Lesson 4: After your swim
Getting out of the water
Once you have saved your swim and turned off the goggles, we recommend rinsing the goggles thoroughly under clean cold water.
Your goggles should not require any cleaning beyond rinsing with clean water and air drying. We recommend rinsing the goggles thoroughly after exposure to salt water, sunscreen or cosmetics. We also recommend to not touch the inside of the lenses, so as not to affect the anti-fog.
The goggles should not be exposed to any detergents, solvents, chemical cleaners or insect repellants. Do not use cloth or paper to clean or dry the lenses, as this may cause damage.
Storing the goggles
The goggles should not be exposed to any extreme temperatures or left in direct sunlight. Do not take the goggles into saunas, steam rooms or hot tubs. Exposure to these environments may cause permanent damage.
We recommend using the case provided while carrying and storing, to protect the goggles from damage.
Syncing the swim to your phone
Syncing the goggles with the app allows you to upload your swim. When you open the app, and have an internet and Bluetooth connection, it will automatically try to find and connect to your goggles to perform a sync. You can manually sync by tapping the refresh icon or pulling down to refresh the screen.
The goggles will show this while syncing:
Once you have synced your swim, you will see it in your feed. The feed is where you can see your recent activity, as well as that of anyone you are following. There are two screens: "following" and "only me."
If you are following other people, you will see their activity combined with your own on the left screen. You can toggle to the other screen to see only your own recent activity.
Each activity in the feed will show you information about the distance, type of swim, pool size, total time and total calories. If you tap a specific activity in your feed, you can see further details about the swim.
If you swam in open water using a smartwatch, the goggles will not need to be synced to the app. In this case, the swim would have been tracked on your watch.
If you used a Garmin smartwatch, your watch will need to be synced to the Garmin Connect app, which will also pull the swim into the FORM Swim App.
If you used an Apple Watch, your Watch will sync with your iPhone and pull the swim into the FORM Swim App.
For troubleshooting help, click here.
Viewing the metrics
The following is for pool swims. For information on viewing open water swims in the app, click here.
When viewing your pool swim, you have access to three tabs in the app. You can see the highlights, the list view or the table view.
The highlights show graphs or charts for each category, whereas the list view shows all stats in detail broken down by stroke type. The table view (seen below) shows each set or length as a row, and displays all metrics for each row.
Intervals will automatically detect and group sets for you to review your times, pace, and stroke rate per set and per interval. Lap swim allows you to see the same stats for each length.
Time highlights show a visual representation as you changed stroke types and rested, along with overall stats for your swim.
Distance highlights show a breakdown of the strokes you swam based on distance along with your average and best distance per stroke (DPS).
SWOLF is an efficiency metric derived from adding each length time with the stroke count: the lower the score the more efficient you are swimming. Your best and average score for each stroke type are listed at the top.
Calories is displayed as both a total value for your swim and the amount you burned for each stroke type.
Charging the goggles
The charging cable provided in the box is for use with a USB port. The charging contacts on the cable are magnetic and will snap into place on the corresponding pins on the goggles. Before charging the goggles, ensure they are completely dry as the cable is not waterproof.
The app will tell you the percentage of charge on the goggles if you have the goggles turned on and navigate to the "my goggles" screen.
It should take roughly an hour to charge the goggles to 80% from 0%.