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Question about stopwatches - rather stupid and not very exciting but help please!

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    Sus
    Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Jan 2012 - 5:51 PM

    I want a cheap (pref < tenner) stopwatch that has the feature of being about to 'count down' to a particular time. So for example, when I'm doing 2 minute down stays with my dog, instead of having to set it off and wait for it to count up to 2 mins, I can set it to count down and give a small beep when I get to zero.


    Sounds straightforward but I don't know what this sort of feature would be called so don't know what to look for!

    thanks

    ps Also maybe a cumulative time would be useful, but to go over a few hours. So I can set it on and off when I sit down to work and record my hours.

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    User_Removed
    14 Jan 2012 - 5:56 PM

    Its called an alarm.

    Get a watch with "Chronograph & Countdown Timer" - £5.

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 14 Jan 2012 - 5:58 PM
    adrian_w
    adrian_w e2 Member 63201 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Jan 2012 - 6:02 PM

    Depends on how accurate you want it to be. You could use a simple kitchen timer.

    Jestertheclown
    14 Jan 2012 - 6:02 PM

    My phone does all of that.

    Sus
    Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Jan 2012 - 6:13 PM

    I just want it to be a sort of simple digital stopwatch with a big display like this

    I googled that Swwils and it came up with something in the order of £200!

    I dont' have a fancy phone and this would be useful to have as a separate item to share around.

    The kitchen timer is quite a good idea, I'll look into that. Though it would be nice to have that functionality but able to hang round your neck.

    thanks for suggestions, has given me some ideas to work on!

    User_Removed
    14 Jan 2012 - 6:18 PM

    funny looking £200.

    User_Removed
    14 Jan 2012 - 6:22 PM

    (The P & P is £199.00)

    Grin

    User_Removed
    14 Jan 2012 - 6:24 PM

    Oh you probably searched chronograph. A decent mechanical chronograph will run you £300 easy haha.

    Sus
    Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Jan 2012 - 7:08 PM

    that looks like what I'm after! thanks!

    MikeA
    MikeA  91134 forum posts England
    15 Jan 2012 - 9:40 AM


    Quote: So for example, when I'm doing 2 minute down stays with my dog, instead of having to set it off and wait for it to count up to 2 mins, I can set it to count down and give a small beep when I get to zero.


    Why not teach the dog to bark when it is time for you to get up, cheaper than buying a watch Wink

    Last Modified By MikeA at 15 Jan 2012 - 9:41 AM
    Sus
    Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Jan 2012 - 10:27 AM

    He's not a very good time detection dog!

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