Garmin has announced the launch of two heart rate monitors which are designed with swimming in mine, the Garmin HRM-Tri and the Garmin HRM-Swim.
The Garmin HRM-Tri is designed to be used by triathletes and the Garmin HRM-Swim is designed to be used by swimmers.
Specifically designed for triathletes, HRM-Tri is the smallest and lightest heart rate monitor from Garmin, capturing heart rate data during every leg of the race. The HRM-Tri features an easily adjustable strap with soft, rounded edges and covered seams for maximum comfort outside of the water as well, where it can provide advanced running dynamics2, including cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time.
With a unique, non-slip strap design, HRM-Swim is ideal for capturing heart rate while training in the pool. Durable and compact, the strap stays in place during push-offs and creates minimal drag through the water. It stores heart rate data underwater and forwards it after the swim to a connected compatible device. It will also send real-time heart rate and interval summaries when the monitor and compatible watch are out of the water during rests.
These new Garmin heart rate monitors will launch in quarter three, the HRM-TRi will retail for $129.99 and the HRM-Swim will retail for $99.99, you can find out more details at the link below.