Swimmo Watch Goes Live on Kickstarter

by Davis Wuolle 3

April 15th, 2015 Industry, Video

Today’s launch of the Swimmo smartwatch on Kickstarter marked another example of the foray of wearables into swimming.  Swimmo is worn on the wrist and tracks important metrics about a user’s workout as they swim.  Swimmo provides data on distance, pace, heart rate and calories burned, which the user can then upload through their smartphone.

Much thought was put into the development of a watch that caters to use in the water.  Swimmo’s features are accessed by intuitive Rotate&Tap™ technology  that utilizes two simple hand gestures: rotating the wrist (select menu options) and tapping the display (confirm). The smart watch uses energy saving Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with the Swimmo app for Android and iOS smartphones. The device’s interface is displayed on an OLED, full-color screen adapted to work under water.

Swimmo Basic 08

“There are many apps and devices that support training for runners and cyclists, but very few are created specifically for swimmers” says Swimmo CEO, Mateusz Heleniak. ‘We decided to change that with Swimmo, a smartwatch that overcomes all the challenges of using a wearable device underwater. Swimmo focuses on developing the strength and power of muscles through customized training. We have outfitted the device with a number of proprietary technologies such as Rotate&Tap™ gesture control, a waterproof hear rate sensor, IntensityCoach™ and PaceKeeper™.  All of these features help keep your swimming pace in line with your current training plan.”

Swimmo Basic 09

Swimmo will compete directly with other dedicated swimming wearables such as the Garmin Swim, Swimovate Poolmate series and the Finis Swimsense, as well as more general purpose smartwatches such as the Pebble and multi-sport watches from Garmin and other large players.  A myriad of wearable options for swimmers have come onto the market as of late, many supported by training platform software Swim.com, which was recently released for iOS and Android.

Swimmo is developed by a Polish team led by entrepreneur, swimming enthusiast and CEO Mateusz Heleniak.  Other team members include Tomasz Wątorowski, Michal Bonikowski and Rafal Piłat who created DICE+, the winner of the prestigious IF GOLD Product Design Award in 2014.

Swimmo Bluetooth

Swimmo is currently being offered on Kickstarter at the discounted rate of $169 (estimated MSRP $230).  Backers will begin receiving their smartwatches in October 2015.

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Stephanie Mifsud Mizzi
2 years ago

I ordered this watch 5 weeks ago. To date it has not been sent yet. I wrote and they promised but nothing. I am now even blocked from their Instagram and facebook sites. I have reported this to the Dover Police. Others who are in my situation are doing same. I have been emailing for at least a refund but no reply. I suspect the company is in financial trouble and they stole all our money.

Reply to  Stephanie Mifsud Mizzi
2 years ago

Excuse me did they solve your problem? I have a similar situation and they blocked me too.

2 years ago

They just took my money and I did not get the swimmo nor the refund and never asked for my emails or messages. A girl called Agata told me they send without tracking number since February 2018.