Swimming: Apple Watch vs Swimmo Comparison

There was a lot of buzz surrounding the launch of Apple Watch from Apple. It is said to be focused on measuring your activities and giving you an overview of your progress when it comes to sports but guess what is missing from the workout app… Yep, it’s swimming and here are the reasons:

What is 'water resistant’?

So Apple in the official documentation calls Apple Watch water resistant and it’s important to understand the difference between that and being waterproof. As they explain, Apple Watch will endure a run in the rain but taking it with you to the shower might break it. Immersing it in the water is absolutely forbidden if you don’t want to lose your warranty…and you don’t want that with a device priced from 349 to 17.000 dollars!

Swimmo is more than waterproof – we call it 'water oriented’. Every decision made during designing Swimmo was focused on water and swimmer’s needs. You’ll be able to spend hours in the pool with our device without worrying about a leak.

Does it measure heart rate like Swimmo?

No. No, it doesn’t. The pulsometer in Apple Watch is designed for all athletes BUT swimmers. Every swimmer knows how difficult it is to find a wrist heart rate monitor that will still work under water…

Our R&D is working very hard every single day to make our pulsometer as precise as possible under water. That’s one of the reasons why we decided to focus on swimming with our smartwatch. There are specific needs and challenges that come when we are talking about water sports. Apple Watch just doesn’t do it.

Interface and controls

Apple Watch has a brand new interface based on zooming on an app using their digital crown, tapping and pressing. It might be a good idea for a casual user with little interest in sports but would be almost useless in case of swimming. It would be too hard to operate while in the pool! What’s more – a physical rotating button is another vector for leaking while in the water!

That’s why Swimmo designed its revolutionary Rotate&Tap system (patent pending). This allowed us to get rid of all the buttons and operate it with a simple flick of a wrist and taping the screen. It also communicates with you by a set of different vibrations letting you know on your progress during the training without the need of pausing or stopping.

The choice is simple – if you are looking for a smartwatch that understands the needs of a swimmer you have to Order Swimmo now!



Latest swimming technology available for You


Boost your workout with these advanced features

  • Lap and Distance Counting

    Fully automatic and accurate with and without professional turns.

  • PaceKeeper™ Mode

    Set your goal and swim at a predefined pace. Smart vibrations will tell you when you need to speed up or slow down.

  • Heart Rate Monitoring

    Stay in your chosen heart rate zone and burn calories more effectively. Smart vibrations will let you know when you need to push yourself harder or slow your pace down.

  • Real-Time Haptic Feedback

    Swimmo communicates specific actions via unique vibration frequencies.

  • Custom Workout Goals

    Using Swimmo App you can quickly create your own training goals that are best suited for you and your needs. Sync them wirelessly to Swimmo watch from your smartphone.

  • Training History
    (Swim Logbook)

    Simple charts and detailed views of the training sessions are always with you in a dedicated mobile app for Android and iOS.

  • High-Precision Calorie Counter

    Advanced algorithms based on pulse deliver more accurate data about calories you’ve burned.

  • Rotate&Tap™ Technology

    Designed to be easy to use in the water. You don’t need to press any buttons to use your Swimming Training Watch. Simply rotate your wrist and tap the screen to gain full control over your watch.

  • Swimming Community

    Share your swim data with your friends via Facebook and other fitness apps. Compete, compare, and cheer each other on.

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