The boss in the gym his “word” is decides if there is the end of the round or not.
My first impression was quite positive. Neat handy timer .
The Gymboss can be used for Interval timing or as a stopwatch. This means you can set your round time, your break in between the rounds and how many rounds you want to fight and when the timer should stop.
After each round there is a loud beep which signalises that the round is over. Depending on your set time of the break beeps the time after the end of the break again. Some guys told me that they can’t hear the timer when rolling. I think Gymboss improved the volume of their beeps because I can’t really say that the time is quiet. Instead this is one of the pros of the Gymboss it’s incredibly loud and you can hear it all over the mat.
There are also different types of signals. There is a high beep and a low beep as well as vibration. I guess vibration for those who train for themselves and carry the time on their shorts or somewhere else. This is possible because the Interval Time got a clip for clipping it where you want it.
BH = beep high
BL = beep low
VIB = vibrate
If your Boss ever freezes there is a reboot button to reset your timer. However this has never happened so far.
If you ever forget how to set the Gymboss correctly – no problem there is a short manual on the back of the timer on the clip. No worries old bags.
The interface of the time:
2. Time of break
3. Time of round
4. Type of signal
5. Interval (single or two different intervals)
Like I said you can choose between to timer options one is the Interval Timer and the other is the Stopwatch. Below you will find the settings.
Interval Timer Options
Start – push “Start” button
Pause – push “Start” 3 times
Resume – push “Start”
Push “Start” to begin timing. Push “Start” to stop timing.
The Gymboss is a great timer and a must have for every gym. It really takes setting the timer after each round off your shoulders. You just wait until the break is over and everybody got a new partner and off we go again! The beeps are loud enough and good to hear. Maybe for those how train at gyms with gigantic rooms it might have been great if the Gymboss had a sound output for loudspeakers.
I highly recommend to get this timer it is extremely affordable and useful.