Swimming in the sea

Egidio_BA
Egidio_BA Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
Is it possible to swim with TomTom Runner 3 Cardio 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 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.
  • Egidio_BA
    Egidio_BA Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thank you
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
     Superuser
    Egidio_BA wrote:
    Thank you
    Glad I could help. When you get a chance please mark my response as a solution so others with the same question can look for it.