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Garmin Forerunner 235

Anyone know how to choose swimming as an activity on this device ?. Mine only comes up running, cycling and other but I see swimming as an activity on the phone app .

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I think the phone app is design to work with all Garmin watches so it will have features your watch won’t support

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I got the pool swim app from the garmin connect store. You access it from apps in the activity section once you’ve downloaded it.

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Cheers Sarakc ! I'll give it a go

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I’m not sure I really like it! I like to see how many lengths I do without counting myself! (I lose count so easily, my old Fitbit flex 2 was good for that!)

Anyway it’s still possible but you need to do a big calculation yourself afterwards! I used mine yesterday and spent ages faffing around pressing buttons at random as i wasn’t sure what I was doing!!!! 😂

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That sounds like me 🤨

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I don't think the wrist heart rate monitor type systems like too much water/sweat so it may not work well during swimming. The chest strap hrms do work in the pool though.

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NO!!! I looked it up and you have to choose, 'other' activity. So I jumped in and fiddled a bit, got it going but I think it doesn't actually record anything. I just add my time and distance on Strava as that's easier. I am an obsessive counter so counting lanes is fun :)

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Yup I used the other function but it basically only recorded the time. I hear you can download a swim app from the phone app though.

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The 235 doesn’t do swimming. My genie does, but doesn’t record heart rate as most wrist monitors aren’t accurate in water. My Polar was but it was a hulking great ugly heat Simon eBay it went!

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Omigods autocorrect fenix not genie!

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