Do you want to know what are the best smart watches for swimming in 2019? We have a few options, especially now that smartwatches have become fashionable. Sports watches perfect for swimmers.
For a few years, GPS watches for running, cycling and swimming have not stopped improving, and every time we can better control our sporting activity. However, in the areas of fitness, running or cycling, the thing has always been easier to control than swimming, something that is beginning to change thanks to Apple, Fitbit or TomTom.
The best sports watches for swimming
Although there are still no specific watches for swimming, we have very good multisport or fitness options that perfectly capture the necessary statistics so that all swimmers are satisfied controlling their sessions.
1.-Apple Watch Series 4 – Smartwatch
This and new island version of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch 4. These are its main differences with the Apple Watch 3:
While the Apple Watch 3 has models of 38 mm or 42 mm, the new Apple Watch 4 comes in 40 mm or 44 mm: this is an increase of 30% in the size of the screen.
Both models have been updated to WatchOS 5
The Apple Watch 4 has a faster processor than the Watch 3 called S4: it is twice as fast as the last generation.
The Apple Watch 4 can take an electrocardiogram reading of your heart.
The Apple Watch 4 offers most of the same fitness features of the Apple Watch 3, including GPS tracking, a heart rate monitor, a waterproof design and sleep tracking technology.
The price of the Apple Watch 4 is higher than the Apple Watch 3
Needless to say, it is quite more expensive than series 3, which is still a really good option for swimmers. It is expensive if you only want to control the lengths you do in the pool, but it is perfect if you want it for many other things and once in a while control how you swim.
2.-Samsung Galaxy Watch – Bluetooth smart watch
The successor of the Samsung Gear S3 and the Gear Sport of 2017.
Operating System: Tizen OS compatible with Android, iOS
Display: 1.2 “or 1.3” 360 x 360 Super AMOLED
Processor: Dual-core 1.15GHz
Band sizes: 22 mm or 20 mm
Battery life: 4 days on the 46 mm model
Charging method: wireless
IP Classification: you can submerge 50 meters
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
It is a major improvement in the Samsung smart watch ecosystem. It serves to control many sports, including swimming. It has a 5 ATM rating and you can customize a lot of information when swimming: objectives, what data you want to see when swimming, the length of the pool (the default is 25 meters) and the frequency.
The information it provides is quite detailed: your fastest length, how many longs you have done, training duration, calories expended, pulsations … a perfect watch for occasional swimmers.
The battery life is really good, with up to 4 days in the largest model. And Tizen works really well in this model. The apps are somewhat more limited than in Wear OS or Watch OS 5, but you will have everything you need with those provided by Samsung.
3.-Apple Watch Series 3 – Smartwatch
Retina OLED 2nd generation screen with Force Touch twice as bright (1,000 nits)
272 x 340 pixels (38 mm)
312 x 390 pixels (42 mm)
Up to 18 hours of battery
Wi-Fi (802.11b / g / n at 2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.2
8 GB capacity
Water resistant up to 50 meters
Voice assistant: Siri
Heart rate sensor
Along with watchOS 4, the Apple Watch allows you to control a lot of parameters that swimmers always want to keep in mind. It is clear that there are clocks that control more parameters, but this Apple model is perfect for occasional swimmers and especially for fitness enthusiasts.
This watch allows the automatic detection of stroke, and the possibility of being able to configure your sessions for 25m, 50m and 100m in the Workout application. The accuracy of the distance is solid and you can calibrate the length of the pool on your watch. The stroke detection is very good but not perfect.