Apple watch 3 for swimming

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Curly04, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Curly04 macrumors newbie


    Apr 30, 2018
    Good afternoon,

    I've sent my fitbit versa back as it doubled the amount I was swimming so I'm thinking of the Apple Watch 3.

    Thing is I am disabled and I don't swim very fast (about 75 mins for half a mile in a 25 meter pool).

    I don't mind paying for the watch if it works, does anyone here have any experience with them and be able to offer me any advice.

    I need to prove to the hospital and GP that I am doing some exercise, but I don't want to have loads of missing data as its wrong so I've deleted, or something that has told me that I've done a lot more than I have.

    Also how does it know when I've swam the 25 meters (1 length) do I have to touch the wall, what if I touch the wall twice when I turn around to set off again.

    thanks for reading and sorry if I sound a little thick.

  2. Nell macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2012
    I don’t swim often but from my limited experience I’d say it should record your swim accurately. I always do touch the wall at the end of a length though (and possibly more than once if I want to pause between lengths to let someone faster go through).
  3. cbronfman macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2008
    Washington DC
    So long as you're putting out an effort - it will record your workouts with no problem. I also am disabled, USE A POWER CHAIR and use a lft to get in and out of the water, etc. And the watch shows my efforts great.

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