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Old 02-22-2009, 09:30 PM   #11
Karin Jonczak
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Re: Time-keeping devices/methods/ideas?

Timex watch...

I use the timer feature for workouts like 'death by pull-ups'.
I set it for 1 minute (repeat at end) and after the 1st minute it beeps for 10 seconds at the end of each minute interval.

I also use the timer for tabata this (set to 30 second intervals). I rest while it beeps.

When doing stuff with 'rounds' I just the lap feature on the stopwatch, and just click lap at the end of each round and it does the hard work for me (well, at that point math is HARD work).

One note of caution, the timer does NOT beep at the end of first round, so you have to let it run through one round before starting!!


(I have actually done a WOD with two timex watches on. I needed 3 minute rounds and 1 minute rest rounds... one watch for each interval... DOH)
The stopwatch is a useful tool, but it is also blind to the quality of the individual effort.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:20 AM   #12
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Re: Time-keeping devices/methods/ideas?

Blackberry app called, not surprisingly, "Stopwatch"...simple and has "markers" (laptime) feature...I used my BB at the gym to review/record my progress for the WOD.

App is here:
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:35 AM   #13
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Re: Time-keeping devices/methods/ideas?

I hate Nike but have a nike watch. It's a 'Triax'. 5 level interval-timer (haven't used more than 2), 50 lap chrono (which I use for counting rounds), and the results of the 'run' or WOD can be recorded for later use (up to 5 'runs' of 50 laps, with times). It's been handy when traveling and not having to write it down.
Two alarms and WR to 100m H2O finsih it off.
Buttons are laid out well so that you're not pushing them with your kinked wrist as in with a BB in the rack or push-up.
It was about $80-90. Long life battery (3 year I think) with auto-shut off (changable from none/1hr/6hr/12hr of no button pushes).
The options vary quite a bit from model to model. They are made by Seiko or something and branded 'nike'.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:45 AM   #14
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Re: Time-keeping devices/methods/ideas?

Originally Posted by Matt Turner View Post
I just set the countdown timer on my Timex for 1 minute with a repeat at the end. Makes a bunch of beeps at the end of each 60 seconds and keeps counting 1 minute intervals until I stop it. Just got a new $40 one that even keeps track of how many times it has repeated itself. Works for me.
Can you tell me which Timex model you have? I checked out the Ironman Triathlon yesterday. The problem with it is that the beep it emits when the interval has finished is very, very quiet. I really would like a watch with a loud, alarm like, beep.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:50 AM   #15
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Re: Time-keeping devices/methods/ideas?

Newest GymBoss has a stopwatch function also!
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