We’ve found that everyone uses their swim equipment in their own unique way, so we went out and asked a group of swimmers and triathletes how they use their FORM Smart Swim Goggles and what features they find to be the most valuable.
Here’s what they had to say...
There was a strong focus on the mental boost the goggles give our athletes while training.
Using the goggles and getting that instant feedback creates an environment to boost confidence, especially in those swimmers who are just getting into the sport, or perhaps preparing for their first swim or triathlon event. Having more confidence makes swimming much more enjoyable.
FORM swimmers have been using their goggles in training to help prepare themselves for racing. They have been using the goggles to track where they are with their fitness and performance and monitor how each workout goes.
For those training for a half or full Ironman, this means a lot of time spent alone in the pool.
Whether you train alone or with a team, it’s easy to get lulled into a meditative state while swimming, and while that’s great on recovery days, on days with a focused workout, it’s essential to stay engaged the entire time.
The FORM goggles “gamify” swimming, making it more fun while creating accountability. This accountability is created by having exact measures of each set and session, allowing you to compare your executed workout to what was planned.
For those just dipping their toes into the sport of swimming, making a game out of the relatively daunting task of learning to swim can make it much more enjoyable. This creates a positive feedback loop, as the gains from more fun and focused swims result in more significant improvements.
Accurate Real-time Feedback
The topic of accurate feedback allowing our swimmers to make in-the-moment decisions featured prominently from almost every swimmer we connected with.
Being able to make on-the-fly decisions and get feedback in real-time makes it much easier for our athletes to maximize their time in the pool, understanding how their body reacts to each interval and set.
After your swim, there’s real value in digging into your swim data in the FORM app and analyzing how you swam. The goggles assist even our professional athletes in holding themselves accountable, ensuring they complete their entire planned workout to the best of their ability.