The Finis SwimSense Watch Records Your Stroke

We’ve shown you running watches before; John just reviewed one a few days ago. But not all athletic watches are for running. This one from Finis called the SwimSense records data specific to swimming laps in a pool.

The watch uses motion sensing to detect different stroke types. It will record a variety of other data from the sensor like number of laps swum, total distance, calories burned, lap time, pace and stroke count.

Cost is only $199 and you can get it here.

Press Release

FINIS, the Worldwide Leader in Technical Swimming Development and provider of select training equipment for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, unveils the SwimsenseTM Performance Monitor (powered by SportSense), an intuitive device worn around the wrist while swimming. Using motion sensing technology, the Swimsense Performance Monitor automatically detects and distinguishes stroke types, records the number of laps swum, total distance, calories burned, lap time, pace and stroke count. With built-in automatic stroke recognition Swimsense is the first Performance Monitor in the world that can automatically differentiate between backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and Freestyle. 

Custom settings allow the user to configure Swimsense for unique pool sizes, and personalize calorie calculations by specifying gender, weight and age.
The Swimsense Performance Monitor is effortless for fitness enthusiast and recreational swimmers to use, yet records the detailed training data that elite swimmers and triathletes demand. Swimsense will be available this holiday season 2010 for $199.99 MSRP at a variety of retailers including

“Most fitness enthusiasts and serious athletes who partake in swimming as part of their training routine can’t remember how many laps they swam last week or how many calories they burned,” says John Mix, President of FINIS. “With the Swimsense you can easily keep track of that and more. Simply get in the water and go, the Swimsense will automatically capture your entire swim workout as soon as you hit the start button. At the completion of your workout you can view your current swim session and any of your prior workouts for comparison.”

With a free online workout viewer, you can upload your workouts via a USB connection to review up to 14 past workouts/swims for easy monitoring of your progress for easy progress monitoring. For the more serious swimmer or professional athletes, FINIS will also offer a subscription Training Log. For a low monthly fee you can create and track goals, workouts plans and access and store an unlimited number of past workouts for performance analysis. The intuitive design and high resolution of the interface make reviewing your workouts easy, and the Training Log is fully upgradable with automatic software updates. For more information about Swimsense and the entire FINIS product line, including gear used by the U.S. Olympic Swim team, visit

About FINIS:
Founded in 1993 in Northern California, FINIS was started by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales. The Monofin and the Swimmer’s Snorkel were the first products they developed for the US market; afterwards, they continued to focus on creating training tools for swimmers and coaches worldwide. FINIS products are currently available in over 60 countries and are used by US and International Olympic teams, elite triathletes, and fitness swimmers.
Innovative research and design is FINIS’ highest priority. This dedication has resulted in truly unique products such as: the Swimmer’s Snorkel, which is recognized as the paramount tool to improve a swimmer’s technique, the SwiMP3 that uses bone conduction technology to play music instead ear buds, and the Z2 Zoomers fins, which demonstrate an intimate understanding of swimming musculature, hydrodynamics, and engineering.

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