SportCount Chrono 100 (90000) RED


The Chrono 100 model is best for coaches, serious athletes, and racers who need to record multiple lap times. Great for marathon runners, triathletes, and for those among you who wish to make sure lap by lap that you`re still the best. We think you are. Recall up to 100 individual lap times Recall fastest, slowest, average, and total lap times Display split times and lap numbers Total number of laps completed & total lap time

$ 38.95

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Frees me to just swim, April 26, 2008
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I’ve used two other lap counter/timers and the SportCount Chrono 100 is my favorite.

Using a lap counter I am able to forget about how much I’ve done and just swim. Those sessions when I swim a bit, then check the count and find that I’ve gone two or three times longer than I thought are a thrill allowed by these devices.

Others have criticized the push button — that it doesn’t always register — but compared to a different ring-type device I used I find it very good. I can definitely feel the click of the button beneath the flexible plastic cover. Overall, I’ve had far fewer missed laps with this counter than the other type.

The ring-style counter prohibits the use of swim gloves. I haven’t tried using hand paddles, although it might be possible to easil increment the ring counter while wearing them.

I have also used a wrist-watch type counter. Incrementing it requires two hands, definitely a disruption of my turning style.

My only complaint about the SportCount functionality is the lack of a pause function. In the pool three times a week I swim a mile to a mile and a half, with a few rests along the way. Since I can’t pause the counter, I have to let it record a “lap” while I rest. Consequently, the total and average summaries are innaccurate. But then, I enter all my splits into a spreadsheet anyway, so I just eliminate the rest laps to get my real data.

With regard to reliability, the SportCount falls in the middle of the spectrum for the devices I’ve used. My old Speedo ring counter (no longer available as far as I can tell) lasted for several years, but I wasn’t swimming as much then. The SportCount seems to be good for less than a year before the batteries run down. The wrist style counter from Zoggs has been a nightmare — the first two were defective. After a recall and replacement months later I got a working one, but its LCD is starting to fade after only a month. So underwater electronic devices are problematic from the start.

The bottom line: If you’re a serious swimmer, in training, or like me just a data geek who wants to see incremental improvement for encouragement, a lap counter is a must. And the SportCount is the best-of-breed from among those I’ve tried.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
I didn’t know I was Aquaman …, October 3, 2013
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I’m an average swimmer. I will put up about 500 to 1000 yds. 3 times a week.

I have the goggles, speedos, and various swim caps from events I have swam in (though I only wear those when I want others to see how cool I am).

A typical swim for me is go to the local community pool, get in the lane (I swing my arms around and back and forth first because I saw someone do that while watching the Summer Olympics). I then proceed to boost my ego by chasing down nice people just trying to get into shape and doing cool stuff like flip turns and swimming the length of the pool under water.

I kept track of my laps like most folks swimming at my level by just keeping track in my head. I would start with 1, 1, 1, 1 then 2, 2, 2, 2 then 3, 3, 3, 3, 3 which is almost as annoying writing as it is saying it in my head.

But that all changed.

I was looking for a watch that would count laps for me in the pool and came across the SportCount Chrono 100 and I thought I would give it a try.

I ordered it from Amazon on a Monday and I got it on Wednesday (I have Amazon Prime). I took it out of the package and tried it out on different fingers (middle, pointer, ring I settled on pointer) it was a little tight and I thought that might be a problem but when I got it in the water later that night it seemed to loosen up a bit. I ran through the functions and it was simple to pick up. Basically click to start, click again to mark the next lap (it flashes a summary for a bit before continuing the timer), click and hold for 3 seconds to stop the session, click again to cycle through stats (best lap, worst lap, average, each individual lap time, total time), click and hold again for 3 seconds to reset it for the next session.

But that’s not all.

I was swimming in my lane getting the feel for it (seeing if I could feel it click when I pressed the button, which I could)and I was swimming at a good clip (mostly because there was this cute girl half my age putting me through my paces and I was trying to keep out of her way)when I realized I wasn’t counting laps.

It was liberating! I settled in, stretched out my stroke length and just … swam. Breath and movement became one. I started seeing little fishes follow me around and heard the mournful echo of a whale song. A little boy was struggling in the lane next to me so I called out to my underwater friends and they boosted him along (you should have seen his smile). Mermaids were swimming up to me and offering necklaces of seashells but I had to telepathically let them know it wasn’t cool to interrupt me while I was getting my swim on, they apologized and went off to talk to some hot younger guy with great hair lounging on the side of the pool, and I wasn’t jealous at all.

I ended up swimming an extra lap that day partly because the counter said I was on lap 10 and I didn’t know if it meant I had just finished lap 10 or I was just starting lap 10 (it was the former) but mostly because I felt good and I was less concerned with what lap I was on.

I recommend getting this. It will change your swim experience and you might get a cool shell necklace out of it.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Exactly what I was looking for, December 14, 2010
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I purchased this product along with [[Asin: B002S0OBVE H2O Audio Interval 3G Waterproof Headphone System for iPod shuffle 3rd Gen]] and they’ve made my laps just fly by. I used to get distracted and miss/add laps but now I just pop on a good playlist or podcast and just click away care-free. You’d be surprised how quickly your form improves when you’re not swimming to the mantra of “14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 15”. I’m swimming further and stronger and enjoying it a whole lot more.

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