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Monitor stroke, calories and pace with a watch designed for swimmers


File this away as a gift idea for that loved one that loves water (no, not the family Labrador). Swimsense is a training tool for avid swimmers and fitness freaks that straps on the wrist and monitors things like stroke count, rate, distance-per-stroke and other vitals to improve performance.

All of this of course can be logged into a computer for in-depth analysis allowing one to improve stroke efficiency as well as monitor calorie rates and the like.

To get an idea of the range available, the company keeps a a href=”” target=”_blank” > blog of the type of hard data and feedback we’re talking about. FINIS, a company founded by Olympian swimmers, plans to roll the device out in time for the holidays with a suggested retail price just shy of $200.