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Swimsense® Performance Monitor

Swimsense® Performance Monitor

The Swimsense® is a groundbreaking training tool, which captures critical performance data.

SKU# 1.05.054

Availability: In stock

$169.99
The Swimsense® is a groundbreaking training tool, which captures critical performance data. The monitor straps onto the wrist like a watch and uses accelerometers, magnetometers and patent-pending proprietary algorithms to identify your swim. Analyze your performance on the device with pace times, distance (meters/yards/laps), stroke count, stroke rate, distance-per-stroke and calories burned across all four major strokes. Performance data can then be uploaded to the FINIS Streamline Training Log for additional analysis and historical review. The Swimsense® Performance Monitor provides a revolutionary degree of information, which is key to tracking and improving your swim performance.

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iiM (Interval Inference Mode)
Hit the swim button and go; intervals and strokes, including backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle are all recorded automatically

Analyze Workouts Instantly
Review distance, splits, laps, pace times, stroke count; stroke rate, distance-per-stroke and calories burned. View your current workout and up to 14 past workouts on the monitor

Free Streamline Training Log
Upload workouts to the Streamline Training Log to review all past performances and track progress at www.finisinc.com/streamline

Automatic Stroke Type Recognition
Distinguishes between backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
12+ hours of swimming use, 150+ hours of non-swimming use, 300+ hours in sleep mode

Motion Sensors
Automatically captures your swim workout using accelerometers, magnetometers and patent-pending proprietary algorithms as soon as you hit the start button

Custom Settings
Set unique pool sizes, meters, yards, gender and weight

Fully Updateable
Download updates and enhancements to have the latest Swimsense software

Swimsense Dock
Sync your Swimsense with the Online Training Log and charge its battery

--- www.finisinc.com/streamline

Upload workouts
Review past performance and track progress at www.finisinc.com/streamline

Performance Reporting
Analyze laps swum, times, total distance, pace, stroke count; stroke rate, distance-per-stroke, calories and SWOLF efficiency scores in all four strokes

PC & Mac Compatible

Workout History
Compare against your actual workouts

Goal Planning
Train at the next level by setting goals and monitoring your progress

Search
Search for your workouts by date

Visual Dashboard
View a snapshot of your workout with the ability to dynamically drill down into details

Integrates with Partner Websites
Upload data directly to MyFitnessPal, FitBit, TrainingPeaks, RunKeeper and 2PEAK websites

Customer Reviews

overall happy with Swimsense Review by SteveO
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no problem operating the watch, very intuitive and helpful. i've had it for a couple years. the crystal is banged up from hitting lane ropes and the watch strap loop broke. still works great though. if i stop during an interval to clear my goggles or other adjustment, the count can get 25 yards ahead or behind. sometimes have trouble uploading a workout, but Finis online figures out how to troubleshoot the problem. i wish there was an app that compiles the information on my laptop for keeping a viewable-working backup. as far as the kicking, i just add an extra 500 yards to my total distance when posting to Runkeeper and Facebook.

(Posted on 12/18/13)

I love swinsense Review by Joy
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It really made me feel of a swimmer at the age of 40. It helps you in building up your propulsion and the rhythm. One can monitor the work out and the strokes. Indirectly its helping me in smooth and competitive swimming.

(Posted on 8/23/13)

Great concept, some quality issues Review by Tarzan1934
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I've had the watch for a little over two years and enjoy the ability to record workouts, synce with my fitness pal, and fitbit; however, I'm on my third watch due to some quality issues of connectivity and the watch band becomes soft, and the band tears at the pin holes, and the buckle loops split. Need a more reliable watch band.

(Posted on 4/16/13)

Excellence performance after 22 months! Review by Elizabeth
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Finis replaced my faulty watch for a new one and ever since my SwimSense Performance Monitor has been exceeding my expectations after 22 months! It keeps going really well. Thank you Finis. I brag about my watch at every swimming race and tell my swimming buddies what a great tool is for swimmers in a pool doing laps after laps.

(Posted on 4/16/13)

More Than I Expected Review by Tammy
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I have not had my Swimsense very long but I do know that I am very pleased with everything that it does except for the fact that I have a hard time reading the little print on the edges. Once I get used to using it I am sure that will be fine also. I am loving that it is very accurate with the laps and strokes. I am completely amazed.

I highly recommend it for the beginner and the professional.

(Posted on 2/6/13)

love-hate Review by flo
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i love the swimsense in terms of use and performance/accuracy but really do not like the quality of the strap. i wish you could easily replace the rubber straps!

(Posted on 1/7/13)

Need better display for older eyes Review by Wally
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This device works great-as advertised. However, I am 50 and my vision is not what it was. I use reading glasses/"cheaters" in my daily life. The display cannot be made bigger and/or there is no way to change the contrast and/or back lighting. So when I am swimming, I find it very difficult to read the display. Not everyone using this is a 20 year-old.

(Posted on 1/2/13)

set up diffuiculties Review by Gerry
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I have found the device very difficult to set up. It has baulked me at every step (almost). Importantly, it won't recognise the username and password that I registered and it then confirmed back to me.
Secondly, it won't allow me to link the bridge with the internet and nothing in the instructions or FAQs tells me how to fix this.
So, right now, I can see my workouts on my device and they are sitting on the bridge on my computer, but they won't upload to swimsense on the internet.
I really hate devices that won't work out of the box!

(Posted on 12/27/12)

Very good tool Review by Myllis
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I am very happy with the watch. Like people before me, it lets me enjoy the swimming and especially on long sets, I do not need to count the laps.
Also, summarizing after each swim is great fun and gives usefull info on speed and pace.
I would strong recommend it.

Only minus is the leaking (and crashing of hardware resulting from it) that occurred in my first watch after some 200km of swimming. However, Finis replaced it for free.

(Posted on 11/22/12)

Great but some room to improve Review by Nayan
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Swimsense is certainly helping me progress my swimming and I love it.

In terms of improving it thought - my biggest gripe is how hard it is to read it as you get later into a swim and your goggles have might have fogged.

More contrast in the display and/or a backlight would be a big help.

(Posted on 8/21/12)

Great tool Review by John
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This device allows me to really get a focus on my training without having to think about.

It takes some getting use to with regard using it, but once you have it is great.

(Posted on 4/3/12)

Superb training tool Review by Anton
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Swimsense is a really great training tool.
Easy counting distance, laps, strokes, times etc
It brings a good motivation into training process.

But some quality issue occurs. After half a year and ~160km total distance Swimsense becomes leaky. I suppose it near Start/Stop push button. So, ordered new one.

(Posted on 3/17/12)

Motivating Review by Dave
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This device is a brilliant way of keeping me motivated and accountable for the effort I put into each swim. It is hard to slack off when you are provided with instant feedback. The watch has significantly improved my training.

(Posted on 10/23/11)

Great Training tool Review by Touche
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I'm new to swimming so trying to keep up with laps was sometimes a bit much but no more, just hit the button and go.

(Posted on 9/27/11)

You improve what you measure Review by Andy
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I'm a huge fan of this watch. I'm fairly new to swimming and bought it because I regularly lose track of how many laps I've done while trying to concentrate on everything else. It has proven to be remarkably accurate as far as counting laps (and even recognizing when I've switched from freestyle to backstroke). The additional information it provides on a per length basis has been surprisingly helpful. Being able to see my stroke rate per lap has helped me zero in on some problems I develop with my form as I get tired, etc. By helping me focus on stroke rate I've found it has really improved.

My only issue is that it doesn't auto-sense when I'm paused between sets. While the watch itself is very accurate, I'm less dependable and routinely forget to unpause the watch when I start my next set.

Aside from that using it is very simple. And the easy download to the internet means I can quickly transfer the data and then review it later in the day.

One final note: the watch is clearly designed to be used as a dedicated swim tool. Between the limited battery life (needs to be charged regularly), unusual shape and lack of backlight make it extremely unlikely that you will use it as your everyday watch.

(Posted on 8/12/11)

Doesn't work in open water Review by Elizabeth
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The Swimsense is designed for pool use only. It doesn't work in open water, as I found out after my 1st swim today that there was no distance/calories/strokes measured; only the time I swam was counted therefore there was no data for a workout to be downloaded.

My initial Swimsense USB was faulty and crashed 2 PCs 1 lap top and 1 tablet. Swim Smooth in Perth quickly sent me a replacement which sometimes the USB doesn't connect to the internet because its dock is not a tight fit.

(Posted on 7/19/11)

Very Pleased Review by Roger
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I have been using SwimSense for about 6 months now and have found it to be a great training aid. I get to see how my interval times and stroke counts are progressing throughout my training.

The initial watch I received had connection problems with the internet, and Finis was very quick to offer and send a replacement - which has been working real well though it still occasionally won't connect to the internet. I think the USB connection to the docking station should be a tighter fit than it is.

I would like to see them add a "kick" program to it so that you can use it while your are kicking as well. Perhaps you can wear a strap on your ankle and attach the watch to it. The watch can preseumeably be programmed to "read" the type of kick you are doing (free, back (may be hard to distinguish from free), breast, or fly, and give you your times for the kick portions of workouts. This isn't a deal-killer by any stretch. It would be a nice function to have though.

In all, I love the watch and how it helps me with my workouts and evaluatiing my performance.

(Posted on 7/6/11)

Superb - With Space To Improve Review by dave
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I've found the Swimsense extremely valuable as a training tool so far (4 swims). It's really nice to get some feedback on whether you've swum efficiently or not although I'd say that the whole SWOLF score system needs better and clearer explanation, and perhaps a graph to show changes over time. The lap counting feature is fantastic, especially in a 25m pool when it's really easy to lose track of time as you bounce back and forth off the walls. I'm planning on wearing it along side a Polar RCX5 to get heart rate as well while swimming to get a full picture of what's going on...if there's an ANT+ version of this product planned I'd be delighted. I'd stay with Garmin for running and cycling and Finis for everything swimming related.

The casing of the unit is alright - no more. A more involved industrial design team would have done something really nice with it. I do however really like the materials. The buttons are easy to use with wet hands, but the on screen labels for them can be hard to read. More contrast in the display, and perhaps a way to control it, would be useful.

The manufacturing quality of the device is my one real complaint. When I got my first one from Amazon I noticed that the top of the front casing had what looked like a screwdriver mark from being opened. I did think it might also have been a mark left over from clipping off of a moulding frame or sprue, and as I've now got my replacement which also features the same mark (although less severe), I'm convinced this is what's happening. I sent the first one back as I thought it had been damaged - something to take note of, folks.

Overall - I love it. Recommended for anyone who wants to track their progress over time.

(Posted on 7/1/11)

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