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Patent No. US 11244751
Issue Date Feb 8, 2022
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Patent 11244751 - Method and device for providing a person with training data of an athlete as the athlete is performing a swimming workout > Claims

  • 1. A wearable mobile training device configured to update a training log of a user during one or more portions of a user's swim workout, comprising: a processor coupled to a memory;tracking circuitry configured to permit the processor to record on the memory and track the user throughout the one or more portions of the user's swim workout; anda wireless communications radio configured to communicate with a mobile communications device, the wearable mobile training device being configured to be worn around a head of the user, the tracking circuitry being configured to communicate with the training log of the user via the wireless communications radio as the user is performing any of the one or more portions of the user's swim workout.
    • 2. The device of claim 1, wherein the device is configured to automatically transfer workout data to the training log once wireless communications are established.
    • 3. The device of claim 1, wherein the processor is further configured to compare workout data for a given day with a planned workout, determine whether the user has completed the workout as planned and generate a graphical representation comparing the user's actual workout to the planned workout.
    • 4. The device of claim 1, wherein the training log is configured for access by a coach.
      • 5. The device of claim 4, wherein the coach is a person.
    • 6. The device of claim 1, wherein the wireless communications radio is configured for one or more of: Wi-Fi, peer-to-peer and Bluetooth communications.
  • 7. A method to permit a person to track a user throughout one or more portions of the user's swimming pool workout, the method comprising: providing a system to create a plurality of user profiles on an online training log of a computer web-based platform, the training log being configured to maintain the plurality of user profiles, each user profile including a training record having a plurality of predefined fields, at least one of the fields corresponding to a distance aspect of a user's swim workout, at least another of the fields corresponding to a time aspect of the user's swim workout;associating a training plan with one of the plurality of user profiles from a database of training plans;communicating with the platform swim workout data from a mobile tracking device worn by the user around a portion of a head of the user through a means for accessing the platform as the user is performing the swimming workout, the workout data including the user's heart rate data; andpermitting the person to view the workout data of the user as the user is performing the swimming workout, the swimming workout including a plurality of swim sets.
    • 8. The method of claim 7, wherein the means for accessing the platform includes at least one of a personal computer, a tablet, and a smartphone.
    • 9. The method of claim 7, further comprising recording a best performance time for a swimming distance.
    • 10. The method of claim 7, further comprising associating the training plan with a plurality of geographically dispersed users.
    • 11. The method of claim 7, wherein the tracking device is configured to automatically transfer workout data to the training log once a peer-to-peer link is established.
    • 12. The method of claim 7, wherein the tracking device is configured to automatically transfer workout data to the training log once a communications link is established.
    • 13. The method of claim 7, where the tracking device is a GPS-enabled tracking device.
    • 14. The method of claim 7, further comprising accessing a summary of swim activity after finishing the swim workout.
    • 15. The method of claim 7, further comprising generating a graphical representation of the athlete's actual workout data.
    • 16. The method of claim 7, wherein features of the web-based platform require subscription-level access.
  • 17. A wearable mobile training device configured to sync with a training log of a user during the user's swimming pool workout, comprising: a processor;tracking circuitry configured to permit said processor to track the user throughout one or more portions of a swimming session;a memory configured to store tracking information, anda wireless communications radio configured to communicate with the training log, said wearable mobile training device being configured to be worn around a head of the user, the tracking circuitry being configured to communicate time and distance data to the training log as the user is performing the swimming workout, the workout including a plurality of swim sets.
    • 18. The wearable training device of claim 17, wherein the training log is a part of an online platform.
      • 19. The wearable training device of claim 18, wherein said wireless communications radio is configured for Bluetooth communications.
        • 21. The wearable training device of claim 19, further comprising a means for accessing the platform.
      • 20. The wearable training device of claim 18, further comprising a means for accessing the platform.
        • 22. The wearable training device of claim 20, wherein the means for accessing the platform includes at least one of a personal computer, a tablet, and a smartphone.
    • 23. The wearable training device of claim 17, wherein said wireless communications radio is configured for Wi-Fi communications.
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