Designed for casual fitness use
Swimmo technology was not intended to give results for continuous high-intensity tracking, therefore, your heart rate results may vary. If you do such high-intensity training you may expect your heart rate results to 'catch up' after about 15 seconds.
This is the characteristics of our algorithm that is useful for fitness needs like fat burn zone etc and it is not a medical grade but fitness purpose device.
There could be a few reasons why heart rate information is not displaying properly. Typically, this might be because the water is impacting the pulse measurement due to one of the following:
- Chlorine and sea water can interfere with the device as they’re both highly conductive.
- Muscle strains or dynamic movement can result in the device moving from the required positioning or introduce noise during the measurements.
- The strength of the signal your body sends varies greatly from person to person and depends on tissue composition.
We focus constantly on ways to reduce impact of the above in our algorithms.