Swimovate’s Sports Watches Rely on STMicroelectronics’ Motion Sensors and Microcontrollers

Miniature motion-sensing and data-processing chips from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, form the brain and senses of a brand new swimming computer from Swimovate, a world leader in developing innovative electronic training products for sports.

The latest model in the award-winning range of Swimovate’s sports watches, the PoolMateLive is a fully automatic training aid for professional and recreational swimmers. This intelligent water-proof watch helps users concentrate and enjoy the exercise, while providing all the information about their swim and storing the data for later analysis.

ST’s miniature MEMS accelerometer inside the watch senses the motions of the swimmer’s arm in the pool to provide accurate inputs to calculate stroke and lap count, speed, distance, calories and efficiency. The STM32L microcontroller makes sure everything functions reliably on minimal energy use. The outstanding real-time performance and power efficiency gives PoolMate users the perfect balance of functionality and battery life.

“When dealing with wearable technology, size and power consumption are extremely important. At just 3mm x 3mm each, the ST chips are among the smallest while ensuring an accuracy rate of over 99.75% and battery life of 12 months for the new PoolMate watch,” said Lisa Irlam, Swimovate CEO.

“This breakthrough training aid can make a big difference to many swimmers worldwide in improving their fitness and technique,” said Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics. “Swimovate’s decision to rely on ST’s sensors and control chips confirms our enabling role in the development of innovative, people-friendly applications in healthcare and wellness.”

ST’s state-of-the-art technologies have also contributed to the success of Swimovate’s PoolMateHR, the market’s first swim watch with heart-rate monitor that works under water, announced last year.

The PoolMateLive watch has full CE and FCC approvals and is now available to order at www.swimovate.com

About Swimovate®
Swimovate Ltd is a UK company run by swimmers and triathletes developing innovative, affordable electronic training products for sports in particular swimming. They are dedicated to finding workable solutions to training issues athletes of all abilities have. The Swimovate team have extensive experience in electronic and software design, development and manufacture worldwide. More information at www.swimovate.com.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    STMicroelectronics. (2019, February 24). Swimovate’s Sports Watches Rely on STMicroelectronics’ Motion Sensors and Microcontrollers. AZoSensors. Retrieved on June 05, 2020 from https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=7391.

  • MLA

    STMicroelectronics. "Swimovate’s Sports Watches Rely on STMicroelectronics’ Motion Sensors and Microcontrollers". AZoSensors. 05 June 2020. <https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=7391>.

  • Chicago

    STMicroelectronics. "Swimovate’s Sports Watches Rely on STMicroelectronics’ Motion Sensors and Microcontrollers". AZoSensors. https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=7391. (accessed June 05, 2020).

  • Harvard

    STMicroelectronics. 2019. Swimovate’s Sports Watches Rely on STMicroelectronics’ Motion Sensors and Microcontrollers. AZoSensors, viewed 05 June 2020, https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=7391.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Submit