stationary swimming

b0fh666

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is there support for this in the workout app? no matter what i try, only get weird results.

pool swim, size zero meters, wont let me start. 1 meter works, but results are idiotic.

why not just count strokes and estimate calories based on that?

does anybody know a way?
 

iPhysicist

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As I understand this is swimming without you moving forward but the water is streaming past you? The setting pool size is for lap counting I would imagine. Do you need laps? If so set it to 25mor 50m which are the standard lap length.
 

arkitect

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Eh?! Moving means you’re going somewhere. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Ah the joy of English. :)

Moving/Move. It has a few interpretations.
Example. I am sitting here moving my hands and fingers while typing this reply… but I am not going anywhere. :)

I am moving house next month… doesn't mean I am moving the house.
 

akash.nu

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Ah the joy of English. :)

Moving/Move. It has a few interpretations.
Example. I am sitting here moving my hands and fingers while typing this reply… but I am not going anywhere. :)

I am moving house next month… doesn't mean I am moving the house.
how do you swim but not move though?! I’ve never seen anything like this.
 
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lclev

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I swim everyday in a 25 yard length pool. Neither my S3 or S4 ever got the lap count correct. I just use it to track my time - and I count the laps.

Lisa
 

b0fh666

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Set it for open water swim
thanks for that - tried it today and the calorie counting works... even a bit over-crediting.

on the other hand... it really EATS battery. guess its the gps pointlessly trying to track inexistent movement :)
 

millerj123

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I wound up just using it to count time exercising, without worrying about distance. This is in an above ground, 12' pool.
 

CreepyAF

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I swim everyday in a 25 yard length pool. Neither my S3 or S4 ever got the lap count correct. I just use it to track my time - and I count the laps.

Lisa
i swim a lot, too, and my watch accurately counts the laps as well as knows which stroke im doing.
 

lclev

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i swim a lot, too, and my watch accurately counts the laps as well as knows which stroke im doing.
Neither my S3 nor my S4 have ever counted my laps correctly. I have no idea why. I have tried all kinds of adjustments from lap swim to open to changing the length of the pool - nothing. They both way over count my laps, I mean Michael Phelps would love my lap counts - 92 in an hour! Not with my old body, 30 is my best! It counts the breaststroke laps correctly but not the backstroke laps. No idea why.

Anyway I have read that when you are in the pool the GPS is turned off with the water seal feature. I have also read it tracks every time the watch breaks the surface of the water. Not sure which is correct or if either are.

Lisa
 

CreepyAF

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Neither my S3 nor my S4 have ever counted my laps correctly. I have no idea why. I have tried all kinds of adjustments from lap swim to open to changing the length of the pool - nothing. They both way over count my laps, I mean Michael Phelps would love my lap counts - 92 in an hour! Not with my old body, 30 is my best! It counts the breaststroke laps correctly but not the backstroke laps. No idea why.

Anyway I have read that when you are in the pool the GPS is turned off with the water seal feature. I have also read it tracks every time the watch breaks the surface of the water. Not sure which is correct or if either are.

Lisa
well i dont do backstroke, only front crawl, maybe 2-4 laps of breaststroke occasionally to warm up the shoulders, so maybe that's the difference? i think it uses the gyrometer to know when you turn the other direction or using an algorithm to distinguish a lap, but there's no science behind that. who knows?
 

MEJHarrison

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thanks for that - tried it today and the calorie counting works... even a bit over-crediting.

on the other hand... it really EATS battery. guess its the gps pointlessly trying to track inexistent movement :)
You could always try an Other workout. As near as I can tell, it's a simple timer. You start getting exercise, even if you're just sitting on the couch watching tv, until you turn it off. It's meant for weird things where you're working really hard, but not getting exercise credit because you're not moving around much. I've heard shoveling snow is a good example. You don't get much credit for basically just standing around not going anywhere, so you start an Other workout.
 

lclev

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I have used the "other" workout and a bunch of adjustments to the swim selections. I am not worried as long as it times my workout correctly. Maybe when I finally get in shape enough to do a workout of free style (front crawl) laps only it will get the count correct.

Lisa
 

Sathyavr

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thanks for that - tried it today and the calorie counting works... even a bit over-crediting.

on the other hand... it really EATS battery. guess its the gps pointlessly trying to track inexistent movement :)
thanks for that - tried it today and the calorie counting works... even a bit over-crediting.

on the other hand... it really EATS battery. guess its the gps pointlessly trying to track inexistent movement :)

Hello! Does it count the strokes too? Thank you!
 
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