Best smartwatches for swimming

Whether you’re trying to smash your PR, want to track your training in the pool or in open water, or just enjoy taking a dip, here’s a list of smartwatches we recommend for swimming. They are all water-resistant, ATM rated, smartwatches suitable for swimming pool and fresh water swimming, and some are suitable for salt water swimming too.

Google Pixel Watch 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Google Pixel Watch 2

  • GPS and 4G LTE connectivity¹

  • Pace Training²

  • Water resistant up to 50 metres³

  • All-day body-response tracking

  • AMOLED and Corning® Gorilla® Glass display

Experience the perfect blend of style and functionality with the Google Pixel Watch 2 – your ideal swimming companion that keeps you connected in the water. It’s water-resistant capability of up to 50 metres³ makes it a handy tool during your swimming sessions. Dive into the world of smart fitness tracking with its advanced design, perfect for tracking your swim strokes, recording the length of your sessions and more in the pool. With the new Heart Rate Zone² and Pace Training² features, you can now stay on top of your swimming goals effortlessly. The watch’s all day battery life⁴ and durable build will keep you ready for any adventure in and out of the water.

Best Android smartwatches for swimming

Samsung Galaxy Watch4

  • GPS + cellular connectivity²

  • Uses Samsung Health 

  • ECG measurements¹

  • Blood Pressure monitoring²

  • Blood oxygen level tracking 

  • Body composition tracking⁴ ⁵

  • 5ATM/IP68/MIL-STD-810G3 

The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 is a powerful fitness companion you can wear to the gym, the pool, and the drinks afterwards. It runs on Wear OS 3, which uses Fitbit’s technology to ensure the best in fitness tracking, including heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation measurements. While you’re swimming, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4’s AMOLED display will show you distance, lap time, strokes available at a glance mid-swim. Plus, it monitors SWOLF, perfect for those who want to hone and analyse their swimming efficiency. And if you want more analytics, you can download third-party swim apps. Samsung Galaxy Watch4’s 5ATM and IP68 rating means it can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes at a time, so you can venture into open freshwater, into the pool, and even dive up to 50 metres. Plus, with MIL-STD-810G durability, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 is resistant to dirt, dust, and sand, and can withstand a variety of extreme conditions.  

Smartwatch accessories for swimming

Your smartwatch will be able to track your laps, measure your pace, and handle underwater activity, but the key to having a great swim is accessories that can keep up with you.  

Whether you’re in playing water sports in the pool or doing some open water swimming, you need a watch strap that’s as water-resistant as your smartwatch and doesn’t degrade easily. If you’ve got an Apple Watch, the Apple Watch TPU waterproof strap is flexible and lightweight, making it an excellent companion. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Watch4, the Extreme Sports Band and Classic Sport Ridge Band are both great options. If you have a Google Pixel Watch, the Active band is both durable and waterproof.

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