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03-12-2013, 00:35   #1
Anonymous2543538
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Loop and Swimming
How is the Loop tracking my swims? I'm doing about 50 laps and now with the Loop I still have to post on two other apps to track. Is the loop just tracking movement?
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03-12-2013, 07:18   #2
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Originally Posted by Anonymous2543538 View Post
How is the Loop tracking my swims? I'm doing about 50 laps and now with the Loop I still have to post on two other apps to track. Is the loop just tracking movement?
For regular swimmers Loop usually tracks swimming activity well. If you are an elite swimmer, have honed your technique to perfection, Loop will underestimate the activity because it cannot consider the technique and strength used in your strokes. //kate
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03-12-2013, 18:54   #3
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I can confirm this.

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For regular swimmers Loop usually tracks swimming activity well. If you are an elite swimmer, have honed your technique to perfection, Loop will underestimate the activity because it cannot consider the technique and strength used in your strokes. //kate
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08-02-2014, 22:35   #4
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Polar Loop quit working in the pool
I recently purchased the Polar Loop with the H7 HR Monitor. I was excited to purchase this product so I could track my water exercises. I had trouble registering the H7 to the Loop, but eventually got them to communicate. However about a half hour into my session, the Loop quit working. I was not able to see any activity. After my workout I removed the Loop and tried to charge with the Flow. My computer does not recognize the Loop although I have connected in the past without a problem. Did the Loop get damaged in the water possibly?
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14-02-2014, 12:50   #5
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Does the Loop display turn on at all?
Have you tried resetting it?

Pool water, at least in my case, eats the battery in 1 day.
Has something to do with the sensor being really sensitive to the water drops.

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I recently purchased the Polar Loop with the H7 HR Monitor. I was excited to purchase this product so I could track my water exercises. I had trouble registering the H7 to the Loop, but eventually got them to communicate. However about a half hour into my session, the Loop quit working. I was not able to see any activity. After my workout I removed the Loop and tried to charge with the Flow. My computer does not recognize the Loop although I have connected in the past without a problem. Did the Loop get damaged in the water possibly?
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14-02-2014, 13:26   #6
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Originally Posted by Y_English View Post
I recently purchased the Polar Loop with the H7 HR Monitor. I was excited to purchase this product so I could track my water exercises. I had trouble registering the H7 to the Loop, but eventually got them to communicate. However about a half hour into my session, the Loop quit working. I was not able to see any activity. After my workout I removed the Loop and tried to charge with the Flow. My computer does not recognize the Loop although I have connected in the past without a problem. Did the Loop get damaged in the water possibly?
Bluetooth does not transmit through water so you will never get HR data when swimming with the Loop.

The Loop is water resistant so that shouldn't be a problem.

Have you tried restarting the Polar daemon on your computer? Sometimes this can stall which causes the computer to hang up and not recognise the connection to the Poalr products.
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19-09-2014, 22:22   #7
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confused as well
I'm not sure how, at all, it tracks swimming. Seems like it "splits" between high and medium activity level.

Sort of regretting my purchase of Loop...


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For regular swimmers Loop usually tracks swimming activity well. If you are an elite swimmer, have honed your technique to perfection, Loop will underestimate the activity because it cannot consider the technique and strength used in your strokes. //kate
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01-11-2014, 17:05   #8
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I've been wondering how to tell Polar Beat Android apply that I'm starting swimming since there is no swimming option. I have Loop and H7. Anyone else?
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