Summary: Just got it and set up was a breeze. Then after using it, I downloaded the information to my computer and found way more information than I could ever use. If you like lots of stats then you will love this. Very comfortable too.
Summary: It doesn't really record the distance you swim but just calculate the distance according the pool length you entered. Though it's smart enough to add the length when you touch the wall of the pool.
Summary: Excellent watch, easy to setup and use (so my gf tells me), battery has lasted around 18 months of pretty regular use, it has to be replaced by being sent away though because of the pressurising and weve been quoted around 2-3 weeks and a cost of about £30.
Summary: If you swim a lot and you like to monitor your performance then its very easy and gives a good level of detail. Software upgrades can be difficult and Garmin don't give the same level of support to this as they do to their running apps. But overall I've found it generally very accurate and useful
Summary: I bought this gadget to properly measure my exercise when swimming. This works really well despite a few dropped lengths now and then. I think the website could display your activities a bit better but overall, despite costing quite a few quid, I'm pleased with this watch.
Summary: As a regular swimmer, predominantly in a 25m pool I have found it useful - particularly detecting what stroke you are doing! It has on one length detected back stroke instead of breastroke, but that may have been my technique. Open water swims I am yet to try, so cannot comment on this.
Summary: It is a nice watch and easy to operate. The display is not very easy to see when you have swimming goggle on. It sometimes confuses my backstroke as breaststroke, but my backstroke technique is a bit off. The instruction was slightly confusing, since your watch has already been paired to the stick.
Summary: I don't really like to swim. But I know how good it is for me, and it is efficient exercise, mostly because I'm so bad at it so I try to go twice a week. The experience of using this device in the water was very impressive.