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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Aug 27, 2015

OnCourse Goggles

If you love swimming in open water like lakes or oceans and find staying in a straight line a bit of a challenge, there’s now a high tech solution in the works.

A new Kickstarter project called the OnCourse Goggles uses LEDs to help you keep track of the direction you’re swimming.

With a built-in compass, accelerometer and computer chip, it claims it will make swimming in a straight line much easier.

You just look in the direction you want to go, tap a button on the side of the goggles to lock in the destination and off you go.

The LEDs turn yellow as you start to veer off course or red if you’re going in the wrong direction altogether.

The device seems to be focused on triathletes and comes with a hefty price tag, but if you swim on a regular basis and want to cut down on your zig zag pattern, you may be able to justify the $150 contribution.

I’ve posted a link to the Kickstarter campaign at