FORM Swim Goggles Review Specifications

FORM Goggles & Polar Pair Up

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…

New Garmin HR Feature – oHR Swim

  It looks like Garmin have finally decided to play catch up with the introduction of oHR for swimming with the current beta software for the 945 – Suunto and Polar already support oHR for swimming with the Vantage and spartan/post-spartan models respectively. I’m just about to head off for a race weekend so I’ve…

Otillo – Is it too hard?

This year on September 30th there is the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 1000 Lakes in Sweden.   How cool does this look? Or scary, I suppose, depending on how good a swimmer you are.   Despite not especially liking cycling in the rain I don’t mind getting wet when I run and I’ve even got…

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Swimming Power Meter – Trainesense

Trainesense have been on the radar for almost a year now and I have briefly mentioned them a few times, including here. It looks much closer to market now. Exciting! So we are looking at a tool which can measure the 3D force vectors from a hand paddle. OK it excludes total drag and propulsion…

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Polar M600 HR Swimming ! – vs. Garmin HRM-Tri

Polar’s M600 is one of the few wrist-based oHR devices that will ‘properly’ support HR when swimming. By that I mean that there is a swimming mode AND the optical HR works in that mode. Other watches, such as the Garmin 235 (optical HR), have optical HR DISabled in swim mode. Of course it’s possible…

Swim Serpentine 2016

A weekend of wet fun for you all. I won’t be doing it because of other commitments but it should be a good series of events including some new championship events. Organisers envisage 1000’s entering so it will be a big spectacle similar to some of the recent TRI events there in recent years. Top…

Triathlon Swimming and Breathing

Breathing is a pretty fundamental part of almost every sport 🙂 As far as swimming goes you can’t do it underwater without some sort of snorkel. It’s one of those aspects of swimming technique that is important. So here is some info intended for relative beginners and improvers. What not to do: Panic, splash a…

Henley Swim & River Arun Swim

I just wrote about my race plans for next year and didn’t have the Henley Swim in (Sun 10th July 2016). My plans might change and, to be honest, I also forgot to add in the River Arun 3.8km swim. Henley has various distances: 2.1k upstream and a 14k bridge to bridge (I’ll NOT be doing…