“We created the PaceWatch to solve a problem that I had as a near-sighted masters swimmer,” said Brilliant Swim founder Phillip Luebke, 42. “The lane I practice in at our local pool is about 30 to 40 feet from the nearest pace clock. My eyesight’s not too bad, but I used to have to take my goggles off, then stare-and-squint to make out the moving hand on the clock. Not anymore. With the PaceWatch, I simply synchronize it at the beginning of practice and then I have my own personal pace clock to use throughout practice.”
True to the design of the original swimming pace clock, which was invented by the late, legendary swimming coach James “Doc”
But the most important feature of the PaceWatch, according to Luebke, is its slim profile. At 7.5 mm, the PaceWatch is slimmer than any of the water-resistant sport watches currently on the market.
“What we found in our preliminary research is that swimmers hate wearing bulky watches when they swim, and all the multifunction sports watches out there are bulky,”
The PaceWatch retails for $74.99. Brilliant Swim is now accepting preorders on its website, brilliantswim.com (http://brilliantswim.com/?
About Brilliant Swim:
Brilliant Swim (http://brilliantswim.com), based in Bozeman, Montana, was started by Phillip Luebke in late 2012 to provide swimmers and triathletes with innovative tools and unprecedented access to information that will help them maximize their training and perform at peak levels in competition. The PaceWatch, introduced in 2013, is the first of many planned products that the company hopes will become as common as kickboards and pull buoys are today.
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