It wirelessly communicates with an app on the user's smartphone in real time, although it also stores data for subsequent download, if the phone isn't accessible during the run.
Tech to help you train like an elite athlete
From a MMA robot designed to punch back to an augmented reality headset pitting you against a virtual running partner, here are some gadgets to help you train like a professional.
The system incorporates a set of polymer clamps, a steel barbell-type bar and a steel kettlebell handle.
The system consists of two parts – a walkie-talkie held by the coach, and a waterproof bone conduction speaker/receiver worn by the swimmer.
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When looking through the visor, the Ghost Pacer headset seems to project an avatar onto the path ahead of you.
While there are already performance-tracking watches that count swimmers' laps and strokes, they typically don't provide feedback on the quality of those strokes.
If it's determined that one side of the barbell is lower than the other at the top of the lift, the user is alerted by a "beep" sound in their third-party earbud on that side.
Selected bits of that data are continuously displayed via the screen, superimposed over the wearer's view of the pool.
That app analyzes the rate at which the user is breathing, and compares that to ideal "breathing zones" that have been pre-established for that person, for different types of training.
The app is able to provide feedback on the swimmer's performance – this includes suggestions on how they could improve, and what they should do to avoid injury.
A small embedded Jacquard tag – housing an accelerometer, gyroscope, and other circuitry – does the data collecting and processing.
When training for any sort of physical task, it's important to keep challenging yourself as your skills improve.