Swimovate PoolMatePlus Swim Watch User Manual

Download User Manual for Swimovate PoolMatePlus Swim Watch (EN) 19 pages v1.00 2016 pdf/zip



Swimovate PoolMatePlus Swim Watch

The PoolMatePlus contains a novel use of NFC technology to sync swim data to iPhone or Android devices by briefly holding the watch to the device, no pairing needed.
Whether you swim in pools or open water, the PoolMatePlus will track and download your swims.
Don’t have a suitable phone, no worries, the PoolMatePlus comes with a download pod to plug into your PC or Mac to download your swim data to your computer.
With a 2 year battery life, large clear display and connectable, it’s a super swim tool.

The PoolMatePlus detects regular stroking patterns that conform to FrontCrawl, Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly strokes only, the PoolMatePlus must be put into PAUSE mode when doing drill and kick sets.
Strokes must only be changed at the end of a lap, not part way through a lap or inaccurate lap and stroke counts may be recorded.
The stroke count displayed is the number of strokes taken by the arm you wear the PoolMatePlus on. Remember when swimming FrontCrawl and Backstroke this is half the total number of strokes.

– Welcome
– Quick Start (in the pool)
– Swimming (in the pool). Recording whole session. Recording individual sets.
– Selecting your settings
– Setting the Time
– Setting the Alarm
– Open water swimming. Calibration instructions.
– Chrono. The PoolMate can also be used in Chrono mode as a 99 lap timer when not in the pool
– Reviewing your sessions. During your swim. Previous session. Other sessions.
– Deleting logs
– Connecting to PC or MAC
– Connecting to Android device with the poolmate app
– Care and Maintenance
– Warranty
– Battery replacement. CR2032
– Certification


Q: How does the PoolMatePluswork?
A: The PoolMatePlus 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 calorie information automatically.

Q: Do I need to press a button at the end of each lap like other lap counters?
A: No, The PoolMatePlus 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 PoolMatePlus uses this to work out the calories you expend.

Q: I want to swim sets, can the PoolMatePlus 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 PoolMatePlus doesn’t work when I’m doing kick sets or some drills.
A: The PoolMatePlus must be put into Pause mode when kicking or drilling.

Q: The PoolMatelus 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 PoolMatePlus a little longer to register the change of laps. Some swimmers may find better results wearing the PoolMatePlus on the other wrist.

Q: Will the PoolMatePlus work in Open Water?
A: The PoolMatePlus will estimate distance in open water, you should calibrate the watchfirst, as explained in this manual.

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

Q: Will the PoolMatePlus work with tumble turns?
A: Yes, the PoolMatePlus 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 number to increase your efficiency and improve your swimming.

Q: What units is the Speed measured in?
A: We have found that the time to swim 10Ometres (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 PoolMatePlus?
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 18m 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 PoolMatePlus gives strange results when I change strokes mid lap.
A: The PoolMatePlus 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 per stroke and time per stroke. This index decreases as your 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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