Vancouver will launch an AR smart glasses that can also track movements underwater.

- Jul 06, 2019-

Underwater has always been the 'forbidden zone' of AR glasses.

 

But a Vancouver-based sports technology company, Form, recently announced that they will launch an AR smart glasses, Form Swim Goggles, next month, allowing you to track your movements underwater.

 

It looks like a normal swimming goggle at first glance.


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But when you put it in the water, the AR display in the goggles will do its job.

 

This screen allows you to see through the information while swimming, real-time display of data including stopwatch, swimming speed, travel distance, calories burned, the waveguide optical system in the glasses, the information can be in the immediate focus.

 

This allows the swimmer to liberate his hands and truly integrate reality and virtuality.


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More importantly, for professional athletes, this allows them to instantly grasp their performance in timed games and understand what is happening now, including knowing exactly how much time they have spent on a 50-meter track and ending. How many meters are there and so on.

 

Swimming is one of the largest sports in the world, with more than 30 million active swimmers in the US alone, and Scott Dickens, Director of Form's Strategic Partner, said:

 

Being able to see real-time information in the goggles is definitely a function that can change the 'rules of the game'.


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It allows us to display information on underwater sports, and also thanks to the built-in ‘ultra-small computer’ in the glasses. This calculator can quickly process information such as time distance and then release the data you need to see through artificial intelligence technology.

 

Despite the built-in features, the glasses can achieve 16 hours of battery life, small size and light weight, which is the advantage of it as an AR glasses.


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Also with Form Swim Goggles is the Form Swim app, which displays swimmers' workouts and tracks people's movements in the near future.

 

So you will be able to customize your own swimming index in the app, the 'calendar' of the underwater exercise in the future, and also specify which information appears in which locations, such as swimming, turning, and rest, to remind you if you are The goal was achieved in the second movement.


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In recent years, AR glasses have developed rapidly. For example, Microsoft HoloLens and Magic Leap One let us see the changes that AR glasses bring to our lives. Most of them are used in industrial fields, such as warehouse item identification. In the commercial field, people are often bought to play AR games.

 

However, AR has long been regarded as the future of vision technology. According to PR Newswire, the use of AR technology in various industries is expected to increase by 20% in the next few years. By 2025, the value of this market will be about The $3.5 billion has increased to more than $19 billion.


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Form founder and CEO Eisenhardt's previous company, Recon Instruments, is also a leader in AR sportswear, which was acquired by Intel in 2015. In 2016, he founded Form and designed the glasses after four years of research and development. The original idea was also due to the pain of his inability to view sports information in real life during his 14-year swimming competition.

 

Form Swim Goggles now addresses this pain point and brings some new technological breakthroughs. It is foreseeable that this will also bring a new generation of consumers to the AR market, including swimming instructors, swimmers, scubaers and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

Currently, the glasses will be available for ordering on the official website on August 7 for $200, and the Form Swim app will be available on the same day for iOS and Android devices.

 

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