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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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