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Wearable tech is all the rage on dry land, but underwater still has some ground to cover. This innovative piece of hardware straps onto a swimmers goggles to track heart rate, calories burned and number of laps, storing this data for in-depth analytics which can be accessed on a computer via USB post-workout. It offers swimmers information runners have had access to for years through FitBit and Runkeeper, and in doing so, is putting Lebanon on the startup map. Dreamt up in 2011 by Hind Hobeika, who swum competitively before turning her hand to engineering, Instabeat this year raised $50,000 on Indiegogo to finance a prototype now available for preorder which will ship in Q1 2014.


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