Some triathletes will be extremely happy to see this new swimming gadget because now they can track and monitor even more stats during their triathlon training. The new Swimsense Performance Monitor from Finis is a ground breaking training tool, which captures critical performance data during your swim workouts. The monitor straps onto your wrist like a watch and uses accelerometers, magnetometers and patent-pending proprietary algorithms to identify your swim. We hate to make the comparison but it's like the Garmin for the pool.
When you are done with your swimming workout, you can analyze your performance on the device with pace times, distance (meters/yards/laps), stroke count, stroke rate, distance-per-stroke and calories burned across all four major strokes. Later you can upload the performance data to the Finis Swimsense Training Log for additional analysis and a historical overview.
In the past the only way to monitor our progress or performance was with the clock. Yes, we could manually count our laps during a set but that becomes a burden as the distance increases, while trying to monitor the clock and pay attention to the distance. Now there is something that can automatically do that and tell us how consistent and efficiently we are doing it.
Swimsense Performance Monitor Features and Benefits
Analyze laps swum, times, total distance, pace, stroke count; stroke rate, distance-per-stroke, calories and SWOLF efficiency scores in all four strokes
Automatically capture your swim workout as soon as you hit the start button.
Set unique pool sizes, meters, yards, gender and weight
Swimsense Training Log:
View all workouts and analyze your progress over time. The visual dashboard shows you a snapshot of your workout with the ability to dynamically frill down into details. Create goals and see visual a representations of your progress or create workout plans and compare how you actually did during the sets.
Sync your Swimsense with the training log and charge its Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery. The USB connection allows you to use it on your PC or Mac.
Another great feature for those that are familiar with or use TrainingPeaks for their training. Finis announced that Swimsense workouts will be compatible with TrainingPeaks, the largest endurance training log. Updates will seamlessly transfer to your Training Peaks account. The software update was supposed to be available late January 2011.
The Swimsense Performance Monitor is available for purchase from Finis or other online swimming related stores for $199.99.
- Swimsense - A Triathletes New Best Friend
Founded in 1993 in Northern California, FINIS was founded by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales. Understanding that improving one's technique is the secret to swimming faster and enjoying the sport more, the duo went on to introduce truly innovative tools to the swimming community. This dedication has resulted in truly innovative products such as: the Swimmer's Snorkel which is recognized as the paramount tool to improve a swimmer's technique, the SwiMP3 that uses bone conduction technology to play music instead of using ear buds, and the Z2 Zoomers fins.