Most of us carry our phones around with us these days and use them for just about everything.
Isn’t it time you were able to use them to control your pace clock during swim practice? IST is introducing the SWIMCLOCK® with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology. The SWIMCLOCK with Bluetooth is a 4-digit pace clock that can be controlled with an Android device over Bluetooth.
“This is a game-changer” said Eve Julian, Marketing Director at International Sports Timing. “Allowing coaches to control their pace clock with their cell phones adds a whole new level of control to a workout. No more running across the pool deck to pause the clock so that you can talk to your athletes. Now you have the entire workout in the palm of your hand anywhere on the pool deck.”
In addition to built-in Bluetooth, an adapter is also available to allow users to upgrade their current IST SWIMCOUNT or SWIMCLOCK to the Bluetooth connected version. The clock is controlled with the Swim Clock app downloaded onto your Android cell phone or Android device.
The clocks are currently Beta testing. “The Bluetooth clock is awesome!” says beta tester Emily Zitzmann from Tri-Valley YMCA in Oneida, NY. “The kids are so impressed and we’re in love!”
The Smart Clock app and SWIMCLOCKBT will be available on 9/1/15. An iPhone version of the Swim Clock application is scheduled to be released on 12/1/15. IST is currently taking pre-orders for the clocks and adapters on their website. (link to: http://istime.com/istdnn/Products/DigitalPaceClocks/SWIMCLOCKwithBluetooth.aspx)
Founded in 1992, International Sports Timing (a division of Industrial Service Technology) is the leader in innovative swim timing products. The company was the first to introduce LED Alphanumeric scoreboards designed for swimming pools and timing systems that run on your laptop, with no timing console. IST offers a standard 5 year warranty on all of their hardware products, as well as free 24/7 customer support.
International Sports Timing and SWIMCLOCK are either registered trademarks or trademarks of International Sports Timing in the United States and/or other countries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Industrial Service Technology DBA International Sports Timing is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Swim Industry News is courtesy of IST, a SwimSwam partner.