Platysens created a new swim monitoring system which is capable of providing audio feedback on your distance, speed, lap time and even offering navigation information as you swim.
What video below to learn more about the new wearable swimming system that is taken to Kickstarter to raise $22,000 over the next 30 days.
Features of the Marlin system include :
– Time Split from Fixed Distance
– Distance Split form Fixed Time
– Total distance and time
– Navigation with offcourse warning
– Distance from next waypoint
Blogger DC Rainmaker once said, that in order to get good GPS reception while swimming, an ideal placement for your GPS watch would be at the back of your swim cap. However, the problem with this approach is the inability to access GPS information while we are swimming. Wouldn’t it be nice if there can be a voice reporting the GPS information to you as you swim?
Platysens Marlin is a Swim Meter designed to tell you your swim performance through voice feedback using a bone conduction headset. Your pace is reported to you as you swim with no disruption to your swim stroke. In open water swims, your swim performance is captured with GPS. In the pool, motion sensors are used when there is no GPS reception. After your swim, you can connect Marlin to your phone with Bluetooth to review your data and update configurations.
Marlin can be set to open water mode or pool mode. In pool mode, performance data is captured with the help of the motion sensors. In open water mode, performance data and navigation is enabled with the help of the GPS module. Both modes feature instant audio feedback.
The Marlin project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think Marlin is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Marlin become a reality.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Gadgets News