Wired Workouts

Wired Workouts

Screw Stopwatches, Swim Tracking Gets Sophisticated

Lance Armstrong whispers sweet nothings in your ear when you run courtesy of Nike + iPod. But what about swimmers? Don't they need in-ear encouragement? Enter the AvidaMetrics system. You strap incredibly light weight sensors to your wrists and ankles and one to your head, which is also connected to an ear bud. As you swim, the system zaps data on your pace, stroke count, stroke tempo, distance per stroke, basically everything, to a laptop on the pool deck.

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