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If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch

You'll recognise us at starting lines fiddling with our wrists and adjusting ear pieces. And you might just notice us getting better and faster. We are the Polar, Garmin and Ipod App loving gadget freaks who track everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) and believe that to measure is to improve. So get measuring, tell us your tool and admit to the craziest length you've went to measure performance

If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge rules

  1. Tell us what you use, what you measure and how it helps
  2. Tell us the craziest thing you've measured and the lengths you've went to to get accurate readings
  3. Please be careful. Telling the girlfriend to change positions as she's blocking your GPS doesn't go down well
  4. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

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“Timex RunTrainer. LOVE it. I absolutely love being able to get a good accurate gague on myself, though i find that on days where I want to push myself for speed, I'll run with my regular watch because I seem to get better times if I can't look at my pace. ”

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Marija B If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Marija B :) haha.i use garmin forerunner410.i didnt have it with me for 3 months,managed not to pack it. :D and in those 3 months i had my HM :) so i just used counting Laps on a forest trail. Which i would from time to time manage to miscount, than had no idea how much was my distance. The method of passers-by confirmed to be unreliable.So i just got used to have my phone on me. Now i m back with my garmin , i can tell he missed me too since he has stopped the time since our last run 3 month ago. How do u set an automatic watch?

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Ben M If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorsilver Ben M Timex Run Trainer (Admittedly with the Garmin HRM strap since it was cheaper AND more comfortable!). I used it during some of my medic training to see what my heartrate was getting to during our stress trauma lanes. A very noticible spike to about 180+ in the first 5 minutes of treating a patient, leveling off after about 7min down to the 120-130 range

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Anxy D If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Anxy D logged 1.69 km of Cycling in 0:29:26 on 26 April 2013
First I used only Endo on my android, now I have Polar watch+belt too. If I go cycling or walking, I use both. "Nicest" tracking was when I was skating on the icehockey field. it was really nice track LOL

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I should try and locate an endo workout where I forgot it tracking for about 2 hours on my bed. Looked quite similar :D

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Mirja E If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Mirja E I use my Suunto M5 with a footpod to get heartrate, calories, distance, speed, etc. Sometimes I also double it with endo on ipad to get the route too. But I absolutely adore the simplicity and logic of my dear Suunto :)

Anxy D encouraged this.

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Jim G If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Jim G I was headed for a quick run during half-time of a football (American), but my Garmin 405 wasn't functioning properly, so I went back inside and drank a beer. Now it's working so I'll probably have to go out this evening, after this and another game. Now, I probably should keep the beers to a minimum ... :o) to avoid RWI (Running While Intoxicated).

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My team won and so did the beers, no run tonite ...

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Madiantin . If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Madiantin . I have a Garmin 910xt. My gosh I love that thing. It's AWESOME. I love its swim function - though it's pretty slow at counting laps and sometimes won't count any for a while then will suddenly jump several laps.

I haven't really measured anything terribly crazy. A 24 hour period once or twice, just to see what it looked like. That's about it really. =)

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Jeremy O If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Jeremy O I use my Garmin to track my pace, distance, time, elevation gain & heart rate. I find it invaluable in being able to closely analyse my runs, and determine if I slowed down for no good reason, or maxing my HR.

Lorain R and Aaron J encouraged this.

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Loren O If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Loren O My main tool is Runkeeper on my Samsung Galaxy S3. For all of my other outdoor activities I use my MotoActv GPS/MP3 player/Golf thingie. I may be the only guy out there measuring steps and distance while playing basketball and softball.

Now, the reason this applies to this challenge, is that I don't exactly trust either GPS. So I use both when I go on my walks and runs so I can ensure that one of them is accurate.

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Kevin D If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorsilver Kevin D i have several i have a nike + which i mainly use inside either on a indoor track or treadmill. it is good to keep track tho i don't think the older ones like have have the accuracy that you need sometimes... that is why i got a garmin 405 which is fantastic as long as you are outside and not under a bridge or over hang... i also have several polar heart rate monitors including a 520 and a couple f1's. I also have cycle computer that i use mainly for distance and cadence. i love all of them oh yea all my watches 4 or 5 have lap timers LOL... i used to be a techno geek what can i say.....

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Jeff B If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Jeff B I use the Nikeplus app on my Droid, and yep I track everything! not sure it is crazy (which means it probably is) but I track anything and everything and I cant wait to get my Nike Fuelband that will help me do just that!!!

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Pete D If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Pete D i used my garmin 110 on a yasso 800 session with a twist, i pushed myself through 8 sets so hard that i lay on the grass completely wiped out and you guessed it....i puked...now thats a good workout!!! ....not pretty to see on a sunday morning in the park though!!!

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Jeconiah M If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Jeconiah M " I use an app called NOOM on my android phone. I don't ever go running without my phone. The app speaks......telling me how fast I run, the distance covered as I run, the number of calories I burn, as well as mapping out my run course in real time ( through GPS ). Having this kind of data at my disposal has helped me improve my performance & keep me motivated .

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Abigail H If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Abigail H I laughed as soon a I saw this challenge. I saw my neighbour (who loves a chat) this morning and went out of my way to avoid him so it didn't interrupt my time (I went back later for a chat cos I felt mean). I had used a Polar for a number of years for heart rate but upgraded very recently to a Garmin 610 so I could track my route, distance and time too to see if I'm improving.

Rachel K and Stephen M encouraged this.

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Klara R If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorsilver Klara R I use my (or I should say "our") Garmin GPS when running. Nowadays I measure the length I can run in 30 mins, and will be very happy when hitting the 5K. Now I'm at 4.37 km. It's pretty challenging with a stroller... I also watch the ave speed and try to improve it. The funny thing is that my lap's length (I run around a lake) is always different, it varies bw 670 and 735 meters...

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Scott S If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorsilver Scott S My bootcampers and I LIVE for our Polar HR monitors. We record calories burned, Avg HR, and Max HR. My favorite story is a guest at bootcamp who was so excited at how many calories she burned, she continued to let her watch run...while she was at the bar! Everytime she burned another 100 or so calories she'd order another drink!

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I wore mine while I slept to see how many calories I burned during the night

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Maria G If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge

Contributorgold Maria G I'm actually a recovering Garmin addict! It was a Christmaspresent from my husband, and for a while I didn't consider a run w/o it a real run! I also got very competitive with myself, and if a run was slower than the last one, I got frustrated. It took a lot of the fun out of running for me. I had to put it away for several months. Now I use it because I like to know how far I run, and I don't pay too much attention to the time anymore. The craziest thing I ever did, was probably when I ran the whole route over again, because the Garmin froze somewhere in the middle of the run. I think I have a healthy relationship with my gadget now, and I run for fun! : )

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haha...I've stopped a run and walked back to start cos i pressed pause by mistake

Maria G and Klara R encouraged this.

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Stephen M If You See Me Collapse, Please Pause My Watch Challenge
You'll recognise us at starting lines fiddling with our wrists and adjusting ear pieces. And you might just notice us getting better and faster. We are the Polar, Garmin and Ipod App loving gadget freaks who track everything (and I mean EVERYTHING...

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  • claire
  • Tracy
  • Lisa
  • Mel
  • David
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  • Sue

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Stephen M

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20th June 2012

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