Using Drill Mode During a Swim

By Tom Provencher -

How do I start a drill mode for kickboard drills or non-traditional strokes?

Apple

After you start your workout, if you don't immediately start swimming with one of the four standard strokes (free, fly, breast, back), you will be in rest mode. You will also be in rest mode anytime you stop to rest at the wall between any lengths completed with those standard strokes. Rest mode is identified by the red text on the screen that says "resting" as opposed to the green "swimming". While in rest mode, force touch the screen to expose the drill/pace/end workout menu.

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If this is your first time using drill mode, a short prompt will explain how to use the feature. To set your drill mode distance, touch the blue "Start Drill Mode" button and then use the digital crown button to set the desired distance. When you are ready to start the drill, there are two ways to accomplish this: 1) simultaneously press the digital crown and side buttons and it will take you back to your workout screen or 2) force touch the screen and select "Start". If you are not ready to use drill mode, force touch and then select "exit".

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Samsung Gear Sport/Galaxy

To access drill mode, you'll first need to disable the screen (water) lock by pressing and holding the bottom side button for two seconds After you've disabled this, twist the watch bevel or swipe from right to left until you reach the drill mode screen. 

 
To adjust the distance, touch the value and using your finger and then to scroll to your desired drill distance. Press the top side button to begin the drill mode, or if you are not ready to use it - rotate the bezel or swipe back to the screen showing your overall distance and cumulative time. When you are done using drill mode, you will need to manually disable the water lock again by pressing and holding the bottom side button for two seconds and the app will revert back to normal swimming mode.  After completing this last step, the drill total will be added to your overall total.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

To access drill mode, first you need to disable the screen (water) lock. This is done by pressing the lower of the two physical buttons (also the home or power button) on the right side of the watch for 2 seconds until the lock has been confirmed as disabled.

After disabling the lock, swipe left or right until you see the Drill mode option and then tap the Edit Distance button to choose the distance you expect to swim for that drill.

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Adjust the distance setting by touching the on-screen buttons to adjust. Press the top side button to begin the timer or drill mode. When you are done using drill mode, you will need to manually disable the water lock again and then press the back button (top button on the side of the watch) to go back to the drill menu. Swipe from right to left to return to regular swimming mode.  After completing this last step, the drill total will be added to your overall total.

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