The app is good to record your open water swimming. The distance isn't as accurate but that's none of their fault. I like that I can finally record my open water swims
I use the APP on a Vivoactive 3, the distance is well calculated with some delay. When uploading to Garmin Connect sometimes a shorter distance is displayed. You can change that manually.
I cannot get it to record my accurate swimming distance. It might be user error so I will keep trying.
Con Vivoactive HR sballa completamente la distanza, dando traiettorie assurde... in acque libere mi dava 1.780 mt rispetto ai più plausibili 1.280 di Strava (con telefono).. non so se il problema sia dato dallo strumento o dall’app...
I downloaded for Vivoactive 3 and I already went a couple of times for open water swimming and compared the recorded distance to distance in maps. One time the distance recorded on the swimming app (which looked accurate) was not transferred properly to Garmin (less was recorded). The last time the swimming app it self was not able to record the distance itself. I will give it another try...
I downloaded on my Vivoactive 3 this morning and went for a swim at the lake, Almost positive that the distance was accurate , I was happy to have my heart rate and again was accurate, is great and I don't know why didn't work for other user.
Good app but data affected by Garmin algorithms intervening and adding distance. Really pleased otherwise.
I’ve previously reviewed V1.4 Premium with pretty good results. Today I tested V1.5 on my FR245 using the following configuration: watch firmware 3.0, SAP 1.5, beta gps firmware 2.42. I also used an old FR220 attached to my swimming buoy as a reference. Here are the recorded distances:
FR220 - 590m in running mode,
FR245 - 679m on SAP,
FR245 - 1046m on Garmin Connect.
Chances are the latest beta GPS update I used this time may have played its part on the bad distance accuracy. On version 1.4, the distances recorded by SAP and the FR220 were basically the same. Also the map track recorded with v1.4 was pretty spot on with the one drawn by the FR220, whereas this time with v1.5 was pretty zig-zaggy, recorded more points with a few random ones in the middle of the sea.
Not ready for Prime Time. I tested this app in an open water swim today. My Garmin 920, with native OWS ability recorded a distance of 3,257 yards while this app recorded 1,975 yards.