Form is today releasing an update to its smart augmented reality swim goggles that enable them to pair over Bluetooth for selected GPS smartwatches, allowing users to track their swim in real time, not just in the swimming pool but in open water Can.
The $ 199 form goggles were released last year, and they offered a unique way to track the swimming matrix by building motion sensors and AR goggles into the goggles themselves. But the system – smart enough to operate independently of the system – was still limited to tracking laps only in pools where you already knew the size and distance, using onboard sensors and algorithms when it eventually changed. One lap or closed.
The new update changes, however, allowing users to swim in the same real-time swimming matrix (for things like distance, stroke count, calories, and more), by pairing specs with the Apple Watch or Garmin smartwatches with GPS. gives. open water. Goggles can also show additional information drawn from a paired clock, such as your current heart rate, something they had not been able to do before.
The dot-matrix display will not show you any AR map, unfortunately, although with regular pool mode, floats full in open water, when you return with your phone will sync back from the Goggles to the Forms app. Additional GPS and heart rate data), allowing serious swimmers to analyze the results of their swim and see a complete map of where they swim.
The company suggests that users wear their smartwatches on the same part of their body, such as the display portion of the glasses for best Bluetooth connectivity between devices. It also notes that for optimal connectivity, swimmers are recommended to swim freestyle.
The new GPS and heart rate tracking works with the Garmin Forerunner 945, fixnix 6 Pro, f Plusnix 5 Plus, with Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5. The use of new features requires the specs to be updated for newly released firmware. , And then installed the companion Garmin or Apple Watch app on your smartwatch.