Water Sports or Water Fitness Workout For When Swimming Laps in WatchOS9?
I feel like I saw during a keynote or on Apple’s site that the type of stroke when swimming laps is automatically detected like using a kicking board or something.
Im wondering which workout on my watch I should choose; Water Fitness or Water Sports?
Ive done both but the only stats im getting in the Fitness App are like heart rate zones and calories burned.
I was hoping to see how many laps im doing and ideally the time stats on those laps.
You need to select ‘Swimming’ (pool/open water) as the activity to detect strokes. Water fitness/sports would be water aerobics/polo/water skiing etc. so it’s not looking for swim strokes. Been using since the AW3 and very good at stroke detection. Kickboard is the new addition with WOS9, I haven’t tried that yet.
For pool, set the size and it will count the laps, as long as you pronounce the turn it is spot on. O/W uses GPS so only works with front crawl/backstroke effectively.