The new Aqua Pulse heart rate monitor has been created specifically for swimmers. Its water proof design changes both how the heart rate is sensed and how the heart rate is transmitted to the user. All functions are integrated into one small unit that the user clips on to their goggle strap and rests on their temple. The Aqua Pulse uses an advanced PCB infrared sensor that clips to the earlobe in order to pick up the swimmer?s heart rate. By measuring the light pulses due to capillary blood flow in the skin, the sensors calculate the number of beats/minute (b/m) that the body is working. The Aqua Pulse computer then audibly communicates this heart rate to the user using the revolutionary Bone-Conduction Technology. Humans normally hear through air conduction, but because there is no air underneath the water, bone conduction provides the clearest sound quality possible. In utilizing bone-conduction, the sound vibrations are communicated through the temple bone to the inner ear where sound is transferred. By simply turning the unit on, the user?s heart rate can be sensed and automatically communicated during the swim. As a result, a swimmer can train in their proper ?heart-rate zone? more accurately. The athlete is not hindered by awkward straps and wrist watches, and they can continually swim and understand their heart rate without stopping.
How it Works:
The Aqua Pulse HRM consistently communicates the heart rate every pre-set time period. The
user can program this time period from as little as 20 seconds up to 5 minutes, allowing for
continuous feedback during training. The Aqua Pulse also features an instantaneous heart rate
function. The user can simply press a button at any time and their most current b/m will be