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martin_05
August 4th, 2011, 08:55 PM
I just got a Finish Tempo trainer and was surprised to find out how loosely it fits on the clip that it comes with. I mean, it will definitely fall out of the clip with almost no effort.

Did I get a defective unit or is this a "feature"?

Midas
August 4th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Tuck it under your goggle strap (between your head and the strap) and you'll be fine.

martin_05
August 5th, 2011, 01:22 AM
Tuck it under your goggle strap (between your head and the strap) and you'll be fine.

With or without the clip?

Thanks.

thewookiee
August 5th, 2011, 07:53 AM
With or without the clip?

Thanks.

With the clip if you are not wearing a cap. If you wear a cap, put it under your cap without the clip.

qbrain
August 5th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Did I get a defective unit or is this a "feature"?

The loose clip is normal to answer your question.

thewookiee
August 5th, 2011, 11:15 AM
I find that after about a 100 or so, the beeping gets annoying. I usually have one buryed in my swim bag for months before using it again.

Midas
August 5th, 2011, 11:59 AM
With the clip if you are not wearing a cap. If you wear a cap, put it under your cap without the clip.

Agreed. Sorry--should have said so!

orca1946
August 5th, 2011, 01:31 PM
Is it worth the effort? The loose fit & beeping would irritate me!

thewookiee
August 5th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Is it worth the effort? The loose fit & beeping would irritate me!

If you wear a cap or use the clip to keep the tempo trainer between your goggles strap and head, then the fit is pretty good.

fritznh
August 5th, 2011, 01:39 PM
If I use one, I put it underneath a cap. It should fit securely and the beeping is audible.

I don't keep it in the entire practice, as that would get annoying, but it is a very useful tool. We've done sets where the idea is to keep the stroke rate exactly the same, but speed up by lengthening the stroke. Then, increase the stroke rate and keep the number of strokes per lap the same, and so on. It is also helpful when you want to time yourself for a distance and even split the swim -- you've done it right if your feet hit the wall at the beep.

Namor
August 6th, 2011, 08:17 AM
As well as loose I found the clip easy to break (perhaps I'm just clumsy), so wearing a cap seems the only long-term solution.

SolarEnergy
August 8th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Does this thing float?

I know that the Wetronome (a competitor) does. It doesn't even have a clip. I still have a guy that uses it under the stap of his goggle. Worst case if it falls off then you stop hearing the beep and look around you for a yellow plastic piece floating somewhere.

Anecdote. First time I tried it, it was given away for free by SwimSmooth during a seminar. I lost it. Felt really bad so I didn't mention.

Instead, I dived deep to try and locate it at the bottom of the pool. I must have searched for a good 10min. During that time, the device was quitely enjoying a swim at the surface :)