View Poll Results: Would you buy a heart rate monitor like this?

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Thread: heart rate monitor that fits any swimming goggle

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    Very Active Member Beards247's Avatar
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    heart rate monitor that fits any swimming goggle

    The video is from a fund raising campaign, but its interesting to see at least.




    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.
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    Re: heart rate monitor that fits any swimming goggle

    So its a: BiO Rhythmic Gauge. BORG Sorry its Saturday and I'm prepping for Star Trek reruns

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    Re: heart rate monitor that fits any swimming goggle

    Instabeat web site here.

    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 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!

    Last edited by Swimosaur; April 20th, 2013 at 12:53 PM. Reason: Added note

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    Re: heart rate monitor that fits any swimming goggle

    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.

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