Sports technology company FORM has released a firmware update for its smart glasses, which allows users to track swims with open water. The augmented reality swim goggles now support real-time tracking wherever you have a swimming session and can be paired via Bluetooth with some GPS smartwatch.
The update allows swimmers to connect to a Garmin GPS smartwatch or an Apple Watch and see measurements such as current heart rate, elapsed time, distance, calories burned and strokes while out swimming in open water. Previously, $ 199 AR goggles could only show more limited measurements, such as speed, and were limited to swimming pools.
FORM recommends that you swim freestyle and wear your smart trip on the same side of the body as the AR screen for best results. Data from each swim is automatically synced from the glasses to your Android or iOS app when you are done and approaching your device again. The app can also see a map of their bathing path and analysis from the app. Now with the form to track bath data in open water and pools, Form is the ultimate tool for serious and professional swimmers.
To take advantage of this feature, users will need to run the update on their glasses and download the FORM data field for compatible Garmin smartwatches or the companion app on an Apple Watch.
Source: Form via The Verge