And what become of her new straw hat that should have come to me?
Okay, so I've been able to take my new Apple Watch (series 2) swimming a few times now. Ultimately, I don't think it's as robust as my Poolmate swimming watch but there are enough benefits to it that I'm saying goodbye to the old watch:
1.) the screen is bright and MUCH easier to read while swimming
2.) I like getting a 'tap' on the wrist when I'm close to completing my goal.
3.) if I go back to my iPhone, I can see 100m splits for the entire distance.
While Apple is missing a number of really cool metrics (stroke efficiency, avg. # of strokes per length, etc.), perhaps these can be added in the future? The base functions of counting laps and timing are there which, combined with all the features in other parts of the watch - notifications, calls, heartrate monitor, etc. - makes it easy to switch.
Note - I haven't tried the third party apps which have been designed for swimming with the Apple Watch (the built in Activity app is fine and I don't want to have to download yet another app).