Goggles That Keep Swimmers OnCourse with LED Signal Lights

OnCourse Goggles launches crowd funding for a pair of goggles that navigates swimmers in straight line in the middle of open water area. (OnCourse Goggles/LEDinside)

A Kickstarter campaign called OnCourse Goggles launches crowd funding for a pair of goggles that helps athletes swim in straight line with LED signal lights.

Sports like triathlon usually requires swimmers and athletes to swim in open water area. However, the biggest difficulty lies in the absence of navigating beacon in the middle of lakes. When there are no navigation or swimming lanes, swimmers tend to struggle keeping a straight route.

A team try to provide a practical solution to swimmers who find zig-zagging in open water area annoying and time-consuming by tracking swimmers’ route with electronic goggles.

A total of three different light colors signal swimmers' direction in real time. (OnCourse Goggles/LEDinside)

The product named OnCourse Goggles accommodates delicate high-precision electronic compass which delivers feedback through different lights color from a LED bulb that situates in the upper frame of each eyepiece.

The goggles features one press setup, saving time for in-game athletes. (OnCourse Goggles/LEDinside)

With an electronic circuit board installed to the goggle, the team minimizes the operation at user’s side. Users can store the direction by one single press on the button. The goggle then keeps track on the stored direction and gives simultaneously feedback to the swimmer through a small LED array in each eyepiece.

 

 

 

The LED lights go green when the swimmer are on the right track while yellow and red signal different off-track degree. When the swimmer reach the first buoy and aim for the next new goal, a simple press will set OnCourse Goggle for the new destination.

 

The team didn't sacrifice the comfort of the goggles, providing two different fit for athletes to choose from. (OnCourse Goggles/LEDinside)

At the same time, the team strives to provide comfort to the swimmers by featuring polarized lenses, comfortable strap and so on.

 

OnCourse Goggles is supplied with a water-proof USB cable that can be connected to USB ports of computers, iPhone wall adapter or automotive adapter via waterproof USB port.

Athlets who wear OnCourse Goggles to a triathlon can save up to 15% time comapred to wearing normal goggles. (OnCourse Goggles/LEDinside)

The best part might be that you can actually wear this goggles to a triathlon since it’s approved by USA Triathlon. According to the Kickstarter page, athletes who wear OnCourse Goggles to a triathlon are 15% more efficient than wearing normal goggles.

OnCourse Goggles currently have two different models to choose from. According to the Kickstarter page, OnCourse Goggles has acquired US$ 11,130 out of US$ 60,000 goal so far. If successfully founded, the first batch will be shipped in February 2016.

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