Vancouver-based sports tech company FORM has launched a pair of augmented reality (AR) swimming goggles.
The display of the FORM Swim Goggles delivers performance metrics to swimmers in real time.
Available from 7 August for $199, the goggles have been developed over the past four years in collaboration with competitive swimmers and coaches.
The goggles combine three key components:
- An AR display integrated into the goggles lens, providing an unobtrusive, see-through experience and always appears in focus
- A compact onboard computer, with 16 hours of battery life, uses artificial intelligence to track and display metrics such as split times, distance, stroke rate and stroke count
- FORM has provided an optimal fit, durability and hydrodynamics in a design that feels just like a regular pair of swim goggles
Launching alongside the goggles is the FORM Swim App for iOS and Android.
The app enables swimmers and coaches to review and share workouts recorded by the FORM Swim Goggles as well as to track progress over time. It also gives swimmers the freedom to customise exactly which metrics are displayed in the goggles and when each metric appears.
“I swam competitively for 14 years and really felt the pain of not being able to access my metrics in real time,” said FORM founder and chief executive officer Dan Eisenhardt.
“The idea for FORM came about many years ago, but we are only now entering a time when technology lets us deliver this experience seamlessly in a premium pair of swim goggles. We’re proud that, through a team of top industry talent, we’ve been able to solve a fundamental problem in swimming.”
“I competed in two Olympic Games: 2004 and 2012,” added Scott Dickens, director of strategic partnerships. “At the elite level, everything is measured down to the hundredth of a second. Having access to real-time metrics in your goggles is an absolute game-changer.”
“FORM enables both swimmers and coaches to be more in tune with what’s happening in the moment. Even if you’re not a high-level swimmer, FORM makes swimming much more engaging and just plain fun. You always know exactly what you’re doing, and you’re able to compete with yourself while you swim.”
Watch a promo video for the FORM Swim Goggles below:
Image credits: FORM