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CIQ 2019 Developer of the Year</p><p>This is a Premium application for $2 USD, and the free version is for a limited time of 15 minutes.</p><p>Our watches need better support for Swimming and SwimSports+ does just that. Supports: Open Water and Lap Pool Swim (Generic*), In-Place Swimming, KickBoard, Water Cardio and Hot Tub/Spa sessions. </p><p>See Notes below.</p><p>Click on the "More" link to expand this description/help page.</p>


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This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
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  • FIT files (activity recordings)
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  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
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Average Rating: (36 Ratings)

James Edwards
5 สิงหาคม 2563 | Version 1.6

Originally gave this app 1 star due to inaccuracy, but after the developers reccomendation of setting data recording from auto to every second the accuracy was enormously improved and pretty much spot on using a vivoactive 4. It's good for the basics if you don't have open water tracking by default on your watch. I think the app could be better if it was improved with touch screen watches. I find even when I select screen lock the display switches away from the main one. But overall it does what I need.

Stephen Tabb
27 กรกฎาคม 2563 | Version 1.6

Unfortunately, this app doesn't work for Vivoactive 3. There are zero instructions. Screens move during swim. Local screen on get the lock screen. Tapping watch in water doesn't move anything. No drill mode. Pushing the si gle watch button gets the exit/resume /save screen. Pushing it again you may get a lap timer or a rest timer. For the Vivoactive 3 seems like the built in pool swim despite that app's shortcoming gs, is the better app for lap swimming.

14 กรกฎาคม 2563 | Version 1.6

I'm disappointed in the app because it doesn't use heart rate values when calculating the number of calories burned. I used the app with a swimming pulse belt, but for nothing..

18 กรกฎาคม 2563, fbbbrown

you will need a HRM-TRI or HRM-SWIM to get Calories from an external HRM. After the swim, go to the watch activity history and select "Download Heartrate Data" and then the information will be entered. otherwise use the "Generic Swim" and the optical heart rate will be enabled.

5 กรกฎาคม 2563 | Version 1.5.

This app is not available on touchscreen devices, for a small drop of water is treated as a touch. you should use garmin pool swim app method(no touch screen input, just press to start/pause, long press to end session/save) Also, if you change the rest screen in the setup, it still does not apply. I've been waiting for the update for two months, and all you've fixed is the inside temperature display. very disappointed.

6 กรกฎาคม 2563, fbbbrown

This is an incremental critical bug update and will be more following. I have many updates including improved TouchScreen support. The Temperature was a pull in shared code. Contact me for further status. Updates are done quarterly. Brian.

Poma Robles
5 กรกฎาคม 2563 | Version 1.5.

I want to try this app for stationary swimming, I train in a 2x4mtrs pool with spring laces tied to my waist, but I dont know how to fill in the settings, can you help me? Will this app work?

6 กรกฎาคม 2563, fbbbrown

thanks for reviewing, there is help on my website and the link is in the What's New section in Connect IQ.

15 มิถุนายน 2563 | Version 1.4

I am using forerunner 245 and with the app it works just fine tracking open water swimming

13 มิถุนายน 2563 | Version 1.4

Very disappointing! Distances don’t match at all. Tracking very poor. An there is no documentary in understandable english. It would be nice if the developers would have spend some money for a professional translator.

14 มิถุนายน 2563, fbbbrown

Hi Rebecca, the SwimSports distance is save to the CIQ stat section. CIQ apps cannot edit the main fields of the Connect activity. I have a blog post on this and is very sad Garmin has bad policy on the main Connect values. Contact me directly about the translation issue (include your email or I cannot reply). Brian

Carlos Duran
7 มิถุนายน 2563 | Version 1.4

Successfully tested on Garmin Venu. Hands down for this developer, great software and superb customer support!

14 มิถุนายน 2563, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing

Rio Chip
17 พฤษภาคม 2563 | Version 1.4

So great with this apps, gps gets better day by day. However, my Garmin Connect for G245M does not show SWOLF, distance/stroke and seconds/stroke diagram, it would be perfect if these were solved. Pls help 5* anyway

14 มิถุนายน 2563, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing use the “Generic” activity option, for some reason The SwimSports+ Calculated SWOLF does not show when using the Swim activity type. Brian

Thomas Winkler
12 พฤษภาคม 2563 | Version 1.4

Trail version only. Tested open water swim. GPS track is way off relative to reference GPS in my swim buoy. On average 20-30% differential in distance.Functionality is good, but not useful for trackin

12 พฤษภาคม 2563, fbbbrown

Thomas, thanks for reviewing, Hopefully Garmin will soon add additional GPS System support which will allow faster satellite reception. Please remember when swimming with GPS, during the stroke when your hand is in the water, no app or device will do well since GPS will not work. GPS Signal does not penetrate water no more than 1/2 inch (1 cm). So at best, only 50% of the time the watch can receive GPS signal, so you can expect 50% accuracy. There are methods to allow open swimming to get better GPS signal. Contact me for these. Thanks Brian

Richard R Dort
11 พฤษภาคม 2563 | Version 1.4

So, I used this app on my Vivoactive 3. I just moved to FL last year and for the first time I a (11M) pool to swim in. I want to track HR in the pool to accurately track my training load. I'm an avid cyclist who finds him seriously overweight and tired of overtraining. It does that surprising well, but when I download the workout and upload it to Strava, Training peak, and Golden Cheeta, there is no SWOLF score (even though I saw one on the screen), and no distances. I do have lap times, and the HR data informs my training load, but it just leaves me feeling, meh.

Richard L
23 เมษายน 2563 | Version 1.4

I have been using this in open water. It has worked well mostly. The GPS is fine. I swim two laps of 1Km each and it tracks quite well. As another reviewer said that pricing criticism by someone else was incorrect. Their fee is about USD 2 and that lasts you for a year and you can renew if YOU want. Note it says when you are n the buying screen it doesn't automatically charge when the year rolls over. SO it is entirely honorable. I did lose a record by not saving it properly as I was getting out of the water. Maybe something for developer to look at considering the user has goggles on, no glasses, and maybe cant stand on the bottom and is tired but wants to end the session and go ashore. A couple of days ago it was a bit choppy, Wind chop waves about 400mm and occasionally bigger, wind 15 to 20 knots, some seaweed about in the water and after 1055M the Ap or the watch terminated the session. Grrr. Somehow the record to that point seemed to get saved. I have no idea why it did that other than weed or wave interference. I also use their kayak paddling Ap which does Sup and rowing as well. That has really good stats and is a good Ap. Anyway gents for me thinking further development, build on the stats and reporting and think about those rough conditions and if you can prevent that inadvertant session conclusion.

11 เมษายน 2563 | Version 1.2

GPS was all over the place in my beach swim. #fail

11 เมษายน 2563, fbbbrown

Sorry, you had a problem. Please remember when swimming with GPS, durning the stroke when your hand is in the water, no app or device will do well since GPS will not work. GPS does not penetrate water no more than 1/2 inch (1 cm). So at best, only 50% of the time the watch can receive GPS signal, so you can expect 50% accuracy. There are methods to allow open swimming to get better GPS signal. Contact me for these. Thanks Brian

3 เมษายน 2563 | Version 1.1.0

mazing Swim app been using since January with my FR945, the lap detection is the best.

Даниил Мазаев
28 มีนาคม 2563 | Version 1.1.0

Great app with many settings

31 มกราคม 2563 | Version 1.1

`Very surprised how well it detects pool lengths amazing and indoor distance.

20 มกราคม 2563 | Version 1.0.2

I cant buy it without Pay pall. To bad. Just met us pay by visa...

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