Garmin users, advise needed!!

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  • Tacklewasher
    Tacklewasher Posts: 7,122 Member
    I have the champagne model-which has a sapphire lens. I tend to be a klutz so that seemed prudent.

    And for your other post, the Wahoo tickrX does work for swimming - similarly (I believe) to the Garmin one. The data is recorded while you’re swimmming then you can view it after the fact. I apologize if that’s not how the Garmin works. I’m pretty married to the Wahoo dual broadcast at this point for HRM and other sensors (speed/cadence on my bike for example).

    Might have to look at the 5S for my wife then.

    So, this is what Google gave me.
    https://www.workaholics.nl/wp/swimming-with-the-wahoo-tickr-x/
    The Tickr X is does not work well enough in water to be able to record heartrate during swimming. Wahoo Support was very kind and responsive, but could not offer a solution.

    As it stands now, the Tickr X is not a good option for heartrate recording during swimming. "

    https://onemanengine.com/wahoo-tickr-x-in-depth-review/
    " The one thing I noticed is that the Tickr X does have problems with recording the heart rate while swimming, as you can see in this graph:"



  • Duck_Puddle
    Duck_Puddle Posts: 3,227 Member
    I have the champagne model-which has a sapphire lens. I tend to be a klutz so that seemed prudent.

    And for your other post, the Wahoo tickrX does work for swimming - similarly (I believe) to the Garmin one. The data is recorded while you’re swimmming then you can view it after the fact. I apologize if that’s not how the Garmin works. I’m pretty married to the Wahoo dual broadcast at this point for HRM and other sensors (speed/cadence on my bike for example).

    Might have to look at the 5S for my wife then.

    So, this is what Google gave me.
    https://www.workaholics.nl/wp/swimming-with-the-wahoo-tickr-x/
    The Tickr X is does not work well enough in water to be able to record heartrate during swimming. Wahoo Support was very kind and responsive, but could not offer a solution.

    As it stands now, the Tickr X is not a good option for heartrate recording during swimming. "

    https://onemanengine.com/wahoo-tickr-x-in-depth-review/
    " The one thing I noticed is that the Tickr X does have problems with recording the heart rate while swimming, as you can see in this graph:"



    Interesting. I’ve never had an issue with swimming. Maybe it just fits to my body differently/Better? That’s code for “maybe because I’m chubby it sticks better.” Who knows. I don’t have any luck with Polar stuff. Maybe my body is just wired funny. I’ve had nothing but fantastic experiences with my Wahoo stuff.
  • stanmann571
    stanmann571 Posts: 5,736 Member
    I have the champagne model-which has a sapphire lens. I tend to be a klutz so that seemed prudent.

    And for your other post, the Wahoo tickrX does work for swimming - similarly (I believe) to the Garmin one. The data is recorded while you’re swimmming then you can view it after the fact. I apologize if that’s not how the Garmin works. I’m pretty married to the Wahoo dual broadcast at this point for HRM and other sensors (speed/cadence on my bike for example).

    Might have to look at the 5S for my wife then.

    So, this is what Google gave me.
    https://www.workaholics.nl/wp/swimming-with-the-wahoo-tickr-x/
    The Tickr X is does not work well enough in water to be able to record heartrate during swimming. Wahoo Support was very kind and responsive, but could not offer a solution.

    As it stands now, the Tickr X is not a good option for heartrate recording during swimming. "

    https://onemanengine.com/wahoo-tickr-x-in-depth-review/
    " The one thing I noticed is that the Tickr X does have problems with recording the heart rate while swimming, as you can see in this graph:"



    That was what I found as well... At best, the results were mixed.
  • cheryldumais
    cheryldumais Posts: 1,914 Member
    edited February 2018
    So, I actually have a comment about the software Garmin uses that may change your mind.

    It updated recently and I cleaned the house in the morning, by the end of the day it said I had 5,358 steps and burned 2,573 calories from those steps. I was using a vacuum, not a sledgehammer. This is not an irregular occurrence. Its so inaccurate on my calories burned that I'm switching from my not-so-trusty Garmin Forerunner 235 to something else. I don't think that the software between the models is different since a good friend of mine has the extremely fancy Fenix and the apps (therefore I assume the algorithms) are the same. She doesn't count her calories, so this isn't an issue for her. For me? Numbers are everything and it drives me insane.

    If you want accurate burns, I would not recommend this brand.

    I have a Vivofit and have never had this problem. It might be your device.

    EDIT: Just read this again and realized mine does not have HR so you might be correct. Could be the software.

  • VintageFeline
    VintageFeline Posts: 6,771 Member
    I have just upgraded, well October, to the new VA3 and I really love it. It is wonky with calories, it thinks I'm doing something much more vigorous than reality sometimes but for everything else I love it and was the perfect step up from the first gen. I like that it actually looks nice on wrist now too and takes a standard watch strap.