With Swim.com, Pebble Becomes the First and Only Smartwatch with Advanced Swimming Functionality
Swim.com, the worldâ€™s most advanced swim workout and training platform, has launched its Pebble app, making Pebble the first and only waterproof smartwatch with swimming functionality available on the market.
The Pebble Swim.com app allows users to automatically track distance, pace, times, strokes, efficiency, and other key information over time by uploading that data to the Swim.com training platform. Workouts are wirelessly and automatically synched from Pebble to the web via the userâ€™s Android or iOS smartphone. Â The Pebble Swim.com app is immediately available for download from the Pebble App store and the iOS Swim.com Pebble Uploader App will be available from the iTunes App Store shortly.
Initially unveiled this summer, the Swim.com training site is the first-ever swim activity platform compatible with all the major swim wearables and has had several thousand sign-ups since launching in pre-beta in June to select swimmers across the U.S. During the first phase, the site has been available by special invite only, but coinciding with the launch of the Pebble app, it will be moving to open beta this week.
â€œWe have seen tremendous interest from the swimming public since our platform opened for sign-ups in June,â€ said Davis Wuolle, VP, Product for Swim.com. â€œWith the addition of our Pebble app, we now make our platform readily available to Pebble’s global community of users. And weâ€™ve also opened Swim.com to all users. Itâ€™s all part of our commitment to be the leading platform for the entire swim wearable ecosystem as more and more smartwatches, wearables and other waterproof tracking devices are introduced.â€
Swim.comâ€™s engineers have created programs using advanced algorithms to track workouts based on movement, strokes and pace.
â€œOur algorithm has been developed over years with hundreds of swimmers, thousands of laps and tens of thousands of development hours,â€ adds Wuolle. â€œThese algorithms give us unmatched accuracy.â€
While the popularity of social fitness and workout tracking has boomed of late, never before has there been a comprehensive swim platform, which syncs data from a variety of the leading wearables in order to track, share and compare an individualâ€™s workouts in the pool.
â€œThe surge in early interest tells us that individuals are excited to be part of a digital environment that keeps them motivated, helps them track their workouts and allows them to share information with others online,â€ said Wuolle. â€œCompete, challenge and compare. Thatâ€™s what we like to say Swim.com allows you to do in the pool.â€
The core features of Swim.com include swim activity tracking, competition through leaderboards, the ability to share workouts and achievements through social media, and connecting with others in the swim community through clubs and facilities. Swim.com syncs the data collected by an associated wearable during a swim and displays it in a simple, clean and informative manner.
Swim.comâ€™s parent company is Spiraledge, a San Jose-based technology company.
Press release from swim.com