POWERBREATHER UK USER REVIEWS
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This is a fantastic piece of training equipment, it has totally revolutionised my training. distance combined with improving technique is now easy, with an ability to focus on nothing but technique. A further benefit of the product is that no matter what distance you swim, you leave the pool with no stiffness in the neck at all. great kit. Gerry H
I was brought the wave edition for my birthday last October. I had sustained a neck injury during my nursing career which had prevented me from swimming any more than 2 lengths at a time. Now i can swim 64 lengths in 1 hour. I absolutely love it and when in Australia i used it on a number of occasions in the sea, turtle watching, snorkeling arround shipwrecks and coral reefs.
i have only received the power breather today having discovered it last weekend. Prior to illness I was an open water/distance swimmer now I use a small home pool with fast lane unit (endless pool) The pool is 14′ long hence more turbulence caused by the flow of the water hitting the back of the pool and causing an eddy on either side of my swim position causing lumpy water akin to sea swimming. Although I have learned to adjust to this, bilateral breathing can easily disrupt my body position and move me out of the swim flow especially when tiring, breaking continuity of the swim and training session. I tried the breather within minutes of receiving it (not one for pussy footing around) and I can only endorse all of the above comments, a truly amazing bit of kit that not only removes the need for the traditional crawl and breast stroke breathing but in the endless pool environment allows a far more comfortable swimming experience. I will review again as I become more experienced and be using it at my local flat open water lagoon at the weekend which is a 125m long and will review accordingly,
I use this to avoid hurting my neck whilst doing front crawl and it is brilliant. I had a problem with it taking in water today and I phoned Ian at the company. He was very knowledgeable about the product and was immediately able to sort out my problem – sand in valve – use your hose to flush it out through the blue thing with holes the other side of the mouthpiece and through the mouthpiece itself. Worked a treat. Glad I bought this from Ameo as I would not have gotten such service elsewhere.
I am a keen swimmer having been a part of swimming clubs since the age of 6. Drills to improve stroke have been enhanced using with the power breather. It’s great to have the ability to concentrate purely on arms without being inhibited by having to breathe bilaterally. It’s a wonderful sensation swimming a full lap/swimset without having to worry about breathing- a great addition to the swimset and drills. I can see how this would help new beginners in the pool especially – even those trying to master tumble-turns
I am a coach and have been using this with a variety of athletes in my Endless Pool. It has transformed the athletes learning process and allowed them to develop the skills they are looking for far more quickly and effectively. It is more comfortable than a central snorkel and there is no impact on your field of vision in the pool mirror. Great product, highly recommended.
A fantastic piece of kit! Adjustment/fit is easy and feels comfortable once in place – though does feel strange initially if you are used to a single snorkel. It took me a little while to get used to the mouthpiece as I thought it was a little small but all was fine after the first couple of sessions along with the slightly tougher breathing due to the one way valve system which becomes much easier as you use the power breather regularly and improve. Great for technique work in the pool to really help you get on with working on what you need to rather than worrying about the next breath – and improve your endurance at the same time. It does a great job at both.
as a triathlete, i love a good swim toy and was looking forward to using this. it’s a super multipurpose tool which will make you a better swimmer it’s useful to … 1. to work on technique. no need to turn to breathe means you can focus on form 2. slight resistance means a very slight hypoxic effect giving lungs a good aerobic workout 3. tumble turn with ease – no water gets in 4. even breathe to side if you need to to – still no water gets in 5. the added bonus – use it on holiday to snorkel. I followed 2 eagle ray’s for 2k and never got out of breath once. i must have swum 2k. If you like swimming, invest in this. it’s fabulous.
I love my powerbreather. I find that it is very useful when trying to work on arms as you do not have to think about breathing/turning your head so can totally zone out. It is easy to adjust and feels very comfortable to wear. The advantage of this over other snorkels is that you are always breathing in fresh air. In addition, your lungs get a bit of a workout (much like the elevation training masks but not that intense!) due to the membrane which means you don’t get quite as much air in as if you were breathing normally. This means that when I take the snorkel off I will often find myself breathing every 6 rather than my normal 4. It might be expensive but is a very worthwhile investment if you are serious about working on your technique. It is also good if you have shoulder issues (like me) due to your arm dropping when breathing as with the snorkel you are not breathing so don’t drop the arm! Obviously that is something that I need to work on separately!
Best investment made, purchased the power breather to help with rehabilitation previously used standard swimming snorkel because I have Hodgkin disease with bone marrow transplant my lung function is extremely poor, suffer from fibremyanglia also have spinal issues recently had surgery to cervical due lumber surgery advised to swim front crawl but struggled with breathing techniques consultant suggested trying a snorkel together with swimming instructor learning to swim front crawl after only able to swim breast stroke, thus causing back pain needed to change stroke. The powerbreather has enhanced my swimming enabling me to go 3 times a week, enjoying benefit of being able to swim comfortably with benefits of the snorkel with the filter giving fresh air continually benefiting my lung function and improving my swimming, many other swimmers impressed by my improvement Would recommend powerbreather to any one going through rehabilitation needing to keep body inlignment in the water, plus for those who struggywith breathing problems this swimming aid certainly would help improve lung function to enable to participate in healthy fitness
Prior to using the ”Ameo Powerbreather Wave Edition I had never used a snorkel. My son had a forward facing one for swim club training and I always thought they looked awkward. From the start i found it easy to put on and adjust and after a little familiarisation in a basin of water I headed off to the pool. The exhale is unusual as there is no resistance, the inhale takes effort initially but it soon becomes second nature. I had no issues with movement, could work on my technique more and do far more kick sets owing to my head never having to lift ! My times improved over all distances. Full stroke straight after use was always quicker ( could this be from better oxygen saturation owing to breathing clean air ? ) I never tumble turned with it on though there are cap ends supplied to make it simple. I made use of the long ends when I took it outdoors and the wind picked up. It really is a marvellous piece of kit for use inside or out, easy to fit, comfortable to use and a definate aid to training.