Garmin Swim
Garmin Swim
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Garmin Swim review: 25 facts and highlights

1. Provides activity reports

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
Garmin Swim
40% have it

2. weight

40g
Polar RCX3 GPS: 33g

3. battery life

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
365 days
Casio STB-1000: 730 days

4. resolution

55 x 31px
Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F10: 300 x 320px

5. Syncs wirelessly

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Garmin Swim
34% have it

6. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Garmin Swim
95% have it

7. thickness

13mm
Motorola MOTOACTV: 9.6mm

8. waterproofing maximum depth

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
50m
Casio GWA1000FC-2A: 200m

9. Has goal setting

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
Garmin Swim
37% have it

10. Tracks distance

It tracks how far you travel.
Garmin Swim
77% have it

11. Measures pace

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
Garmin Swim
70% have it

12. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Garmin Swim
91% have it

13. Counts how many calories you have burnt

This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
Garmin Swim
70% have it

14. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Garmin Swim
89% have it

15. height

44mm
Leikr: 40.4mm

16. Includes access to online portal

Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.
Garmin Swim
64% have it

17. Has a stopwatch

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
Garmin Swim
78% have it

18. Has a stroke counter for swimming

The device uses arm movement sensors to count the number of strokes when swimming.
Garmin Swim
21% have it

19. maximum operating temperature

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
50°C
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music: 60°C

20. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Garmin Swim
26% have it

21. width

48mm
TomTom Runner: 35.6mm

22. waypoints

Waypoints are locations or landmarks worth recording and storing in your GPS. These are locations you may later want to return to, for example favorite restaurants, bars etc.
0
Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire: 1000

23. lowest potential operating temperature

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
-10°C
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music: -20°C

24. Has stroke recognition

It can automatically detect which type of swimming stroke you are performing during your workout. This is better for serious swimmers and saves you having to manually adjust your data later.
Garmin Swim
15% have it

25. Has social features

Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.
Garmin Swim
64% have it

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