Friday, February 24, 2017

The New Platysens Marlin - Order Yours Today

If you came to the Tri Show London last weekend you would have seen a very special new swimming tool on the Swim Smooth stand called "The Marlin":

Swim Smooth have been an integral part of the development team at Platysens, making sure the Marlin gives you the right feedback and prompts you in the right way to maximise your development as a swimmer.

The Marlin goes on sale in early May and the exciting news is that you can now pre-order yours from Swim Smooth and receive a healthy discount to boot:

The Marlin is a next-generation swimming tool and is worn on your goggles, monitors everything you do and literally talks to you as you swim, giving you key feedback on your performance. It informs you of things such as the speed you are swimming, your stroke rate, strokes per length and distance swum. It can also talk you through training sessions step by step:

The Marlin is configured via bluetooth link with your iPhone or Android smart phone:

Here's a quick overview of what The Marlin can do:
• As you swim, provide you with spoken feedback on your speed, distance swum, stroke rate, strokes per length without you having to stop and look at a watch.

• Beep to control your stroke rate and set pace in a similar way to a Finis Tempo Trainer Pro.

• Download training sessions to the Marlin and be led through them step by step as you swim - removing the need for a written plan.

• Analyse your swim pace and performance after your swim to optimise your speed and efficiency.

• With the Marlin model, record, map and analyse your open water training. Note, as the Marlin has a clear GPS signal on the back of your head it can do this with far greater accuracy than a GPS watch which spends much of the time underwater during the freestyle stroke:

• You can also program an open water swim course at your local venue on your smart phone and have the Marlin guide you round, speaking to you whenever you go off course with corrective instructions to bring you straight again. Amazing technology!

• At no additional charge, Swim Smooth Guru PRO subscribers can connect their Guru account to their Marlin, sending Guru training sessions to the Marlin to follow at the pool. Sessions swum using the Marlin can also be automatically imported into the Guru for detailed Swim Smooth analysis. *
* Guru integration is targeted to be available in early May when the Marlin is launched.

Pre-Orders Being Taken Now

The Marlin goes on sale at the beginning of May and is sure to be in high demand. Make sure you get yours first (and receive a healthy discount to boot) by ordering from us now at these special pre-order prices:

Platysens Marlin-P (pool functionality):£88 (normal price £100)
Platysens Marlin (pool and open water functionality):£110 (normal price £125)

For more information and to order, visit:

Swim Smooth!


IronMike said...

A question and comment:
On the right hand of the screen at (, the bottom right picture is of an open water session. The caption at the bottom of that picture says "Set courses and track your progress using the Marlin-P's GPS capabilities." But elsewhere on the page, you state that the Marlin-P is pool only, without GPS.
Now for the question: How is the Marlin charged? USB?

Adam Young said...

In the original post the Marlin-P was mistakenly described as the GPS/Open Water model when it is in fact the pool-only model. Sorry for any confusion caused!


Adam Young said...

Hi Mike, we can't see any error on the webpage? Marlin-P is definitely the pool only model, the Marlin has GPS for open water functions.

The Marlin is charged via a USB port - just plug in to your computer or a USB power adaptor.



Peter DE GROOT said...

I am definitely interested in the pool model (until I start doing open water again). A few questions:
1. Is it possible to load custom training sessions that I have devised?
2. does the voice feedback provide the following info:
- info on next training set e.g.. 5 x 200m freestyle on 3 minutes, 4 x 100m IM kick, etc
- info on time done e.g. 200m completed in 2 minutes, 36 seconds; 3rd set out of 5 completed
- start of next one: 3, 2, 1, go
- can you program a metronome beeper in stokes per minute for each set?

Please help me to understand the depth of capability of the marlin.


Paul said...

Hi Peter

1. yes it is via the Marlin's own app interface - but I strongly believe you'll prefer using the sessions (400+) baked within the for this purpose

2. yes, the smart little guy does all of this and more!



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