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Swimming training: As a matt pool can help you improve the quality of your workouts

Pool-Mate is a watch specially designed for swimming pools, which offers you, during the swimming session, all the relevant information required to know and improve your workouts.

In other training sessions like running or cycling, triathletes use heart rate monitors / gps to measure data such as Speed ​​and Distance, but what about swimming?

In Triathlon News, today we show you a small article, so you can know what "Pool Mate" is and how it can help you improve the quality of your Swimming sessions.

Numerous international studies and coaches emphasize the importance of stroke number as a method of evaluating increased swimming efficiency. Reducing the number of strokes per lap increases efficiency. Pool-Mate has a system that measures swimming efficiency. With these data, both the triathlete and the coach can see the evolution over time, in addition to other aspects that are also important when training, such as lightness, its resistant elastic strap, ease of reading the data on the screen, stainless steel buttons, light and safety lock.

This watch is marketed as Pool-Mate and Pool Mate PRO. The main difference between the two is that the PRO allows the data of each session to be passed to the computer as well as the management of the same by means of special software.

The main data provided by the watch are:

- Swim distance (The length of the pool is entered during the initial setup of the watch)

- Number of lengths made (laps)

- Total time spent

- Calories consumed (During the configuration process the weight of the individual is established)

- Number of strokes on average since the start is pressed. (Counts the strokes of a single hand, therefore if the result is 10 implies 20 strokes, 11 will be 22 strokes, etc…) - - - ´

- Speed ​​at 100m. It gives the time in seconds with an average at 100m.
- Efficiency. It calculates the distance and time per stroke using these values:

<30 Excellent

30-40 Very good
40-50 Better than average
50-70 Average
> 70 Below average

In this way you can see the progression in improving the "quality" of the stroke.

In addition, it is not necessary to do a somersault for the length to count, by touching the wall, turning and continuing to swim already recognizes that you are doing a new length.

You also have a Stopwatch option for when you do exercises that do not give you a full stroke cycle. For example, doing foot exercises will not calculate laps.
Not only does it recognize the Crol style, it also recognizes the back and breaststroke style.

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For those who do not have one yet, you can find both models in sports stores or online. The Bestiaz online store is currently offering this product at a very good price, totally recommended: http://www.bestiaz.com/t/marcas/swinovate

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