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Swimming watch?

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by The Rover, 1 Mar 2018.

  1. The Rover

    The Rover Über Member

    Hi, I’ve started swimming a couple of times a week as I find it helps with a nervous system condition I’ve been diagnosed with recently.

    I’ve got a Garmin Forerunner 230 watch which I use for running and cycling but it’s not suitable for swimming.
    So, I’m after recommendations for a cheap ish, under £70 watch that will also link with Strava.

    Cheers Stuart.
  2. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    I use Apple Watch 2.
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  3. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Does that count distance?
  4. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Yes. As well as strokes, stroke type, heart rate, and it works in open water too. I use the swim.com app.
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  5. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Under £70 is going to be a challenge, decent swim features tend to be the preserve of higher end watches.
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  6. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    I would be tempted not to bother if money is an issue.

    A lap counter is all you need, really. It’s nice to sync and get stats but, you know.


    Ha! Unbelievably it’s exactly £70 too!
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  7. Breedon

    Breedon Veteran

    I've used that watch pretty good to be fair
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  8. OP
    The Rover

    The Rover Über Member

    Thanks, budget is open, I just thought £70 would be ok.
    The Poolmate looks good, and the one up from it might do the job.

    Appreciate the replies.

  9. Tommy2

    Tommy2 Über Member

    Second hand Garmin 910xt are cheap enough and ideal for swim/bike/run.
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