Today’s post is a review of the Swimmo swim watch that was built from the ground up as a help, and guide, for swimmers of all levels of experience.
Swimmo has an interesting history, starting with a personal observation of the company founder confirmed later in research and countless conversations with swimmers:
Swimmers are waiting for a simple solution that will allow them to measure and analyze their progress during their swimming workout.
After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, months of hard work at the design of the watch, and more months on the production process, the Swimmo swim watch is now available to buy at www.swimmo.com.
Here’s my review of this swimming watch, and app!
The Swimmo Basic Swim Workout Metrics
Swimmo, of course, has all the basic features a swim watch has to have.
It contains a 3-sensor based precise lap counting for all pool lengths, and also a mode for unknown sizes in which you simply see how many laps you have done instead of the distance.
Especially for those people who swim for near an hour per day, you’ll surely want to track this without having to keep count the whole time!
Finally, you have an efficient answer!
You can also measure your distance, duration, and pace so your swim workout is always measured in all aspects.
With the Swimmo, you can easily compare your workouts and improvements!
Tracking your workouts is one of the ebst ways to hold yourself accountable, and the Swimmo is the swimmers best friend for this!
On top of all the basic swim watch metrics, the Swimmo training watch goes much much further in measuring your swim and body than any other swimming watch out.
First of all, there are two important biometrics that are built into the Swimmo.
This is very interesting for many swimmers for health reasons, and to measure the effectiveness and effect their swimming workouts are having on their body.
The two features contained in the Swimmo are a heart rate monitor from the wrist, and precise calorie counter that uses your heart rate data to make the result more accurate.
Pretty awesome, right?
One of the most exciting features of the Swimmo swimming training watch allows the device to not only show you your results after the workout, but also guide you during your swim!
The smart feature allows you to choose your swimming goal such as pace, or heart rate zone, and you will be notified via distinctive vibrations when you need to swim faster or slow down.
Honestly, I think this is amazing technology.
I have never heard of another swim watch being able to accomplish this!
Additionally, for other goals, you can turn on notifications for every 25% of the goal finished (for distance or swimming workout duration).
This is a cool way to improve your consistency with pace training for endurance workouts, or to stay in the right heart rate zone for fat burning workouts.
No matter what your goal with swimming is, the Swimmo swim watch will help you get there!
The Swimmo App
The swimmo swimming mobile app has three main purposes, and introduces them to you all in a very modern and intuitive interface that lets you do most of the important things in few taps.
The app is also really good-looking, which is still not a standard for other swimming mobile apps available.
The first main feature is the possibility to create and edit your own custom goals that are then synced to the Swimmo swim watch.
The second main module is about the analysis of your past workouts. One aspect that is very helpful in the design of the app is that you can just glance at the chart, or go deeper into very detailed lap-by-lap (and soon set-by-set) analysis.
This way, you always have the analytics with you, and can easily be aware of your progress. This really is a modern swimming log.
The third part of the app lets you customize your watch, and control all of its settings on a big smartwatch screen.
Comparatively, other swim watches have small and difficult to read displays.
The app is easy and enjoyable to use!
It is very refreshing that a product is mobile first, and focuses on mobile platform integration for swimmers!.
The swimmo swim watch strengths and unique features are the super tight app integration, and real-time feedback via vibrations that makes using the device easy and useful for swimmers no matter their level of experience.
Regardless of your goals, the Swimmo swim watch is your best friend on the way to getting there!