How will Open Water Mode work on Swimmo?
Open Water Mode will allow Swimmo users to measure your swim distance and duration in lakes, seas, rivers, and oceans.
Instead of using GPS, Swimmo will learn from your previous training sessions about stroke length and use an algorithm to extrapolate that in open water mode (similar to Nike+ in running).
This will prevent GPS disconnection problems and result in better measurements! We expect higher accuracy with this approach than by relying on GPS technology.
When will this feature pack be available on Swimmo?
Open Water Mode feature pack will be available as free update for all existing Swimmo watches upon release. This will be simple software download via Swimmo mobile app.
We are a small team that have a big dream and thanks to the support and trust of swimmers like you we are able to grow and build a product that can proudly compete with the big and well-known brands! We will release this feature when ready. There is no firm date. Please be patient.