Swimming App Professional

The Swimming App Professional supports you in improving your swimming performance by tracking the most important parameters like distance, speed, pace and time with high sensitivity GPS. Additionally ANT+™ compatible sensors for heart rate and temperature monitoring are supported1). It is designed as a watch app (and not a data field) for following reasons:

  • Simple to install and use
  • Arbitrary feature enhancement possible
  • Circumvent that some watches (e.g. Vivoactive™) can only display two Connect IQ data fields

Note: Currently this version focuses on open water swimming!

Note: Currently this is a BETA version with problems with GPS accurracy! 


Further information regarding requirements, installation, getting started, supported data fields and features as well as frequently asked questions can be found by clicking at the book icon on the right side.

SPECIAL OFFER (until end of April 2024)

Please support our Garmin Connect IQ™ activities to contineously improve the stability and performance and to implement new features. For 15 Euro ONCE, you get a lifetime license (even if you change your Garmin device) consisting of:

  • ALL current available 17 Garmin Connect IQ applications in the PREMIUM version.
  • ALL current available 15 Garmin Connect IQ data fields in the PREMIUM version (requires CIQ 2 or higher).
  • ALL applications can be started from the RH-SPORTS HUB with only one single master key (requires CIQ 2 or higher).
  • ALL Garmin Connect IQ™ applications and data fields which we will EVER develop in future in the PREMIUM version.

If you are only interested in one single specific application or data field or only in the data field package, you can get this cheaper. Please select the application or data field in favor in the menu above for further details.

After successful donation the activation information is immediately sent to the mail address used in PAYPAL (as PDF in the attachment). If this does not happen, please check your JUNK/SPAM folder.

If they are not there as well, please click here for further support.

For 4 Euro ONCE, you get lifetime license (even if you change your Garmin device) for the Swimming App Professional.

Feature Overview

Feature BETA Version FREE Version PREMIUM Version
Supported Garmin devices 108 108 108
Different data pages 9 9 9
Different data fields 33 20 33

Supported sensors


2 2
Session features 3 3 3
Alert features 8 2 8
LAP features 3 - 3
User configurations via PC, MAC or mobile phone > 30 - > 30
Open water swimming YES YES YES
Indoor and pool swimming (manual pool direction change) YES NO YES
Auto scroll feature (cycles through the pages during workout) YES YES YES
Bug fixing YES YES YES
New features and performance improvements YES RARELY YES
Ad-free YES NO YES
English documentation YES YES YES
German documentation NO NO Planned



 New Swimming App Professional V3.5.5 available with following features:

  • Support for Forerunner® 165 and 165 Music added
  • Additional satellite configurations added
  • Several GUI improvements

You can already now download the FREE BETA version of the Swimming App Professional from the Garmin App Store. The PREMIUM version where a registration key is required is in development phase and will be released in the second quarter 2024 with additional features.