24. mai 2019
It works great in general. I even try it in an open swimming pool, and the distance stimation was good. The data of the first field is a bit small, I woulg suggest to leave the second as the default one. More instructions about how to stop the recording would me helpful...
20. mai 2019
Die App erscheint mir recht komfortabel, aber leider werden die Aktivitäten nicht an meinen Garmin forerunner 235 übertragen. Bei allen anderen Apps hat das bisher geklappt. Schade
20. mai 2019
First of all, big compliments for making an app that makes my Vivoactive suitable for open water swimming!
I have an easy suggestion for a potential improvement. Right now, like stated numerous times, the distance is about 40% off, because half of the time the watch is under water and GPS is distorted (the result looks like spaghetti). If the amount/frequency of datapoints would be reduced, then the overal accuracy would improve. because the overall line would be more straight. I'm not into coding, but my guess is that this would be an easy change.
Adding some intelligence could straighten the line even more, but I can imagine that is harder to excecute.
19. mai 2019
Great app. Just one thing is really bad: the distance displayed when the app is running is correct, but when the swim is finished & recorded, it shows a distance ~40% too long, both in the watch's history, and on Garmin Connect website. Also the track is way too fuzzy. Pity.
18. mai 2019
It's OK, but the ui is awful, it took 30.minutes and the FAQ to work out how to save. Just Keep It Simple. Press button to start and end!
17. mai 2019
Like it a lot. Keeps track of my distance in open water great. I’m in a large pond with no trees to get in the way of gps.
16. mai 2019
I have a Vivoactive HR and am an avid swimmer. I have been looking for and open water swim app that would work relatively well with this watch. The information shown is perfect for me and navigation works well. But the distance calculated was quite off. I'm not sure if there's an issue with turning on and locking the GPS when it runs, or if it's something else. Just a heads up.
13. mai 2019
Here is the constructive criticism...
Really like the data fields layout and the actual time shown by default.
What is really annoying is an inability to change the settings not only from the watch, but neither from the Connect app on the phone.
Distance... Should I go there? :) No, the app does not perform the basic function - recording the swim distance accurately. On Fenix 5X out of 1200m (600m each way) crawl swim only 427m were recorded.
The pool swim recording is better (though the app is claimed to target primarily open water swims) - every 100m of crawl are recorded as 75m on Fenix 5 Plus. No, it is not the faulty hardware on both watches, because Garmin stock apps for both pool and open water provide relatively accurate distance.
Hope, the devs can improve it for us to enjoy the app.
13. mai 2019
Very pleased with the overall performance.As a old senior who still remains active swimming open water.Would like to know my exact time, distance and Hr.My recorded distances are way off,compared to the actual Google distance.Am new to all this gadgetry so still trying to find out how to obtain MAXIMUM USAGE out of my Vivoactive. What is the Premium version, how can I obtain said App ? Many Thanks J. NEESON
12. mai 2019
I get this app for my vivoactive HR.
Each time I use it it give twice the real distance.
Example today I have been swimming 750 meters it shows. 1300 meters.
8. mai 2019
I like the layout of the app and all the information it provides, however it seems to miscalculate the distance. I have the forerunner 235.
8. mai 2019
I am using it for open water swim with my Vivoactive3 music and it does not work properly.
1) Distances are always overcounted, for example yesterday I swam 400-420 m and it shows 653 m
2) You have to manually lock the screen otherwise it does not work at all and it stops continuously during your swimming.
I trust that the issue is with Vivoactive as I see that most of the comments are ok for the GPS section. Thanks
7. mai 2019
Used for the first time yesterday for an open water swim using my Vivoactive3. I did a 1000m loop but the app recorded it as 1400m! The 400m loop was recorded as 576m!
It also showed me as swimming over dry land which clearly isn't correct.
What is the issue here?
6. mai 2019
Really good app. Has all the features and information I need. Occasional GPS connection issues with FR235
1. mai 2019
For VivoActive 3.
When open water swimming after 5 minutes it only recorded 5 metres and 2 seconds. I entered the water the following day and found the lock keeps unlocking whilst swimming so I guess that this is the cause of the problem.
I would like the Save and Exit screen to work first time all of the time. It is easy to discard the data by accident.
30. april 2019
Une bonne application. Dommage tout de même que la distance soit nettement surestimée. Aussi la trace laissée à l'écran après déchargement n'est pas très droite....
28. april 2019
The app look nice. But I am a little bit confused. After swiming, my fenix 5x showes me on app distance 1097m which is correct, after saving i have only 675m in garmin connect. ??? why ???
22. april 2019
Really great app, thank you.
My only comment would be that I find the button clicks a bit confusing and I accidentally hit stop during my swim today. The app itself works really well though.
22. april 2019
Muy buena aplicacion
14. april 2019
Great app!!! Thanks
14. april 2019
I decided to try the app before my snorkeling adventure. It kept randomly pausing during the swim.
5. april 2019
Great app! Finally i'm able to do open water swim with my vivoactive3!
3. april 2019
I would have given a "great" rating if the unit of distance is both in yards and metre. I have to convert everytime. Not sure how accurate the GPS is. Otherwise, the app leorks good and exactly what I was looking for.
2. april 2019
I didn't think I would be able to use my Vivoactive HR for open water. And then I found this app. So far, I really like it. I train 1-2km swims almost daily so this app will get lots of use. I haven't experienced any problems on my watch. The measurements for distance might be a bit out, but I simply check Google Maps for a straight line estimate and then I'll use the app simply as a progress report based on distances that I swim regularly and know of their length already.
31. mars 2019
Good app for the occasional swimmer. Have used in a local lake and also in the sea whilst abroad on holiday.