Best Smartwatch for Swimmers
So which piece of tech is the Best Smartwatch for Swimmers, that you can go swimming with to track your laps, strokes and swimming fitness ?
Well it really does depend on what you require your smart watch to do ! will it be just a swim timer or maybe you want to use it for a variety of other sporting activities too.
So we have put together our list of the Top 5 Best Smartwatch for Swimmers below:
Battery life: Up to 18 hours | Waterproof rating: 5ATM
Built for both pool and open water swimming like the Apple Watch 4, the Apple Watch 5 boasts auto stroke detection, automatic sets and detailed splits.
Moreover with each and every generation, the Apple Watch becomes a more serious fitness device and also more durable.
Along with its updated heart rate skills, and also the combination of Apple Watch 5 and watchOS 6 has improved swimming smarts.
Furthermore the always-on display is really useful, and we quickly got used to glancing at the Watch to see the time. It’s actually a little too bright, as in dark conditions it glows rather precariously – some reviewers found themselves turning off the always-on feature quite regular.
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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS)
|Case Size||40mm, 44mm|
|Whats in the box||Case, Band, 1m Magnetic Charging Cable, 5W USB Power Adapter|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Power||Up to 18 hours of battery life|
|Additional Features||GPS, Always-On Retina display, 30% larger screen, Swimproof, ECG app, Electrical and optical heart sensors, Built-in compass, Elevation, Emergency SOS, Fall Detection, S5 SiP with up to 2x faster 64-bit dual-core processor, watchOS 6 with Activity trends, cycle tracking, hearing health innovations, and the App Store on your wrist.|
|Case Weight||30.1g, 36.7g|
Compare Apple Watch products
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 3
|Price||From: £379.00||From: £299.00|
|Ratings||4.8 out of 5 stars (302)||4.3 out of 5 stars (8)|
|Case Size||44mm, 40mm||38mm, 42mm|
|Display Area||759 sq mm or 977 sq mm display area||563 sq mm or 740 sq mm display area|
|Processor||64-bit dual-core S5 processor||Dual-core S3 processor|
|Electrical heart sensor (ECG app)||Electrical heart sensor (ECG app) ECG app coming later this year||N/A|
|Optical Heart Sensor||Second-generation optical heart sensor||Optical heart sensor|
|Digital Crown||Digital Crown with haptic feedback||A Digital Crown|
Customer questions & answers
Question2: Can you also make calls on this watch?
Answer: Yes you can, as long as your iPhone is connected through Bluetooth!
Question3: Is it also compatible with an iPhone SE?
Answer:As the iPhone SE also runs the latest version of iOS (currently 13.2.3), can install the Watch.app and, when launched, offers to pair a watch, then it is clearly supported.
Question4: Which size strap does the 44mm come with – s/m & m/l or m/l & l/xl?
Answer:it doesn’t come with the XL at all. Its s/m and M/l. XL is only available direct from apple.
Battery life: 3 – 4 days | Waterproof rating: 5ATM
The Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch is a great all-rounder with the fitness tracker and swim track are just one of the activities it can track due to it’s water sealed and has a 5 ATM rating.
Moreover the design of Galaxy Watch focuses on discretion and lightness, with a practical display that helps you quickly reach all your goals. Without forgetting the beauty of simplicity.
Battery life: 4+ days | Waterproof rating: 5ATM
The Fitbit Versa 2 is also full of fitness features and allows you to track them in a really direct way.
Furthermore thanks to the 5ATM waterproofing, the Versa 2 can also track your swimming and displays the lengths and meters swam alongside the timer.
Battery life: Up to 10 hours in GPS mode | Waterproof rating: 5ATM
Fitbit Ionic – the first health & fitness smartwatch that guides and coaches you to reach your goals with personalised insights and guided workouts, built-in GPS and continuous heart rate tracking.
Also stay motivated by storing and playing 300+ songs and get inspired by a global fitness community.
Battery life: Up to 24 hours in GPS mode | Waterproof rating: 5ATM
Garmin Forerunner 935 this triathlon smartwatch combines dedicated pool smarts with overall training and performance features that make it the top choice for competitive amateur swim-bike-run athletes.
Finally the smartwatch also comes with built-in activity profiles for swimming pool and open water swimming, and you can also create your own workouts, or download sessions direct from Garmin Connect
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