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Beards247
April 19th, 2013, 12:37 PM
The video is from a fund raising campaign, but its interesting to see at least.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5zpev9Y_-g


How many people would be interested in this technology? For me I'm happy with the tried and true finger check, but if I was a distance swimmer, I could see where this could come in handy.

jackback
April 20th, 2013, 10:15 AM
So its a: BiO Rhythmic Gauge. BORG Sorry its Saturday and I'm prepping for Star Trek reruns

Swimosaur
April 20th, 2013, 11:29 AM
Instabeat web site here (http://www.instabeat.me/).

Interesting. The gadget seems to be mostly a heart rate monitor, but also claims to track number of laps, number of flips turns, and other parameters, with post-workout upload to computer.

I have a minor weakness for innovative swimming gadgets like this (I was an early Swimovate (http://www.swimovate.com/) customer, etc.), so I pre-ordered one almost instantly. I am particularly interested in knowing what you can learn from continuously monitored heart rate data. How does your heart rate actually change while, e.g., swimming a 200? A set of 50s? That's new information!

Delivery is currently scheduled for September.

Confirmed (via email w/ Instabeat): Heart rate is monitored continuously, at 2 readings per second. This should be really interesting!

swimark
April 21st, 2013, 03:37 PM
Cool gadget! Of course I just got my Garmin Swim. While not perfect it does help me keep track of my splits and stroke rate during a workout. Unfortunately it does not have a heart rate monitor like the Instabeat. Might have to put this on my birthday wishlist.