watchOS 9 Adds New Swimming Updates, Including SWOLF Score

Apple’s upcoming watchOS 9 operating system update will bring lots of improvements to the Apple Watch, and one of the most important concerns swimming.

If you’ve ever used the Apple Watch to monitor your swimming, you probably know already that the device can do this easily, though it only provides basic information.

Apple knows this is an area that needs to be improved as soon as possible, especially as other devices on the market, including the ones from Garmin, already offer advanced swimming tracking.

This is why watchOS 9 will come with massive improvements on this front, including not only kickboard detection but also a SWOLF score.

Already available on Garmin smartwatches, the SWOLF score is calculated by taking into account the stroke count and the time needed to complete a length of the pool.

“Kickboard detection has been added as a new stroke type for Pool Swim workouts, using sensor fusion on Apple Watch to automatically detect when users are swimming… (read more)

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