Apple watch 3 for swimming

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

  1. Curly04 macrumors newbie

    Curly04

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    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.

    Curls
     
  2. Nell macrumors 6502a

    Nell

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    London
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    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

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    Washington DC
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    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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