Hello Swim.com family! We hope you have been enjoying our iOS and Apple Watch app so far. It’s been a whirlwind since we launched the Apple Watch app a few months ago, and we’ve been getting a lot of useful feedback from all of you! We’re happy today to launch a major update to the iOS app, version 1.5, and want to take a moment to give you a brief overview of what’s new, including some frequently requested features from our users.
We’ve revamped the workouts feature of Swim.com mobile app by adding hundreds of pre-programmed workout plans to choose from. Whether you need a little help planning your workout, or you are just looking for something new to do at the pool, we’ve got you covered.
You can customize what types of workouts appear to you in the “Explore Workouts” section by setting filters. These filters include distance, athlete type, and stroke types.
There are several courses of action a user can take with these new workout plans.
For users with a swim tracking watch, you can link the plan to an already completed swim in your workout log or you can save it for later so that you can link it after you complete the swim. For those not using a watch, you can create a manual workout using the plan as a template in our advanced manual workout entry tool.
Mobile App Workout Editing Tool
Pace Mode (Send-Off Timer) on Apple Watch
You can now set a pace timer in your workout. At the end of the pace countdown, the watch will vibrate three times (haptic feedback) and then reset and begin counting down again.
Goal Setting on Apple Watch
You can now set the app to alert you when you have reached your distance, lengths, or laps goal! When you achieve the goal, you’ll receive haptic feedback from the watch immediately and also an achievement screen at your first rest after completing the goal.
Minor Apple Watch App Updates
In drill mode, you’ll receive haptic feedback when you enter/exit the mode or stop/start the drill. Drill mode’s distance setting will also now stay at your custom setting and not reset back to a default. On the previous interval review screen, we’ve added stroke type. We’ve also added Apple Watch Face Complications. Tapping on the complication will directly open the Swim.com watch app.