Swimming, a fun activity for some and a serious sport / profession for others. We’ve seen many pairs of smart glasses that are optimized for different sports. Well, Instabeat is a pair of smart glasses that have been optimized for those who love to swim and would like to know what they’re stats are.
People who participate in sports professionally know that tracking their stats gives them a huge advantage over competitors who don’t. Tracking stats gives people the ability to know what areas they need train in more, and how much they need to improve. Swimmers before Instabeat definitely knew when training needed to be done, but they’ve never had the ability to track stats and progress at this level – at least in a comfortable way.
Instabeat is a pretty simple device. It’s designed to be able to fit onto any head shape and to be able to clip onto any pair of goggles. Setting up and tracking stats is pretty easy. Wearers have to create a little customized profile to determine their heart rate zones. After wearers have set up their profile, they can get to swimming.
Instabeat projects different colors onto the goggles lenses based on the performance of the wearer. Blue means the wearer’s heart rate is in the fat burning zone, green means it’s in the fitness zone, and red means the wearer is in the maximum performance zone.
Instabeat users can also view and measure calories burned, numbers of laps, flip turns, and breathing patterns through a personalized dashboard. The personalized dashboard can be viewed across all platforms, but Instabeat has to be plugged in through a USB cable to a computer to update the dashboard stats, which then syncs the information across all devices.
The device’s battery lasts about eight hours, and the device only weighs 30g. The heart rate accuracy is pretty good at 97%, but there’s obviously room for errors. It’s an interesting little device that those who swim should definitely take a peek at.
Instabeat is pretty inexpensive, costing only a mere $150 dollars. Still, there’s no SDK, no apps, just stats. If you’re interested in purchasing one or finding out more about the device, then you can head over here.by