Pair your Garmin or Apple smartwatches for additional GPS functionality.
FORM’s AR-enhanced swim goggles obtained a complimentary firmware upgrade today introducing assistance for Garmin and Apple smartwatches, enabling users to track a variety of metrics, such as their GPS location as well as heart rate, while swimming outdoors in open water.
TYPE’s wise safety glasses feature an AI system with the ability of tracking the users performance and displaying vital information on the lenses of the safety glasses using a hands-free AR overlay. Released back in 2019, the goggles were originally made for usage in the swimming pool, offering wearers the ability to check their range, split times, stroke rate, as well as stroke count in real-time without disrupting their session.
“We’ve constantly pictured the FORM goggles to be used in both the swimming pool and also open water, so this launch actually completes the experience we’ve been seeking to supply to swimmers,” stated FORM owner as well as CEO Dan Eisenhardt, in a main launch. “We’re thrilled to be able to introduce this at the top of summertime as even more swimmers make use of their regional lakes and also beaches. Now, for the first time ever before, swimmers can view their efficiency metrics throughout their whole open water swim.”
Today’s upgrade makes it possible for owners to attach their Garmin smartwatches or Apple Watches and also harness the power GPS to track a new range of metrics excellent for those swimming outdoors in open water. This includes range, speed, heart rate, elapsed time, as well as a lot more; every one of which showed straight on the lenses of the goggles.
” The intro of the FORM goggles has actually been a game-changer for swimmers, and now with GPS as well as heart rate monitoring available in open water, the goggles will fundamentally change the method we train outdoors,” included expert triathlete and also Ironman Champion Lionel Sanders.
“Through the brand-new open water attributes, swimmers have the ability to see the metrics that matter most, whether understanding their pacing in real-time, making use of heart price data to gauge effort as well as track performance and also see range so you can add structure while swimming in lakes and the sea. This is a huge leap ahead for the sport of open water swimming.”
FORM’s open water tracking attributes are readily available currently to all owners using a totally free firmware upgrade. Compatible smartwatches consist of the Garmin Forerunner ® 945, fēnix ® 6 Pro, and also fēnix 5 Plus, as well as Apple Watch Series 5, 4, and also 3. Those without a suitable smartwatch can still access open water metrics such as their elapsed time, stroke price, and also more using the new “goggles just” open water attributes.
FORM’s AR smart safety glasses are offered currently for $199 at formswim.com as well as on Amazon in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Australia and Japan. You can download the cost-free companion application via the Apple App Store and Google Play. Picture Credit: FORM