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RalfsB
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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby RalfsB » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:38 pm

I am quite happy with TomTom Multisport -- speed displayed in big digits, easy to see while kiting.

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby Foil » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:16 pm

RalfsB wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:38 pm
I am quite happy with TomTom Multisport -- speed displayed in big digits, easy to see while kiting.
My TomTom multi sport is on its way, could not resist the offer from RedRock sports, was £265 sealed in original packaging, full guarantee, 24000 100% review score on eBay.
Reduced to £95.👍

Thanks guys

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby revhed » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:19 pm

RalfsB wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:38 pm
I am quite happy with TomTom Multisport -- speed displayed in big digits, easy to see while kiting.
From reading the manual looks like no max speed recorded and no knots as unit.
Your experience?
How easy to download session and maybe see max speed?
Thanks
R H

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby RalfsB » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:54 pm

revhed wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:19 pm
RalfsB wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:38 pm
I am quite happy with TomTom Multisport -- speed displayed in big digits, easy to see while kiting.
From reading the manual looks like no max speed recorded and no knots as unit.
Your experience?
How easy to download session and maybe see max speed?
Thanks
R H
I have never used knots as a speed unit, I use km/h. For downloading I use the USB cable which doubles as a battery charger, the results automatically go to the tomtom's site where I can see my workout on the map and see different statistics; it also has export to different file formats. I use the .fit format and upload it to endomondo (where my friends share their workouts); endomondo also shows maps and workout stats including the max speed.

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby davesails7 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:03 pm

revhed wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:19 pm

From reading the manual looks like no max speed recorded and no knots as unit.
Not sure about tom tom, but the suunto ambit has 100s of user created "apps" you can upload to the watch to have it display whatever you want. I added a max speed in knots readout for example.

The display has three lines and you can rearrange them any way you want to display whichever values you need.

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby foilonfoil » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:32 am

Garmin Fenix/Quatix 3 or 5. Battery lasts for many hours in active GPS mode enough for long downwinders/multiple sessions and for more than a week without GPS on.

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby gmb13 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:18 am

I would recommend the SUUNTO Ambit as well. I reality you will not be looking down at your watch when trying for a speed run. I have an app programmed that beeps when I reach my target speed. This is safer and more practical than looking at a watch when going fast.

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby f2020 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Locosys GW60. It’s the only one with a doppler and running at 5hz. Made specially for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Case close.

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby davesails7 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:59 pm

f2020 wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:00 pm
Locosys GW60. It’s the only one with a doppler and running at 5hz. Made specially for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Case close.
What does Doppler do? I've never had trouble with the ambit giving me inaccurate values (spikes). Or are there other inaccuracies i dont know about?

Mostly looking at speed over longer distances, so do you need a greater rate of data recording?

From a quick look, price is about twice as much as tom tom. Is there much benefit for a casual user?
gmb13 wrote: I reality you will not be looking down at your watch when trying for a speed run.
True, I don't look down during top speed runs, but I do like to check my upwind speed often while riding by looking over at the watch.

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Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

Postby Foil » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:47 pm

My new Tom Tom arrived and I have been setting it up for the last few hours and understanding it's way of working and data information.
Firstly it comes with a bar mount so it can be secured on kite bar or wrist, setting it up was a minor task as each step is explained on Tom toms on line user manual, the surprising thing that hit me was after setting the watch up you never need to cable it to a lap top or smart phone to get all your data, all this data is sent automatically by Bluetooth and displays all you will need and more in a very smart user friendly format, with half the page taken up by a map of your tracks against a map of the sailing area, and you can touch any part of the track to see your speed in mph or kmph at that point,your heart rate at that point, distance covered, and more, even a graph line showing your speed throughout the session, there is even a box showing how many calories you have burned,another line for how hard you have worked against previous sessions or against your preset targets of speed,distance, heart rate,work rate.
And you can display all this as soon as you are in range of your phone, as the watch sync's with the phone automatically.

As this is a bit of kit I will be using in the gym as well,then I am well suited to its capability, many of the capabilitys I will never use, as its name suggests, multi sports watch--swimming, cycling, marathon running, pace setting, and a watch as well.
Tide information at location would be brilliant, the GPS recognises your location within seconds, 2-4 seconds.


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