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 left side.

SPECIAL OFFER (until end of 2019)

Become an EARLY BIRD and support the development of our Garmin Connect IQ™ activities this early phase. Everybody who donates an amount of 15 Euro will get the EARLY BIRD PACKAGE consisting of:

  • ALL current available 16 Garmin Connect IQ applications in the PREMIUM version.
  • ALL current available 11 Garmin Connect IQ data fields in the PREMIUM version (requires CIQ 2 or higher).
  • ALL Garmin Connect IQ™ applications and data fields which we will EVER develop in future in the PREMIUM version.

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 a donation of 4 Euro you will get the Swimming App Professional in the PREMIUM version. Please note that the current beta version has all features enabled which will definitely change in one of the next released versions.

Feature Overview

Feature BETA Version FREE Version PREMIUM Version
Supported Garmin devices 52 52 52
Different data pages 9 9 9
Different data fields 26 16 30

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 V1.7.0 available with following features:

  • Support for Vivoactive® 4/4s added
  • Support for Fenix® 6/6 Pro/6s/6s Pro/6x Pro added
  • GUI and stability improvements
  • Build with Garmin SDK 3.1.5

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 fourth quater 2019 with additional features (e.g. support for indoor/pool swimming).