Good news for professional swimmers and all swiming enthushiasts. Garmin created a specialized Swim Watch that provides a tracking stroke type, a number of stroke, distance, pace, lengths, calories burned and even more. Garmin Swim will be officialy lauched at the U.S. Masters Swimming Championships to be held in Omaha, Nebraska, from July 5 to July 8.
We have already introduced Garmin Forerunner 910XT which was named by Heart Rate Watch Company as the world’s second best GPS watch on the market. This stunning fitness timepiece is the only GPS-enabled device that integrates swimming, running and cycling metrics. One of the leading companies in the fitness watch idustries has also launched a number of great multi-functional devices, specialized for cyclists and runners (read the review of Garmin Forerunner 610 Sport Watch). However, this is the first time that Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. presents a training watch, designed exclusively for swimmers.
As the brand’s vice president of the worldwide sales, Dan Bartel, believes, Garmin Swim will quickly replace the log books and journals, so many swimmers have come to rely on for tracking their progress. “At a glance, swimmers will know their time, distance, pace and be able to wear this watch as an everyday timepiece, allwithout having to worry about charging it”, said Dan Bartel.
This is not all. Interactivity is a very important segment of most advanced fitness devices. Thus, the new Garmin Swim ensures that all swiming data can be uploaded to Garmin Connect™ (http://connect.garmin.com), for free online analysis. This useful web site provides swimmers to analyze their workouts, track their results and plan trainings with coaches and friends, while participating in an online fitness community of more than 80 million worldwide users.
Users can go through a large, intuitive interface easily, by using six buttons. After entering a workout mode, you just need to write in the length of the pool with options of yards and meters, and this great watch will be ready to improve yout workout by alowing you to concentrate on the swim technique.
Along with lengths, strokes, distance and pace, the new Garmin Swim Watch calculates swolf scores that help in evaluations of efficiency. Besides, it automaticaly recognizes the stroke type. The watch shows time in two zones and provides an alarm function. It is cool enough to be worn everyday, inside and outside water, as an atractive sport timepiece. Since its battery lasts for approximately one year, you do not need to wory about its accuracy for a long amount of time. Garmin Swim is already available, for a pretty affordable price that goes around $150.