By: Sweat Magazine  09-12-2011

You love to swim but hate to count laps, especially when your workout calls for a 2.4 miles in a pool. FINIS, a leader in technical swimming development and provider of select training equipment for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team recently released the Swimsense® Performance Monitor (powered by SportSense), an intuitive device worn around the wrist while swimming. Using motion sensing technology, the Swimsense automatically detects and distinguishes stroke types, records the number of laps swum, total distance, calories burned, lap time, pace and stroke count. With built-in automatic stroke recognition Swimsense is the first performance monitor that can automatically differentiate between backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and Freestyle. Custom settings allow the user to configure Swimsense for unique pool sizes, and personalize calorie calculations by specifying gender, weight and age. It was easy to program and accurate even in a non-standard pool size.
Swimsense comes with a docking port and USB Cable and retails for $199.99 at a variety of retailers including finnis.com.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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