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Smart transponder

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Reira Hara taping on a traditional transponder to the wrist of Yasunari Hirai, a 2-time Japanese professional marathon swimmer at a FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix event in Cozumel, Mexico. Photo by World Open Water Swimming Association

noun - A Smart Transponder or Smart Timing Chip is an expected enhanced light, waterproof timing devices with GPS capabilities that are worn by open water swimmers at competitive open water swims and triathlons. The device is of neutral velocity and can track biometrics such as heart rate as well as track split times, positions and placing of the athletes in the water.

Traditional Transponders[edit]

At major international competitions to date, traditional transponders are used in conjunction with the Open Water Gate developed by Omega Timing to track split times, positions and placing of the athletes in the water.

Usage[edit]

The swimmers at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are expected to use Smart Transponders.

Synonyms[edit]

timing chip, racing chip, RadBand, traditional transponder, Smart Timing Chip

Origin[edit]

First coined by Steven Munatones in 2014.

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