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$4,622
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 24 2016 6:26 PM UTC +00:00

About

Pace...Me is a new tool that uses LED lights to let swimmers and triathletes visually monitor their pace and intervals.

It is a simple solution to a chronic problem. Pacing. Proper pacing has the ability to transform performance, helping athletes beat their best times and finish workouts and races stronger than they thought possible. 

Unfortunately, there are very few solutions to this pacing problem. Swimmers especially are at a disadvantage. Senses are muted underwater and you can’t shift your body to look at watches or clocks, which destroys your technique, thereby messing up your times.

As a passionate swimmer, I was constantly frustrated by the lack of feedback for my swim workouts. I’d bought plenty of gadgets that gave me information after my workout, but I couldn’t find a solution that allowed me to understand how I was doing in real-time so I could make changes and improve my performance. I noticed that the discontent with the available solutions was present across the board, from high-performance athletes to novice swimmers.

That was where the idea for Pace…Me was born. Swimmers at all levels want the opportunity to get continuous feedback that allows them to adjust their speed and learn proper pacing. 

Pace…Me uses patent pending LED technology to give you visual feedback on your pace. Pace…Me’s dual LED lights flash at designated times so athletes can understand their pace during their workout and adjust their speed accordingly.

We quickly discovered Pace...Me had applications across sports. Athletes can use Pace...Me to prepare for triathlons, weight training, and even breath count. As we get Pace...Me in the hands of athletes, we continue to discover more and more applications. 

Our device attaches to goggles and fitness eyewear, so you can use it anywhere you go. We hope that Pace...Me will fill a gap in the sports wearable category, by providing a visual solution focused on simplicity. 

Pace...Me attached to eyewear
Pace...Me attached to eyewear

How we distribute energy during workouts is fundamental to our success. If you expend to much energy early on, your times will fall drastically and you will finish races and workouts tired at much slower speeds than your actual ability. Go out to slow and you run the risk of falling so far behind you are unable to recover, despite having energy stored up. 

Proper pacing allows you to take control, fight fatigue and finish strong. A vital tool that too many athletes overlook.

Pacing is a learned process. It takes time, patience and the correct tools to master. Pacing does not replace attentive training, but for those who are dedicated to training pacing is the missing link that allows you to optimize performance.

 We choose a visual solution to the pacing problem because we were disappointed with the current solutions available. When swimming with goggles your line of sight is clear and the Pace…Me lights are impossible to miss. Audio alerts and vibrations can easily be missed in the midst of a workout.

Audio devices offered a good start for many people, but they were a struggle to hear in the water. Add into the equation a noisy pool or outside sounds and it becomes even more difficult. Vibrations can also be missed when moving quickly through the water or cause you to mess up your form, slowing down your stroke . Visual pacing cues propel you forward, acting as a silent coach to guide your training.

 We designed Pace...Me with simplicity in mind. No phones, no apps just the tools you need to get the most out of your workout. Pace...Me is waterproof, lightweight and attaches to any eyewear. 

Workout Examples:

Workout Example 1

You are swimming 500 yards in a 25-yard pool. Your desired pace is 40 seconds per lap.

  • Set Pace…Me “Red Light Mode”for 40-second intervals, if you touch the wall before the light shines, slow down a bit, if it flashes after speed up.
  • Set “Other Light Mode” for your desired interval time, say 1:20 seconds. 
  • Set Interval Mode to "Yes". 
  • The light will flash to let you know when you’ve completed your interval and the “Red Light” will reset to zero. 
  • The light guides the swimmer, giving them real-time feedback on their pace. You know your pace at each lap. It is far easier to make a small one-second adjustment each lap than to try to make a 10-second adjustment later. 

Workout Example 2

You are swimming 500 yards in a 25 yard pool. You want to beat your usual time of 8 minutes. 

  • Set “Red Light Mode” to flash every 23 seconds (your one lap time) 
  • Set the “Other Light Mode” to flash every 46 seconds ( your two lap time)
  • Attach the device to your goggles.
  • Press Start and try to keep pace, touching the wall exactly when the light flashes (make it a game of touch accuracy). The improved consistency and pace awareness provided by Pace…Me will allow you to blow your old time out of the water. 

Workout Example 3

You are doing a Bootcamp workout consisting 4 circuits of 7 exercises. You want 1-minute rest between each circuit.

  • Set the “Red Light Mode” for 1-minute. 
  • Set the “Other Light Mode” for 8 minutes. 
  • Set the Interval Mode to “Yes”. 
  • Attach Pace…Me to your fitness eyewear. Press Start. 
  • Do each exercise for 1 minute, switching your exercise at each red light flash. 
  • When you complete your 7 exercises, rest until you see the green light flash, then start again.

  Pace...Me will retail for $74.99. If you our one of our first 50 backers, you can get Early Bird pricing and get Pace...Me for $65. 

 Pace…Me is inspired by our love of fitness and desire to help athletes of all levels transform their performance. We started out with a simple goal - to help swimmers take control of their pace. The longer we worked on this project the more we met athletes who had new and exciting ideas for how to introduce Pace…Me into their everyday life. Whether it was a yoga instructor using it for breath count, a triathlete who wanted to use it for nutrition monitoring or an at home fitness enthusiast who wanted to use it for bootcamp workouts.

We are continually inspired by an amazing community of athletes. That is why we chose Kickstarter. So we could reach the people who's opinion we cared about the most. Passionate swimmers, triathletes and athletes who can give us the feedback we need. The funds we raise will go directly to building our tool, starting manufacturing and distributing our product to you! Help us build an amazing product that helps athletes to harness their full potential.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing:

Our patent pending technology has performed extremely well in testing. The durability and life of the product has exceeded expectations. We have tested the product under a variety of different conditions. Unfortunately, building a few dozen prototypes is much different then mass production of a device. Our hope is that these products will be even more refined and free from defects, however, it does represent unknown obstacles. Any adjustments to the device for functionality or design may cause unwanted delays.

In addition, feedback we get from Kickstarter backers may inspire changes that will take time to implement and push back our current timeline. Any delays will be about ensuring the success and functionality of the product.

Fulfillment:

When dealing with third parties there is always inherent risks. Everyone from the suppliers to the shipping companies plays a role in making sure we achieve our goals. We our working with manufacturers who have many years of experience and we feel confident in their ability to execute.

There are many factors associated with our supply chain

Competitors:

A Tempo Trainer currently exists that helps swimmers guide their pace by audible beeps. In testing we found these devices were extremely difficult to hear. The sound was often lost when turning your head to breath or drowned out by competing noise. This device is also not an option for athletes who want to work out with music. In addition, test users felt they had a better understanding of their pace when presented with visual cues.

There is a Pace Light system that sells for over $3000, where athletes can program their pace into a strip of lights that runs along the bottom of the pool. This tool is not accessible for the everyday athlete in price and transportability.
Pace…Me Promise

We promise to be clear and honest with our supporters. We are here to gain insight and guidance from likeminded athletes and we believe it is this mutual relationship that will drive our success.

Your support is helping us bring our idea to life.

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    Pace...Me Swim Cap

    Thank you so much for contributing and being a part of our journey.

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    Double Bonus

    We're so grateful for your support! We want you to have all the necessities for your swim and dry land workouts.

    You'll get comfortable goggles with clear lenses, and a super awesome cap! It's an awesome deal supporting an awesome project!

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    Pace...Me Early Bird

    Early Adopter!!!

    We can't thank you enough for believing in our vision. As an early adopter you'll get special Pace...Me pricing, plus the world's most comfortable swim cap!

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    Pace...Me Tri-Pack

    Thank you so much for supporting our project. $100 goes a long way to making Pace...Me a reality and helping athletes everywhere transform their performance!

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    • Silicone Swim Cap w/Pace...Me logo(most comfortable cap ever!)
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    Pace...Me Enthusiast

    Wow!! We're thrilled you are as pumped about Pace...Me as we are! We want to get you set up with all the Pace...Me gear and we want you to help us test and refine our product!!

    You'll get special early bird pricing and a Pace Me workout Suite with glasses, goggles and swim cap.
    Plus, an invitation to test Pace...Me and workout with the founders, if you can travel to one of our test locations in Lake Tahoe.

    Includes:
    • Travel to one of our test locations to workout with the founders!
    • Silicone Swim Cap w/Pace...Me logo(most comfortable cap ever!)
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    Club Pack

    It's amazing to have the support of your team or club. We want everyone to jump in the pool with their Pace...Me on, ready to follow the light to improved times!

    We will ship you 5 Pace...Me units for you and your team or club, before they are for sale online and in Tri-Shops.

    You'll get Special early-adopter pricing of just $60 a unit(MSRP $74.99).

    To show our eternal gratitude and excitment, we will list your team/club as a supporter on our website

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