On this page we look at SwimRun Watch Reviews, and make some recommendations. This is a new page, and we will be adding to it as we review more watches and compare them to each other.
Garmin Forerunner 945
The performance monitoring of the Garmin Forerunner 945 includes your vo2 max, as well as your training status, with adjustments for heat, altitude acclimation status, training load, your recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. It also has Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution, which lets you make payments with your watch, so that you can leave your cash and cards at home. There are full-colour maps to guide you on your run, so that you never get lost!
Full review coming soon. In the meantime, you can look at this watch HERE.
Garmin VivoActive HR
The Vivoactive HR can record your swimming activity, but only for pool swimming, and not outdoors, like lake river or ocean swimming. This is because the VivoActive cannot track the satellite signal when your wrist is going in and out of the water. One way around this is to attach your Vivo Active to the strap of your goggles, so that it sits at the back of your head, and put it into 'walk' mode.
In a normal indoor pool situation, it
uses the internal accelerometer tied to a specified pool length to calculate
For pool training, it's fine. Before you start, you have to program the pool length. This is needed for the watch to detect how many laps you have swum.
Full review coming soon! Meanwhile, you can get this watch at a great price on Amazon HERE.
Garmin Forerunner 735 XT
The Garmin 735 XT is the watch that Mogsy has just bought. She decided that she was not a fan of watches with touch screens, and wanted one that worked entirely with buttons. It also needed a big display, yet had to be small enough to look reasonable on a slender lady's wrist. And a bit of color would help, too! Here's a video of Mogsy opening the box . . .
The 735XT is available with a black strap or a duck-egg blue strap, which you can see in the video above. Below, you can see a video comparing the sizes and strap lengths of 3 SwimRun watches.
This is the first running watch that is compatible with Strava Live Segments.
Full review coming soon. Meanwhile, you can buy this watch HERE.
Garmin Fenix 5
There is the Fenix 5 and the Fenix 6 currently available. Personally we think the Fenix 5 is better value for swimrunners.
Full review coming soon. In the meantime, you can read more about this watch HERE.
Polar Vantage V
The Polar Vantage V is a very tough watch, built to military standard durability. It includes a heart rate monitor, and an estimate of your VO2 Max. And it works in open water swimming!
Full review coming soon. Meantime, you can read more about this watch HERE.