Finis has come out with the AquaPulse Heart Rate Monitor, a waterproof device designed for swimmers and water fitness enthusiasts to wear in the water. For professional swimmers, the AquaPulse allows them to be aware of their performance while they’re doing laps. But the AquaPulse Heart Rate Monitor isn’t just useful for pro swimmers, it’s also useful for most swimmers because it enables them to get the most out of their workout by being aware of their heart rate.
The way the AquaPulse Heart Rate Monitor works is that it attaches to the inside of a swimmer’s goggle strap, and it uses an infrared sensor clipped onto their earlobe to detect capillary activity. Swimmers can actually set the AquaPulse to audibly communicate their heart rate to them, while they are swimming. They can set the device to communicate their heart rate to them at regular intervals, whether its every 30 seconds, or every five minutes – it’s up to them. But perhaps the neatest part of this product is that there are no messy earbuds required to hear your heart rate information in real-time. That is because the AquaPulse is able to communicate to a swimmer through Bone Conduction Technology.
And even though the AquaPulse Heart Rate Monitor is designed for swimmers, it can also be useful for all types of athletes who want to easily monitor their heart rate activity in real-time too. The AquaPulse Heart Rate Monitor is available now for $149.99.
Update 08/01/2011: Check out our full review of the AquaPulse Heart Rate Monitor