Garmin Forerunner 235 Swimming are not designed to be the best watch for swimming as these different capabilities separate Garmin’s running and triathlon lines. The watch is rated at 5atm in terms of waterproof which is equal to about 50 meters. So it should accommodate basic swimming. But how is actually the watch’s ability when taken underwater? Keep reading this article to find out.
Garmin Forerunner 235 Swimming Rate
With 5atm rate, FR235 should be able to be submerged 50 meter depth so it should be fine taken into shower and or submerged without an issue. This water resistance rating is 100% guaranteed by Garmin and if there ever was a problem, they would be responsible. Wearing a swim cap is one tip you can try when go out for open water swimming. Place the Forerunner 235 near the top of your neck inside at the back of the cap so that it is always close to the surface while taking Garmin Forerunner 235 Swimming. There won’t be the signal losses underwater like you wear it on the wrist. But, make sure it is tightly fitted as the Forerunner might be falling out the back of the cap during swimming.
Garmin Forerunner 235 Swimming Feature
Besides running and cycling, there is no exact feature on FR235 to track your swimming. But you can record the activity using the Other section. But recording the activity time is the only it is good for, the HR is usually hit and miss and not consistent. You should not buy it as a swimming device though if you want too you can swim with it as this is a running watch. You won’t be able to see any activity data in real time though viewing in murkier water isn’t the easiest and isn’t too significant whilst swimming.
As the watch is not designed for swimming, a potential downside is your path won’t be recorded when swimming indoors. The best thing to do is to calculate the distance covered using the pool length and the number of lengths and then key in this into Garmin Connect manually. You can edit the distance and time covered using an easy edit tool on the single workout page. Fortunately, there are some developers of apps which make the Garmin Forerunner 235 can be used to track your swimming. Pool Swim is a popular app to make your Garmin Forerunner 235 Swimming watch and can be downloaded using ConnectIQ.