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Marlin (GPS)

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The Marlin is a GPS Swim Meter by Platysens of Hong Kong

The Marlin GPS Swim Meter or The Marlin is a GPS Swim Meter made and sold by Platysens of Hong Kong. The Marlin GPS Swim Meter is designed to communicate with pool and open water swimmers. The Marlin combines GPS, motion sensors and voice technology to provide real-time audio feedback to swimmers. Important swimming parameters such as lap time, stroke rate and even navigation information are provided instantly to swimmers without disrupting the swimmer. The bone conduction headset allows for clear and crisp audio feedback underwater.


  • The Marlin is a 2017 CES Innovation Awards Honoree.
  • The Marlin was successfully launched on Kickstarter in August, 2016.


  • Waterproof: IPX8 (1.5m/30min)
  • Rechargeable battery: Lithium Polymer (5 hours Open Water Mode/ 10 hours Pool Mode)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth Low Energy for low power synchronization
  • Bone conduction: Speech optimized earpiece uses bone conduction for clear audio feedback under water
  • GPS: Global Positioning System module provides accurate tracking and navigation for open water swimming mode

Open Water Swimming Navigation[edit]

Open water swimming navigation is achieved by pre-swim definition of a route by selecting specific waypoints in the app. Swimmers can synchronize the waypoints to The Marlin through the app. The Marlin is positioned for great satellite reception. In the water, The Marlin uses voice feedback to guide you to your destination. Post-swim, swimmers can synchronize their data to The Marlin app and share with friends.

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