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Andrey Lvovskiy 07-23-2008 12:04 PM

sport watch for CF
 
Hi,

I am new to CrossFit and train on my own. I realized that I need a decent sport watch. By "decent" I mean "lowest price given that it has all necessary functions". Anybody has any recommendations? What functions do you find useful? I can think of the following:
1. stopwatch
2. lap time/total time
3. fixed intervals timer (this is what I couldn't find in the models I looked at; I mean a function that would make the watch beep every five minutes, or one minute, or whatever, so that I would know when to switch from one exercise to another or from work to rest).

Thanks in advance.

Christopher Clements 07-23-2008 12:23 PM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrey Lvovskiy (Post 356816)
Hi,

I am new to CrossFit and train on my own. I realized that I need a decent sport watch. By "decent" I mean "lowest price given that it has all necessary functions". Anybody has any recommendations? What functions do you find useful? I can think of the following:
1. stopwatch
2. lap time/total time
3. fixed intervals timer (this is what I couldn't find in the models I looked at; I mean a function that would make the watch beep every five minutes, or one minute, or whatever, so that I would know when to switch from one exercise to another or from work to rest).

Thanks in advance.

I got a cheapy Timex Expedition watch from Target that has all those features. Even the function that alarms at whatever fixed interval you choose. It has a cloth wrist strap with velcro closure and was $30 if I remember correctly. I'm bummed cause I just lost it and now have to get a new one.

Patrick Donnelly 07-23-2008 07:19 PM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
http://patrickhdonnelly.blogspot.com...-w93h-1av.html (WFS)
Great watch, $20.

Peter Keller 07-24-2008 07:30 AM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
Before I got my Suunto T6, I was very happy with my Timex OVA:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...ex+ova&x=0&y=0

The price is above your stated preference, but the watch served me well and meets your other requirements.

Note that some other, cheaper Timex watches have the same features of the OVA series- the OVA series watches just place the face of the watch on the side of your wrist, rather than the top. This is useful for running- and also for KB snatches/cleans.

Jeffrey White 07-24-2008 07:52 AM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
I use a Timex Ironman. Paid about $30 at Wal-Mart.

I also looking into buying a timer with more features. I believe the brand is banned on here now, but it contains the words "gym" and "boss" placed together to form one word. And that's like $20 or so.

Andrey Lvovskiy 07-24-2008 10:45 AM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
thanks everybody, I really appreciate it!

Aaron Peterson 07-24-2008 11:38 AM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
Got a Nike Triax a couple years ago from campmor online...I found getting watches after some searches online can really save you money. The Triax has everything including a counter for when you count Rds. during a workout and it also shuts off if not in use to conserve energy.

Bruce Duco 07-24-2008 02:19 PM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeffrey White (Post 357490)
I use a Timex Ironman. Paid about $30 at Wal-Mart.

I also looking into buying a timer with more features. I believe the brand is banned on here now, but it contains the words "gym" and "boss" placed together to form one word. And that's like $20 or so.

Why is that brand name banned here?

Kristin Hoppe 07-24-2008 02:49 PM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
Another vote for Timex Ironman. Does everything I ever needed.

Protip: Don't get a fabric strap. Nothing keeps them from smelling after a while.

Patrick Donnelly 07-24-2008 03:14 PM

Re: sport watch for CF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Duco (Post 357919)
Why is that brand name banned here?

They would give a free t-shirt to anyone who posted a positive review on a message board and sent them the link as proof. All of a sudden, we began getting a lot of "I love this timer!" threads.


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