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.
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.