My first swim with the AW2

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  1. jamin00 macrumors 6502a

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    And Im over the moon for more than 1 reason, its also my first swim since my accident at the beginning of October last year when some nice white van man decided to pull out in front of me on my motorbike causing me to break my shoulder amongst over bones.

    So, the swim was only short and slow but I was swimming 1 length and walking the next, repeating this for the 20 mins but everything appears accurate. I wore the watch quite tight to try to help the watch get my heart rate thinking it will prevent to much water going between it and my arm, don't know if it helped but I wasn't exactly going hard.

    Very impressed and looking forward to more. I wore my Non OEM milanese strap as I forgot to change it to my sport band so will see what impact it has on that but then also wore it in the hot tub :D
     

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  3. buntonn macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to hear about your accident and hope you have a speedy recovery. I have the series 1 watch and am very happy with it, I use it for any gym that I cannot record on my Life Fitness app to feed Health app. The bit I am missing in swimming! I want this as I am trying to build up my swimming in addition to cardio in the gym now and I really want to record the data.

    I am in a dilemma as to upgrade to watch series 2 or go the Garmin vivoactive HR route. I am quite use to the apple watch now and also its handy for unlocking my macbookpro when I have it closed using external display. I really like the Nike black/green version but running is not my main, cycling is. Love the look of it though, but is it something I could wear all day as I do with my current apple watch...
     
  4. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers. I love that feature (unlocking the Mac)

    I couldn't wear any other smart watch all day, they all look hideous imo and the Garmins are huge.
     
  5. profets macrumors 68040

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    Nice - and sorry to hear about that accident! Great that you are swimming again.

    I used the original Apple watch for lane & open water swimming for over a year (without any useful metrics) and the Series 2 for lane swimming since September. So happy they added it. Actually went for a 750m swim this morning myself.
     
  6. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So chuffed to be back at it however light it was :)

    Back when I got my Fitbit I really wanted my swimming to be monitored but even though the Fitbit didn't do this I couldn't bring myself to wear a Garmin so when this was announced with the AW2 I just had to step in to the whole Apple watch thing. So glad I did :)
     
  7. warburg macrumors 6502a

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    I went for a pool swim yesterday without setting the Workout app. I merely set the teardrop so that the waterproofing function would be on. When I finished my swim, I noticed that the red ring on the Activity app. showing movement had not measured the calories absorbed by my swim. Does the Activity app. turn off when the teardrop is set?
     
  8. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I set it to "Indoor swim" so it recorded everything as per my pic. Just setting the teardrop just locks the phone to prevent the water activating anything on screen as we know but I do not know if it does anything to the calories count?
     
  9. warburg macrumors 6502a

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    What does activating the teardrops on the controls screen actually do?
     
  10. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It prevents the water that will be going over the watch face activating the watch as it can interfere with it and then when you then unlock it, it activates the speaker to expel the water.
     

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