Solar ‘My Pace’ Swim Goggles Give Stats

Sure, your iPod will magically keep track of how fast you run, but what about when you head out to swim some laps? A new concept design from Joh Minhoo called the My Pace (which comes to us via Yanko Design) aims to take care of that for you, via solar power.

These swim goggles come integrated with an LCD panel, which incorporates both an electronic watch and a track recorder. While you swim, stats are beamed into your peripheral vision, offering information in real time on your pace and the time. The LCD panel was designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, so you won’t have to worry about running into the wall or other swimmers while you’re checking your stats, and the information, on the fly, might just give a serious swimmer the edge in a competitive race.

My Pace swim goggles

image via Yanko Design

When you’ve expended all the energy at your disposal – or simply have to get out of the pool – the My Pace can recharge its internal battery using solar power, so it makes sense to leave these goggles in a sunny window to dry, or perhaps even on the dashboard of your car.

These innovative goggles are a contender for the 2011 Spark Award, which bills itself as a gathering of the finest examples of concept designs from around the world.  (Designer Joh Minhoo is also the creative force behind another Spark Award entry this year, the Butter-Fly Camera.)

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

    • Daniel Ira

      Well, the impact of these Swim Goggles on the performance of a player will be positive in the end. However, I think this new Swim Goggle breed is going to start a different kind of debate among swimmers who what is the best way to adopt to these fresh technologies that can help in boosting up performance. Everybody likes to start with little steps and proceeds slowly afterwards. So those who are not very experienced in swimming can use this link to buy traditional Swim Goggles for themselves. http://www.aquagear.com/swim-goggles/