- I wanted something thats primary function was to count lengths and record times of those lengths – nothing more, nothing less.
- I needed something that was extremely simple to use whilst in the water
- I didn’t want to spend a fortune on something that I’m only going to be use whilst in training.
The sizing is easily adjustable too – by clicking the fasteners to fit.
At first I had a few concerns about it possibly slipping off or causing me to alter my hand positioning during my stroke, but after a few lengths and by tightening it a notch tighter, I was able to make it feel more secure soon and I forgot about it.
It didn’t take me long to get used to operating the counter either. (You can’t really go too far wrong with 1 button!)
One click of the button [at the end of a length] to record the lap, then [after a couple of seconds to account for a turn] the chrono timer started up again for the duration of the following lap, until I clicked again [at the end of the lane] and so continued…
The instructions for use on the packaging are refreshingly simple too:
I was really pleased with the clarity of the display too – since one review questioned this – and found it easy to see when underwater; even with slightly foggy goggles.
However, I shall be interested to see how it fairs over time – if the lithium battery lives up to its “long life” promise and it doesn’t fade.
A bit of assurance in the product, and a bit of a bonus is that SportCount also provide a 1 year warranty coupon,
so providing it continues to keep time as I put it through its paces in training over long distance, I’ll be able to justify splashing out on another gadget for the pool.