Review for Swimovate Pool-Mate 2 Lap Counting Watch – 2019
The PoolMate 2 is Swimovates newest automatic Swimming Computer. It has their newest open water feature. In the pool Counts laps, strokes, distance, speed, efficiency, duration, sets, rest time and calories In open water Counts strokes, distance, speed, efficiency, duration, sets, rest time and calories (swim calibration lap first) Out of the water A 99 set chrono mode for timing Stores 50 sessions for recall, records individual sets and total session data Pools over 18m (yards too) Water resistant to 50m, 24 hour clock and alarmThe PoolMate2 features all the patented lap-counting technology of existing models with the addition of an open water mode to track swims in lakes, the sea or rivers. It also has double the current battery life of the PoolMate, crystal glass face and larger clearer display for easy viewing. Billed as a complete swimmers watch, this model will give you swim data including the speed, distance, duration, strokes, calories and efficiency in pools and open water and has 99 set chrono mode for timing other activities.The PoolMate2 is available in different color options black, grey, blue and purple. The black model comes with reverse display (white characters on black display) and does not have a back light. Grey, blue and purple models have standard display and backlight.The PoolMate2 Watch features:Swim Features: Counts your laps! Average Strokes per lap Adjusts to any size pool over 18m/yards Data log (400 log capacity) Speed (seconds per 100m) Distance Calories Set times Pause function Efficiency Index Tumble turns OR pushing off the wall No Calibration for pool use; single calibration lap for open water use 99.75% accuracy!Watch Features: Digital Watch/Time 12/24 Format Alarm Lap Count Stopwatch Chrono Backlight (grey, purple, and blue color ways only) Water Resistant to 50m 4 Colors: Black, Purple, Blue, and GrayHow does the PoolMate2 work?A simple calibration lap is all that’s required to set up the special open water mode, which uses the in-built accelerometer to work out the swim metrics. Using this method rather than GPS, which takes a lot of power and has difficulties operating in water, means the PoolMate2 has a battery life of over 2 years! The Open water mode is a swim pedometer mode. Swim a lap of a known distance to set it up and the watch will use this to calculate the metrics for subsequent open water swims. Recalibrate regularly for best results.What technology does the PoolMate2 Use?The PoolMate2 contains MEMS accelerometers (first by NASA) to capture the motion of your arms. Our software times your swim and calculates lap count, average strokes, speed, calories and efficiency levels so you can work on improving your technique. AccuracyWe are the market leaders and have been selling our PoolMate watches for over 5 years all over the world. Before we launched, we tested the PoolMate extensively with a wide variety of swimmers over a 2 year period. We have a database of hundres of kms of swimming and an accuracy rate of over 99.75%. There are tens of thousands of PoolMates being worn everyday and helping swimmers all over the world. The watch has full CE and FCC approvals. Patents and trademarks granted. As long as you have a regular stroke and take more than 7 strokes per lap (on the arm the watch is worn), you should have accurate results. It’s not waterproof? It is not a dive (SCUBA) watch. The buttons are not meant to be pushed underwater, that would deem it ‘water proof’ and would tack on few hundred dollars more, and isn’t necessary for the task. The watch is sealed and water resistant to 50m.