Finger lap counter review

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Curt, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Curt

    Curt Guest

    Well, I received my finger lap counter the other day and used it yesterday and will be using if for
    swimming from now on. I hate to count when I could be thinking of other things while I swim. I lose
    track all the time. Anyway, the little counter is cool. It tells you how fast you swim each lap,
    time per lap and total time. It is great for me anyway.

    Just thought I would mention it. There are two types. One is just a counter and the more expensive
    one does all the above. I bought the more expensive one.

    Enjoy, Curt
     
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  2. MJuric

    MJuric Guest

    On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 14:52:24 GMT, "curt" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Well, I received my finger lap counter the other day and used it yesterday and will be using if for
    >swimming from now on. I hate to count when I could be thinking of other things while I swim. I lose
    >track all the time. Anyway, the little counter is cool. It tells you how fast you swim each lap,
    >time per lap and total time. It is great for me anyway.
    >
    >Just thought I would mention it. There are two types. One is just a counter and the more expensive
    >one does all the above. I bought the more expensive one.
    >
    >Enjoy, Curt
    >
    Has anyone seen any of these gizmos that count strokes too?

    ~Matt
     
  3. Al

    Al Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Well, I received my finger lap counter the other day and used it yesterday and will be using if
    > for swimming from now on. I hate to count when I could be thinking of other things while I swim. I
    > lose track all the time. Anyway, the little counter is cool. It tells you how fast you swim each
    > lap, time per lap and total time. It is great for me anyway.
    >
    > Just thought I would mention it. There are two types. One is just a counter and the more expensive
    > one does all the above. I bought the more expensive one.
    >
    > Enjoy, Curt

    Curt, what brand/model did you get? Sorry if I missed it earlier in the thread.

    Thanks, Al
     
  4. Donal Fagan

    Donal Fagan Guest

  5. MJuric

    MJuric Guest

    On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 18:57:10 GMT, Donal Fagan <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 16:51:26 GMT, MJuric wrote:
    >
    >>Has anyone seen any of these gizmos that count strokes too?
    >
    >Do you mean these:
    >
    >http://www.donalfagan.com/html/speedosm.html
    >
    >or something else?
    >
    >
    >Donal Fagan AIA [email protected]'Fagan.com (Anglicise the name to reply by e-mail)

    Yeh that's what I was looking for. With the Nike and Polar disatance and speed monitors
    available I was wondering if something using that technology was available for swimming.
    The idea that it counts strokes by creating completing a circuit seems an easier approach
    though. The "Foot Pods" of Nike and Polar work on accel, decel. I'm even wondering if it
    would be possible to adapt that to swimming as each individuals stroke is much different
    than each individuals running gait. Also many more vectors are applied during swimming than
    in running. None the less I was interested because I have a hard time counting whilst
    swimming. Difficult to really concentrate on an aspect of your stroke and keep track of how
    many strokes you took. Combine that with "what lap am I on?" and "when did I start that
    last 100?" and I'm screwed. Have you seen anyone come out with anything similar to Speedo
    stroke monitor?

    ~Matt

    ~Matt
     
  6. Peter Wagner

    Peter Wagner Guest

    curt wrote:
    > Well, I received my finger lap counter the other day and used it yesterday and will be using if
    > for swimming from now on.

    Can you give us an URL?

    >
    > Enjoy, Curt

    p
     
  7. Curt

    Curt Guest

    http://www.sportcount.com/product.php3

    I got the more expensive one. Used it today and still my felling is great. It lets me concentrate on
    more important things. I am reading the book Total Immersion and feel it is a great book. It helped
    me cut time already and I only read the first 4 chapters.

    Enjoy, Curt

    "Al" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > > Well, I received my finger lap counter the other day and used it
    yesterday
    > > and will be using if for swimming from now on. I hate to count when I
    could
    > > be thinking of other things while I swim. I lose track all the time. Anyway, the little counter
    > > is cool. It tells you how fast you swim each lap, time per lap and total time. It is great for
    > > me anyway.
    > >
    > > Just thought I would mention it. There are two types. One is just a
    counter
    > > and the more expensive one does all the above. I bought the more
    expensive
    > > one.
    > >
    > > Enjoy, Curt
    >
    > Curt, what brand/model did you get? Sorry if I missed it earlier in the thread.
    >
    > Thanks, Al
     
  8. Donal Fagan

    Donal Fagan Guest

    On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 19:25:50 GMT, MJuric wrote:

    >Have you seen anyone come out with anything similar to Speedo stroke monitor?

    No, but maybe Bill Geiser will come out with the 'Geiser Counter' one of these days.

    Donal Fagan AIA [email protected]'Fagan.com (Anglicise the name to reply by e-mail)
     
  9. Curt

    Curt Guest

  10. Peter Wagner

    Peter Wagner Guest

  11. Asweepay

    Asweepay Guest

    >Combine that with "what lap am I on?" and "when did I start that last 100?" and I'm screwed.

    Half the time I can't even remember what pool I'm in.
     
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