Reviews and Problems with Swimovate PoolMate PRO Computer Sports Watch
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Great Lap Counter - Fair quality
Chris Groh (Roswell,GA), amazon.com
9 October 2011
Summary: Initially it counted laps well for breast stroke and free style. For some odd reason it did not count laps for back stroke well until I changed my cadence at the beginning of each lap: after flip turn, I only kick for 2 seconds with my arms straight over my head. Overall, 99% accuracy on lap count for each work out now. HOWEVER, the quality of the crystal face is very poor.
Summary: I have both the Finis Swimsense and Pool Mate watches. Both are pretty lousy. Swimsense is the worse of the two, because it is very inaccurate at measuring strokes. Sometimes, when I made 20 strokes, that watch would only count 4 strokes. Where are the other 16 strokes??? Furthermore, it would incorrectly register my butterfly strokes as freestyle strokes. In fact, it has never once detected my butterfly strokes, after 7 uses, with more than 5 or 6 tries each times.
Summary: After much debate as to whether to go with this or the Finis brand equivalent, I am pleased to say that this was definitely the right choice. The watch worked flawlessly. Shortly after opening it I went straight to the pool to give it a rigorous test run. It detected every lap and stroke without any difficulty and was very easy to use. It worked well for both flip turns and open ended turns, as well as all strokes.
Summary: The watch works extremely well, takes the hassle out of remembering laps. Fairly complicated overall, so I only use it for basic functionality like counting laps, pausing for kick sets, etc. Absolutely love it!
Summary: The watch itself is very well made and works reasonably well. Almost completely accurate with the lap counting. The major drawback is the software that takes hours to configure. It's now a month from when I got the watch for Christmas and tonight I have finally got the software to install. The software comes in three downloadable files from the company website, two of which are zipped together.
Summary: The Poolmate PRO is a fantastic simple to use and stylish bit of kit, it does exactly what it says on the box, enter your details then tell it the size pool you're in job done, one button operation keeps things simple while your training. Once the software is downloaded to your pc it takes seconds to download data from your Poolmate onto your pc screen again one click of the mouse can flick you between swims or have them on one screen as a graph to check out your...
Summary: I purchased this product in order to save me the need to count laps (always tend to forget after about 3 laps) and to upload the data to my computer for following my own progress in swimming. The watch does exactly that but once in a while will drop a lap or two. This usually happens if you turn quickly at the wall and the watch "thinks" that you are still on the same lap as it measures change in your stroke.
Summary: Went today for my 1st swim with the watch. Setup couldn't be simpler. It delivers what it promises,and best of all, I enjoyed the 3 km I did. I could fully concentrate on the swimming not on the lap counting. Pool Mate Pro Software is simple, but it gives all basic information I need, specially the efficiency parameter. I definitely recommend this watch. It's a great tool to improve swimming performance.
Summary: At last a watch that helps with the tedium of my daily swim. It counts laps perfectly That's what thousands of us do every morning, we don't do sets or sprints we just swim up and down, up and down. I like the idea of downloading my swims and seeing how hard I was trying and this watch does do that although I'm hoping the software is a first attempt and will be developed.
Summary: took a bit of time to get used to , initially as it was not counting the laps accurately, found through switching arms and gliding for longer at the beginning of each lap fixed this and gave me 100% accuracy. Now I am very pleased with the product especially upload function and corresponding analytics.