The recently released Apple Watch Series 2 is water resistant up to 50 meters of water. It can count laps, track average lap pace and auto-detect the swimmer’s stroke in order to measure calories burned. It works in both the pool and open water.
MySwimPro and swim.com have both added support to their apps and services that take advantage of the Apple Watch Series 2’s new capabilities.
According to MySwimPro
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 app also works with the older Apple Watch Series 1 but will only display swim stats as that watch is not water-resistant.
swim.com lets you track your performance, find local pools, connect with other swimmers and compare your performances with your own history and with other swimmers.
Both apps are available from the App Store and require that you create an account so you can save your data online. As well as working with the Apple Watch and iPhone, they also support Android and a number of non-iPhone smart watches.