Vancouver’s FORM, the company behind the world’s first Smart Swim Goggles, has launched HeadCoach™, a first-of-its-kind live, digital swim coach.
Available immediately, HeadCoach is set to make waves in the industry through in-goggle, real-time coaching, the next step in breaking down the barriers between what swimming is and what it could be.
Swimming is a highly technical sport, but without the guidance of a coach on deck, identifying and addressing technique flaws can be a challenge. HeadCoach addresses that problem head-on, giving swimmers improved access to technique awareness, focused skill development, and in-app education and analysis.
HeadCoach provides real-time visual coaching via the FORM Smart Swim Goggles’ augmented reality (AR) display. During and after a swim, HeadCoach provides swimmers with technique feedback using two types of metrics: FORM Score and HeadCoach Skills.
FORM Score is a measurement of overall swim efficiency ranging from 0 to 100, defined by pace and stroke length. HeadCoach Skills encompasses five key areas that will help swimmers identify where to focus on improving their efficiency: head roll, head pitch, set pacing, interval pacing, and breathing time-to-neutral. It also assigns swimmers a rating from 0 to 100 for each of the HeadCoach Skills, an assessment that highlights where improvement is needed and demonstrates when progress is being made.
“At FORM, we’ve reinvented how athletes train in the water by providing swimmers with real-time data through the FORM Smart Swim Goggles’ unique AR display. Today, with the launch of HeadCoach, we’re taking that innovation one step further by giving swimmers access to a digital swim coach in their goggles and on their phone,” said Dan Eisenhard, CEO of FORM.
“HeadCoach marks a new chapter for FORM, providing unparalleled insights into swim performance and empowering swimmers of all levels to unlock new potential.”
Launched in 2019, award-winning FORM introduced the world to the first-ever smart swim goggles, the FORM Smart Swim Goggles. Using the FORM goggles’ augmented reality display, swimmers have the unprecedented ability to see their performance metrics like pace per 100, distance, calories and stroke rate in real time.
HeadCoach is available now for FORM Premium subscribers in the FORM Smart Swim Goggles and on the FORM App.