Tomtom runner 2 - Can it be used in a sea

Pjctoffee
Pjctoffee Registered Users Posts: 3
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
Can the tomtom runner 2 be used in the sea?

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  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
     Superuser
    The watch does not support open water swimming using GPS, it is for pools only. Supporting open water swimming is much more complicated than pool swimming (which involves counting strokes and figuring out the stroke length). GPS cannot be detected underwater so it would need to time the GPS signal attainment with the split second the watch is above water on each stroke (assuming you are doing a stroke that brings your arms out of the water). This is a very difficult thing to compensate for and it has been a mixed bag on all devices, none of them do it perfectly well and many have not even tried, like TT (and Garmin on some of their more recent devices). What most users who want open water swimming do is to use freestyle mode and put the watch in their cap or on a safety buoy behind them so it stays out of the water. You will then get distance but will lose swim specific metrics, however.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • Pjctoffee
    Pjctoffee Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thanks for the reply and all the info, it's really helpful. Bit I don't want to track my swim in the sea, I just want to know if I went in the sea, would it ruin the watch?
  • jcrespin72
    jcrespin72 Registered Users Posts: 28
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    No, I went to the sea with my watch last week and i had not problem
  • Pjctoffee
    Pjctoffee Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thanks for that. It's a big help. Glad that it can go in the sea.
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
     Superuser
    Pjctoffee wrote:
    Thanks for the reply and all the info, it's really helpful. Bit I don't want to track my swim in the sea, I just want to know if I went in the sea, would it ruin the watch?

    It will be fine, but give it a quick rinse when you get out to get any salt residue off of it, because over time it may corrode the seals and contacts if not rinsed off.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.