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FORM Goggles & Polar Pair Up

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There’s a great announcement today from FORM swim goggles.

In a nutshell: FORM have paired up with Polar so that Polar’s OH1 beams live swimming heart rate directly into the heads-up-display in the Form Goggles.

That’s pretty much it but, personally, I think it’s a great announcement for about a squillion reasons. Bear in mind I haven’t tried this combo yet as the beta firmware update is not out for a few more weeks but here’s why I am kicking out my normal grumpy self and getting excited about a triathlon ‘first’:

Polar’s swim clip and the dual-band OH1+

 

Well. I thought it was exciting.

Here is the FORM Goggles review and I’ll write something once I’ve used FORM with the OH1 later this month.

FORM Swim Goggles Review Best Pool & OWS Tech ?

 

Want a pair?

They are only available at amazon.com and amazon.ca. NOTE WELL you will get a $20 discount on the Amazon site if you check the little box underneath the $199 price to get $179

Get it here: FORM Goggles at Amazon

If you are in the UK/Europe then you can use the code SWIM20 on the manufacturer’s site.

 

Here is an excerpt from the Press Release

The FORM Swim Goggles are a pair of premium swim goggles with a see-through, augmented-reality display that delivers performance metrics in real time. The Polar OH1 and OH1+ are optical heart rate monitors that combine versatility, comfort, and simplicity. In November 2019, the FORM Swim Goggles will support the Polar OH1 and OH1+ through a free software update from FORM.

By using the FORM Swim Goggles in conjunction with either the Polar OH1 or OH1+, swimmers will have the unprecedented ability to view their heart rate in their line of sight throughout their swim, enabling them to precisely measure their effort in the moment—something that was previously impossible in the sport of swimming. Completed swims will sync to the FORM Swim App for iPhone® and Android, which will match up heart rate data to metrics like split times, stroke rate, stroke count, pace per 100, and calories in a single, easy-to-navigate view. Armed with these tools, swimmers and coaches will gain greater insight into each swim, and they’ll be able to design future swim workouts with greater precision than ever before.

“FORM has worked closely with Polar since 2018 to enable this functionality,” said Dan Eisenhardt, founder and CEO of FORM. “We’ve done extensive testing in the pool with swimmers of all levels, including elite competitive swimmers, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Polar heart rate monitor tech is trusted by athletes around the world; by adding it to the arsenal of metrics that our goggles already deliver, we’ll empower serious swimmers to make their training even smarter and more purposeful. We’ll also further empower coaches and enhance the coach-swimmer dynamic.”

The Polar OH1/OH1+ will attach to the FORM Swim Goggles strap, where it will sit snugly against the swimmer’s temple, monitoring heart rate using its 6 LED optical sensor and proprietary heart rate algorithm. Real-time heart rate data will be transmitted wirelessly from the OH1/OH1+ to the FORM Swim Goggles, enabling the swimmer to see their heart rate in their line of sight, while they swim. Once the swim is complete, syncing the goggles with the FORM Swim App for iPhone and Android® will allow the swimmer and their coach to review detailed workout stats, including heart rate.

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