Swimming with Forerunner 245

Does any one have experience of using this watch for pool swimming?

I'm thinking of buying one but there is something that puts me off.

The website states:

  1. During your swim activity, select BACK to start a rest.

    The display reverses to white text on a black background, and the rest screen appears.

  2. During a rest, select UP or DOWN to view other data screens (optional).
  3. Select BACK, and continue swimming.
  4. Repeat for additional rest intervals.

Do I HAVE to press BACK when I take a rest? What happens if I don't?

I am used to the MOOV NOW where I don't have to press anything during my swim. When I am resting it automatically detects that, records the time spent resting, and then it starts recording my swims again as soon as I start swimming.

I don't really want to press a button on my watch every time I rest for a few minutes during my training session.

Can anyone advise?

Thanks!

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  • Had my 245m 2 days now. Swimming 50m pool x 20 laps = 1000m. I stop after each lap for 5 secs to catch my breath. Both days recorded 1250, and 1500m. My $150 Fitbit counts my laps if I forget - exactly. Surely this can be addressed in User Settings/ Stride Length?

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  • Had my 245m 2 days now. Swimming 50m pool x 20 laps = 1000m. I stop after each lap for 5 secs to catch my breath. Both days recorded 1250, and 1500m. My $150 Fitbit counts my laps if I forget - exactly. Surely this can be addressed in User Settings/ Stride Length?

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