Kamis, 18 April 2013

Want to "Count" your laps and know your shots?

Without keeping track of your laps and statistics, training of swimming in a pool can take sufficient concentration. New Garmin fitness watch, swim, is made specifically for anyone who needs to swim in a pool and is designed to automatically record laps, tell which traits were used on each circuit and record pace, distance and calories burned. However, the clock did not quite turn in a gold medal performance in the test; has done well in other ways. It was pretty easy to set up for the reason that the buttons are clearly marked and I was able to guess the proper way through the Setup menu and the quick start guide, almost every time.

The watch, which costs $ 150, isn’t particularly large size: is much more polished than Garmin GPS to open water clocks as 910XT precursor, but slightly larger than average chronograph. Not bad looking, but the Sartorialist does not pursue because she wears it. What is in his favor is that the battery can last a year, and when you run out you can change yourself.

To use the clock, first manually entered the pool length (don’t know the length of my neighborhood pool, so we made a best guess). Then, you press the start button and swim once in the drink. Should recognize when swimming freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly and record spins. Other strokes or a mix of shots during a tour should register as ‘ mixed ‘. If you are swimming with it; say kick then you can manually enter and because it has a ‘ drill ‘. Without lowering your average speed and time, those rounds can count towards the distance statistics.

However the watch recorded all of them like freestyle when I tried to swim in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke turns. A tour is recorded on the back, but at that time term freestyle. I wonder if the watch could tell the difference between my breaststroke and backstroke. The instructions say well, constant traits are needed for an accurate reading and Michael Phelps has nothing to fear from me. The company said that when the former Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman tried last week, the record was impeccable.

On the Web only in analysis using the included receiver that plugs into the USB port of a computer, you can load the data from the watch. The instructions say to just plug the receiver will place your watch, you must follow the instructions that appear on the watch face. One important thing that I say is that the procedure will not work unless the Garmin Ant Agent is already on your computer. Worth mentioning. I was fuming with frustration with the time I tracked down that little tidbit.

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