Today, we’re announcing our first wearable integration with a native swimming app for Apple Watch!
Related: Apple Names MySwimPro Best Watch App of the Year
The Watch App coaches you through swim workouts set by set. It works by syncing a swim workout from the iPhone App to the Apple Watch. The iPhone app features hundreds of swim workouts organized by skill level, stroke category and workout duration.
The workout functionality is only available on the Apple Watch Series 2 because it’s water resistant to 50m. The Apple Watch Series 1 will still display a swimmer’s profile stats. Note: The watch is water resistant whether the Water Lock feature is on or off.
“We’re thrilled to launch the first swimming app for Apple Watch! This new experience one way we’re helping athletes around the world achieve their swimming goals like never before and is the first of several wearable integrations that we’re launching over the next few months.”
– Fares Ksebati, Co-Founder & CEO
The Watch App offers three experiences for swimmers to choose from: Structured Workout, Pool Swim, or Open Water Swim. Biometric data such as heart rate, distance, and pace per 100 is logged in real-time and syncs with HealthKit.
“We’re excited to add new workout functionality to Apple Watch and leverage Apple’s existing HealthKit technology to create an experience that’s designed for swimmers, by swimmers.”
– Adam Oxner, Co-Founder & iOS Lead
Update: We’re super excited to share that MySwimPro was named the best Watch App of the year by Apple. We’re thrilled to share this honor with Sketchbook Motion (iPad), Prisma (iPhone) and Twitter (Apple TV). You can check out the full story here.
To get the Apple Watch app, download or update to the latest version of the MySwimPro app for iPhone, then sync your Apple Watch with your phone.