I see a lot of open water swim posts from 2 years ago but thought I would ask a question here about the Fenix 7X SS. I had a long pool swim thread that really helped me because I now record 1000 meter swims accurately in both 25 and 50 meter pools by wearing the watch on my right hand and pushing off and gliding hard on the turns.
We arrived in Mexico 3 days ago and there is a huge pool here that is about 100 meters long in an irregular shape. I can not swim laps. Therefore I switched to open water and just swim for about 30 minutes. I know my pace and that distance was at least 1000 meters if not more. On two swims the watch reported 600 to 660 meters. I was swimming around the periphery of the extremely large pool and crossing back and forth diagonally. The map shows the pool and fills it with red tracking lines. I did pause the activity a couple of times to rest and then punched resume. The time and everything else was accurate. But the distance not.
Any advice? I don't really need to record distance in that pool swim with no laps, but was just playing around and really learning the watch now. I am not confident enough to go do a 1000 meter swim in the ocean. Its a little rough out there and I would be swimming alone parallel to the beach.
By the way ... what are the little curved lines at the top of the watch in various colors on the walking or hiking app? At the start of the walk activity a see a green arch at the top thord of the watch, then it shifts to little arcs of various colors. What is that?
On my Fenix 3 HR that I wore for years, when I started an activity, I waited for the green arc to complete the 360 degree circle around the outer face of the watch and then it beeped when GPS was ready to go and all necessary satellites acquired. I don't see that now, but did add the GPS graph to all of my activity screens.