Broke 1500m freestyle world record with AW 2

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by YYS, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. YYS macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
    1500m with 13'54"
    Used Apple Pool Swim App, actual fact I swam only 400m with rest in between

    Also tried App, it showed the distance correctly, but stoke count was inaccurate, did 24 or 25 strokes, the app shown 21 or 22 instead.

    Today I'm going to try Myswimpro app.

    Apple Swim 1500m.PNG .
  2. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2013

    My experience with the native workout app has been pleasant. Pretty accurate.

    Don't know what happened here...
  3. avonord macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2007
  4. YYS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
    My second swim with Nike+ model today.

    First impression with Myswimpro App is no good, did 100m and it showed 150m, few laps later, decided to quit the app after seeing 3:00/100m pace, that really hurt my feeling.

    Will stick with App, the only app which shows the distance correctly, although swimming styles were wrongly recognised.
  5. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2011
    I had a Garmin once that showed I hit 1500 mph on a down hill mountain bike ride. Got a good laugh out of that.
  6. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Did you have the pool length set correctly?

    I got a similar result in a 10 yard hotel pool recently. I'd inadvertently left the pool length set to my usual 25 yards. The watch still counted the number of laps/lengths correctly (based on the number of turns detected, presumably) but multiplied it out by the wrong pool length. So my speed was grossly inflated :)
  7. NotVeryFriendly macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2016
    That's quite odd as my swim tracking has been very accurate. As Arran mentioned, do you definitely have the pool length correct?
  8. YYS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
    Yes, set the length correctly, it's a 50m pool, as you can see from the screenshot.

    Did 1600m today, app (latest update) shown correctly, but Apple Health Data app shown swimming distance 863m.
  9. YYS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
    The only unusual thing I did is wore the watch on left hand, digital crown on left side.
  10. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    and is your watch set for that? if not, you may be messing with the accelerometer (which is how it gets the data..)

    also, i'm wondering, are you running both the app workout and the stock workout app simultaneously?
  11. YYS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
    We can change the watch orientation on iphone, afraid setting Digital Crown on the left side turn the watch upside down, and messing the sensor.

    Will set the Digital Crown back to the right side for my next swim on Tuesday.

    I quit the Apple Swim app before changing to app.
  12. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    if i understand you right, i think this may be a bug in watchos. i have 2 apple watches and like to wear my overnight one on the "wrong" wrist. when my other one died early one day, i set it correctly to the left wrist and chose the right place for the digital crown - but it was upside down on screen. a reboot of the watch without changing any of the settings brought the screen back the right way up.
  13. YYS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
    Problem solved.

    After changing the digital crown to the right, the Apple Workout app made no mistake this time.
    I even dive into the pool to test.

    But won't use the Apple app any way, as it is too basic, during the workout not even have the current pace shown on the watch.

    Digital Crown on left side :

    Apple Left.JPG

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