ac186bab57 But once I used this watch in the pool a few times, I found it simple to navigate. Syncing the watch after a workout is simple, as is setting up the watch to match your pool size and preferences. The same seals that keep water from ruining the electronics in swim-friendly fitness trackers also protects them from the pressure of that water. The app also provides some "pro tips" that are meant to help you improve your form. Features: automatic lap/stroke counter, distance, time, calories burned, flip turn time, pace Multisport capability: Yes [Read full review of Moov fitness tracker] Design/Comfort: The Moov is a fitness tracker and virtual coach that tracks many of the swimming metrics as a dedicated swim watch. And just because a fitness tracker is splash-proof or water-resistant doesn't mean you should wear it the next time you swim a few laps in the pool. In fact, most of them are not. The heart-rate strap and the watch can't communicate through water, so you have to wait until your workout is over to view heart-rate data (and other details about your workout) online. None of the other dedicated swim trackers and apps I tested put information about a swim workout into context like this.
You can even track how much time you spend doing kickboard exercises and other drills, which is another feature the PoolMate Live is missing. Like the Garmin Swim, the Ambit3 also did a great job of distinguishing among different types of swimming strokes. However, if you're looking for a wearable device to use beyond the pool, then this watch might not be for you. I found that as long as I took a good push off the wall for each lap, the watch remained accurate. [Read full review of Garmin vivosmart] Garmin vivofit, $85 Buy Garmin vivofit on Amazon.com Like the vivosmart, the vivofit doesn't actually capture swimming metrics, such as your laps or stroke count. This design was problematic for me, since I like to see how many laps I've completed when I'm in the pool. from the George Washington University. [Read full review of Garmin vivofit] Runtastic Orbit, $78 Buy Runtastic Orbit on Amazon.com The Orbit won't help you track your swims, but it is waterproof and can register activity in the pool.