January 8, 2020 – Vuzix has announced that the company’s upcoming Vuzix Labs Smart Swim product has received two CES 2020 Innovation Awards in recognition of its outstanding design and engineering.
Smart Swim, a smart glasses accessory for swimmers, is the first smart glasses product born out of Vuzix Labs, a newly created rapid development product and engineering division of Vuzix. Smart Swim has received CES 2020 awards in two categories: Computer Peripherals & Accessories, and Wearable Technologies. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.
Vuzix Labs Smart Swim provides swimmers with a swimming workout status, including elapsed time, yardage and laps, along with a coach to swimmer connection. It also allows the user to download and preview workouts, record their workouts and even stream video from the Smart Swim video player, all whilst in the pool or open waters. The company states that its Smart Swim product easily fits over virtually any swim goggles, so swimmers don’t have to change from their existing favourite pair.
Built on Android, Smart Swim comes with:
- Full color display;
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity;
- Head tracker;
- GPS and compass;
- Internal battery; and
- USB connection.
“Vuzix Labs Smart Swim is the world’s first full featured and most advanced smart swimming goggles to hit the consumer market,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “Smart Swim is a heads-up display for swimmers that provides in-depth workout status and information in real-time, as well as the capability to stream video content during swimming workouts. It provides a new level of inspiration and entertainment for athletes during training.”
Earlier in 2019, Vancouver-based sports technology company, FORM, were the first to release their own augmented reality swim goggles. Vuzix have now entered the augmented swimwear market with a product to rival that of FORM’s.
The Vuzix Smart Swim Glasses were unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. Smart Swim is expected to commence shipment in the first quarter of 2020 with a price point of USD $499.
Image credit: Vuzix Corporation
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