Fitness watch for players

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  1. Tiddles

    Tiddles FHF Reserve Player

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    Anybody have any good reviews of watches they've used either during games or just to get fit?
     
  2. Parker72

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    I have a TomTom. GPS tracks well for when I'm on the pitch and the nearby rate strap is pretty comfortable. The app shows you how hard you have worked, which is good to see how the game has been broken down by sprints etc., which as a striker gives me good feedback on how I my work rate was.




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  3. Johnny Heath

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    I'm old school. Put in 100% effort all the time. No watch for me. :)
     
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    I use a Garmin Vivosmart HR+, it's also got GPS, and records steps, distance travelled, speed, heart rate, calories etc. It's really good!
     
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    Jacob0507 FHF Top Player

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    I use a Tomtom spark 3 cardio, mainly for running where it is excellent. Used it at training last night for the first time - interesting to see heart rate and distance covered.
     
  6. Notty11

    Notty11 FHF Top Player

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    or you can go for something like this: https://www.playertek.com/players

    same price at the minute as a fitness watch......more in depth metrics but wont tell you the time...
     
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    I've asked for a team quote and it's 229euro per unit including the coach software
     
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    I use this, cheap and gets the job done, used the version prior to it too.

    http://amzn.to/2upnfM4

    its waterproof, durable and there's loads of 3rd party bands to change up the look
     
  9. Stikklebrik

    Stikklebrik FHF Regular Player

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    I use my Garmin Fenix 3 (I'm also a runner) and so it maps my speed/pace through the halves, heart rate, VO2 max, recovery rate (although I ignore this) distance etc.
    I also get a map of where I have been all over the pitch too.
    Waterproof, hard wearing and simple to use.
    You can customise what you see on the screens as well if you wanted with up to 4 different fields and 2 active screens if you were really interested in the metrics too.
    You can pick up the Fenix 2 fairly cheap on ebay and probably 3 now the Fenix 5 (they didn't do a 4 for superstitious resaons) is out.
     
  10. Inselaffen

    Inselaffen FHF All Time Great

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    I have the Garmin Fenix 5. haven't used it for hockey let. The GPS won't be all that much use as I never get out of my D.
    It's pretty useless on its own for HIIT training but then again so are all the wrist based HR monitors. I pair it up to my myzone belt for HIIT. Its also good for tracking swimming.

    I have used my myzone HR belt for playing hockey. amazing how many calories you get through during a tournament!
     
  11. Stikklebrik

    Stikklebrik FHF Regular Player

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    I have a little bit of watch envy......
     
  12. Inselaffen

    Inselaffen FHF All Time Great

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    so do I. Trying to get fit(er) so I only get to use the Fenix 5. My 20+ Automatic watches are sat idly in a case waiting!
     
  13. Peckerwood Hockey

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    I have a Polar V800, with chest strap, but wouldn't dare use it to play hockey. It's way too valuable to risk it getting smashed by a ball or careless stick.

    (PS. My first sport isn't hockey!)
     

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