In the days and weeks after its launch last April, one of the biggest curiosities surrounding the Apple Watch was its tolerance to water. Thanks to a few initial tests — from showers tohigh dive pools — we now know that the Apple Watch is indeed a bit more waterproof than Apple promises, and with that in mind a few London-based iOS developers have created the “World’s first swim app on the Apple Watch,” and put it through its paces in a new video.
Having designed a similar app for the Pebble, Ted Bradley and his team decided to take that idea — a lapping, time, and heart rate monitoring swim app — and transplant it onto the Apple Watch. The developers put each smartwatch to the same test, swimming four full lengths of the London Aquatic Centre’s 50 meter pool. The test proved successful, with the Apple Watch mirroring the Pebble’s results of a four lap, 200 meter swim. Apple’s smartwatch even continued to measure heart rate successfully, raising from an initial 88bpm to 138bpm immediately after the test finished.