Swim faster with the SmartPaddle

SmartPaddle is a wearable device helping you to see beyond the obvious.
It helps to make visible "if" the swimmer is able to apply "the right amount of force in the right direction at the right time".

What is the SmartPaddle?

SmartPaddle force meter is an advanced wearable underwater sensor. It records the applied force and the resulting movement (trajectory, speed and orientation of the hand) during a stroke.

  • Used in the same way as a regular stopwatch.
  • Automatically recognises strokes and laps, and makes visible the stroke level details.
  • Data is stored in digital format in database for comparison and additional analyses.

How the SmartPaddle works?

SmartPaddle App controls the SmartPaddles during the recording session and transfers data to the Analysis Center.

What the SmartPaddle measures?

SmartPaddle measures the following parameters:

  • Traditional performance parameters: time, stroke count, stroke rate.
  • How does the swimmer maintain the hold on the water (force profile).
  • How much effort the swimmer is using for doing that (hand speed).
  • How the swimmer is able to control the movement on that speed (direction of the force, propulsive force).
  • Where in the stroke cycle the swimmer does loose the hold on water (3D hand path).

Why to use the SmartPaddle?

Swimming performance can be described as converting swimmers physical condition into swimming speed by swimmers efficiency (=skill).

  • Force makes the swimmer move forward.
  • Measurement makes the force visible.
  • Powermeters in dryland sports have made a big contribution in developing the efficiency of movement and coaching. In the wate the impact is even bigger:
  • Efficiency of the movement is more important because of the drag in water.
  • Swimming is the most complex sport: cyclic force production without solid support in an environment which is not natural for human being.