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Old 05-08-2016
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Default Metronome use for 1000 yds.

Trying to get a consistent cadence for 1000 yds. so I recently purchased the Finis metronome but I have to have it directly over my ear to hear it. The only way to do this is by placing it under my swim cap making it too uncomfortable to use.
I really need a metronome with an earbud but can't find anything out there.
Any suggestions?
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I use a TT and I clip it onto my goggle strap, so that is an option. WFEGb is on this forum and he has developed louder tones for people with hearing problems. Send him a personal message and maybe what he has might be of use for you.
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I don't have the full list, but have Werner's tempo tunes from 1.14, 1.20, 1.25, 1.30, 1.35 and 1.40 (seconds per stroke). Download here: http://tinyurl.com/tempo-tunes

These are low frequency tunes you load into a waterproof mp3 player. Those with some hearing damage have difficulty hearing the higher frequency "beep" from the tempo trainer, but easily hear the low frequency version.

Drop Werner a line and let him know where you're from and that you are using or tried using the tunes he put together - and of course say thanks. WFEGb@t-online.de

Stuart
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Old 05-08-2016
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I use a TT and I clip it onto my goggle strap, so that is an option. WFEGb is on this forum and he has developed louder tones for people with hearing problems. Send him a personal message and maybe what he has might be of use for you.
Tried clipping it on my strap but it's too faint a sound not being directly over my ear.
My hearing is good, but the noise of exhaling bubbles overwhelms the metronome.
I exhale thru my mouth. Maybe thru my nose would be quieter?
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You can also try directly over ear, buttons/face toward the ear
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I don't have the full list, but have Werner's tempo tunes from 1.14, 1.20, 1.25, 1.30, 1.35 and 1.40 (seconds per stroke). Download here: http://tinyurl.com/tempo-tunes

These are low frequency tunes you load into a waterproof mp3 player. Those with some hearing damage have difficulty hearing the higher frequency "beep" from the tempo trainer, but easily hear the low frequency version.

Drop Werner a line and let him know where you're from and that you are using or tried using the tunes he put together - and of course say thanks. WFEGb@t-online.de

Stuart
OK, thanks.
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You can also try directly over ear, buttons/face toward the ear
Tried that. Too darn uncomfortable.
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Old 05-09-2016
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You can also try directly over ear, buttons/face toward the ear
I had to experiment with various goggles with differing straps. Found one that fits the tempo trainer snug enough over the ear without being too uncomfortable.
Problem solved!
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Old 05-10-2016
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Hello aloysious,

tried to send you some private messages, but you didn't allow it. So here:

Read your thread. Glad, you've solved the problem!

If there are any further needs to my "bong-files", don't hesitate and let me know.

Best regards,
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