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    Default Re: Ref watch..

    Quote Originally Posted by Flish View Post
    A tempted to resurrect my idea for a decent Apple Watch app for refs, if I find some of that mythical ‘spare time’ - what features would you want from your perfect ref watch?
    -- Vibrate while paused
    -- are you sure? check if you try and stop the timer before you get to zero (as it's likely a mistake)
    -- ten minute alarm button (for YC) i.e. press it once and you get a bleep ten minutes later (playing time)
    -- watch keeps going after getting to zero (starts counting up now)
    -- LARGE font option
    -- waterproof (and buttons, taps whatever all work in the rain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Have you never got it wet?
    Yes mate. Even went swimming with it - by accident mind
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    Basic Timex on one wrist (40 minute timer that I stop/start sat time-off), Garmin of some sort on the other wrist, stopwatch which I leave running (and cause as a guesstimate of time if I press the wrong button on my timex and reset instead of pause!) and for some activity tracking. I like to know how far I've run in a game.

    Tempted by an Apple Watch as people say you can use it to keep score, must look into that as Scottish weather makes writing very hard some days.

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    Thanks for the offer...I just heard that another local ref just bought one so I’ll tap him up for a borrow for a game or two 👌🏻

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra1922 View Post
    Basic Timex on one wrist (40 minute timer that I stop/start sat time-off), Garmin of some sort on the other wrist, stopwatch which I leave running (and cause as a guesstimate of time if I press the wrong button on my timex and reset instead of pause!) and for some activity tracking. I like to know how far I've run in a game.

    Tempted by an Apple Watch as people say you can use it to keep score, must look into that as Scottish weather makes writing very hard some days.
    I have exactly the same .
    Timex on 40 min count down
    Garmin GPS , on other wrist for tracking and clock
    Spare Timex in bag in case battery dies (which haopened twice to me, last time at a Cup Final !)

    At kick off I note down the time in case of cocj ups

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post

    at kick off i note down the time in case of cocj ups
    I strongly recommend this to anyone who has not yet had it happen to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra1922 View Post
    Tempted by an Apple Watch as people say you can use it to keep score, must look into that as Scottish weather makes writing very hard some days.
    Touch screen on the Apple watch doesn't like the rain either, if there's water on the screen or your fingers it can give erroneous actions.

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    I've got a Garmin Fenix 3HR and it's brilliant, does everything I need it to do and more, plus you can set it to countdown if you want but it will vibrate when time is up for you.

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    I've got a pair of reliable £10 Casios, one for each wrist (stopping clock on left, running clock on right). They have each had one battery change in 16 years, and are pretty much indestructible. Call me a dinosaur if you want, but I don't see the need for anything fancier!
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    I use a Garmin Vivoactive HR for the running clock/GPS etc.

    I also use a watch designed for referees of the ‘other game’... from https://www.refscorer.com/product/re...digital-watch/

    Instead if county no the score, I use it to count penalties I award. Found it a really useful watch for PK count, also as stop start on a countdown (multiple countdown setting so also useful for age grade games or extra time.......)
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