The first swims with the new Swimsense from Finis has been awesome. Now only is this simple to use, it promises to get better with firmware updates on the horizon! Yip, that means you always stay current and have the latest in innovation sitting pretty on your wrist.
Ok, so, some may comment that it’s not the world’s prettiest device, but it sure does make up in terms of function. Together with the bridge (which allows you to upload your workouts) and the indispensable online logbook you get a swimming partner second to none.
As a taster, here some screenshots from my first two workouts:
This is from today’s swim (main set: 3x3x200) and on a glance you get a feel for the entire set. Mixed strokes, average times per 100 and so on. Of course, what is more interesting is dissecting a particular interval:
This was my last 200m interval.
NOTE: for the keen observers, it says interval 8 since one of the 3x3x200m was a kicking interval.
You can clearly see how I hit the wall quite badly towards the end of that interval (and set). I was tired and i really tried to nail it home and ironically thought my last length would have been pretty quick- but there’s no finish there
This has also helped me understand a little more about my own pacing. Since time began, I’ve always struggled on the “Third Lap” of any swim. If it’s a 100m, that 75m kills me. If it’s a 200m, that 150m mark gets me. I know it and have tried to break that “habit” and here’s how Swimsense picked it up for me:
This level and detail of feedback is usually only available at a swim meet or in a race condition or when doing very specific sets- as it traditionally takes quite a bit of labour to record and measure and dissect it all. Not any more.
Awesome product, good finish overall, superb solution and looking forward to the innovation continuing.