Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FINIS Swimsense Review And 20% OFF FINIS Swim Products

Swimsense® Performance Monitor
Since April 2012 I have decided to change my lifestyle when it comes to my eating habits and physical activities. One of the physical activities that I have been really faithful about working at is swimming. I have always liked to swim and with fibromyalgia swimming is one of the things that they say would be the best things for me. I have always tried to go at least three times per week and when I started I couldn't do much that is for sure but now I have to say I have came a long way. That is where the FINIS Swimsense comes in handy.

The Swimsense® is a groundbreaking training tool, which captures critical performance data. The monitor straps onto the wrist like a watch and uses accelerometers, magnetometers and patent-pending proprietary algorithms to identify your swim. Analyze your performance on the device with pace times, distance (meters/yards/laps), stroke count, stroke rate, distance-per-stroke and calories burned across all four major strokes. Performance data can then be uploaded to the FINIS Swimsense® Training Log for additional analysis and historical review. The Swimsense® Performance Monitor provides a revolutionary degree of information, which is key to tracking and improving your swim performance.

Now, I am no professional swimmer by any means but I do like to keep track of calories during my my weight loss journey and when I need to use extra calories it is nice to know how many I have burned on days that I went to them pool swimming. It is also nice to know if I am progressing any in my cardio since back at the beginning of April 2012 I was in the hospital for blood clots in my lungs. Working on my Cardio is one of my goals and swimming for longer time frames is a goal of mine along with doing other exercises while we are at the pool to work on toning.

Here are two of my swim sessions the top one dated Jan 22nd and the bottom one dated Feb 5th. I know that it says 2012 but I had the wrong year programed in my Swimsense, silly me. In the top one, I swam for twelve minutes and the bottom one I swam for actually 29 minutes. It says 37 but I forgot to hit the rest break button when I first finished swimming laps. This thing is just too smart. It knows what stroke I am swimming, it knows when I change strokes, when I switch directions on a lap. It is amazing and it is all in a watch that you wear on your wrist. How cool is that? Technology just amazes me. The only thing that I wish the Swimsense did that it does not do is continue to measure your calories burned while you are still in the water doing other exercises but I am not sure how that could actually be measured. 

The nice thing about this Swimsense is that when you have all the dates programed right, it will upload the calories that you burn onto the MyFitnessPal app that I use daily to keep track of the food that I eat so that I can keep track of my caloric intake. I use the app on my smart phone but you can use it online also. It really helps me to stay on top of what I eat. It definitely keeps me accountable for what I am stuffing into my mouth and makes me think twice about eating things.

So if you are a water bug and want to set yourself some goals or keep track of how you are doing, I recommend the FINIS Swimsense. And yes, there is a spot where you can go in and set goals for yourself and one of mine is to be able to swim for an hour straight. Anyway, you can hop over to FINIS and purchase yourself a Swimsense. And there is no better time then February 20th while FINIS is having a 20% off everything sale.

With the MyFitnessPal app, you can scan the barcode of all the foods that you eat so that you can keep track of all your calories you eat every day. This app then keeps track of these for the week and helps you keep on track for where you need to be. You enter your weight into the program and how much weight you want to lose per week and it will give you the correct amount of calories you should be eating. If you don't have the barcode, you can type in the name of the foods on your phone, which is what you would do online. You can friend people so that you have a support system and you can also set it up so that other people can see your food diary and that helps others to get ideas of things to eat. 

If you have a recipe that you need to know the calories for, that is easy peasy also. You just go to the create recipe section and add the ingredients and it will tell you how many calories per serving depending on how many servings you tell it that your recipe will serve. I love this app and use it everyday.

Disclaimer: I have received the product from FINIS in return for this review. I have stated my honest opinion and in no way was paid for a positive review and received nothing more after I received the product to review. Images and Logos are from FINIS.  


  1. I love swimming as my way to exercise, and this would come in handy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love that you can scan the barcodes with My Fitness Pal!

  3. I love to swim, used to train before and this looks like a great gadget.

  4. love that it tells you the calories you have burned That's great!

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  6. I'm not a swimmer thanks to a dragging incident when I was 7 & trying to learn to waterski - but I will definitely try the calorie and recipe gadgets on the website. Sounds very interesting. =D Thanks for a great review!

  7. I think this is a really great tool for swimmers! I often wonder how much I am swimming compared to how many miles I am running. Thanks for sharing this!

  8. What a nifty bar code scanning feature!

    This sounds like a really great item.


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