Open Water Swim 4+

Open Water Tracker & Community

Daniel Kanaan

    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Welcome to Open Water Swim, the first Apple Watch and iPhone App dedicated to letting you track, analyze, and share your favorite activity: open water swimming! Open Water Swim was built and tested BY open water swimmers FOR open water swimmers.

We started with the need for a truly accurate tracker that would highlight the best aspects of your swim: your performance, where you went swimming, and satellite imagery to capture your favorite swim.

Open Water has gone above and beyond, thoroughly testing the app for accuracy and reliability when you are out in the open water. You can focus on your swim while Open Water handles the tracking.

And once you've completed your swim, you'll be able to relive the experience on your phone, which will add the swim to your monthly summary and provide a detailed look at your swim including: distance, pace, duration, heart rate, and energy burned. Beyond that, there's a native inspired heart rate graph and beautiful interactive map where you can choose to view satellite or topographical imagery.

And when you're done checking out all the details of your swim, we've given you a one click share button that will put together a beautiful summary of your swim to send to your friends.

We've also got built in logging, so you can send us your swim log if you notice something strange about your swim.

What’s New

Version 2.0

Aloha Open water Swimmers of the world! There are a bunch of new features in this version, so read on:
- You can (finally) manually type in a location name for those cases where we can't figure out where you were. Next time you swim there, that location should automatically be selected.
- Optional higher precision for temperatures (like 71.5°F or 13.4°C). Just tap the temperatures or select it from settings
- Improved GPS data scrubbing and smoothing. Should reduce random jagged lines and improve accuracy.
- Lots of bug fixes and improvements all over.
And finally, Mahalo for your suggestions and support! I really appreciate it.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Rig ops ,

Great for swimmers

I love the look of this app: it’s straightforward and easy to read. The last place you swim shows up at the top which is really cool. My favorite thing about it is the tracker itself. On the watch I can now easily read everything and see if heart rate readings are being taken. I can also see the water temp which is kind of fun. Just love the live heart rate graph as I’m out swimming. Definitely seems accurate as well. Previously was getting all sorts of distance numbers for the same swim. Much better now.

Crispus1723 ,

If you swim in open water get this app

Went out today for my first swim with Open Water Swim App and it worked really well! Stats like pace and distance seem much more accurate than other apps I’ve tried and it was good fun to be able to share a beautiful visualization with friends and family. It was also eye-opening to see how much I swam off-course. Will definitely return to the post-swim stats and maps to gauge progress. Overall, really pleased and recommend highly.

Len is procrastinating ,

Accurate open water swim track, nice display

The swim track is the most accurate I’ve found for lake swimming. There are occasional glitches related to poor gps reception on my Apple Watch beyond the ability of the algorithm to correct (such as when smoke from Quebec fires was distorting gps signals), but it’s usually quite accurate. I had a question and the app provider responded almost instantly.

App Privacy

The developer, Daniel Kanaan, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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