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Swimming App Professional


The Swimming App Professional currently focuses on open water swimming and shows you key parameters like speed, pace, distance, etc. with high sensitivity GPS. Additionally an ANT+™ compatible sensor for heart rate and temperature monitoring is supported. It is designed as as watch app (and not a data field or widget).</p><p>This version is currently in BETA status and completely FREE without limitations. Everybody who provides constructive feedback will get the PREMIUM Version as present. This is the last time where all features are available for free.</p>

What’s New

Add generic activity type to overcome the Garmin limitation that heart rate is not present</p><p>Wait until good GPS signal is present upon startup in order to avoid wrong metrics</p><p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
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Average Rating: (451 Ratings)

Clare Chance
23 July 2019

The ap itself on the watch seems accurate as far as the distance is concerned but as soon as you sync it with Garmin it adds on 500 + m or more each time.

22 July 2019

Расстояние замеряет не корректно, сильно врёт. Показывает намного больше

Stephen Neville
21 July 2019

Initially when I tried it I got reasonably good measurements but in the last 2 weeks I get highly inaccurate readings

21 July 2019

Mit Fenix 5 funktioniert einwandfrei

21 July 2019

Takes a few seconds to update the distance when I pause in a swim. Seemed to show the correct distance on the app screen but when synced with Garmin connect gave a much smaller reading.

Mi Yugarmin
21 July 2019

Great data fields design! Show current time! That was the good part. :) Distance... No, I wasn't swimming on the grass or sand, like other people did, nor was I swimming in the straight line on the way back (600m pier to pier), but I wasn't zig-zaging THAT much (Fenix 5+). Acceptable, but worse tracking than the stock Garmin app. What did not work was the HR recording. Wore the Garmin-Tri strap, but on the final graph HR data was displayed only from before and after the workout, 29 min of swim did not exist. :(

Heike Cappel-Porter
20 July 2019

Got GP signal fairly quickly and the screen I had selected showed the information I wanted quite clearly. The route map didn't seem very accurate though, so not sure whether to trust the stats.

Manfred Rütten
20 July 2019

The shown distance is not correct. I swum 50 m, the app shows 18m

Dante Trisciuzzi
20 July 2019

App works well but the distance seems to jump around a bit.

Anna Iv
20 July 2019

The app works fine while recording the workout, however as Garmin connect converts it - distance appears to be incorrect. For me it added approx. 900m swim

20 July 2019

Pretty cool app, especially in comparison to the garmin offer! I had also the problem that after swimming in open water he showed me that I swum somewhere in the grass ;-) Unfortunately, I couldn't open the link for reading how to improve the gps data. Today, I will try indoor swimming - lets see how it works there.

Claudio Fernández Barreiros
19 July 2019

No mide bien las.distancias, de hecho una vez revisado el mapa marca incluso fuera del agua.

Helen Denton
19 July 2019

I have exactly the same problem re distance in open water. Tried it for the second time today and set Strava off in my float. It was wildly inaccurate on distance which affected the time per 100 metres etc. Some of my swim appeared to be on dry land!. I don’t know how to fix this.

Andrew Wilkinson
18 July 2019

At best, I've found that it can only be used as an indication of where you have been swimming. For example, last nights swim of 1km was reported at 1.5km (Connect IQ) and 1.9km (Garmin data). Looking at the track, the GPS points are all over the place even though the watch was reporting a good GPS signal. It's a real shame as I like the look and feel of the app. I'll still use it for recording where I've been, but not for distance.

Joseph Prince
18 July 2019

Nice Beta version app - loaded it yesterday on my Vivoactive 3 and went for a lake swim. Had no problem running the app - was also happy to see even my heart rate data was tracked without having to use a chest strap. Looking forward to taking the Premium version for a swim.

17 July 2019

Nice to track swimming in open water. But unfortunately the distance is 0,0km... Others have written the same.

17 July 2019

Gracias por el esfuerzo de hacer una app para la natación en aguas abiertas pero no mide bien, se para, continúa. Es un poco desastre

16 July 2019

First of all thanks for starting finally an open water swimming app compatible forthe Vivoactive 3. Really appreciated, but unfortunately I need to give only a rating of 3 as for a lot of people, the distance is not working as one of the most important features needed. For 400 m shown 2m....keep up the good work, hope the next version works better.

Toby Foster
13 July 2019

Great but the GPS data is too spikey - the filters should filter out the arm motion. Nearly there!!

Adrian Snow
13 July 2019

I appreciate the effort that's gone into making this but unfortunately does not work as desired. Does not track distance at all (recorded 98m on a 400m loop)

caroline phelan
13 July 2019

Loaded easily into vivoactive 3. Distance out slightly. But very useful app.

12 July 2019

Does not get the distance right! I swam an openwater race of 3000m but the app showed a distance of 4120m. In my view that kind of deviation is not in an acceptable margin!

11 July 2019

Die einzige App, die ich für Freiwasser gefunden habe. Mir fehlt die Möglichkeit einzelne Runden zu trennen. Es wäre schön, die linke Taste als Laps Taste benutzen zu können. Ausserdem ist Speichern bzw Pause nur am Touchscreen möglich, das ist mit nassen Fingern sehr schwer. Hier wäre die Eingabe über eine Taste besser. Ich benutze vivoactive HR.

Ruth Sivilotti
10 July 2019

Path and distance recorded well. GPS dropped for part of the 2 swims, giving unreasonable avg times. Perhaps filter for this? Temp recorded was 71 and 77. May need to sample and average more points.

Steve W
10 July 2019

Great little app, does all I need when open water swimming.

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