Why Stop at Steps Counted? Track Your Stroke Count While You're At It
Speedo and Misfit release a water-based wearable called Shine that tracks fitness, sleep, and your backstroke
Wearable fitness trackers are nothing new this year—that technology broke big last year—but Speedo and Misfit are releasing a specialized wearable aimed at their core audience: fitness swimmers. This week in Burlingham, CA, they will introduce tracker Speedo Shine that tallies a swimmer's lap and stroke count.
The tracker is a wrist band developed in partnership with tech design firm Misfit. It features an internal gyroscope tracks the cyclical, easily-read movements of laps and strokes. It also offers more traditional fitness tracker metrics, including time spent exercising, calorie count and distance traveled. It can recognize different strokes and accurately calculate those secondary statistics for breast stroke vs. crawl.