People that take sports serious need to have a portable computer that would record necessary data such as distance, heart rate and more.
Recently the famous developer of swimwear and swim-related accessories Speedo has launched its own timepiece called the Speedo Aquacoatch. The watch utilizes a technology developed by Swimovate, a company based in the United Kingdom and founded in 2007 by thriathletes, to estimate the distance, speed, number of strokes and even calories that the swimmer has burned.
The device is 100 meters (328 feet) water-resistant and works in any swimming pools over 15 meters (49 feet) long. It can collect data of up to 50 swim sessions, which allows swimmers to compare their time and strive to beat their own records.
With the help of an accelerometer mixed with custom algorithms, the watch can count individual strokes. Because it can detect the pauses made between strokes (when the swimmer changes direction) the timepiece is also able to count the number of laps.
It is worth mentioning that the Speedo Aquacoach was built as a result of a four-year agreement with Swimovate that is responsible for the development of the technology.