January 27, 2020 – FORM, the sports wearable technology company behind the augmented reality (AR) FORM Smart Swim Goggles, has recently announced the launch of three new features on its goggles: Dashboards improvements, a new pool swim tile, and swim spa support.
The Dashboard Improvements focus on the set of screens that show swimmers different metrics while swimming with their FORM goggles. A breakdown of these improvements can be seen in the video above.
Situated within the FORM app, the new pool swim tile (pictured below) introduces a visual that aims to show users an overall summary of their workouts in one single picture by putting together total time in a workout from start to finish, the speed of each length (higher is faster), what stroke was done, and rests.
Finally, for swim spa support, FORM has announced its partnership with Jacuzzi Brands LLC swim spas. Through the partnership, FORM will bring an exclusive connected swim spa experience to its FORM Smart Swim Goggles and Jacuzzi brands swim spas including Jacuzzi, Hydropool, ThermoSpas and SwimLife.
Through the free firmware update, all swim spa swimmers will now be able to experience FORM’s patented display and optics currently available for pool and open water swimming. Customizable metrics include time, calories, and optional heart rate, displayed in front of a swimmer in real-time. Additionally, through an exclusive connected swim spa experience, swimmers with compatible Jacuzzi, Hydropool, ThermoSpas and SwimLife swim spas will also have the ability to configure the speed setting on their swim spa to their FORM Goggles, enabling them to see their distance. This is a game changer for swim spa swimmers, creating a more engaging meaningful swim experience. No more guessing.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Jacuzzi, a brand with an established track record of elevating people’s lifestyles, to complete the swim experience provided by the FORM goggles,” said FORM founder and CEO Dan Eisenhardt. “Swimmers can now access real-time performance metrics whether they’re training in the pool, in open water or in swim spas. Our goal at FORM has always been to make the swim experience better for everyone. With this partnership, swimmers can truly make the most out of their swimming year-round, however they choose to train.”
Launched in August 2019, FORM’s swimming goggles come with a see-through, augmented reality display that delivers performance metrics in real-time. Metrics like split times, distance, stroke rate, pace per 100, and calories are displayed directly in the swimmer’s line of sight while they swim, allowing swimmers to focus on technique rather than looking at a pace clock and juggling numbers in their heads.
“At Jacuzzi, we’re committed to providing high-performance products that inspire, enrich and improve people’s lifestyles,” said Doug Gillespie, VP Global Sales Training at Jacuzzi. “We’ve been truly impressed by FORM’s ability to find new and innovative ways to improve the swim experience for everyone. Partnering with them was a natural next step in our mission to elevate the swim spa experience for our customers.”
Beginning this month, swim spa customers’ orders will receive a pair of FORM Smart Swim Goggles with every new purchase of a Hydropool, ThermoSpas or SwimLife swim spa.
FORM stated that the partnership comes in the midst of a global demand for at-home and connected fitness options, with consumers looking for ways to be held accountable to their fitness goals while training from home. Available immediately, the update marks the first connected swim experience catered to swim spa users.
For more information on FORM and its AR goggles for swimmers, please visit the company’s website.
Image / video credit: FORM / Jacuzzi / YouTube
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