The myriad of health benefits from swimming are well-documented, with pools all around the world packed with both young and old stroking their way to fitter bodies. The wearable revolution so commonly found above water has lagged when it comes to swimming, though, due to data accuracy and connectivity issues. The team behind Swimmerix believe it has created the answer to these issues.
Swimmerix is a system that tracks swimming performance and helps facilitate improvement. Made up of a smartband, base station, a companion app and cloud technology connecting it all together, it tracks everything from heart rate and calories burned to number of strokes, speed and distance. Training doesn’t achieve much without previously set goals, though, so the Swimmerix app lets users set their own so they can improve in real-time.
To do this, the smartband flashes green to go faster, blue to maintain tempo and red to signal the end of the training routine, making it easier to concentrate on the next stroke rather than everything else around. Each Swimmerix system costs $122 and is expected to ship in October 2016. Its Kickstarter campaign is looking for $34,800 by March 11th, 2016.
The Swimmerix system is perfect for all levels of swimmers because it makes the process of getting better pretty intuitive. Its most important design feature is its colored signals, a simple yet powerful iteration on other swim trackers like the Aqua 100. An SOS button to go along with some sort of open ocean swimming would be a welcome update in future versions.