Swim.com announced compatibility with WearOS devices running WearOS 2.0 or later in July 2019, with version 2.4.9 of Swim.com. This version brings to WearOS features that have already been available to our Apple and Samsung users, including drill and pace (send-off) modes, distance goal alarms, and the ability to import a workout guide to the watch to reference while swimming.
To use Swim.com on WearOS devices running version 2.0 or later, you must first ensure that you are running Swim.com version 2.4.9 or later on your Android mobile phone. For devices running an older version of WearOS (or AndroidWear 1.5), such as the Sony Smartwatch 3, you will only be able to run a legacy version of Swim.com on your AndroidWear watch.
To install the newest version, you must first go to our app on Google Play and agree to become a beta tester. It may take several minutes for your beta tester status to be approved. Once it is approved, you will need to manually update to this 2.4.9 or later via the link above.
Once this version has been installed on your phone, you can wait for the phone to automatically update the app on your watch or you can force the update by uninstalling the old version of Swim.com on your WearOS device and re-installing. To uninstall the Swim.com watch app, go to Settings>Apps & Notifications>App Info>Swim.com>App Info to check which version is currently running on the watch. If it is not running 2.4.9 or later, uninstall from the App Info menu. To re-install, open the Play Store on your watch and install the Swim.com app from the option “Apps from your Phone”.
The Swim.com WearOS app may ask you to login to your account on your Android phone when you first get it running. Once your account is recognized, you are ready to swim!
This section show you your past swims. Next to a swim there is an icon with a cloud. This cloud will either show a check mark or an arrow. Clouds with check marks mean the workout has synced to our server. Clouds with arrows mean these workouts are not yet synced. To force a workout to sync, touch the cloud/arrow icon or open the workout in your history.
This option allows you to set an alarm for a one-time alert during your swim when you reach your set distance goal. The alert will vibrate your watch once you are either in resting mode at the wall, or during the length after you complete the distance (this is because the watch needs to process that you did complete the distance and the alert will show up once this has registered)
This feature allows for users to import scripted workout plans to the watch for reference during a swim either before or during your workout. It is intended to take the place of a physical print out and is not currently an auto-prompt feature. For instruction on how to import a workout to your watch, please click here.
AUTOMATIC TOUCH SCREEN (WATER) LOCK
Once you have started a swim, the touch screen will automatically be disabled to prevent the electric current in the water from making false touches on the capacitive screen. To wake the screen up you will need to press one of the physical buttons (typically the power button on most watches). If you wake the watch mid-workout, you do not need to manually lock the screen again – this will happen automatically when you resume swimming.
DRILL AND PACE (SEND-OFF) MODE
Drill mode is intended to be used for kickboard sets or anytime you are not using one of the four standard strokes (free, fly, breast, back). Drill mode lets you preset a distance and run a timer so that your set distance is accurately recorded and added to your total. This is especially necessary for kick sets because the watch is not moving (holding on to kickboard) and so the app would interpret that as resting. Motion algorithms programmed into the app will only detect the four standard strokes, and so swimming a non-standard stroke or drill could cause inaccurate distance recording if left in regular swim mode.
Pace, or send-off timers, allow the watch to have a recurring countdown timer that vibrates at the end and resets the countdown until you disable it. This allows for swimmers to know how far on or off pace they are, and when they need to leave the wall to start swimming the next set.
In order to access drill mode and pace (send-off) timers swipe from left to right or use the watch’s physical scrolling button to scroll up.
ADDITIONAL SCREEN VIEWS
To access additional screen views, such as current swim stats (strokes per length, SWOLF score, and pace), previous interval information, heart rate, and more - swipe from right to left or scroll down using the physical button scroller.
ENDING A WORKOUT
To end the workout, swipe from right to left or scroll down until you reach the “end swim” screen.