It becomes common nowadays that smartwatches and other wearable devices to be great devices for tracking activities, showing notifications, counting your step, measuring your heart beat, etc. But for more serious athletes who are into hard core training for future event or something, the common wearable devices may not be sufficient. They need something more advance and Garmin has the answer for it: the HRM-Swim and the HRM-Tri.
They are the first underwater heart rate monitor that Garmin is offering.
The HRM-Tri has an adjustable strap with rounded edges and covered seams so when you are wearing it while exercising, swimming or running, you won’t feel it like it is not there. It can give you advance running dynamics including cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time. The HRM-Swim meanwhile will be able to capture your heart rate while you are in pool and it will not affect your swim as it has very minimal drag. So you don’t need to worry.
Both devices stores your heart rate data and other information it gets when you’re training and then sends it to the Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile apps through whichever smartphone is connected to your device. You can also get information about your pace, strokes, SWOLF, heart-rate graphics, mapping, and other relevant information. The HRM-Tri’s battery lasts up to 10 months while the HRM-Swim lasts until 18 months.
The two devices will start shipping and selling by the 3rd quarter of this year. The HRM-Tri costs $129.99 while the HRM-Swim costs $99.99. The accessory bundle will be at $199.99.