Open Water Gate

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Open Water Gate by Omega Timing
noun - Open Water Gate is an innovation of Omega Timing that makes swimming events more accessible to media and spectators by using transponder technology and high-definition cameras to provide Split Times during open water swimming competitions. The open water swimmers wear wrist Transponders. When the athletes pass under the Open Water Gate, their times are recorded and displayed.


Omega Timing

Omega and Omega Timing is one of The Swatch Group Ltd's 18 watch brands. The Swatch Group Ltd., which has its headquarters in Biel, Switzerland, is the largest manufacturer and distributor of finished watches in the world. Omega Timing provides time pieces (e.g., watches, clocks and official countdown clocks), timing systems/services, and electronic timing, scoring and scoreboard systems and services to the sporting world.

Olympic Involvement

The Swatch Group Ltd. is a long-time worldwide Olympic supporter and licensee that has provided time pieces and timing services for the Olympic Games - with only three exceptions - since Los Angeles in 1932. The Swatch Group Ltd. became a Worldwide Olympic Partner whose Worldwide Olympic Partnership extends through the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.


Omega works regularly with the governing federation of each sport to ensure the equipment used to measure the athletes’ performances are adapted to meet the needs of the competition with the introduction of new and improved timekeeping and data handling technology.

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