12 październik 2017
Distance is Way Off, swam 45 mins the app shows 250 meters and 90 calories.
25 wrzesień 2017
I like it a LOT! Giving it a 5 because it deserves attention and further development. Like: Accurate time & pretty decent representation of where I swam (I live on a small lake, so it's pretty easy to gauge) Yes, there are wiggles in the lines where I know I was swimming straight, but I'm getting a better picture than by any other means. Distance - seems a bit higher than I actually swam, but I'm not sure how to measure it to test that notion. It's motivating to keep me out there swimming now that the water is getting cold (Seattle area). I'm not sure I'm getting an accurate stroke count. However: Whataya got to lose? Try it! I'll come back an edit this as I get more familiar with it. I will donate and/or pay when I come back... I don't expect to see anything better anytime soon.
15 wrzesień 2017
Swim time tracking is spot on.
Distance tracking is way off, it tracks pretty much double the actual distance, I think it's due to the zig zag pattern the app thinks I'm swimming. I am aware that in open water you never swim a straight line but where I swim we sight on buoys so there is not to much zig zag.... Might have something to do with GPS signal loss while your arm pulls under water.
4 wrzesień 2017
I am experiencing the distance overestimation issue as well. Zooming in on my route, the path is represented as zigzagging lines. It seems as though the action of the stroke is misrepresented as rearward movement thus adding to the total distance.
3 wrzesień 2017
Worked fine out of the box, though as others have said that the distance is way off. This morning I did a mile swim in a lake and got a distance of 1.37 miles. Also, it wasn't evident if you could add/change the fields on the vivoactive hr. Would suggest possibly a strokes counter/average.
30 sierpień 2017
I use the app in the open water. GPS is found quickly. App includes all what you need. I would give five stars if the distance would recorded correctly.
26 sierpień 2017
I downloaded this app today and my vivoactive HR is now registering malfunction - I have the screen of death - so beware!
22 sierpień 2017
Un vrai problème avec le calcul de la distance. Lorsque je fais des aller-retour dans la baie d'Agay les aller retour ne sont pas pris en compte la distance est fausse. Problème de GPS je suppose.
19 sierpień 2017
For all of you that need accuracy, just put vivoactive hr around your goggle strap. This way, you can swim with vivoactive hr mounted on the back of your head and hence outside of water, fully receiving GPS signal. Only problem is that you can't see the screen so I ask the developer to add pause/resume also on hardware buttons.
19 sierpień 2017
Works well as an app, very easy to start and save etc. Except... yes, the distance is way out. Swam 1.5mi this morning, app thought I'd done 3+
18 sierpień 2017
GPS doesn't work, even if the app said, that it has found GPS. Therefore the distance is like 0.18 km instead of 2.1 km. There is a straight line from start to end. It did not follow the river. The recorded Time is correct. Not useful for me.
16 sierpień 2017
Everything works except the distance is incorrect. It has me swimming faster than I know I do. If that worked correctly it would be excellent.
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
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