Summary: Took watch for first swim this morning only to find upon checking time after first set of 20 lengths that the blue button had fallen off and the watch had filled up with water rendering it completely useless, very disappointed and thus it is being returned for refund.(watch had no impact simply button pushed and went for swim) Programming the watch pre-swim the features however are plentiful and exactly what is required, with the user interface and system easy to read,...
Summary: Don't waste your money. At its most basic you simply can't see the display as the digits are tiny rendering the watch absolutely useless during your actual swim session, unless you want to take your goggles off after every set or drill. This is even worse if like me your eyes aren't great. Used it once only and it somehow managed to tell me during a 20 minute session of front crawl only that I threw a breastbone and backstroke lengths in as well??
Summary: I was hoping for a great watch when I ordered this Garmin but was very quickly disappointed on two accounts. The first was that the watch recorded the majority of my freestyle as back stroke with a few breast stroke lengths apparently in between. There was the occasional additional length and some lengths that I apparently did in little over zero seconds....
Not compatible with Windows 8 / Terrible Customer support
2 February 2014
Summary: This product is not compatible with Windows 8 64 bit computers and when you try to install the software you get an "MSI Error". Buy only if you don't want to syncronise with the computer. Garmin also has terrible customer support. They basically don't read what you write to them when you ask for help and then reply 3 days later with a useless response.
READ BEFORE PURCHASE!! Impressed with product - 6 months on, disappointed with manufacturer support
The Wrinklie, Amazon
3 January 2014
Summary: I was starting to get fed up with losing track of my swimming laps so did some research into devices for counting the laps for me. I was initially torn between the Swimovate Poolmate and this one. I was erring on the side of the Garmin, mainly due to the brand and reputation, additionally this watch has more features than the Swimovate version, including the ability to wirelessly upload all the swimming data to the Garmin Connect website and also to spreadsheet format.
Summary: So I have put off writing this review until I have had the chance to really test it properly and was hoping it would redeem itself, unfortunately that is not the case. I have used the watch for the last five weeks and every week it has miscounted the number of laps that I have swam. The miscount seems to be completely random and occurs at different times in the swim. The set up is easy and straightforward, and starting the timer and saving times is easy.
Summary: I have had this watch for 6 months now - the concept is great and it works well. I still use it quite a lot as it will give me an indication only of how I have been swimming. Unfortunately this product is very inaccurate. It let's me down every swim. I think it is more reliable if you swim constantly but forget it if you are doing drills and resting in between lengths. It really let me down when I did the 5k Marathon as it did not record my times.
Excerpt: часы тупо не умеют корректно считать количество бассейнов. Первые Garmin swim купил специально для того что бы смотреть как проплываю конкретный круг (до этого были Origon Sintifiс, меряющие только общую дистанцию). При первом заплыве вместо реальных 2000 метров. Часы показали 2800. Подумал что возможно проблема во мне. Прочитал инструкцию, проверил что все делаю правильно. Повторил попытку - 2900 вместо 2000. Проверил прошивку.