Try not to push the buttons when your hand is too deep.
Get two. The first one will die eventually due to leakage and you might as
well have the spare ready to go.
I wear it on my ring finger, facing inwards for free, outwards for back.
I'm one of them. Just *love* my stair climber that shows the little graph that
tells me how hard I worked for each 3 minute interval and how much work I did
overall for the workout.
For swimming, I like to do things like pull 500, kick 500, pull 500, kick 500,
swim 500.....and I keep the total distance covered each day in a little book -
sort of a little ceremony...
The lap counter lets me forget about counting and concentrate on my style.
Probably not the optimal program for a competative swimmer. But I don't care a
whit about competition. My #1 goal is to not get injured and my #2 goal is to
keep enjoying my workouts....Both of which lead to #3, which is to keep doing
And I will also confess to occasionally losing track of my lap count at
about 350 yards into a 500 yard swim.
Do any of you who use a lap counter have recommendations on brands? The
Speedo version looks a little expensive. The Kiefer catalogue offers a
much cheaper model that appears to have the same functionality.
> Haven't used one. What's the objective?
> - Counting laps?
> - Counting efficient laps?
> - Other?
> Bill G.
> Bill G.
The lap timer solved both of these problems (since it gives you both total
time and number of laps). But it also provided other useful data. The
first thing I discovered when I used one, e.g., was that my first lap was a
whole lot faster than my subsequent laps. It was literally twice as fast as
my slowest lap! And, unfortunately, my average lap time was a lot closer to
my slowest lap time than it was to my fastest lap time.
I realized from this that the primary limitation on my ability to swim
faster was not a mechanical inability to swim laps fast enough, but rather
an inability maintain that speed through the entire 800m. And part of the
problem, I subsequently realized, was that I was losing time on my turns.
So the lap timer provided information on what I most needed to work on.
5. Lap Counters
8. Lap Counter?
14. Laps and lengths