Open Water Swimmers Love OnCourse Gogglesfrom 24 reviews
I bought these on Kickstarter and I'm very happy that they do what they promise.
I need all the help I can get sighting and this may just be the answer.
They are super easy to calibrate and use, and I found that it was simple to reset the course (when you turn a corner in the swim) to a new heading - it just takes a simple tap on the side.
The lights are super easy and clear and are in the periphery of your vision (on top) and do not interfere with your field of vision. They do not blind you in any way.
They just work.
I love them and I can't wait to start racing with them.
I did a review of them on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/WfDVYY2Juf0
I was a skeptic, so I put the goggles to the test with a buddy during a lake swim. I usually zig-zag and correct a lot when I swim. I really could not believe how well these googles work to keep you on course. I set the target, then swam freestyle for 700 meters while my buddy followed me in a kayak. I did not sight the target at all and only turned my head to breathe. As I neared the end of the course, my buddy sounded an air horn for me to stop and I found myself about 20 feet from the target. The feedback was easy to follow and I was able to focus on my breathing and pace. For the return trip, I set the target and once again swam without sighting. When my buddy blew the air horn, I sighted and found myself at my target near the shore.
Those two swims should have convinced me, but my friend suggested that I turn the goggles OFF, then try the course again without sighting. With the goggles OFF, I was only able to swim about 50 feet before I heard the horn signaling me to stop because I was so far off course. We tried this a few times and I could not swim straight without the guidance in the goggles.
For the final test, I swam and sighted 'normally" while my friend watched the line from the shore. I followed the feedback in the goggles and my friend said that he saw me swim off course but then correct slightly. He could tell when I was receiving feedback to correct. It was so cool to see the target right in front of me every single time that I sighted while using the goggles. Swimming with the goggles gave me more confidence and really kept me on course. Buy these goggles.
Living at the sea I always wanted to do my swimming training directly from the beach. But it is always so hard to really swim and practice full of concentration among those breaking waves. I sometimes found myself far out in the sea. Now after 3 days trading with these on course goggles the trading in the waves is a pleasure, because I no more lose track and clearly arrive close to the Targeted bouys. The training efficacy is much improved. So far this is a tremendous success.
On the other hand I wonder how long the USB socket will resist corrosion in the salty sea water ?
I love swimming and challenging myself. I especially love OWS. I readily admit, I am never the fastest- trust me, it's been confirmed! I am what some refer to as a 'completer'. My goal is to complete the race. I love the freedom, serenity, wonderment and oneness of OWS. What I don't like is my inability to swim straight. actually this is no surprise, I can't walk straight...I'm a natural wanderer. Generally this doesn't matter on casual swims, but in more than one race, I have added more than 200 yards due to poor sighting. The angst associated with veering and drifting is a huge distraction and takes away from the fun of the competition. Enter OnCourse, a real OWS game changer. How big of a game changer? The technology has been approved for use by many of the governing boards for races. This is not surprising, as in many ways, it is an added safety feature.
So, after online research, I bit the bullet and made the purchase. I received my order in 8days. The product was well packaged. The directions were so easy, I thought I has overlooked something. I was ready to use the OnCourse goggles after less than 15minutes (including opening the box, watching the OnCourse online video and reading the directions).
Took the goggles out this morning. Clicked the on button. Eyed the buoy, locked in my direction and started swimming. The goggles are super comfortable. The feedback of green, yellow or red is unobtrusive and innate as we are already attuned to responding to red, green and yellow. I did experience going off course without immediate yellow or green notification, but it was due to lateral drift. OnCourse HAS a feature to address lateral drift, but mine was so minimal that instead of changing modes, I simply refocused on my destination and locked the target from the drifted direction. Easy breezy. Took seconds. Mind you, I still manually sighted during my swim but guess what, each time I was on track. An added note, I tested the goggles at sunrise. Generally the marker is quite difficult to see due to the sun's position. This can waste time or be disorienting. ONCOURSE is great for markers masked in the horizon. Overall, I felt more confident swimming and was able to spend more time focusing on my rhythm and stroke and honestly just enjoying the gift of our earth's wonders. This morning was my first use, but the product performed as promised! I'll update it anything should arise. But for now, well worth it!
The guiding LED's are very easy to follow you can just set your direction with a single tap of a button and you're good to go. Before trying these googles I thought the guiding light would be a bit distracting but they are just enough to give you direction, the lights sit outside the google so you only see enough to know how to correct your course but they don't blind you or provide unnecessary distraction. Also they fit really comfortably, I really liked how these googles are tinted and they minimize the glaring and ghosting when you come in and out the water.
I definitely recommend you to try these out and you will love them.
The OnCourse Goggles are very intuitive to use and they do make a difference when swimming in open waters. I did swim in a lake few times and I barely had to sight because I just followed the indication of the lights inside the goggles. Much straighter swim, less anxiety and faster time!
Was an early adopter of this product. Company was still ironing out the details... was professional and excellent communication. Final product came out so I repurchased it. Online ordering was very simple and smooth. Delivery was error free and perfect. Product performs as promised and more. Well worth the money for all open water swimmers. Highly recommend this product and the company.
After a lot of assistance from the very helpful people at OCGs I am pleased with the goggles. From March to November I swim over a mile each day in open lake water. I don’t compete with anyone but myself, but l keep close track of my times over the courses I swim. Remarkably my times have improved nearly 15 to 20% immediately after using the goggles . You just stay on a very straight line!
I actually heard about the concept of OnCourse Goggles back in 2016. They were not available then, but jumped at the chance to order when offered. While not a “competitor”, I am a “completer”. I enjoy open water swims for the physical and mental challenge. The goggles perform just as I imagined back in 2016 and as advertised. They make average to good swimmers better. Less sighting required, less zig-zag swims. Verified on my iWatch. For high level elite swimmers the benefit may not be as great, but for the rest of us, they are a great assist. The fit, feel, and function just works. I need to get a another one for my daughter who swims with me. Well done.
I am pleasantly surprised. They worked so much better than I thought and are also very comfortable. I usually have a hard time finding comfortable enough googles, these did the trick. And they really helped me stay on course. they take some time to get used to, but when you do get used to them they really are helpful.
First time trying the product and I give it a thumbs up. There was no fogging, clarity in ocean was great.
The technology is on point for open water swimming while competing in triathlon. I can't wait for the evolution of the product.
They are perfect for training, they save you time and you don't have to swim longer than needed. Very comfortable fit.
As a veteran open water swimmer, I was skeptical at first, but after trying them out. I can see how they can be a great tool for beginner swimmers. The set up is very easy and all you have to do is follow the display lights and not worry about looking up the whole time. Highly recommend.
Confortable fit, swam in really rough conditions, after seting up the target , it helped staying on the right path , light where not distracting and it was simple to find the green light, also simple to re set incase necessary.
Amazing technology!! So easy to use, just look at your target, press the button and you’ll stay on target. The system gives you a yellow light if you start to drift off target. Also they have a great fit for open water swimming.
You will love our products. We are so confident that we designed OnCourse Goggles to comfortably fit the widest possible range of facial geometries, that we offer our Customers this guarantee: If you find that your OnCourse Goggles do not fit for any reason, or if the silicone gaskets do not create a proper seal around your eye sockets, you may return the goggles to us for a full refund within 30 days of purchase date.
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