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Smart Swim 1 & Smart Swim 2 Goggles Comparison

So you know that you’re ready to dive into the world of augmented reality swimming goggles, but you’re not sure which pair of award-winning FORM Smart Swim Goggles is for you…



Well, you’re in the right place! In this article, we break down all the differences and share the similarities between our FORM Smart Swim 1 and Smart Swim 2 goggles so that you can make the most informed choice for you and your swimming.

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FORM Smart Swim 2

Our newest pair of goggles, FORM Smart Swim 2 features our patented augmented reality display alongside a sleekly integrated heart rate monitor. Upgrades to the eye seals, strap, and the addition of new extended strap mounts ensure a comfortable and stable fit. A 15% size reduction of the goggles’ tech pack (compared to Smart Swim 1) improves hydrodynamics.

Launch Date: April 2, 2024
FORM Smart Swim 1

The birth of smart swimming goggles! FORM Smart Swim 1 is the first pair of swimming goggles in the world to feature an augmented reality display delivering real-time performance metrics to elevate athletic performance through our advanced machine learning algorithms.

Launch Date: August 7, 2019
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FORM Smart Swim 2

Our newest pair of goggles, FORM Smart Swim 2 features our patented augmented reality display alongside a sleekly integrated heart rate monitor. Upgrades to the eye seals, strap, and the addition of new extended strap mounts ensure a comfortable and stable fit. A 15% size reduction of the goggles’ tech pack (compared to Smart Swim 1) improves hydrodynamics.

Launch Date: April 2, 2024
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FORM Smart Swim 1

The birth of smart swimming goggles! FORM Smart Swim 1 is the first pair of swimming goggles in the world to feature an augmented reality display delivering real-time performance metrics to elevate athletic performance through our advanced machine learning algorithms.

Launch Date: August 7, 2019
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Overview

Software

Both FORM Smart Swim 1 and Smart Swim 2 are compatible with the same software features, delivering access to what we call core functionality, which is completely free in perpetuity once initially purchasing FORM goggles. In addition, we also offer extensive Premium software features, accessible through a paid subscription - monthly and annual plans are available.

Core Functionality (features you can always access)

Through the augmented reality display of Smart Swim 1 and Smart Swim 2, you can choose to see any of the following real-time metrics, including time, distance, pace, split times, distance per stroke, stroke rate, stroke count, calories, and heart rate (either through a compatible third-party heart rate monitor or the integrated heart rate monitor on Smart Swim 2).



Complete Swim Tracking

  • Track swims in swimming pools, open water and swim spas
  • Pair with Apple and Garmin smartwatches for pace and distance in open water


Connectivity

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • FORM App for detailed post-swim analysis (iOS/Android)
  • Push swim data to TrainingPeaks, Strava, Apple Health, Final Surge, and TriDot 

Smart Swim 2 product shotPremium Features

With every purchase of either our FORM Smart Swim 1 or 2 goggles, new users receive a free 2-month trial of our Premium Features, so you can try all the great subscription features that we have on offer, available to you on top of the core functionality mentioned previously.



Premium features include:

  • HeadCoach™
    Personalized in-goggle visual coaching coupled with comprehensive in-app analysis and educational content

  • FORM Score 

    Establish personal swim ratings based on individual swimming efficiency

  • SwimStraight™ 

    Open water in-goggle digital compass for navigational assistance

  • TrainingPeaks integration 

    Easily import workouts from one of the biggest and most popular global training platforms

  • Access 1500+ workouts with in-goggles instructions 

  • Access 45+ training plans

  • Workout Builder

    Create and swim bespoke workouts


Learn more about our Premium Features here.


Which are the best FORM smart swimming goggles for me?

Well, in truth, it’s really up to you. But we do have a couple of things you may wish to ponder.

Are the FORM Smart Swim 2 goggles the best goggles for me?

If you’re someone who loves to have the latest and greatest, sees huge value in having constant access to real-time heart rate data, or previously tried the Smart Swim 1 goggles but didn’t like the fit, then FORM Smart Swim 2 is for you.



The integrated heart rate monitor and updates in industrial design make these the pick for your latest pair of new swimming goggles!

Are the FORM Smart Swim 1 goggles the best goggles for me?
If you’re looking to establish a better understanding of your swimming and gain access to real-time metrics such as pace, split times, stroke count and stroke rate for the first time, all while coming in at a lower cost, then Smart Swim 1 is for you.



Featuring the same core software functionality as Smart Swim 2, Smart Swim 1 delivers bang for your buck and is the perfect choice for a first-time pair of smart goggles!

 

In Summary

Whether you’re looking for our latest and greatest, Smart Swim 2, or the world’s first augmented reality swimming goggles, Smart Swim 1, the bottom line is that they’re both great choices to start your swim journey with real-time metrics, virtual coaching, open water navigational assistance, and so much more!



Here’s our simple side-by-side chart to help you make your final decision.

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Of course, if you have any additional questions, we’d love to hear from you and get any queries you have answered. Please contact us here.

 

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