Waterproof heartrate monitor for swimming
Our take on the Garmin HRM-SWIM by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
Optimize your pool time
When I started competing in triathlons, the technology available to aid my training was limited. Since then, devices like bike GPS cycling computers, powermeters, GPS running watches, and heartrate monitors have become ubiquitous. But swimming hasn't been as receptive to new training aids. Put on your goggles, start your watch — what else could you do?
Garmin's HRM-SWIM heartrate monitor changes the equation. Traditional heartrate monitors aren't suited for the pool, because the information they collect can't be transmitted to your watch. HRM-SWIM saves the information it records during your swim and transmits it automatically to compatible Garmin sports watches once you get out of the water, so you can review your information and see just how hard you were actually working. With this data, you can refine your swim practice and track the progression of your swimming fitness.
HRM-SWIM boasts a unique design that helps it stay in place, even when you're streamlining off the wall after a flip turn. And it's built from chemical-resistant materials to resist the ravages of chlorine and other pool chemicals. And you don't have to limit the HRM-SWIM to pool use. Use it in open water swims, during training, or in sprint-distance tris that have a pool swim to start the race.
- heartrate monitor for swim training
- designed to withstand pool chemicals
- swim-specific design stays in place when swimming
- compatible with Garmin Forerunner 920 XT, fenix 3, and epix
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- HRM-Swim heart rate monitor with elastic strap
- 17" Extension strap
- 5" Extension strap
- HRM-Swim Instructions
- Important Safety and Product Information
- Quick guide
Overview: The Garmin HRM-Swim is an advanced heart rate monitor specifically designed for swimmers. It features an adjustable non-slip strap that is worn around the chest, just below the sternum. While swimming, the HRM-Swim module stores heart rate data. When your workout is complete, the heart rate data is wirelessly forwarded to a compatible Garmin device.
Compatibility: The HRM-Swim is compatible with the following Garmin devices: Forerunner 920XT, fēnix 3, and epix. It operates on 2.4 GHz ANT+ wireless communications protocol.
Waterproof Rating: The HRM-Swim has a 5 ATM water rating, which means it can withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters (164 feet). The module and strap are resistant to pool chemicals.
Typical Uses: The HRM-Swim can be used during pool swims, as well as open water swims. It can also be used during triathlon training or competition, runs, bicycling, or any multi-sport activity that includes a pool swim.
Power Requirements: The HRM-Swim module is powered by a CR2032 coin cell battery. It has an average battery life of 18 months, based on swimming 3 hours a week.
Dimensions: The module is 2.025" x 1.195" x 0.469", and weighs 1.8 ounces. The non-slip strap is 1.5" wide and can be extended from 23" to 57" in length. Two strap extensions (17" and 5") are included.
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Stored heart rate data. [ Michael Jan 14, 2016 ]