The FORM Swim Goggles are the first goggles with a smart display that shows your metrics in real time, and they shipped last month to rave reviews.
Now, there’s icing on the cake: FORM says it’s working with Polar to bring heart rate to the goggles. Starting in November, you’ll be able to connect Polar’s OH1 and OH1+ optical heart rate monitors wirelessly to the FORM Swim Goggles in order to see your heart rate, in real time, while you swim.
FORM says this will give swimmers the ability to precisely measure their effort in the moment. In short, no more holding your fingers up to your neck and counting heartbeats. When paired up with the Polar monitor, the goggles will display your heart rate as a live number in your field of view. That number will appear in conjunction with some of the other metrics the goggles display, like split times, stroke rate, stroke count, and pace per 100.
Once you complete a workout, you (and your coach) will also be able to review everything in the FORM Swim App for iPhone and Android. Heart rate data will be matched up to your other stats, and the app will tell you how much time you spent in each heart rate zone.
Polar says it’s been working with FORM on this functionality for about year. “FORM has built a truly transformative product, and we’re proud to have worked with them over the past year to bring Polar heart rate to the FORM Swim Goggles,” said Tom Fowler, President of Polar USA in a statement.
Exciting stuff. Too bad we’ll have to wait until November to try this out—but the FORM Swim Goggles are available now from FORM’s website for $199. FORM covers each pair under a 45-day fit guarantee as well as a 1-year limited warranty, and shipping is free in the U.S. and Canada.
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