Can I Swim with my Garmin Forerunner 955?

Garmin Forerunner 955 is the company’s most premium Forerunner watch in the lineup. But does the latest powerful Forerunner 955 watch is waterproof and can I swim with Garmin Forerunner 955 or 955s watches? Let’s find it out here!

Can you swim with Garmin Forerunner 955?

Yes, you can go and swim while wearing your Garmin Forerunner 955 series smartwatch. All Forerunner 955 series watches have a 5ATM water rating, which simply means the watch can handle pressures equivalent to 50 meters of depth. But what metrics will be recorded while wearing the watch while swimming?

Read along to know more details about it.

There are three swim profiles available for the Forerunner 955 series – Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, and Swimming / Running. The watch will record these metrics during pool swimming – Length, Distance, Pace, Stroke, Count, Swim Efficiency (Swolf), and Calories. And while open water swimming the Forerunner 255 and 255s will record Distance, Pace, Stroke, Count / Rate, Stroke Distance, Swim Efficiency (Swolf), and Calories. Here are more details.

Stroke Type Detection (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly)Pool Swimming only
Drill LoggingPool Swimming only
Basic Rest Timer (up from 0)Pool Swimming only
“Repeat On” Rest TimerPool Swimming only
Auto RestPool Swimming only
Time and Distance AlertsAvailable
Pacing AlertsPool Swimming only
Countdown StartPool Swimming only
Pool Swim WorkoutsAvailable
Critical Swim SpeedAvailable
Underwater wrist-based heart rateAvailable
Heart rate from external HRM (Real-time during rest, Interval and session stats during rest, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)yes (with HRM-Swim, HRM-Pro or HRM-Pro Plus)

Can I do scuba diving with Garmin Forerunner 955?

Suba diving with Garmin Forerunner 955 can be risky. Yes, Scuba diving while wearing Forerunner 955 may damage and void the product’s warranty. So, make sure to leave before going for scuba diving.

Can Garmin Forerunner 955 buttons work around the water?

Garmin Forerunner 955 comes with a 5ATM water rating, there’s no need to worry much if you accidently use the buttons with water around the watch. But it is not recommended in day-to-day usage, when you press the buttons inside the water or around the water, it might break the warranty seal so there is a strong chance of losing the warranty.

So, now you know that you can wear Garmin Forerunner 955 series during swimming, if you still have any queries, then leave them down in the comment section. Also, feel free to share this article with your friends.

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