Swimovate PoolMate Swim Tracking Watch User Manual

Download User Manual for Swimovate PoolMate Swim Sports Watch (EN|DE|ES|FR|IT|PT) 85 pages v2.11 2011 pdf/zip



Swimovate PoolMate Swim Sports Watch

The PoolMate has been designed for lap swimming in a pool. It has not been designed to work in Open Water.
The PoolMate detects regular stroking patterns that conform to FrontCrawl, Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly strokes only, the Pool-Mate must be put into PAUSE mode when doing drill and kick sets.

USER MANUAL in English (EN), German (DE), French (FR), Italian (IT) and Portuguese (PT) languages.
– Welcome
– Quick Start
– Swimming. Recording whole session. Recording individual sets.
– Selecting your settings
– Setting the Time
– Setting the Alarm
– Reviewing your sessions: During your swim; Previous session; Other sessions.
– Deleting logs
– Chrono. Use the PoolMate in this mode when running or cycling.
– Care and Maintenance
– Warranty
– Battery replacement. CR2025
– Certification


Q: How does the PoolMate work?
A: The PoolMate contains state of the art motion sensors that detect the motion of your arm. Our unique software algorithms and digital signal processing techniques analyse the data and extract lap, stroke, distance, speed and calerie information automatically.

Q: Do I need to press a button at the end of each lap like other lap counters?
A: No, The PoolMate is fully automatic and will sense when you start a new lap without you having to do anything.

Q: Why do I need to enter my weight?
A: The PoolMate uses this t« work out the calories you expend.

Q: I want to swim sets, can the PoolMate record each set?
A: Yes, you can playback all the details from individual sets as well as the details of the total swim session.

Q: The PoolMate doesn’t work when I’m doing kick sets or some drills.
A: The Pool-Mate must be put into Pause mode when kicking or drilling.

Q: The PoolMate doesn’t count all my laps
A: If you have inaccurate lap results make sure the watch is securely attached to your wrist and can’t move around. Also try gliding for a longer period at the start of each lap. This saves you energy and gives the PoolMate a little longer to register the change of laps. Some swimmers may find better results wearing the Pool-Mate on the other wrist.

Q: Will the PoolMate work in Open Water?
A: The Pool-Mate has been designed for lap swimming in a pool and this version will not work in ®pen Water.

Q: Can I wear the PoelMate on my right arm?
A: Yes, the Pool-Mate will work on either wrist, just change the setting in the SETUP menu.

Q: Will the PoolMate work with tumble turns?
A: Yes, the PoolMate will work with both tumble turns and when pushing off the wall.

Q: What does the efficiency index measure?
A: The efficiency index is based on the recognized Swim Golf method that you may be familiar with. It is the number of strokes plus the time taken to swim 25 metres. Concentrate on reducing this numberto increase your efficiency and improve yourswimming.

Q: What units is the Speed measured in?
A: We have found that the time to swim 100 metres (or yards) is more of a meaningful measure of swimming speed than metres per second or miles an hour as swimmers are used to watching the pool clock and judging speed from it. The Speed shown is the average time in seconds per 100 metres if set to metric units, or yards if set to imperial units.

Q: How accurate is the PoolMate?
A: The watch has been tested on a wide variety of swimmers over an 18 month period prior to launch. We have a 99.75% accuracy rate with our database of thousands of laps from many swimmers with 1500m times of between 22 and 40 minutes. No guarantee is given for accuracy with individual swimmers and rates may differ with users whose strokes or abilities differ from the norm.

Q: Will the watch work with all pools?
A: The watch will work with pools over 15m in length. It just needs setting to the pool length before use. In order to recognise you are swimming, the watch needs to detect several swim strokes, if using a small pool you may reach the end before this occurs if this occurs we recommend you try a larger pool.

Q: The PoolMate gives strange results when I change strokes mid lap.
A: The PoolMate has not been designed to recognise changes of stroke part way through a lap. If you are going to change strokes you must do it when you change laps. If a hesitation or interruption in the stroke pattern occurs mid lap this may also cause inaccurate lap counts.
The Efficiency Index is calculated from the distance travelled pei stroke and time per stroke. This index decreases as youi efficiency increases.
less than 30 | Excellent-Professional athlete
30-40 | Very Good
40-50 | Above average
50-70 | Average
more than 70 | Below average

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