If you are a competitive swimmer or someone who takes his routines seriously, then you might have used a swim-tracking watch. The guys at Florida-based startup Phlex, nonetheless, thought that watches weren’t hydrodynamic or precise enough. That is why they developed the goggle-mounted Edge.
Basically added through the goggle strap and positioned on the side of the head, Edge uses biometric and inertial receptors to monitor over 30 swimming metrics while practicing. These comprise of items like distance traveled, cadence, calories burned, kicks off the wall, stroke count, and heart rate.
As soon as the user is done practicing, Edge syncs with an iOS/Android program on their mobile phone. Using cloud-based machine-learning calculations, that app offers an analysis of their overall performance, offering recommendations on what they have to do to progress. It also enables them to set training objectives and to gain access to a database of exercise routines that are supposedly compiled by Iron Men, Olympians, and top-notch trainers.
Furthermore, Edge allows users keep track of their heart rate all the time (it has an infrared sensing unit, found at the user’s temple). This is achieved by pressing a haptic feedback key on the gadget, which makes it buzz when the person enters their specific heart rate zone. Simply put, it buzzes once to inform them they have got into the fat-burning zone, with two buzzes for cardiovascular stamina, three for anaerobic stamina, and four for VO2 max.