Garmin Forerunner is extremely away from swimming actually. Instead, it is a mid-level Garmin GPS running watch which is the best for running and cycling.
Let us notify you that in today’s modern world around all new fitness watches are waterproof, commonly between 30 to 50m. Garmin Forerunner is meant for approximate depth of around 45-50m.
What does that mean?
It means that it is perfect, protected, and secure to use while swimming and any other activity that are water-based.
Wait! Wait! Wait! Garmin Forerunner has no particular ‘Swim’ sport mode as compared to other smart swimming-orientated watches. So, it is quite difficult for a regular user to use this advance watch for swimming. Well, sensing this need, we have brought this tutorial into the limelight to help you out in any manner. Read on.
Remember, swimming in open water, the watch can utilize the GPS abilities that follow your distance. It is also the fact that when you swim inside a lapped pool, subsequently some GPS functions will not work.
Well, having no ‘Swim’ sports mode, the ultimate (most ideal) approach to track swimming on Garmin Forerunner is to use other or additional sport modes. This can also be utilized for a movement and can record all the measurements offered on your smart gadget, including GPS tracking and Heart Rate as well.
As a matter of fact, it is best to arrange other sport modes in order to keep a track of indoor pool swimming in a crystal-clear and valuable way.
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Open Water Swimming
The watch works perfectly in open water also. Conversely, a few Garmin watches include a Pool Swim mode with Open Water Swim mode as well.
In today’s modern world of technology, the gadgets that keeps a track in open water swimming utilizes a combination of information gathered from an inward accelerometer together with Garmin GPS tracking.
On the other hand, this also helps in removing the common problem of GPS drop-outs that are caused by the watch that is being submerged. It is the most common and brain-teaser issue on Garmin Forerunner.
Swimming in open water, is still best to utilize other or additional sport modes. Conversely, when it is used for open water swimming, the primary issue seen is “wrong distances recorded”.
Well, this poor GPS precision while swimming is not because of the sort of Garmin GPS hardware framework but it is a software-based issue actually.
So, if you fail to fix this issue on your own, register your Garmin complaints at the toll-free number mentioned above.
Analyze Swim Data
Once you are done with swimming you can also edit the sports mode. It is also recommended to reset Garmin vivoactive HR prior to make any changes in the settings.
In addition, it gives you the facility to edit activity as well. Moreover, you can enter the swim data received from the activity as well. Garmin will automatically calculate your normal pace at that point in min/100m, which is the typical swimming measurement.
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Heart Rate Data
Last but not the least: The Forerunner incorporates a wrist-based heart rate monitor also.
Despite the fact, in some other fitness watches that have both a built-in swim mode and an optical pulse sensor, the heart rate data is disabled automatically while swimming. This is just because of poor precision as water can regularly meddle (interfere) with the sensor and leads to false reading.
On the other hand, in the case of Forerunner, the disabling of the pulse sensor doesn’t happen. This means that you can record the pulse information for swimming. There are also chances that you may come across Garmin GPS failed network error and Garmin touch screen not working during the recording of heart rate data.
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