220 Triathlon Magazine - - KIT ZONE -

£129.99 This swim-spe­cific watch from the GPS gi­ants doesn’t ac­tu­ally run off GPS, it boasts an ac­celerom­e­ter that counts laps and is op­er­ated by coin cell bat­tery. It’s for pool swim­ming only; the only non-aquatic fea­tures be­ing a stop­watch mode and alarm. Set the length of your pool, press start and you’re off, with the pause but­ton dou­bling up as an in­ter­val timer that also tells you rest time. Ac­cu­racy was bang on the money, it’s com­fort­able on the wrist and hard-wear­ing, and also comes with an ANT+ stick to up­load to Garmin Con­nect. Com­par­ing else­where: a Swimo­vate Pool Mate 2 is £60 cheaper, there’s no sync­ing ca­pa­bil­ity but it does have open- wa­ter track­ing – far more at­trac­tive for triath­letes. At five-years-old, we think the Garmin Swim is due an up­grade, but un­til then you’re bet­ter off with a Garmin mul­ti­sport watch to track all three sports on one de­vice.

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