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We tested out the specs a few months back and found them to be a great concept which works well. An unobtrusive, see-through experience that is many times more convenient than any swim watch.
It is amazing to have instant feedback in the pool. No more losing track of where you are during the session or manually counting laps. The see-through augmented reality display shows a wealth of information in real time.
Now this experience is moving to open waters. Up to now you could only use them in the pool. The free software update is coming out this summer and it allows the Form to connect with compatible watches to show open water GPS metrics such as pace and distance.
In case you’re wondering, you’ll be able to use them with Garmin Forerunner 945, fēnix 5 Plus, fēnix 6 Pro and Apple Watch Series 5/4/3. We can probably already add the Series 6 watch to this list as its due out in September.
“Open water capabilities are something that we’ve seen enormous demand for ever since we launched the FORM goggles last year,” said FORM founder and CEO Dan Eisenhardt”.
“Giving swimmers the ability to access performance metrics in both the pool and open water really completes the experience that we’re providing with the goggles.”
Just like for indoor swimming, you’ll be able to use the goggles with a heart rate monitor, and we would suggest anyone who decides to purchase goes that extra step. The smart goggles play nice with Polar OH1 and OH1+optical heart rate devices.
FORM Swim Goggles
This sounds like it will be a very useful software refresh that will make Form Swim Goggles an even more complete swim tracking solution. While you’re waiting for the update to drop this summer check out our full review this link.
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