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2011-02-03 11:52 PM

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Subject: Watch that beeps for intervals?
Do any of you know of a simple watch that will beep once every interval? My Timex beeps (and beeps and beeps until I kill the beep by pushing a button) but I want one that beeps just once every so many seconds, and has an easily programmable interval.

I know they're out there because on busy pool days,  they seem to be everywhere.


2011-02-04 8:03 AM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
Which Timex do you have?  I could have swore mine had the ability to set up a continuous timer where it would give a few beeps every X:XX and then start counting again w/o me having to push the lap button.   I used to use that feature on my long runs for my gel and drink timer.  Its been awhile since I used that watch so I may be mis-remembering.
2011-02-04 8:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?

My Timex Ironman beeps ten times at every interval then shuts off unless you push the button first.

If watches that beep once "seem to be everywhere" at your pool, then it seems the easiest thing would be just to ask someone who has one.

Mark

2011-02-04 9:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
@Sous - I have an Ironman titanium.

@RedCorvette - easier said than done. I have no idea which lane(s) the beeps are coming from during sets.

2011-02-04 9:26 AM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
I have a Nike running watch (water resistant) that beeps a couple times on the intervals and then shuts off automatically.  $30 or so.
2011-02-04 9:27 AM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
My Nike Triax Elite can be set with specific workouts (intervals) including not just time but also pace.  I haven't used that feature much.  The Triax is a complete HRM with a footpod for measuring speed and distance. 


2011-02-04 9:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?

You can most likely set your timex to beep on a certain interval.  When you're setting the timer, if you contine to hit "mode" to scroll thru setting the hours, minutes, and seconds, it will give you an option to stop at the end or repeat at the end.  It will give you five or six beeps at the start of each interval.

2011-02-04 9:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
Just looked at the manual on Timex.com for my watch and it does have the continuous countdown timer... when you set the timer function you have two options "stop at end" or "repeat at end".  Obviously, repeat at end sounds the chime and then repeats the countdown.  For mine it will do this up to 99 times before automatically stopping.

I did a quick search but couldn't find anything for "Ironman Titanium" but you can search by model number on the site so take a look and see what you come up with.   http://www.timex.com/info/Product_Instruction_Guides_Downloads
2011-02-04 3:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
Thanks - I did figure out how to have the Timex beep on repeated intervals, but it goes for 10 seconds unless I hit the button. (Maybe there's a way to reprogram the length of beeping?) This is of course a problem in the pool, since you aren't supposed to use buttons in the pool on Timex Ironmans, and that 10s beeping won't win any friends.

Maybe it's a Nike for me.
2011-02-04 3:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
Pacific John - 2011-02-04 4:03 PM . . .  and that 10s beeping won't win any friends.

Maybe it's a Nike for me.


Just double checked, the Nike does beep about 10 times, but does so pretty quickly and it does stop automatically.
2011-02-04 4:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
Pacific John - 2011-02-04 2:03 PM

Thanks - I did figure out how to have the Timex beep on repeated intervals, but it goes for 10 seconds unless I hit the button. (Maybe there's a way to reprogram the length of beeping?) This is of course a problem in the pool, since you aren't supposed to use buttons in the pool on Timex Ironmans, and that 10s beeping won't win any friends.

Maybe it's a Nike for me.


I ahve the timex ironman watch. There is a mode where you can set two intervals, say 4 minutes, then 1 minute (run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute), it just beeps a few times btwn each then keeps going.

Also, if you are doing swim specific stuff, you could consider getting a tempo trainer


2011-02-04 4:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?
this wouldnt fall into the simple watch category however the garmin 310 is great.. it actually vibrates and beeps...  so you get one beep 5 seconds before the new interval and it buzzes for the new interval... really handy if you have on headphones while doing intervals..  
2011-09-21 10:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Watch that beeps for intervals?

Hi;

Every time I have to replace the battery in my Timex Ironman Triathlon, I have to scratch my head to remember how to program the timer for "interval beeps" instead of the annoying 10 seconds of beeps. The following is NOT in the manual!

The Timer Mode allows you to set repeats for each of the several intervals. If you only configure one interval, no matter how many times you set that interval to repeat - 1, 3, 7, or C for continuous, each time the countdown is reached, it will beep horribly for 10 seconds! Arrgh.

Instead, suppose you want it to countdown for 10 minutes, then give short, polite beeps, start another countdown (can be the same 10 minutes or anything you want), beep politely, then repeat, you must set MULTIPLE intervals.  And here is the key thing not found in any manual - after you have setup multiple intervals, the "repeat" setting then applies not to each interval, but to the ENTIRE set!

I don't compete any more (old and ill) Cool, but I love my IronMan as an alarm. I use the Timer for custom snooze. I want to snooze for 10 minutes, then give polite beeps, another 10, polite, THEN I want the horrible 10 seconds of beeping ... and then I want the whole  cycle to repeat.

For this, create 3 intervals, each with 10 minutes. Then set the entire repeat value (remember, this applies to the entire interval set) for C (continuous)

Hope this helps. And,  everyone please enjoy your bodies while they are young, strong and working. The only running I do now is in my dreams - but that is still pretty fun! I pound down the mountain trails of my fond memories with ease, sometimes flying 30 feet per stride.Laughing

Raargh

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