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    gps tracker for swimming

    Figure I should ask the OW swimmers since this will be the primary purpose for my use.

    Need some guidance shopping around for a simple gps tracking device I can wear while swimming in nature. Few features needed, just something that I can use to review where I swam and the distance I traveled. It must be water proof to at least 10 meters. Is there anything affordable with a decent level of sampling rate?

    Though not necessary, are there any products that can log a graphic representation of swimming velocity in M/s?

    Thank you

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    Re: gps tracker for swimming

    If you intend to wear it on your wrist, your only option is one of the triathlon watches such as Garmin 920XT or Fenix 3 or the Suunto equivalents. They aren't cheap unless you get a refurbished older model. However they are built to withstand the impact from freestyle strokes and have computer algorythms to calculate your path from the fleeting times that your wrist is above water. GPS doesn't work underwater. I personally use the Garmin 920XT. Your other option is to use any GPS based runner's watch or fitness tracker that is water resistant and put it in your swim cap or on a float that you tow. See DC Rainmaker for how to: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2007/09/...orerunner.html. He also has thorough reviews of watches. When I did a a solo open water swim in nature, I wore the Garmin and my safety person following in the boat used a GPS app on my Iphone (in ziplock bag).

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    Re: gps tracker for swimming

    You could also use an Apple Watch series 2. It is supposed to have an open water mode although I don't know anyone who has used that mode. One of my master's peers uses it in the pool

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