Garmin Swim 2 Advanced Swimming Smartwatch 6009-668

Garmin Swim 2 Advanced Swimming Smartwatch

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Improve your pace, track drills and train better in open water or pools. An Elevate heart rate monitor takes your pulse straight off your wrist and displays data in real time. In pools, the internal sensors translate your movements into swimming specific metrics. Features like customizable pace alerts help keep up speed and let you know when you should making a wall turn or other key move. In open water, the sensors and GPS track your route, speed and distance. You get clear data to show improvements that guide you to your goals when swimming, running or cycling. The Swim 2 also tracks day-to-day activities, stress levels and the quality of your sleep. Pair it with the free Garmin Connect app to review activities, get notifications, track weather, control phone apps and more. Connect also lets you download and customize workouts created by others, and engage with the Connect community all over the world.

  • Built-in activity modes for swimming (indoor and outdoor), biking, running and cardio (indoor).
  • Create customized swimming workouts or download structured workouts from Connect.
  • Advanced swim features like drill logging enables time and distance tracking for drills such as kicking, one-arm swimming, or sculling.
  • Critical Swim Speed testing runs you through a set of exercises to give you an idea of the best pace you can maintain for 1500m.
  • Auto rest function detects when you are at the wall, keeping your time data accurate, without you needing to touch your watch. Pool swimming only.
  • Stroke type detection tracks what stroke you used at which point of your training session (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Pool swimming only.
  • Customizable swim display included timer, distance, heart rate, pace, stroke data, Swolf or rest.
  • Customizable pace alerts.
  • Body Battery™ tracks your daily energy levels, monitoring what drains your energy (exercise) and recharges your energy (rest, food, etc.), you get a better idea of how and when to train.
  • Connects to 3 different satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) and caches satellite positions, for a fast connection and a strong signal anywhere.
  • Equipped with Garmin’s V3 Elevate™ optical heart rate monitor that works while swimming.
  • Broadcast of your HR over ANT+ (so other devices can pick it up).
  • Stress level score monitors heart rate variability while inactive to produce a stress score from 0-100, the lower the score, the lower your stress. When stress levels are high, a relaxation timer will guide you through a mindful breathing exercise.
  • 24/7 activity tracking and step counting, learns your activity level and guides you towards a more active lifestyle.
  • Move bar reminds you to move after being stationary for too long.
  • Weekly intensity minutes are displayed against the 150 needed to maintain a healthy life.
  • Sleep tracking monitors rest, breathing patterns, total sleep hours and periods of movement and restful sleep.
  • Automatically sync your data to paired phone running the Connect app.
  • Connect app lets you review activities, receive texts, social media alerts, email, download training plans, and track weather via Bluetooth to your phone.
  • Connect IQ support allows you to download custom watch faces and other features.
  • Always-on, Chroma™ colour display is easy to read above or below the waves.
  • Internal memory stores up to 50 hours of activity data. Garmin Connect will store all of your activity data.
  • Fits wrist sizes 129-197mm.
  • In the box: Swim 2, charging cable and documentation.

Tech specs

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Weight 36g
Ideal for Swim training
Face material

Polycarbonate is inexpensive and light, with good clarity and wear-resistance. Mineral crystal glass offers greater clarity and significantly greater wear-resistance. Sapphire crystal is better still for clarity and wear-resistance.

Mineral crystal glass
Wrist strap material Silicone
Display dimensions 2.6 x 2.6cm
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Dimensions 4.2 x 4.2 x 1.1cm
Snooze No
Countdown timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Electronic compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.

12/24 hour format Yes
  • USB
  • Wireless
Low battery warning Yes
Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

App compatibility

An online community where members upload, analyze and share activity data.

Garmin Connect
Add maps capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

Programmable workouts

Want an easy jog? A fast-paced ride? A workout with lots of variety to keep you on your toes? With programmable workouts you can tailor your training to match whatever you are looking for on a particular day.

New lap auto start

Automatically triggers a new lap after reaching a specified difference.

Heart rate monitor Yes
Distance/time alarm Yes
Interval training Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Auto pause

Automatically pauses timer when you stop or go below a specified pace.

Heart rate in real time

Displays beats per minute during activity.

Calories in real time

Displays calorie expenditure during activity, based on heart rate monitor data.

Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Not compatible
Battery life 13-168 h
Chest strap Sold separately
Custom POI

A POI (point of interest) is a specific location that someone may find interesting (i.e., favourite viewpoint, best coffee stop before the trailhead). The custom POI feature allows the user to load only the POI's that interest them onto their GPS unit.

Metric/imperial units format Yes
Power meter

Displays output in watts as you ride.

Not compatible
Unit to unit transfer

Shares data wirelessly between compatible units.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Area calculation No
Tide tables No
Battery power indicator Yes
Data card Not accepted
Foot pod

Attaches to your shoe, captures your running data (i.e., pace, distance), and transmits it to your heart rate monitor or GPS.

Not compatible
Touch screen No
Heart rate target zones

Displays heart rate zones during activity.

Barometric altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.

Coded signal

A coded instrument ensures no interference between your chest strap and your watch, necessary if you are training in busy gyms or trails where other signals may be encountered.

Workout history Yes
Wireless sync Yes
WiFi No
Button lock Yes
Batteries Rechargeable battery pack (non-removable)
Haptic feedback Yes
Case diameter 42mm
Virtual partner

Allows user to monitor training goals with either a virtual partner or alarms.

Pause timer

Pauses the timer when slowing or stopping, and automatically resumes when moving again.

Replaceable wrist strap Yes
Pace alarm

An alarm that notifies you if you vary from a pre-set pace.

ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

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