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Tempo Trainer Pro

Tempo Trainer Pro

Develop consistency and avoid lulls with a personal pace coach, the Tempo Trainer Pro.

Tempo Trainer Pro Reference Guide

SKU# 1.05.120

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$49.99
Develop consistency and avoid lulls with a personal pace coach, the Tempo Trainer Pro. The small, waterproof device easily secures under a swimmer’s cap and transmits an audible tempo beep. Athletes use the beep to train smarter and discover their perfect pace. Now with the option to replace the battery, the Tempo Trainer Pro will last multiple lifetimes. The advanced unit also has a new Sync button and a new mode in strokes/strides per minute for increased functionality. The Tempo Trainer Pro includes a clip for dry land exercise.

Tempo Trainer Pro Reference Guide

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Audible Beep
Loud enough to hear in and out of water
Adjustable
Tempo can be adjusted by 1/100 of a second
Replaceable CR1620 3V Battery:
Allows for an extended life
Sync Button
Synchronize the device to a pace clock or stopwatch
3 Modes
Single beep from to 0.20 seconds to 99.99 seconds
Triple beep from 1 second to 9:59 minutes
Single beep in strokes/strides per minute Perfect for Pacing
Consistent stroke tempo eliminates lulls in races or workouts
Multi Sport
Applicable for swimming, biking, running and more
Floatation
Unit floats in water
Small Convenient Size
Easily place under swim cap
Dryland Clip Included
Use the removable clip to secure to clothing

Customer Reviews

Tempo Trainer many uses for invaluable tool Review by Bob
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Already commented. They are most important after a pace clock

(Posted on 7/14/14)

Tempo trainer Review by Cwcoach
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Tempo trainer works well to improve swimmer's timing Due to its small size, it is easy to lose (not Finis's fault!)

(Posted on 7/14/14)

Tempo Trainers: Great Value and Huge Benefits Review by N2swimn
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he tempo trainer has been very valuable for the training of my distance freestylers. It has helped them maintain a steady pace. The tempo trainer also is great for those swimmers whose stroke tempo tends to be slow. I would recommend the tempo trainer for all ages of swimmers. I have found the tempo trainers to be a great value with huge benefits.

(Posted on 7/14/14)

train for rhythm and pace Review by coachcraig
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I believe the tempo trainer pro to be the best swim (and running) training tool. I believe in rhythm and pace and nothing can train your brain in these areas like a tempo trainer.

(Posted on 7/14/14)

Love the Tempo Trainer Pro Review by Coach Billy
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We use the Tempo Trainer Pro all the time. The only issue I have with it is that sometimes the buttons stick.

(Posted on 7/14/14)

Keeping under with the beat. Review by Down Under
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Withuot this trainer, teaching some swimmers to pick up their stoke tempo is tough. The constant beeping reminds the athletes to keep up with the rhythm. In aone weeks trial will create good stoke speed. I also believe the concentration of this beep underwater helps the athlete to stay under longer and easier.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

tempo Review by a coach in the water
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convenient and durable; it has allowed me to significantly influence the pace and effectiveness of many of my athletes. The only downside would be dependency on them to sustain a certain tempo.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

tempo trainer a must for all teams Review by ejspaulding
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These have been invaluable to my swimmers working on stroke count, distance evenuts, etc.. Everyone from my advanced down to my intermediate swimmers have benefitted from their use.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Finish Tempo Pro Trainer is my #1 choice for swim training. Review by Coach Susan
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As a coach and a competitor, the Finish Tempo Pro is my number one swim aid. It is incredibly helpful keeping lap after lap at desired pace. My favorite swim set using the Tempo Pro is the ladder.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Great tool for swimming and running Review by Matt
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I use the TT Pro for swimming and running, and believe it one of the most important pieces of equipment I have. For swimming, it has helped me maintain a steady rhythm, and dps, especially when I fatigue. It is also invaluable in learning to even pace my swims, as it helps to remind me that an even paced swim often feels easier at the beginning. And on those days when I'm feeling esp good, a set "beep" gives me something to chase and try to beat. When running, I use it to maintain "fast feet", setting it to beep every 4 or 5 foot strikes at the desired tempo. It is easy to slow down your running rhythm when you get tired, but the tempo trainer doesn't lie!

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer Review by Crimson Aquatics
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The tempo trainer provides a great way for our swimmers to match race tempos during training. With much our training simulating racing, it is important to provide as many cues as possible to help with maintaining the correct stroke rate. The tempo trainer is the most important piece of equipment we use in this process.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

My favorite piece of swimming equipment Review by coachbill
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TT are the greatest in teaching a swimmer to have a faster turnover.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer for kids Review by Coach Kevin
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Excellent tool for helping competitive swimmers figure out their "gears" for changing speeds over various distances. We use it for all four strokes plus underwaters.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Great Product Review by Coach DA
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We use the Tempo Trainer Pro a couple of times a week and have had great results with our swimmers. Helps them with race pace training and goal sets. The goggle clip needs to be improved - we have the swimmers put them in their caps, which can make it hard to hear the beep.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Quality Training Tool Review by Coach Dan
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If you ever find that you have trouble with pacing, over both longer distances and shorter distances, then look no further than the FINIS tempo trainer. This nifty little gadget also allows you to work out what stroke rate works for you and it is small and easy enough to take just about anywhere with you!

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainers Review by Coach John
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We use the tempo trainers just about everyday, and now being able to change out the battery they are more then worth it. We just the faster tempo setting, so the swimmers can feel when their hands are to enter the water.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Review by Coach Doug
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We use the Tempo Trainer everyday and can be use in many training sets. Kids will use on their own without a lead from coach to make their training more effective.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Love the Tempo Trainer Review by pFASTSWIM
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I love this little thing! We have gotten stronger and faster just by using the little beeper!

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Use the Tempo Trainer for Setting the Pace Review by rayscoach
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We utilize the TT 3-4 a week. Lets the athlete have immediate feedback. Love the new one where you can change the battery

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer review Review by Big dog
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Has really helped first year swimmers to progress immensely.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

tempo trainer use Review by JES
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the tempo trainer has been a wonderful tool in helping my swimmers modify their stroke tempo in preparation for the weekend races. It helps them realize that during a longer race, they have to strategically modify their stroke tempo to outpace their opponents.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Using your ears to swim faster. Review by Lance
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This product is awesome for maintaining stroke rates over a period of time. I wish the sound could be varied but that is a small sacrifice for such a huge advantage.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

What tempo trainers have done for us Review by Tempo
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We use our tempo trainers every morning has made a huge improvement to our teams overall results

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Essential Training Tool for All Ages Review by hedgevine
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A significant improvement over the previous model, mainly because you can replace the battery, extending it's usefulness. Easy to use and exceptional utility to teach swimmers pacing. An essential training tool.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainers work! Review by Swymnuts
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Our team uses Tempo Trainers regularly for all 4 strokes and kicking. It has been an efficient training tool and allows learning by discovery, which is a method that really resonates with our Masters team.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo trainer Review by Don H.
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Good product, and fairly easy to use.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Finis Tempo Trainer rocks! Review by Coach Mike
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Great for any swimmer over 10, and some mature 10 yr olds. Helps balance strokes, increase smooth swimming, and efficiency. Great in open water chaos & pool tranquility. Use it most everyday as swimmer & coach.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

tempo Review by DP
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We use tempo trainer to train pace for goal times.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer Review by HEAT
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I like the fact that my swimmer's can have a audiable sound when training.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer Review by James Stivers
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Great for experimenting with different tempos and understanding what the tempo/rate really is.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainers Review by Team Tivoli
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Excellent for training kids to hold stroke rates. This product is so easily used, portable and allows the swimmer to learn to control more of their swim.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Dr. Dave Review by Dr. Dave
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Very versatile. Your imagination is the only limit to it's use!

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Use of Tempo Trainers Review by Fossil Ridge Sabercats
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Finis Tempo Trainers have multiple uses. We use them in pace mode and cycle/minute mode weekly. They are awesome.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer Review by Bob
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Great training tool for training pacing and working out solo.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Multiple uses Review by D Kimble
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Great tool for teaching and training

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer Review by warthawg
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A great product to dial in specific training that range from pace to stroke rate improvement training. Additionally, it is very useful to a coach who wants to capture and provide swimmer specific data.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Very Helpful Review by VikingCoach
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I find this product to be a very helpful tool in helping my swimmers break through plateus.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer, buy it, use it, see the success! Review by Coach B
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The tempo trainer is one of the best tools on the market for teaching tempo rates per cycle. The double use as a pacing tool for lengths makes this a great multi tool that can be used for all ages and abilities.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Finis Tempo Trainer Review by NPR Dev Coach
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The Finis Tempo Trainer is an invaluable tool when training age groupers to understand stroke tempo. The ease of use, product quality and value for the buck make it a must have for every coach.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Set your tempo with this trainer! Review by Anand Desai
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This is a very useful tool for age groupers. It can be introduced on and off so as to ensure learning transfer. It helps the athlete quantify the swim in a very useful way...

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Tempo Trainer Rocks Review by LaraM
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I love this product, I use it with many of my clients and for my own training. Its easy to use and really helps swimmers at all levels with stroke timing and rhythm.

(Posted on 7/10/14)

Love the Tempo Trainer Pro Review by swimfreak
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This worked very well when I put in on my younger swimmer to slow down their stokes so they could work on DPS. They actually moved when I could slow down the arms.

(Posted on 7/8/14)

Time for Tempo Review by Knight Time Swimming
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Over the years, I have found the tempo trainer to be a highly effective teaching tool for our swimmers especially when it comes to learning pace and tempo control, both of which are important to manage for successful racing. We use tempo trainers day 1 of the season and carry it with our training through the final meets of the year. They are easy to use for both race pace training and for drills. Also easy to transport and the life span of the tempo trainer is equal to that of our athlete's college careers. Our students enjoy the color selection, too!

(Posted on 7/8/14)

An essential tool for anyone serious about improving Review by Aquatic Rhino
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The original, and still the very best of the waterproof metronomes. When the Tempo Trainer first was introduced, I thought it was terrific, and found so many ways to utilize it to improve technique, speed, and overall swimming success. The added features of the Tempo Trainer Pro make it so valuable, I would sooner get rid of my kickboard than my TTP. I love the three different modes and what each enables me to do. I love the replaceable battery. And, I love that Finis has consistently proven to be a great company that stands behind its products. If you look around the internet, you'll find numerous elite-level coaches who consider Tempo Trainers to be an essential training item, and I agree completely. If you truly want to see your swimming improve, no matter what level you are currently at, if you don't have a Tempo Trainer Pro, you need to get one.

(Posted on 7/8/14)

Tempo Trainers Review by Tempo trainer lover
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The tempo trainers are amazing tools to use with swimmers. It helps them with their stroke rate and keeping it steady during them swim.

(Posted on 7/8/14)

Great Product Review by Scott
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We have just recently purchases a couple Tempo Trainers for our team to use. I love the product however I do wish the price was a little lower, even thought I think it is worth every dollar it is hard to afford enough to outfit our team or even just a workout group.

(Posted on 7/8/14)

Tempo Trainer Review by Coach M
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A great tool for Age Group, Senior, and Masters swimmers to learn about stroke rate. All Age Group swimmers MUST have one and learn how to use it, as this device will take their training to a different level.

(Posted on 7/8/14)

Tempo Trainer is Great! Review by ZPIII
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The tempo trainer is a great tool that provides a consistent and predictable workout

(Posted on 7/7/14)

Tempo trainers - a great way to urge your swimmers to go faster without having to strain your voice Review by Bob in Fishkill
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I find the tempo trainer is an excellent tool for training swimmers. It helps them internalize their pacing. It lets us push them to a faster tempo during endurance training and select the optimum pace on race day.

(Posted on 7/7/14)

Tempo trainers - a great way to urge your swimmers to go faster without having to strain your voice Review by Bob in Fishkill
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I find the tempo trainer is an excellent tool for training swimmers. It helps them internalize their pacing. It lets us push them to a faster tempo during endurance training and select the optimum pace on race day.

(Posted on 7/7/14)

Tempo trainer Review by Shrug give
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Sturdy unit replaceable battery is a plus

(Posted on 7/7/14)

Tempo Trainer Focus Review by daswimdude
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We use tempo trainers regularly with our swimmers to help them focus on stroke mechanics more than swimming too fast and becoming inefficient.

(Posted on 7/7/14)

Tempo Tempo Tempo Review by Coach
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The Finis Pro Tempo Trainer is the perfect tool to help you increase or decrease your stroke rate depending on the distance that you are swimming as well as what you might be wanting to accomplish in that particular workout!

(Posted on 7/7/14)

Tt Review by non
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Very helpful for our age group swimmers. Have utilized for all strokes. K

(Posted on 7/7/14)

Fun time in the pool. Review by Fun time.
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Great tool for doing so many different things and having fun doing it.

(Posted on 7/7/14)

Practice Requirement Review by Lee
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The new tempo trainer is a great product that helps the swimmers with their tempo and pace. The beep gives them that instant feedback that most kids today need to learn or improve. Now that you can replace the battery in it makes it even better because now because it allows us to be able to use the product for a longer period of time.

(Posted on 7/3/14)

Beeps Review by CP Smooth
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The tempo trainer has changed how I train. I'm old school but I have bought into the new school with this product!! I recommend it to all my swimmers!

(Posted on 7/3/14)

Tempo Timer for High School Team Review by Coach Wink
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We use tempo timers in some capacity in every workout. Our athletes know all their expected paces if we have them swim at their 500 pace, 100 pace, or max. We use them to kick as well; our kicking has improved significantly since. We spend a great deal of time working underwater and the tempo timer works well with underwater kicking.

(Posted on 7/2/14)

Tempo Review by WGN
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The tempo trainer is awesome! Easy to use for the beginners- advanced swimmer. A great way to bring intention and attention to your workouts.

(Posted on 7/2/14)

Tempo Review by WGN
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The tempo trainer is awesome! Easy to use for the beginners- advanced swimmer. A great way to bring intention and attention to your workouts.

(Posted on 7/2/14)

Works Perfectly Fine Review by DavidT
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I'm new to swimming and started using this TTP to hone in on a better stroke rate. I'm now incorporating it into workout using my critical swim speed. I can easily hear the beeps with ear plugs in and I've had no issues with its performance or leaking. I'm a satisfied customer.

(Posted on 12/13/13)

A tool of immeasurable benefit to swimmers Review by Aquatic Rhino
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Knowing how to swim with proper rhythm, how to move on a consistent cadence, and how to adjust your stroke rate up or down are all critical to swimming your best, and the Tempo Trainer Pro is the best tool I have found on the market to learn those skills. And beyond those, the TTP has various other abilities and applications as well, such as helping to track your speed, while swimming, in a novel and simple way that makes holding (or building) pace much easier.

For anyone interested in learning the various ways to use them, there are a wide variety of posts and articles available from different coaches and authors about the TT's and ways to use them. A search on Google should give you plenty. One thing I have noticed is that all or almost all of what is out there discusses matching the beep to the hand entry when swimming free or back. I feel this places too much attention on the arms and takes it away from the body/hip/core rotation, which is where the power and stability should come from in these strokes. I therefore instruct my swimmers to look to match the beep to their hip rotation (whichever hip is moving from higher to lower) instead. It accomplishes the same result with regard to stroke rate, but changes the focus to initiating the stroke at the core.

Beyond a pair of goggles, it could be argued that a waterproof metronome is the most valuable piece of training equipment a swimmer could own. As an age group coach, a masters coach, and a competitive swimmer/triathlete myself, I use them constantly, and have witnessed so many athletes benefit from them.

All of that said, the TTP is not perfect. As a coach, I have been involved in the use of dozens of these, and there are a couple shortcomings I have found with them:

First, I and many of the swimmers I work with prefer not to wear a cap during practice, however the clip that comes with the TTP is clearly not meant to secure the unit to a goggle strap, as the water pressure (especially during pushoffs) will often dislodge the unit from its clip. Without the clip, the only option is to try putting it under your goggle strap, but I have not seen success there either. So, for now, I find the only consistent way to secure the TTP while swimming is with a cap. It would think it should be possible to design some form of clip that would be effective without need of a cap.

Second, I have seen more than a few of them stop working and upon investigation, found that the metal contacts in the battery compartment were not tight enough and therefore, not maintaining constant contact with battery. Bending the contacts in toward where the battery goes has fixed this issue in most cases, though, so this is not a particularly big deal to me.

In final analysis, these are not sufficient complaints to undermine the Tempo Trainer Pro's value, and as I do with my own swimmers, if you are serious about maximizing your results in the water, I strongly recommend using one.

(Posted on 5/31/13)

Good product but Review by Ryan
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ensure you buy a replacement battery beforehand as upon first use mine was completely dead (it flickered OFF and then went dead). Nothing like getting to the pool and having adead battery :-).

Unfortunately I've read this is a common complaint and you'd think Finis would install one of those strips that you get on most toys.

(Posted on 5/31/13)

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