anyway, that's probably my own problem =) i've scrolled to see what the swimmo smart swimming watch will be. so here's what i found (i'll compare to garmin swim that i've been using for half a year now):
- first ever smartwatch designed specifically for swimmers (wow! i guess garmin swim is not smart enough for them, and pebble has not been designed only for swimming so technically this piece of advertising bullshit is probably true);
- color screen (i don't care for a color screen on my wrist, especially when i'm in the water);
- touchscreen, no buttons at all (this can both be a good thing or a bad one depending on how it turns out);
- syncs via bluetooth (latest garmin sports watches can do that, others too, eats up battery faster than ant+ but at the same time is more versatile because potentially can connect to any device with bluetooth, not just pc's with ant+ dongle, which is great);
- heart rate monitor (something that garmin swim doesn't have);
- vibration feedback (garmin swim doesn't have that, but also something i personally don't care about at all);
- basic watch functions (no illustrations so no way to see what that means; garmin swim has two watches for different time zones and an alarm clock);
- 5-7 days of battery and you won't be able to replace it once it's dead in a couple of years (wow! my garmin swim has been working for half a year now without changint it's standard cr2032 cell);
- wrist band — no info about it being replaceable or not, so probably not (garmin swim's band can be replaced if damaged, get a new one for $20);
- price: $230 (wtf?!) and just $169 special preorder price (get your garmin swim for $150).
also there's pebble for $99 (and a free shipping to ukraine!) it has no heart rate monitor but otherwise it's more than a match for swimmo far as my swimming needs go. however…
garmin swim seems optimal.