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Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:54 am
by Giulia
hi,
I'm looking for a timer, where I can set intervals and that is
beeping every 40 sec. (for example)...
You know what I mean? Not a simple kitchen timer, but one
that repeats the intervals you set before..

thanks for any hint!

giulia

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:06 am
by baldy
My Suunto watch can do it, t3c I think is the model.

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:16 am
by Konstantin
Most digital sports watches will do that. Check that it has a countdown with a repeat option and that's all you need.

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:13 am
by baldy
[quote="Konstantin"]Most digital sports watches will do that. Check that it has a countdown with a repeat option and that's all you need.

Really I struggled to find one with that feature, one of the reasons I bought my Suunto. Have not used it much and the beep is not that loud.

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:44 am
by fredrikw
Most, if not all, heart rate meters have some kind of similar feature, everything from just a repetitive countdown or interval settings (warmup-interval-rest-repeat-cooldown), to more advanced features with fully programmable training sessions (like Garmin's advanced workouts).

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:13 pm
by Konstantin
[quote="baldy"][quote="Konstantin"]Most digital sports watches will do that. Check that it has a countdown with a repeat option and that's all you need.

Really I struggled to find one with that feature,


Yes indeedy. This one is (I think) mine and has a countdown that repeats about 10 times before stopping. I also have an older watch that repeats indefinitely, and has two options on the countdown alarm. One is a normal alarm, the other gives warning beeps 10 mins before, then 5 mins, 1 min, 30, 20, 10 secs (or something like that). That was probly a similar price.

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:34 pm
by Giulia
thank you guys, but I didn't want to buy an expensive watch.

I found this one here: http://www.gymboss.com/
I think I'll buy it...

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:32 pm
by hoffmeister
I have the Gymboss and I like it a lot.

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:34 pm
by SpugFab
The gymboss lets you set a work time and a recovery time, which is pretty useful. Maybe more modern watches have that now, but when I looked it wasn't a popular option.

I like my gymboss, although the clip broke off it quite quickly.

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:14 am
by Anton
[quote="SpugFab"]The gymboss lets you set a work time and a recovery time, which is pretty useful. Maybe more modern watches have that now, but when I looked it wasn't a popular option.

I like my gymboss, although the clip broke off it quite quickly.



the gymboss is awesome, but i had the same problem with the clip

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:38 am
by benzilla
My wife has a gymboss and really likes it as well.

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:39 am
by Catt Queen
Gymboss is great, but cheaper on eBay - that's where I got mine :)

Re: Where to buy a timer for intervals?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:57 pm
by Big Foot Marty
GYMBOSS clip breaks but they are tryin to fix it.

Get a good Heart rate monitor with watch and you can monitor your effort level as well as time. Do it hard enough but not too far....