Misfit Partners With Speedo for New 'Speedo Shine' Swimming Activity Tracker

Misfit today announced the launch of the "Speedo Shine," a new activity tracker that's been designed in partnership with Speedo, a company known for its swimwear and swimming accessories. Like Misfit's other products, the device tracks steps taken, various exercises, and sleep, but it also is able to track swimming activity.

The Speedo Shine is waterproof and features proprietary lap counting algorithms to measure laps taken when in the pool. According to Misfit and Speedo, the lap tracking capabilities feature "industry-leading accuracy" and have been tested at Speedo's Aqualab.

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Lap counting works for all stroke types, and the data that's collected is displayed in the Misfit app for iOS. The app collects information on swim distance, lap count, calories burned, and fitness points earned. In the near future, the Speedo Shine will also sync with the Speedo Fit swim tracking app.

As with the existing Misfit Shine, the new Speedo Shine is a circular activity tracker worn on the wrist. It's crafted from aluminum and available in a new light silver color the company calls "Pure" with a black or white band.

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The Speedo Shine with swim tracking capabilities will launch on September 1 and it will be sold in Apple retail stores, on Misfit's website, and on Speedo's website. It is priced at $79.99.

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58 months ago

I swim to l-e-n-g-t-h-e-n my life. Not shorten it :D

Interesting idea, nonetheless.


Hey, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger right.
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58 months ago
This is definitely worth watching,

I've been manually inputting my swim stats into the speedo fit iOS app for some months now because it feeds the data right into Apple Health.

This would automate that process and also save me from having to count laps in my head (28... 28... 28... 28... turn...29... 29.... <mind wanders>... hang on - was it 29 or 27?... 27... 27... 27....) :)
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58 months ago
I like how that hand looks. I know I'm weird. o_O
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58 months ago

... And I can't even swim proper strokes without getting water up my nose. So I'm doing something more like a doggy paddle...


You must not be breathing out through your nose while under then. Generally, you should be breathing out the whole time your face is below the surface. (Though I am not an expert.) I learned to swim (crawl) primarily by watching youtube videos. There are a ton of them on swimming. Once you get into the crawl, you'll realize it's the most efficient ways to move through water, and your lap count will increase.
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58 months ago

This is definitely worth watching,

I've been manually inputting my swim stats into the speedo fit iOS app for some months now because it feeds the data right into Apple Health.

This would automate that process and also save me from having to count laps in my head (28... 28... 28... 28... turn...29... 29.... <mind wanders>... hang on - was it 29 or 27?... 27... 27... 27....) :)


Just punish yourself with a lungbuster each time you lose track of the laps, and then you'll learn not to let mind wander, problem solved, hehe.
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58 months ago
I like to think without having to concentrate on counting. I set the vibration alarm at 250m so I know which decade I'm in and if I forget I can look at the display but that costs me a few seconds. I'm also getting better times.
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58 months ago

You must not be breathing out through your nose while under then. Generally, you should be breathing out the whole time your face is below the surface. (Though I am not an expert.) I learned to swim (crawl) primarily by watching youtube videos. There are a ton of them on swimming. Once you get into the crawl, you'll realize it's the most efficient ways to move through water, and your lap count will increase.

I'm definitely not breathing out properly. I know what you're talking about because my husband, who was once a certified lifeguard, has tried to teach me what you're describing. I inhale at all the wrong times and get a snootfull of water and flail around like an idiot every time. I have always had a very hard time doing anything that involved synchronizing my movements. I can't dance. I can't do aerobics with other people. I could not do those patty cake games girls do where they recite some kind of rhyme and clap hands with each other. I could not jump rope with other people holding the rope.

I do think at some point I will learn how to swim properly but it will take a lot of practice for me to have a breakthrough. Thanks for the suggestion of the videos. I'll give it a try. That may be a good way for me to take it all in and train my brain to synch up the breathing properly.
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58 months ago

I use a thing called a brain to count my lengths.


I try to, but occasionally there are distractions that make you forget.
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58 months ago
In my book counting counts as thinking and I agree that it is a great relief not to think while swimming: let the experience of swimming take place!
On my end, I use a SportCount ('http://www.sportcount.com/') ring to keep track of my lapcount and of the average times.
I am also looking forward to what appears to be a cutting edge activity tracker - with great (3D) feedback information - the second generation MOOV NOW ('https://moov.cc/getmoov/7F309420B8'). It is coming out this fall. They recommend two for swimming (or boxing!) but they are $40 off with pre-ordering. No, I don't work for them but I am just amazed by what they promise (as from their videos).
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58 months ago

I use a thing called a brain to count my lengths.


Well aren't you smart and special. :rolleyes:
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