It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Garmin Swim watch tracks your water workouts, we hit the pool Garmin Swim watch tracks your water workouts, we hit the pool
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Garmin Swim watch tracks your water workouts, we hit the pool
Thread Tools
Old 26th June 2012, 06:20   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 137,261
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Garmin Swim watch tracks your water workouts, we hit the pool

Garmin is adding a new product to its line-up of fitness watches, and this one is dedicated to workouts of the aquatic variety. The $150 Garmin Swim tracks your distance swum, average pace, workout time and more, and it uploads those stats to the web to help monitor your progress. Though it's meant to be a part of your exercise routine, the Garmin Swim watch looks like your average plastic digi-timepiece. The watch has six buttons with functions for viewing the time of day, scrolling through the menu options, controlling the timer, viewing the menu and entering workout mode. The setup takes some getting used to, but the illustrative icons on the watch helped us get into the rhythm quickly.

Getting started with the Swim simply entails entering the size of your pool, with options to measure in yards or meters. Once that info is uploaded, you press the swim button and are ready to get splashing. We spent a solid half-hour doing laps, and the Swim duly recognized and recorded that we varied our strokes. Stopping the timer each time we took a break created a new interval for our workout, with a rundown of the elapsed time, distance in meters, number of strokes, type of stroke, total laps, average speed and calories burned. That's a lot of data to pore over, and Garmin lets you wirelessly upload it all to the Garmin Connect site. To do this, you have to pair the watch with your computer using a USB ANT stick: once it works, it's an efficient, easy way to review your workout, but it took us a few tries before our laptop recognized the watch. Garmin says the watch's battery will last a full year, which is plenty of time to log some serious laps. For more about the Swim, check out the press info past the break.
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SOEmote tracks our face, transplants our expressions onto an Everquest II persona Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 11th June 2012 06:35
ThreadWatch tracks daily workflow on a Mac, turns the data into eye candy Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 25th May 2012 07:53
Gyroscopic Self-Leveling Pool Table Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 15th February 2012 07:28
Water Cooling Computers With A Swimming Pool jmke WebNews 0 7th January 2007 10:11
Itanium allies to pool development efforts Sidney WebNews 1 31st August 2005 01:24
PCI Express train rolls across multiple tracks jmke WebNews 0 7th June 2005 22:11

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:21.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO