Xmetrics: World’s 1st Activity Tracker For Swimmers with Audio Feedback & Bio-mechanical Data Analysis

Xmetrics is a startup with a great new product that is the first of its kind in swimming history.

Support their indiegogo campaign here!

Swimmers’ dream is to have an easy to use device to keep tracks of their performance, such as laps, time count, frequency monitoring etc.

With Xmetrics this dream comes to reality: fixed at your goggles, just on the back of your head, it provides a customizable real time audio feedback directly while swimming.

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OUR STORY

“Hi I’m Andrea cofounder of Xmetrics.

As former professional swimmer and swim coach, I always found it extremely difficult to monitor the performance of myself and my athletes in an accurate and automatic way while training in a chaotic swimming pool.

I’ve literally tried every existing device on the market to help solve this problem but they all fell short by either moving around on my wrist, not providing biological data, not measuring efficiency …etc

I wanted something more than a lap counter. I wanted a virtual coach!

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“So I decided to take my electronics background, recruited some of my like minded geeky friends and started working on a solution. I had to work a lot on that with Davide, who graduated in Telecommunication Engineer with me, to patent the device.

The team then started to grow to realize the first working prototype, to collect data data from the same athletes I was coaching few months before : Emanuele and Stefano jumped in the boat to take care of the hardware and firmware development. Francesco was the last one to join the project, in order to carry on his marketing experience he developed in years as marketing manager in a multinational company.

Everyone told us it was going to be impossible to create a device that was easy to use, comfortable to wear, and powerful enough to do everything we wanted.

They were wrong.

It took us several months , but I am pleased to say we have created the most advanced piece of swimming technology on the planet.

Allow me to introduce you to Xmetrics, it’s engineered to record all aspects of your training session including number of strokes, number of laps, quality of your flipturn, your heart rate and more.

But we didn’t stop there, this device also provides real time audio feedback through our waterproof speaker directly to you while swimming. That’s right, you no longer have to wait to get out of the pool to see results.

Our desire was to completely innovate the way you master your swimming training sessions.

And together, we made it.”

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Xmetrics is a wearable device that can be worn on the back of the head, extremely ergonomic and lightweight. Once clipped at goggles we can easily start swimming without having to worry about pushing any buttons: we wear it and forget to have it. Xmetrics records any single biomechanical parameters such as the number of strokes, time per lap, efficiency of your swimming technique and the quality of your flip turn providing a real time audio feedback via an earplug.

Thus, we can have the feedback directly while swimming without having to wait the end of the training session. After that, we can analyze and share with our friends or a professional coach our data out of the swimming pool throughout software and apps, developed for mobile devices and personal computer. Xmetrics is our personal trainer who will follow us in every step of our workout activity.

Xmetrics is open to all swimmers, professional or not, who wish to enhance their training experience in the swimming pool.

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Real time audio feedback: thanks to its innovative position is now possible to give a real time audio feedback directly while swimming through an earplug any time they make a flip turn or they stop swimming.

Back head position: this is the first time that an activity tracker for swimmers is positioned on the back of the head: and this is the best position to gather more and more accurate swimming data. In addition, swimmers aren’t bothered by anything that drags on their wrist or fixed in uncomfortable position.

Programmable training: swimmers can program their training schedule on the Xmetrics App and Sync it with their device. In this way swimmers can customize according to specific needs the audio feedback. For instance, swimmers can decide to hear only a beep during the first 10 minutes warm up or time per lap any two laps. For more examples on audio feedback, please read our FAQs.

Advance data analysis: along with data about number laps/strokes/turns automatic stopwatch, swimmers can analyze in detail their training parameters at the end of the training session. The software will provide accurate and easy to read analysis. Swimmers can have a further feedback sharing these data with coach or friends.

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Xmetrics is not only an activity tracker but also a powerful software that gives you the possibility to analyze your training data after your training session. Anything is shown in a very easy to use way. Swimmers can customize their view in order to have always under control the parameters they need most.

Moreover, we have developed a specific tool, that we are providing to swim coaches for free to manage in any single aspect their teams: from the monthly to the weekly and daily schedule of the trainings, with a full detail and recap of any different kind of works proposed. In this way they can keep records of any group or single athlete they are coaching, withouth worrying of losing data. Once the training is done, data from the swimmers is automatically shown also on the coaches app.

Xmetrics will be launched along with an app, free to use with you iOS/Android/Windows mobile operating system.

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THERE IS AN XMETRICS FOR EVERYONE

Based on our experience as swimmers we have decided to develop two different products: Xmetrics PRO, for professional swimmers and their coaches that need to master their training session and Xmetrics FIT, the perfect and affordable device that brings the experience of an olympic training system for everyone.

Xmetrics FIT provides a real time audio feedback at fixed intervals, it tracks laps, strokes, times, swim efficiency and it comes with a multiplatform app to review, analyze and share through the social networks your data.

Xmetrics PRO provides, in addition, a fully customizable audio feedback; possibility to share and review data with your coach or a professional coach; get a training schedule directly on your App/page and sync it to your device by a professional coach or your coach as well; more views for data analysis; more colors to customize your device.

MEET THE XMETRICS TEAM

 

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The Xmetrics indiegogo campaign is live NOW.

Their goal: $15,000. 

Days left in the campaign: 30

Support them here!

Read more about Xmetrics here. 

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Carl Millholland
6 years ago

I cannot for the life of me get this device to work. Lots of error message screens, downloads that time out after 10-15 minutes. You plug a jack into a wet device–which does not make much sense electrically. So far I have only heard hype and promise for this device and not one success story. If anyone is using this successfully I’d love to hear about it.

8 years ago

Thanks everybody for your question, I’ll try to answer to everybody..
@BrianCovert, no video for now, sorry..
@Alessio, Xmetrics PRO and FIT, the ones released in Feb, do not track heart rate.HR will be tracked by next version, planned for sep 2015 and you will not have to wear any straps. The system will collect biological data directly from the ears of the user.
@William, Drew, Pam: same as before: FIT&PRO are for uses in the pool. no GPS and neither MP3. We have as prioritary device in our roadmap and are planned for July 2015/Sep 2015
@DanBrown: feedback is based on tempo and laps (and a combination of those parameters) plus a pacer to set… Read more »

Drew
8 years ago

How will your device help open water swimmers? Does it track by gps? Can music be downloaded to the device?

Pam
8 years ago

I am also interested in whether you can put music onto the device?

Dan Brown
8 years ago

What audio feedback is provided and how targeted is it i.e. Does a voice provide just tempo and HR stats in your ear? Can the head mounted unit provide technique based feedback on the arms and legs? Where is the HR monitor located? What parameters do they use to assess the “quality of a flipturn”?

William
8 years ago

Can I listen to the radio or Downloaded music while I swim with it?

Alessio
8 years ago

Hello, how does the device track the heart rate? doe sit have a HR monitor in the unit, or does it come with a strap?
thanks
Alessio

8 years ago

Great looking product Andrea – congrats on its development and good luck with the campaign. Did you ever think about incorporating video into your system for post training analysis? Your data combined with what we’re doing at Up My Game could be a very powerful development tool allowing the athlete to see what is happening while they are swimming and then what that looks like.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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