Swimming Wearables

Whether you’re swimming for fitness or just for fun, taking a dip is an excellent way to workout your whole body. It’s pretty obvious that you shouldn’t bring your electronics into the water, right? Wrong. New waterproof smartwatches and headphones for swimming are allowing users to take all of their favorite tech into the water with them. You’ll get some of the usual alerts from ordinary smartwatches, like email, text, and phone notifications, but there’s much more. Now you’ve got a swimming heart rate monitor that also tracks your strokes so you can improve performance. With over 30 different devices to choose from and prices ranging from $50 to $500, you’ll have your work cut out finding the best one. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Some of the frontrunners in the swimming watch market aren’t who you would expect. The Garmin Swim offers metrics tracking and real time data implementation of your swim. Swimming headphones have come a long way too, and paired with a swimming MP3 player, your afternoon is pretty much set. Sony, Nike, TomTom, Mio, and Ambit are only a handful of the companies investing in waterproof smartwatches and other swim wearables. Many of these devices connect via Bluetooth and send their recorded data to an app that has been downloaded onto your smartphone. This means that a majority of these swim wearables operate in conjunction with iOS and Android OS. However, some devices, like Sony’s swimming headphones, don’t require Bluetooth and can operate independently. We take the time to add critic reviews and community feedback to all of these devices. You can look through our database and see what people think about the swimming watch you may be eyeing. What are you waiting for? Dive in.