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Old 03-30-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
David Levine
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Does anybody know where I could get a timer- like a digital chess timer - that would ring after 20 seconds and then again after 10 seconds? Wouldn't that be handy?
Please let me know if you know where one is available.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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you can search the board for mp3's that do tabata, the Timex ironman watch will do that, and I think there is software out there called the *************.

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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Timex ironman

here is how it works

you set the timer for 30 seconds.
hit start and wait for it to countdown to 20 seconds. start your interval. when it beeps you stop and start your rest for 10 seconds. the watch will beep for 10 seconds.

START watch: 30 seconds
Start interval: 20 seconds
Stop at zero seconds: watch starts beeping
Watch beeps for 10 seconds
Start interval at 20 seconds

etc,etc

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:04 PM   #4
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David,

I bought a GYMBOSS and it was exactly what I needed. The beeper it has is louder than the watches I had been looking at. See link...

http://www.gymboss.com/Tabata.html

Hope this helps!

Bill
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:06 PM   #5
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Yes, the Timex will work and I do have a watch that'll do that. But I want something like a chess timer- that will do 20 seconds and ding, then you reach out and start the other timer, which will do 10 seconds, then back to the first. When you hit the top button it switches to the other timer. Quick. You don't have to be resetting.
I suppose you could also make an mp3, as you said, measuring out 20 then 10 seconds- and in the gym, listen through earphones or small portable speakers.
Thanks.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:21 PM   #6
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********** looks like the ticket.

http://www.*******.com/Tabata.html

Thanks again.

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:49 PM   #7
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@ David - not trying to argue, the Timex won't be the solution for everyone, but I think you are confused about the Timex timer, so I want to set it straight.

The Timex timer mode can be set on repeating: it countsdown and then automatically resets and begins counting down again. Each time it hits zero, it beeps, even as it resets and starts counting down again. It happens to beep for 10 seconds, regardless of how long the timer is set for.

So, if you set it for 30 seconds (repeating), it will countdown 30 seconds then start beeping. It beeps for 10 seconds as it countsdown again. Once the beeping stops, it will finish counting down (20 seconds left), then start beeping again. So, it goes:

Silence (first countdown) - 30 seconds
Beep - 10 secs
Silence - 20 secs
Beep - 10 secs
Silence - 20 secs
(repeat 10 / 20 cycle until you push stop)

It works great for me (especially when my daughter watches time, counts reps, and writes them down for me), but I don't think it would work so well for large groups.
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:59 PM   #8
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Moving to the "Equipment" section, where we have another active similar thread (that started a little bit differently).

I'm thinking of merging them . . .

Folks, please do read the board and use the search function . . . this is a discussion we've had multiple times before.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:30 PM   #9
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whoa, deja vu.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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I use this stopwatch, and it works great for Tabata intervals. Somewhat pricey. W/f safe link to product:

http://www.bodytronics.com/page/body...OPWATCHES/SE57
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