Swimming is a fantastic, low impact form of workout. Like most other forms of exercise, swimming has undergone a high tech upgrade. Today, there are several electronic devices available for swimming training. Now you can find tech tools to help you track your progress in the pool.
Here is a look at some of the great electronic devices available for swim training:
The Finis Swimsense is a watch that, through various wonders of technology, monitors your lap count, pace, and stroke count as you swim. The best thing about this device is that it can create laps or sets, allowing you to easily analyze it all later on, just like you would with any other downloadable swimming device.
- Counts laps very accurately
- User interface is simple and intuitive
- The watch looks and feels well made
- Rechargeable lithium ion battery
- Fully updateable allowing the user to download updates provided by Finis
- Highly configurable- You can wear it on either wrist and use it in 33-yard, 50-meter, 25-yard or anything between 10 and 50 yard or meter pool
- Web integration- You can upload all your data to the Swimsense web app and/or export to other popular training logs
- Stroke style recognition is awesome but occasionally quirky
- The watch is far too susceptible to accidental power-ons, which drains the battery quickly
- You have to press a button every time you start or stop swimming
Garmin Swim Watch
This device is so lightweight and comfortable that you can forget to take it off after your workout is over. The watch is easy to read under water, though its face is not that clear and bright.
- The device is very easy to manipulate in the water. It has a swim mode button, so you don’t have to scroll through the menu to start recording your swim.
- The watch runs on a standard coin battery that lasts for about a year
- The watch tracks distance, stroke count, pace and more
- The user is able to analyze and share workouts and goals via Garmin Connect
- If you are looking for an all-round fitness tracker that records time spent working out, counts steps and at least some of your activities in the pool, Garmin is not the right device for you.
Swimovate PMB Unisex Adult Sports Watch
This device is a fully automated swimming watch which features extremely accurate sensors and software assessing the user’s performance. The device counts laps, distance covered in meters and yards, calorie expenditure, strokes per lap, and time elapsed. It recognizes four major styles namely breaststroke, freestyle, butterfly and backstroke. The watch works on any swimming pool that’s at least 15 meters long.
- The device has an amazing chrono feature that makes the watch suitable for wear outside of the pool for timing other activities, such as biking, running or triathlon
- The watch can be used by triathletes
- Has a large internal memory that can record up to 999 sets-per-session for future review
- Works with butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle
- Stroke style recognition is good but occasionally quirky