SwimSports+

Updating HOWTO and  Configuration (January 14, 2020)

Features:
-8 Activities in one application(Open Water*, Lap Pool*, Stationary swimming, kick-board ,Water Cardio and HotTub/Spa)
-5 Lap Methods: Manual Button, AutoLap (by Position, by Distance, by pool length and by pool set)
-Supports Transition to the next Activity
-5 Metric Lap Pool Distance detection that works.*** Counts laps and distance.
-4x faster GPS for open water
-IQ Graphs:Distance/Stroke, Seconds/stroke, Energy Expenditure Consumption, SwimSports+ SWOLF
-IQ DATA: Average Stroke Rate, SwimSports+ Distance, Average distance/stroke, Total Strokes, and Battery used
-Sensor Support (Heart Rate, Optical HR# and Tempe temperature)
-Adjustable pool length with no size restrictions
-Supports Meters and Yards
-Quick Change: Activity Select, Pool Size and Lap Method
-Summary Screen Rest Screen and 3 LARGE screens
-Quick Detect Rest Mode Screen (Lap Swim modes only)
-Easy read start screen
-Similar ‘Look and Fee’l from all fbbbrown Apps
-31 different data to pick from.

Supported Sensors (ANT+/BLE)

  • HeartRate (Internal / External)
  • Temperature (Internal/Tempe)
  • Internal Power sensor
  • Internal Gyroscope sensor
  • Internal Accelerometer sensor

Quick How to use:
1.) Select Activity at watch at start screen long press Menu Button or long touch screen
2.) For Lap Swim, set pool Length (only needs done once)
3.) Select Lap Method
Manual – Use lap button press
Autolap By Distance: Set lap distance either Meters or Yards
Autolap By Pool Length Detect: Detects short pause in arm movement. Approximately short 0.5 seconds – 1.0 second pause is needed to detect lap.
Approximately short 0.5 seconds – 1.0 second pause is needed to detect lap.
Autolap By Set Detect: Detects short pause in arm movement at pool length for distance calculation, after set and long get pause, app will lap and start rest mode.
Approximately short 0.5 seconds – 1.0 second pause is needed to detect lap. Extended pause 4 second for end of set.
Autolap Lap By Position. Open Swim only. Two Positions supported: @start location and second location (set with lap button press). SwimSports+ will lap every time the watch passes either location.
-Second location: repress lap button to relocate a new second position.
3.) Start Press Start to Start Activity, Press Start again to Pause, Save or Discard activity
4.) Lap Mode: press lap button for Rest Mode. Screen will blink yellow during rest

Modes:
Access modes at SwimSports Start Screen or Connect Configuration Settings.  

At Start Screen Long Press the Up-Button or long touch screen

Open water: GPS on, GPS Distance and Lap by Distance and Position enabled
Lap swimming: GPS Off, enable lap, stroke detection and Lap by Distance and by Lap Detection.
Generic Open water and Lap swimming: Saves Activity as ‘Other’ to allow optical heart rate. After save to Connect, Edit Activity to Swim.
In-place swimming – Special Lap Mode that allow detection of distance per stroke.
Kick Board – Special Lap Mode that Labels activity as Kick Board.
Water Cardio – An Activity type that allows water activities other than swimming: Polo, Aerobics, Running, low impact water fun.
Hot Tub / Spa – Saves your recovery and relaxation time to maintain recovery time.

Configuration at Watch (Start Screen)

Pool size: Entered pool length in meters.  25yds = 22.86 meters (decimal values must use Connect Configuration Setting)

Lap method:

Manual – Use lap button press
Autolap By Distance: Set lap distance either Meters or Yards
Autolap By Pool Length Detect: Detects short pause in arm movement. Approximately short 0.5 seconds – 1.0 second pause is needed to detect lap.
Approximately short 0.5 seconds – 1.0 second pause is needed to detect lap.
Autolap By Set Detect: Detects short pause in arm movement at pool length for distance calculation, after set and long get pause, app will lap and start rest mode.
Approximately short 0.5 seconds – 1.0 second pause is needed to detect lap. Extended pause 4 second for end of set.
Autolap Lap By Position. Open Swim only. Two Positions supported: @start location and second location (set with lap button press). SwimSports+ will lap every time the watch passes either location.

Configuration at Watch (During Activity)

Lock Screen: Locks button press and touch screen, except long up button press and long screen touch.

Speed/Pace: show Pace or Speed

Invert Color: select back ground color

AutoScroll: sets auto scroll to 5 seconds rotate screen.

NOTES:
-GPS Modes or AutoLap by Position will not work with Breast, Side Strokes or strokes that arms are always submerged.
*Generic Activities available to bypass optical HR restrictions.
**GPS is 4x more active for improved open water.
**GPS signal is blocked while GPS receiver is submersed in water. Results may provide improved results due to increased sampling.
***Due to Garmin policy, Non-GPS distance values cannot be written to the main distance fields in Garmin Connect. SwimSport+ writes the NonGPS Distance Data in CIQ data section.
#Optical HR will use ‘Other’ Activity Type.

Acronyms

ET  = Elapsed Time

c = Calories

c/hr = Calories/hour (Energy Expenditure) 

HR = Heart Rate

aHR = Average Heart Rate

ltime = current lap time

lsp = current lap speed

lltime = last lap time

llsp = Last lap speed

C or F = Degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit 

TE = Training Effect (1 = low -> 5 = Very High)

mSpd = Maximum Speed

mHR = Maximum Heart Rate

strk = Stroke Distance

astrk = Average Stroke Distance

Sec/Strk = Seconds per stroke

strks = Total Strokes

TOD = Time of Day

SWOLF = SwimSports SWOLF 

GSWOLF = Garmin SwimSports SWOLF

Gastrk = Garmin Average Stroke Distance

Transitions

AutoLap by Position

How the Autolap by position works, at the the Activity Start, the app remembers the start location, every time you pass the start location the App will Autolap.
If you press the Manual Lap, a second lap by location will be used. And every time you pass the Start Location and the Manual Lap location, the App will AutoLap.
The auto lap function uses a the default 25 meter radius(40m diameter) circle, once you enter the Autolap circle the app will Autolap when you start to move away from the GPS Lap Location.  If your missing laps use the larger radius in configuration.

Consider the picture below, the yellow dot is the GPS Autolap location.  The Green arrows is the direction traveling.  Once you enter the circle, the app will auto lap.  In this case it will lap as you cross the Yellow dot(at the redline).

If you entered the 25m radius circle and turned around (at the Blue Arrow) and leave the circle the App will Autolap at the Red Dot


Few suggestions,

1.) The app needs a good GPS lock, wait until the GPS is GREEN.
2.) Set Data Recording to every second.  This is located in the watch, under the main menu, Settings>System>Data Recording> set to every second.

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