Fitness Points for swimming

JohnKenny
JohnKenny Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
So I noticed I get points for running, but not for swimming. Why is that?

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  • RichardFM
    RichardFM Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    I assume it is because the heart rate monitor doesn't work while you are swimming
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
     Superuser
    JohnKenny wrote:
    So I noticed I get points for running, but not for swimming. Why is that?
    Fitness points are based on VO2Max which is only calculated for running and cycling as hey use HR and have VO2Max tables to refer to. You will not get them for swimming, freestyle or gym modes. I honestly don't feel you can make any judgments from what it is telling you in terms of fitness points or fitness age. It only uses runs or cycles to calculate points and while it does refine its readings over time but it seems to be a random, capricious measure that ties to very little. It is based on whatever algorithm TT came up with, which is different than what Garmin uses or Strava uses, or anyone else. Ultimately I don't expect a watch to be able to tell me how fit I am.

    I imagine this is not what you were hoping to hear but let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so other can look for it if they have the same question.