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MARCELO SULKIN

Balance Bike Fit Specialist

Tel: (250) 460 3239

Email: info@balancebikefitting.com

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This is a place to visit often…a place for us to share. Here we will post cycling, coaching, product news, events we’re involved in, and much, much more!

If you’re planning to have your bike fitted this season, have a bike fit-related question, or are looking for an experienced coach, feel free to contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get your training/racing season off to a fantastic start!

PoolMate Watch

The PoolMate is the ideal swimming watch for accurately tracking your lap count. Simply press the Start button and begin swimming – no more forgetting your lap count or having to use manual counters to keep track of your progress. The state of the art PoolMate swimming lap counter watch will automatically track each lap in your session, making it easy to track your progress. Designed by swimmers, mastered by a team of engineers, bringing a major leap forward in technology that exists on the market today. It measures statistics for your overall session, but furthermore, it will record the same data for up to 99 individual sets per session so you can see how your data changes throughout a swim.

063The PoolMate Watch Features

Swim Features:

Counts your laps!
Average Strokes per lap
Adjusts to any size pool over 15m/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
99.75% accuracy!

Watch Features:

Digital Watch/Time
12/24 Format
Alarm
Lap Count
Stopwatch
Chrono
Backlight
Water Resistant to 50m
4 Colors: Black, Hot Pink, Bright Blue, and Gray

How does the PoolMate work?

The PoolMate contains state of the art motion sensors that detect the motion of your arm, as well as the pause between laps.  For this reason, it will not count your laps if just kicking.  It is not a GPS.  The unique software algorithms and digital signal processing techniques analyze the data and extract lap, stroke, distance, speed and calorie information automatically. The PoolMate swimming watch, sold in over 60 countries, has quickly become a favorite among both amateur and professional swimmers, who call it the best swimming watch on the market today. This unique swimming watch uses state of the art accelerometers to measure wrist movement during a swim stroke in order to calculate the number of movements per session. The watch also calculates the total session time, average strokes per lap, speed, distance, calories and efficiency. The PoolMate swimming watch features a large memory that holds up to 400 swim logs for review during or after a swim session, and also includes a full digital watch with 12 or 24 hour format, alarm and backlight. Swimmers can easily time running, cycling, open water swims or triathlons using the PoolMate’s Chrono mode, with additional functionality added to allow for timing of rest periods. Using advanced digital signal processing and software algorithms developed by our expert team of engineers, the PoolMate is able to pick out the stroke and lap information for all strokes, including the Front Crawl, Back Stroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly, making it a useful addition to every swimmer’s workout. The swimming lap counter watch works in all pools over 15 meters and doesn’t require individual calibration.

Includes Efficiency Index

The efficiency index is based on the  Swim Golf method which breaks down the distance traveled per stroke and timer per stroke.  It is the number of strokes (on the arm you are wearing the watch on) taken over 25 meters plus the time taken to swim 25 meters.

  • Less than 30 – Excellent-Professional Athlete
  • 30-40 – Very Good
  • 40-50 Above Average
  • 50-70 Average
  • More than 70 – Below Average
  • Tested by a large range of swimmers over a two-year period, we have a database of hundreds of kilometers of swimming and boast an accuracy rate of over 99.75%.

Open Water Swimmers

The PoolMate has been designed for lap swimming in a pool only. In open water it will count strokes and time your swim but will not measure correct distance, speed, calories or efficiency and may detect rogue laps if your stroke pattern is disturbed.

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.

Want to upload your data to your computer? You need the PoolMate Pro!

Swimovate PoolMate Pro Watch

In addition to the features included in the basic PoolMate swimming watch, such as the automatic counting of laps and strokes and calculations of speed, distance, calories and efficiency, the PoolMate Pro includes added PC functionality. Using our expertly developed software, the best swimming watch for serious athletes, the PoolMate Pro will download session data onto your PC, making it easy to quickly analyze your results and start improving your swimming.

Product Description

The PoolMate Pro has all the same feature as the PoolMate with the added ability to upload your data to your Mac/PC.  It is the same size watch.

Unique to the PoolMate Pro

Upload all your data to your PC or Mac
USB Dock Included
Swim Tracking Software Included
Multiple Swimmer Support
Color: Black Only
The PoolMate Pro is the latest addition to the popular Swimovate brand of swimming lap counter watches. In addition to the features included in the basic PoolMate swimming watch, such as the automatic counting of laps and strokes and calculations of speed, distance, calories and efficiency, the PoolMate Pro includes added PC functionality. Using our expertly developed software, the best swimming watch for serious athletes, the PoolMate Pro will download session data onto your PC, making it easy to quickly analyze your results and start improving your swimming.

The PoolMate Pro includes a download pod that plugs into your USB port and cable. Simply push the start button, start swimming and the watch will start generating data. Once you are done, this state-of-the art watch for swimming automatically transfers the data via an infrared connection to your PC with the download pod.

The PoolMate Pro swimming watch lets a swimmer track not only the statistics for their overall session, but also lets them track the same data for each individual set. This makes it easy to track progress and see how the metrics change throughout a session. All data (which includes rest periods between sets) is stored in the watch’s large memory for review during or after a swim session. Over 100 swim logs can be stored at one time in the PoolMate Pro.

With the ability to work with all major strokes, the PoolMate Pro has quickly become known as the best swimming watch available for tracking lap count data. The watch is highly versatile, working in any length of pool over 18 meters, and doesn’t require calibration. The PoolMate Pro also includes fully digital watch functions, including 12 or 24 hour format, alarm and backlight, and a Chrono mode for easy time tracking for running, cycling, open water swims or triathlons.

The Software lets you monitor up to 3 swimmers and track all their data, from either the same watch or from different PoolMate Pro watches.

Swimovate PoolMate Pro Swim Tracking Software

The included software is simple and intuitive to use and has multiple language support.

Key software features of the PoolMate Pro:

Download data from the PoolMate watch or add swims manually.
Grade your swim- Great, good, ok or bad!
Add notes or edit data
Select any session and examine in detail including individual sets within the swim
Graphical analysis of your stroke count, times, speed etc; see how they have changed over time.
See how far you swam this week or year.
Support up to 3 swimmers.
View your fastest times, best stroke count etc. at a glance.
Save as .csv file
Swimovate Swim Watch Pod Transferring data
The Swimovate PoolMate Pro includes a USB dock that the watch easily sits in to transfer data to your PC or Mac.

Swimovate MAC software now available!

Please note it has a different look and feel from the PC software. You can simply download this from our website. Note you must use Safari to download. It will work with the existing PoolMate Pro and pod.