees.
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Great training tool
I have owned this for over a year. It does a great job at counting laps. There are few things to be aware of: It is an accelerometer, so it senses when you push of the pool. If you do not push hard enough, it will misread 2 laps as one. I primarily swim freestyle. The only time it misread my stroke was when it was technically incorrect: so not all that useful if you haven't developed technique yet. Acceleration in the middle of a lap will also cause a misread (so use the drill feature if your set require acceleration during a lap).The data uploaded to the Garmin web site is good, but not descriptive enough (it would be nice to know how the stats are calculated). Overall this is a very helpful tool if you have decent technique.it is a fairly easy to learn: but the user manual is a bit lacking. So you will have to fiddle with it for a few days. The buttons are nice and big. The watch itself is a bulky, but it does not affect the motion of your wrist in a manner that is noticeable (at my level anyway) and I haven't perceived any additional drag. At this point, I would hate to swim without.
big bold display
Yardage is easily read while swimming I use it to swim my morning mile in the lap pool.I can swim with out having to count my laps.
does everything I need
large numbers, accurate lap count, total yardage as you swim on the bottom of the watch,and much more that I haven't even started to use yet... just a good product for swimmers.
buckeye , az
Love Garmin Swim
Very light watch. I used it for swimming twice and I love it.
Garmin Works Really Well
What I've learned is that each device works differently. I originally purchased a Poolmate. I swim three intervals on each visit. I've used the Poolmate about 35 times now and the number of visits that it recorded all my intervals correctly was maybe once. Its clear that the Poolmate requires a longer glide at the beginning of each lap than I would like. So I decided to try the Garmin Swim. The Garmin uses a different method to detect lap changes. I've used it twice now and it recorded all my intervals perfectly. At first I was worried about all the extra buttons but they actually make the device easier to use. This device is much better engineered. I created a custom screen to show the lap count in big letters. The data is easily uploaded wirelessly to their website. Website has good data but if you want to further analyze the data, you can export it. I love the design. I love the data it collects. Easy to use and highly recommended.
Can You Say Awesome! Was her reply.
The only thing I can say is that my swimmer loves her Garmin Swim and it does help her keep track of all that she does. By getting the info from it, she is more focused on what she needs to improve because of it. Worth every penny. She was able to use her private Coach before we moved to where we are now, so he was very instrumental in teaching her the usage and advantages of having it. Her team mates here have never heard of it and are also enthralled with what it shows.
Miss count laps
Have been swimming with the poolmate for two years with no miss counts... decided to shift to Gramin for the looks, bad decision, I have swam 6 times with it and it miss counted my laps 3 times (added an extra lap each time), I swim ~50 laps each time.It is easy to handle and great to see the results in the web applicaiton
Returned to swimming and needed to gauge if my training was effective. This watch is amazingly accurate, and it really can recognize when you change to backstroke, breast, fly or freestyle. Linking with ant was easy after I found the Mac downloads.
great product, no problems yet
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