8 sierpień 2017
I couldn't understand why the original Garmin software didn't support open water swimming so I decided to try this app whilst on holiday to test it out.
Downloaded fine and synced to my watch.
Start stopped and saved data perfectly well.
Uploaded automatically to Strava too.
The only thing is, as others have mentioned, the distance is out. I wish I could swim that fast! :) I'm no techy so I don't know how the calculations are made!
All in all a good app that's easy to use and good for people like me that don't need to be super accurate with the distance.
8 sierpień 2017
GPS lost the signal. I tried few times. Distance is always 0,01km.
3 sierpień 2017
App did an excellent job tracking me in the water. I was very surprised that it automatically uploaded to my Strava which is a real bonus and very happy with that. The only issue I found was the distance is way off because I plotted the course for 1.2 miles and when it uploaded to Strava it was close to four miles. I know my zigzagging might have something to do with it but not four times the distance.
31 lipiec 2017
Works well, although logs calories as zero, which is a bit annoying if you offset food intake against exercise. As the calories are logged as zero the activity doesn't get uploaded to third party apps like MyFitnessPal. If it is too difficult to calculate calories, can this be changed to set calories to "1", so we can at least change them manually once they get uploaded.
For folk complaining the swims are inaccurate - it is important to realise that if your watch does not log Open Water Swimming out of the box, then you will need to wear the watch on the back of your goggles or under your swimming hat. This app will just make sure that the activity is logged as a swim, rather than a walk for instance.
30 lipiec 2017
Works quite well for me, but not when swimming a small loop in an open bay, not entirely accurate, but enough to give me a good idea of how much I have done.
30 lipiec 2017
My master swim instructor and I have been trying to figure out how to make this work and have not been able to do it. Records only half or less if any workout. Really bummed.
29 lipiec 2017
Très bonne application, une des seules proposées pour la natation en eau vive. L' application est utilisée avec vivoactive HR, je n'ai pas rencontré de problème particulier avec la version test. Je ne l' utilise pas en piscine mais en eau vive. Pratique pour evaluer les distances parcourues. Des versions avec différentes langues seraient utiles. Le Gps n'est pas tres très précis.
26 lipiec 2017
Great app for open water swimming! The elevation statistics should be removed. Im using vivoactive hr.
25 lipiec 2017
I'm using it on vivoactive HR
GPS is not accurate but it do the job.
It will be nice to record temperature in future version.
On Garmin connect it shows elevation which is not correct and in any case useless: to be removed!
25 lipiec 2017
Overall happy, not entirely confident with the accuracy when in open water.
24 lipiec 2017
Hola, lo he instalado en mi Garmin vivoactive para poder registrar mis entrenos en aguas abiertas.
El recorrido la marca bien cuando no "se pausa el solo" pero lo MALO es que no cuenta bien la DISTANCIA, si son 2000m reales luego marca 2800m.
19 lipiec 2017
Hi , i used the Vivoactive HR. I swim in open water. IT seems the Gps is strong enough, because i see what i swim. But not in the results. Can you send me by email how i set My watch?
17 lipiec 2017
πολύ καλή εφαρμογή!
16 lipiec 2017
I swam for 2000m today with the app switched on....but it tells me I swam 4300m! it seems the distance is messed up...
12 lipiec 2017
Nel nuoto in acque libere il gps mi calcola ben 600 m in più su i 1000m !!!
8 lipiec 2017
6 lipiec 2017
So far it hasn't worked out that well for me. It records the swim but twice now it has dropped the GPS. Apparently I only swam 4 meters yesterday. On my second attempt I was on the other side of the lake. IT worked out better (but not great). Could be a signal issue with the high cliffs. Will try again at different locations, but so far I am really bummed.
30 czerwiec 2017
Really useful and accurate, however I can't seem to change units into meters and always gives yards. I also have to put the watch in my tow float if I want the distance measured, so can't really use it to accurately measure the time of a swim.
25 czerwiec 2017
Dont work on my vivoactive HR , the app start but unfortunatly dont count anything .
21 czerwiec 2017
I use this app on my Garmin Vivoactive for open water swimming. If I wear my watch around the wrist, the app doesn't work properly. Howerver, using the workaround to wear it underneath my the bath cap, it works 100% and is very accurate.
I don't really care about my current pace whilst swimming, so I don't mind not seeing the watch during a swim.
However, it could come in handy if during a swim, the activity can be pauzed & resumed again by pushing on the record button. Currently, the activity can be stopped by pushing on the record button but if you want to resume, you have to tap on the screen, which is of course not possible if the watch is underneath a bath cap.
As a consequence of this, the average pace is very low due to several stops.
Autopauze would also be nice if it could be added to the app.
For those who doubt the accuracy of this app, here's my Strava activity recorded with the app:
Many thanks to the developper of this app!
20 czerwiec 2017
Not very accurate but ok as a very rough guideline.
20 czerwiec 2017
Used in OW swim during a sea swim, have to say very accurate!
16 czerwiec 2017
It does not calculate the correct distance in meters.
11 czerwiec 2017
Benutze die Viviactive HR. Herzfrequenz funktioniert jedoch nicht beim Schwimmen, was zu erwarten war und auch nicht weiter schlimm ist. Schade ist, dass die Distanzen überhaupt nicht stimmen. Über den Daumen gepeilt misst die App immer rund 30% zu viele Kilometer. Auf der Karte sieht der Kurs auch recht zickzackig aus. Klar läuft das mit dem GPS nicht so unter Wasser, aber könnte man den Pfad nicht glätten, damit es in etwa hinkommt mit der Distanz?
4 czerwiec 2017
Tracks the swimming path, but registers 2842m instead of the known 1900m.