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Runners cadence timing,
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I use this item to maintain cadence when training for distance running. It works well. Controls are easy to set up before running. It easily clips to a watch band, where it can be viewed and adjusted. I use it on a tread-mill to determine my cadence, where speed/pace remain constant. When running outside I use it to maintain cadence (steps/minute). An interesting finding is that running cadence remains very close to the same even though a runners pace/speed may vary. (for me cadence is 160-170 beats/steps per minute from 5 to 8.5 mph.) The beep volume is adjustable, and easy to hear. Interestingly, there is a LCD that alternately flashes on the left and right side of the display screen. This flash can be easily (and silently) seen when using a tread mill. This way the beeper does not annoy everyone in the gym. The left/right flash corresponds to foot falls. In short, it is a very good additional training aid.