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Pool Swim

Description

Track your pool swimming activities with your FR230 and FR235. </p><p></p><p>discussion:</p><p>https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?364280-App-Pool-Swim</p><p></p><p>Credits</p><p>Icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com</p><p>You can donate my ConnectIQ development via PayPal here: https://bit.ly/2h1EMT1</p><p></p><p></p><p>How can i change the pool length? </p><p>- in Windows PC: open G...

What’s New

v4.1: </p><p>calories can now be selected as screen field in watch menu.</p><p>new app setting "DEBUG" which enables writting of accelerometer and heading data @10Hz in FIT file (default disabled)</p><p>new feature autolap can be configured in watch menu (default disabled- when enabled, it triggers a new lap every n lengths, where n is a configuration parameter)</p><p>several bugfixes and memor...

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
Average Rating: (38 Ratings)

katzwafni
15 January 2017 | Version v4.1-upd.1

Great app! I've been using it for about a month now. Very easy and simple. Works like it should. In the end I don't know it it's exactly the number of laps I've swim (because I don't swim nonstop, sometimes I wait for a few seconds), but it gives a good estimate. Compliments! I really enjoy that I can use my watch (FR230) now also to track my swimming.

SXSPM
14 January 2017 | Version v4.1-upd.1

I've a FR630. I appreciate the effort to develop the app, but I believe the heading function (which triggers distance) needs some improvement. I swam 1400 yd, but the app recorded 2175 yd. Also, it would be great if the touchscreen would be deactivated automatically when the app is running. I'm looking forward to further developments. I have the feeling that the app is on its way from 'Okay' to 'Great'.

Developer Reply
15 January 2017, danielp27

if you are having problems with the app, i suggest you to visit the forum. this is the place to post for support.

fedeswala
13 January 2017 | Version v4.1-upd.1

App is great as made my forerunner 235 able to track my swim. It works well and it is easy to use. So far no mistakes (added lenghts) in my experience. App is well maintained and updated regularly with new features. Lap distance is not available but due to Garmin Connect, not to the app. Total distance is available anyway (and editable on Garmin Connect). For deeper activity analysis, I use Sporttracks where lap distances are correctly displayed.

Developer Reply
13 January 2017, danielp27

Thanks :—)

Hrunor
12 January 2017 | Version v4.1

Hi .. the last update is not working on my 235..before that was perfect ..iq error or automatical closed the session before u start ..

Developer Reply
12 January 2017, danielp27

Yes, there seems to be a problem. So far only users with fr235 have reported it. I will revert back previous version and analyze the problem. It will take a couple of hours. Sorry for this.

bamsock
11 January 2017 | Version v4.0

This could be user-error, but my FR 235 wouldn't sync with my phone after using this app for the first time. After four attempts to sync, I gave up and deleted the activity from my watch. Synced right up after that.

Developer Reply
11 January 2017, danielp27

weird. never heard of that. sorry.

pascualji
11 January 2017 | Version v4.0

Unfortunately at the end of the training it's not sync. the total mts. Maybe a bug?? Otherwise it's ok Thanks

Developer Reply
11 January 2017, danielp27

The distance calculated by the app is shown as a connect IQ field. Garmin does not override their distance field with app's one.

JIG_POKE
10 January 2017 | Version v4.0

Promises much but....I swam 5 lengths in a 25m pool and this app told me I had done 375m. So it's garbage.

Developer Reply
10 January 2017, danielp27

The app is working fine for many people. There is a forum where you can get support from me an other users. Thanks anyway for your review.

syedkhairi
09 January 2017 | Version v4.0

Great app, simple, clear to have a glance when swimming. Data shows perfectly (although haven't done any scientific calculations to verify how accurate this is) on Connect however such a shame Strava doesn't support IQ data. My swim activities that are automatically sync to Strava from Connect look pointless.

Developer Reply
10 January 2017, danielp27

Hi, Thanks for the review. Two suggestions about strava: 1) vote this new feature idea so that strava feels they have to implement it https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/203927790-add-support-for-garmin-developer-fields-created-by-ConnectIQ-apps-using-FIT2-format 2) forget about strava, and give a try runalyze.com, trainingpeaks.com or sporttracks.mobi. These sites already support Fit2 :-)

gbulmer
06 January 2017 | Version v4.0

Great app, loving using it! All the data fields during the swim are great to check on, just noticed when I transfer my swims over that the intervals and total distance came up as zero? Thanks!

Developer Reply
10 January 2017, danielp27

Hi , glad you like tha app :-) you can edit the distance using an internet browser in your PC. This way, your swum distance will be taken into account in your records, challenges, and so on. The distance calculated by the app is shown as a connect IQ field. Garmin does not override their distance field with app's one.

SebaGrzes
05 January 2017 | Version v4.0

Apka działa na basenie. Zlicza z lekkim błędem ale po zakończeniu treningu zapis na zegarku FR230 nie ma dystansu tylko czas w jakim przepłynąłem.

Britta94
03 January 2017 | Version v4.0

I have a 235 a the apps works perfectly, sometimes the app counts some more lanes than I actually swam, but most of the times it works just fine!! Overall I'm really happy with the app. Thank you so much Daniel! I am also really happy about the latest improvement; to edit the pool length on the watch itself makes it much easier for me, as I use to swim in different pools. I could also manage to edit the length in garmin connect manually, but it is still a shame that the lengths won't show up in my personal records...I can't edit them manually or?

Developer Reply
04 January 2017, danielp27

Hi Britta, glad you like tha app :-) you can edit the distance using an internet browser in your PC. This way, your swum distance will be taken into account in your records, challenges, and so on. The distance calculated by the app is shown as a connect IQ field. Garmin does not override their distance field with app's one.

ARudson
02 January 2017 | Version v4.0

This app really fills a needed niche. Like other users I am having difficulties with errant lengths being added mid-way through lengths. Unfortunate that interval distances and total distance aren’t transferred over. This app is a step in the right direction but for now, for me, is only accurate as a stop watch. Hopefully whatever is causing the errant lengths will resolved which would make this a definite winner. Additional details of this comment have been posted to the forum which provides some excellent support information.

1971berndc
01 January 2017 | Version v4.0

Very nice and usefull app! But two things could be improved: Distance is not correct (e.g. last Training was 3000m, distance shown was 4850m), the app counts too many lanes. Is it possible to set a minimum time for 25m or pool length (e.g. 12s/25m)? This would reduce failures when swimming an intervall-training. Second thing is the data transfer to Garmin Connect - the distance value does not appear in the overview.

Developer Reply
01 January 2017, danielp27

Hi, beginning with the second point: developers cannot modify the overview values. As a workaround, you can modify in your pc browser after syncing. To the first point: there is already a built-in value (10 seconds). For me the question is, why the accuracy is so poor for you. A couple of lengths would be reasonable.but a 40% error is not something I would expect. If you share an activity I can help you figure out the reason for this

Malkp
30 December 2016 | Version v4.0

Hello Daniel, I am very grateful for the development of this application, it is very useful and works very well. As a user of a forerunner 630 I want to ask you, if it is possible, disable the touch screen and the application only works with buttons, ie, the screen does nothing even if you press it. If I forget to lock the buttons then the training is lost. Touch with water causes it to stop. Thank you very much for everything and I encourage you to continue with the development Best regards, Mariano

Developer Reply
30 December 2016, danielp27

Hi, thanks for your opinion. Sure, i will implement it. Actually i was waiting that some 630 users reported something. Could you contact me per email? I don't own a 630. I could prepare a beta version for you to test this, before releasing a new version.

Giampiero_Luciani_O3TT
29 December 2016 | Version v4.0

The real distance is different respect the distance of this app

moab63
26 December 2016 | Version v4.0

It works fine, but all I see is the with screen with the 4 fields, no words or numbers. The actual swim time, distance and data was recorded. But I can't get it to show it, even right now. I go to format, screen 1 or 2 pick fields, pick what I want. But nothing on the screen, maybe I'm missing something. I still like it.

Developer Reply
27 December 2016, danielp27

Sorry, i dont understand very well the problem. Maybe you can post in the forum and give sone more details?

montanashannon
23 December 2016 | Version v4.0

Hi there! Thanks for a cool app. Wondering if it's possible to change from metric ?

Developer Reply
23 December 2016, danielp27

Hi, not yet, but will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

Teepsy
21 December 2016 | Version v4.0

I've just brought the forerunner 235 and found this app. Was great that it accurately measured my distance, strokes pm and time (overall plus splits). A little disappointed though that it wouldn't sync the distance back to garmin connect.

Developer Reply
22 December 2016, danielp27

Garmin does not allow to override native distance field. Distance is shown in GC, as a connectiq field. As workaround you can manually edit distance accessing the activity in your browser. Enjoy!

Jreyc
21 December 2016 | Version v4.0

Great App!! Tested today with my FR235 60 pools of 25 m. Exactly 1.500 m measured!!! It's a pity the issue of not having distance nor in connect neither in strava...

Developer Reply
22 December 2016, danielp27

Garmin does not allow to override native distance field. Distance is shown in GC, as a connectiq field. As workaround you can manually edit distance accessing the activity in your browser. Enjoy!

RWecker
05 December 2016 | Version v3.2

Great app! I ended up getting the FR235 instead of the 920xt after reading about this app :-). I liked the design of the 235 over the XT styles, but I wanted a swim tracker, and this app does it very well! My mind will wander at times while in the pool (probably because I'm going so slowly), so I'll forget what lap I'm on. Now I don't have to worry about that! The data doesn't all sync with Strava, but I just remove the activity and manually enter the distance/time from the fields in Garmin Connect. If you can somehow get that working (I know that's not all on you) this would be perfect!

Developer Reply
05 December 2016, danielp27

Hi, Thanks for the review. Two suggestions about strava: 1) vote this new feature idea so that strava feels they have to implement it https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/203927790-add-support-for-garmin-developer-fields-created-by-ConnectIQ-apps-using-FIT2-format 2) forget about strava, and give a try runalyze.com, trainingpeaks.com or sporttracks.mobi. These sites already support Fit2 :-)

EmmaGordon1
04 December 2016 | Version v3.2

I love this! I can swim without counting my lengths and it is 100% accurate. To improve, I would suggest adding features such as recording each 100m time and listing it, the ability to create sessions (e.g. 20x100m), and maybe a stroke counter? I don't know whether that's possible but this is a great app anyway. By the way, to anyone reading this, I use the FR235 ;)

Developer Reply
04 December 2016, danielp27

Thanks emma, You can manually trigger laps. And in the future there will be autolaps. These laps are already listed. I have thought somewhat about the sessions. Maybe somehing similar to the interval feature when running. I will consider it, not sure yet. Strokes are already there too.

A_Baroun
26 November 2016 | Version v2.0

This app is totally a life saver. Thanks very much for creating this app. I hope this gets bigger and bigger.

fabcalm
23 November 2016 | Version v2.0

Hello, how do I register an activity? Thank you for your reply.

Developer Reply
23 November 2016, danielp27

Hi, sorry I don't understand the question. You start/stop the activity with the white button, like any other activity. The activity gets synced like any other activity (running, cycling). Please use the forum if you need further assistance

w0era
22 November 2016 | Version v2.0

GREAT APP counted every pool lenght i took today. Can you display pool length after starting app? And maybe work with strava/endomondo integration if it is possible:)

Developer Reply
22 November 2016, danielp27

hi, thanks for the review. cool idea to show the pool length. i will implement it. regarding 3rd party integration: it is up to them. i cannot do anything. you might want to vote for the feature here: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/203927790-add-support-for-garmin-developer-fields-created-by-ConnectIQ-apps-using-FIT2-format

JWolf_Pz
21 November 2016 | Version v2.0

Hi Daniel, Just tried and worked very well. Really pleased as this was the only feature missing for me with the 230. Why did Garmin not add at least a swimming profile... Anyway, can't wait for you to add more functionality, as well as Strava adding the data correctly. Laps would be a plus and maybe the graphs with not all in black, but alternating colour with new lane. Again, thank you so much to make this app available.

Developer Reply
21 November 2016, danielp27

Hi, thanks for the review. The charts shouldn't be really black, there are many garmin connect issues with connectiq fields. Garmin is aware, they posted about them in connectiq forum. What do you mean with laps? You can create intervals with lap button and then you'll see a lap summary in GC. Can you please explain a little bit so that I can take a look? You can post here: http://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?364280-App-Pool-Swim

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