lap counting swimming watch? anyone got one?

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12/10/2011 at 14:24

right, that's it! Am sick of losing count of my lengths in the pool! I keep trying to do time trials and failing cos i can't keep count! Is driving me mad, it's so simple, yet so hard!

 Has anyone got a lap counting swim watch they would reccomend?

12/10/2011 at 14:37
You need one of these
12/10/2011 at 14:38
oooo...interesting!! where do you get that from?
12/10/2011 at 14:39
armadillo - have you got one? they've got very mixed reviews about whether they count accurately or not...
12/10/2011 at 14:39
kittenkat - where do you get a finger lap counter from?
12/10/2011 at 15:08
Yes I do.  I'm not great with technical things but find this easy to use.  I've never had a problem with stroke count although it doesn't like single arm drills 
The Silent Assassin    pirate
12/10/2011 at 15:10
12/10/2011 at 15:16

+1 to SA's post

Darkness    pirate
12/10/2011 at 15:44
Not sure they are necessary unless you plan monster sets. If I am doing a 400 tt for example I know it takes approx 7 mins 30, so if less than 7 mins has passed I have cetainly missed lengths. With very little experience you will soon know expected times for most distances.

12/10/2011 at 15:52
Or if you can afford it (and need a new Garmin) the 910xt will do that.
12/10/2011 at 15:59
+2 to SA. Got one of those, but I wear it on my first finger and press it. Cant see how many laps I've done whilst swimming, need to stop and look for that, but otherwise it's great.

You could try this.... http://www.decathlon.co.uk/nabaiji-id_8123518.html#more_infos if you want music whilst you swim. It either counts laps or time, as you choose.

I think the new Garmin (910xt?) also counts swim strokes etc, not sure about if it counts lengths.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
12/10/2011 at 17:00
and a 3rd vote to SA's post - I've had a sportcount lap counter for years, agree you don't need one for shorter sprints, but when you're trying to swim a continuous 3000m or more in a pool it's really easy to lose count of how many laps you've done, mostly I use a 50m pool but have on occasion when away had to do a long session in a 25m pool - I'd go mental trying to count 120 lengths.
Doner Kebab    pirate
12/10/2011 at 19:54

swimovate for me - dont bother with the pro version - it just lets you dl a chart of stats  nothing special,   the new speedo,swimcoach,  is the same tech inside as swimovate but £40 more expensive and doesnt have a certain feature - efficency iirc,

swimovate is not for drills and you cant change stroke half way through - apart from that it works perfectly, it counts strokes, speed, distance and efficency and logs something like 400 sessions - each can contain 99 sets  - if your doing morethan that you shouldnt be asking 

PSC    pirate
12/10/2011 at 20:10
+ another on SAs post.  Got one and use it on long swims.  Haven't used it for ages, but that is more to do with the fact I haven't been to a pool for ages.  Doesn't seem much point when the sea is so warm...
13/10/2011 at 10:13

I've got a swimovate, and it works perfectly, even in a short 20m pool.   I cant keep count for toffee!!

I used it to do sets of 20 lengths each.

15/10/2011 at 17:34

I have a lap counter that I wear on my finger and use my thumb to press every lap.

I bought the most expensive one but now I wish I bought the cheaper one as all I really want to do is count laps and record time, not compare splits and averages and fast laps and so on and so forth.

http://www.sportcount.com/

15/10/2011 at 19:27
Another fan of swimovate/poolmate watch. I can't understand how it works, but it does. Only when you are moving your arms, so it doesnt count kick lengths.
Dubai Dave    pirate
15/10/2011 at 19:43
Love my Swimovate, I actually like the pointless graphs that the Pro version gives you. Counts laps better than I do.
IronMags    pirate
15/10/2011 at 19:43
+1 for the swimovate!
BWT
16/10/2011 at 10:34

+ 5 to SAs...

SportCount Chrono 100 good value doesn't get in the way, but does tell me I am not swimming each length fast enough!

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