I have the 46mm Galaxy watch. We have a 10m pool but I swim stationary using a bungie cord belt (of my own design) and use padles, snorkle and short fins to increase resistance. Normally, I swim based on stroke counts (easier to monitor and keeps my mind occupied) but it would be nice for the watch to accurately measure calories burned. Currently for a 30 minute workout it says I burn 34 calories. Of course, it doesn't measure distance correctly as I am not actually moving. Normally, I am an open water swimmer who back in the day was a triathlete so trained that waybusually in lakes. My typical workout is to mix up breast stroke with freestyle. Every other day I do fartleks with 10 strokes freestyle (counting left arm only) swam easy, 10 swum intense and 5 strokes recovery and switch to breast with the same intervals. I keep that up for 500 strokes. I then disgard the snorkel and switch to rescue back stroke (what I competed with normally as I am as fast as freestyle using this stroke although blind) for 100 strokes I end it with freestyle kicks for 25 kicks and 25 dolphin kicks for 25 kicks then finish with 25 strokes leisure pace breast stroke. I try and keep my pulse relatively low as I suffer from exercise induced arrythmia which occurs when my heart rate exceeds 130 bpm. I think that is a sequelae to my running training when I tried to raise my anaerobic threshold using intense fartleks. It resulted in megacardia and did in fact raise my anaerobic threshold by 20%. However, the consequence later in life (I am 66) is exercise induced arrythmia. My resting pulse back in the day was usually under 50 bpm but now averages 51 bpm. I still cycle a lot (mostly mountain biking) but no running due to lack of cartilage in both knees. I have refused knee replacements. So, my question is how to set up the watch to track this type of workout. My easy day workouts are 50 strokes moderate pace then switch strokes until I hit 500 strokes finish with moderate back stroke. I end up with counts like 34 calories burned so for me this watch is useless for tracking swim training.
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