Kick sets in a swimming session

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by iBug2, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    Today I did a 2700m swimming workout and I had 400m's of kick sets. Apple Watch expectedly did not track any kick sets since my hands were not moving. I'm ok with that. But what's interesting is, the calorie count didn't increase during the kick set either. The watch was tracking my heartrate, which was still elevated due to kicking, yet after 50 meters I could only see +1-2 calories burned, which is ridiculous.

    Apple should add some shortcut to notify the watch that we are doing kicksets, and it should at least continue to track calorie burn even if hands are not moving.
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Wear your watch on your ankle. :p

    More seriously, I'm thinking heartrates can increase for reasons other than exercise, so relying only on heart rate to determine calories burn isn't very reliable.

    I haven't used Watch to swim, but is it possible to switch to Other Workout while you are doing your kicks?

    Also, send Apple suggestions for a shortcut to switch to kick set mode.

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