Tagged: Swimming

Xmetrics activity tracker fine tunes your swimming technique in real time

Xmetrics activity tracker

Xmetrics is your swimming coach in real time

Whether you are a pro swimmer or a casual swimmer, it is always good to know about your performance. A coach always comes in handy, but now every swimmer can have the luxury of affording a coach as and when you feel like swimming. The next thing is to have a wearable gadget that can analyze your swimming performance real time. Xmetrics is that very gadget which gives performance feedback in real time by relaying the number of strokes, lap time, quality of turn, swimming technique etc. The gadget attaches to the back of your swimming goggles and with the compatible earphones gives up-to-date feedback on all you swimming analysis and bio-mechanical data.
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3D printed Elle prosthetic leg for swimmers comes as a boon

Elle prosthetic leg for swimmers

Elle prosthetic leg for swimmers

When we talk of 3D printing and prosthetics, it has been prosthetic limbs like arms and legs that have dominated the scene. Now there is a prosthetic swimming leg for amputees that allows them to swim again. Developed by Della Tosin, LA-based product designer with degree from the Art Center College, the prosthetic swimming leg dubbed as Elle provides balance, strength and practicality. Along with the prosthetic, it comes with a wearable suit that assists single-leg amputees in competing with regular swimmers. Apparently Elle is also competing in the James Dyson Foundation 2014 innovation competition.
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iSwimband aquatic safety system prevents accidental drowning of kids

iSwimband aquatic safety system

Fear for your kid’s safety when around swimming pools or beaches? Constantly having their well-being in mind, and want a gadget that will take over the worry and make you calm? Then you definitely need to have a look at the iSwimband which is a personal aquatic system for your young ones. This wearable sensor provides your kids with an added layer of protection when around water as it shoots out distress alerts whenever required. For example if your kid is a non-swimmer and enters deep water then the device alerts you or if your little one is a swimmer but has been submerged underwater for too long then also you’ll get an alert.
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Swim trunk with hydrophobic nanotechnology repels any kind of liquid

Frank Anthony hydrophobic nanotechnology swim trunks

Next time you get wet in the swimming pool you won’t have to worry drying your shorts in the sun. Frank Anthony’s hydrophobic nanotechnology swimwear makes it possible as these shorts don’t soak water and in fact repel it for a ultra-dry feel. Not only water but these shorts repel any kind of liquid material including coffee, soda or fruit juice. Now that is some good news for people who are in the habit of spilling their drinks or have to stay in water for extended period of time for swimming or any other outdoor activities.
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iSwimmer waterproof MP3 player is H2O friendly

iSwimmer waterproof MP3 player

For music lovers missing even an hour of their favorite rhythms can be nostalgic so wherever you go the music goes with you whether on the streets, in travel routines or while in the loo! But what if you want to enjoy music without disturbing others while swimming or taking a hot tub bath? I that case you would need a MP3 player that is waterproof and also has a pair of headphones that can take on water day in and day out. iSwimmer is a high quality waterproof MP3 player that lets you listen to music while you are swimming to a depth of up to 3 meters, during rainy days, taking shower bath or having a cozy time submerged in the bathtub. As the MP3 player is waterproof with temperature tolerance of -50 ℃ -5 ℃ it can also be used for winter sports where people complain of their MP3 players or headphones getting destroyed by seeping water formed from melting of snowflakes.
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Watch out for swimmers using inertial sensor system in London Olympics 2012

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games (Games of the XXX Olympiad) scheduled to commence in the month of July and swimming events are going to be intriguing of them all as swimmers take glory by hundreds even thousands of a second difference. Now Swiss scientists have come up with an inertial system that help coaches analyses the kinematics and crucial data from the swimmers movement in water to make the requisite adjustments and improve time thereby giving them a strategic edge in closely contested events.
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