Hugely disappointed. The watch is great and does what it ...
J. Newby, Amazon
27 April 2015
Summary: Hugely disappointed. The watch is great and does what it claims very well but the reason I bought it was the access I wanted to Garmin Connect, the web based software for storing, analysing and tracking swims. This was impossible to launch and Garmin provide useless support and instructions.
Summary: Initially this watch works great. Then, two or three days after the 12 month warranty expires, the swim mode button stops working. Despite this being a very common ailment (see link below) Garmin Customer Support ignores any requests for help.
Summary: I was using it for more than a year. The measurements were relatively precise. However you had to take into account that there was usually one or to mistakes for 1 hour swimming - and unfortunately, you are not allowed to correct that in the database - even if it shows that you were swimming 25m in...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.