Vancouver’s FORM Swim has updated their augmented-reality display equipped swim goggles to include open water features.
The direct-to-consumer sports tech startup launched a free firmware update which enables swimmers to access open water features by connecting the FORM goggles to their compatible Garmin smartwatch or Apple Watch.
Available immediately, the update gives swimmers the ability to view GPS performance metrics like distance, pace, heart rate, elapsed time, and more, in real-time while swimming outdoors.
“We’ve always envisioned the FORM goggles to be used in both the pool and open water, so this launch really completes the experience we’ve been looking to provide to swimmers,” said FORM founder and CEO Dan Eisenhardt.
“We’re excited to be able to launch this at the peak of summer as more swimmers take advantage of their local lakes and beaches. Now, for the first time ever, swimmers can view their performance metrics throughout their entire open water swim.”
The FORM goggles launched in August of 2019, and have provided the 240 million active pool swimmers across the world with the option to view performance metrics in real-time, as they swim. Now, swimmers can enjoy the same benefits outside through GPS open water features.
FORM raised a $12 million Series A round led by large family offices in the UK and Denmark with participation from Silicon Valley Bank in April 2020.