Speedo has just announced a new platform for swimmers called Speedo On.
Accessible from the web or mobile devices, the new service allows you to sync your swim enabled Misfit or Garmin device. The benefit of using the platform is access to detailed analysis of your performance, personalised training plans and more.
The service offers a range of training plans designed by some of the world’s best coaches and athletes. This includes drill videos, training tips, and articles to help you improve your technique and stamina in the water. Signing up also means you become a member of a connected community of swimmers from around the world.
In addition to the basic service which is free, there is a premium version of the platform with even deeper analysis such as access to stroke, SWOLF and pace graphs. It also offers more advanced training plans and swimming challenges. The premium service will set you back £5.99 (around $7.50) per month, or £39.99 ($50.00) if you opt for the annual subscription.
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Misfit’s flagship swim wearable is called Speedo Shine 2. The device is worn on the wrist and capable of tracking both swim distance and lap count, regardless of swim stroke. It syncs with the Misfit app for iOS and Android and displays laps and swim distance, along with calories burned and points earned.
In August last year, Misfit announced that two of its most popular trackers, the Shine 2 and Ray, have been upgraded to track laps and swim distance. The added functionality, which requires a one-off $10 purchase, is available via the smartphone app. This is essentially a firmware refresh which uploads and enables the algorithm Misfit already uses in its Speedo Shine range of activity trackers.
As mentioned, the Speedo On platform is compatible with Misfit and Garmin wearables, but more devices will be added soon.
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