I do some serious swimming six days in a week. Of late I have changed my swimming style to two laps each of freestyle and breaststroke, alternating and pausing for a few seconds after each fast lap.
The pausing has two intentions, one to stabilise the breath and the other related reason of converting the exercise into HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
And I do sixty laps in the 18 meters pool for a total of 1080 meters.
Apple Watch is used to keep the count and it used to count accurately and also used to list the style of swimming and the distance in that style in the summary.
To be more efficient, I started viewing YouTube videos of training on the styles. It certainly helped and speed increased. It seems to be helping in my dream goal for sporting a six pack.
But look at the summary in the picture. It should have recorded 522 breaststroke and 558 freestyle (29 and 31 laps respectively). But it’s only 414 freestyle and where are the 144 butterfly strokes coming from!
Perhaps Apple Watch is unfamiliar with the almost Olympic style freestyle swimming and got confused with butterfly strokes for some of them.
It shouldn’t be, as in freestyle the hands move in opposite direction and for butterfly both hands move concurrently.
It used to be accurate earlier when I was less stylish.
Will Apple Company take a look. I am tagging them here.