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Everlast Personal Round Timer Review

Company Info: Everlast
Category: Fitness
Price: $12.99
Rating: 3.0/5.0

Reviewer: Wayne Eggert
Date: March 17, 2007

The Everlast Personal Round Timer is a simple piece of fitness equipment that is meant to help you use interval training in your workouts. While it's a cheap alternative to many of the professional gym timers that are out there, unfortunately I've found that it only works half the time.

What's Included
(1) Personal Round Timer (1) Wrist Strap

Build Quality
This Everlast Personal Round Timer seems pretty solid. The switches for the Rest Time & Round Time seem like they could wear out after a while if multiple people are using the timer and constantly flipping between the different modes. There's a clip on the back so you can clip to your pants. Overall nothing outstanding to note here, but looks like it could survive a drop onto a hard floor (though I have not tried this).

The Modes
You can choose between 1-12 rounds using the Round button on the front of the device. The side-switches allow you to flip between 2 or 3 minute rounds, and 30 or 60 second rests.

Some Issues
When the Everlast Personal Round Timer works, it's awesome. I love the authentic boxing gong ring (it can also vibrate, which helps if you like listening to music very loud). Unfortunately on my timer, there seems to be an issue with the battery compartment -- if it's not snapped together just-so, it doesn't make a good connection and the timer starts malfunctioning. Many times I will set the timer for 10 rounds, start a workout and not hear any gong. It's only then I realize that the timer stopped counting down, forcing me to reset it only to have it happen all over again. Sometimes I've started workouts and it will sound the gong at the start of the round like it's supposed to, and then again a minute into the round, instead of at the end of the round. Sometimes, I will hit the start button & it seems to get stuck in a loop ringing the gong. After playing around with the battery compartment a bunch I was finally able to get it working correctly again, but now I'm not looking forward to changing the battery in the future.

I like that it's inexpensive and it's better than watching the clock or setting a watch alarm. I wish the battery compartment was designed better, I think that would solve any malfunctioning issues. It's frustrating to have to watch the regular clock, but it's just at frustrating having a device that's supposed signal rounds malfunction half of the time.

Final Rating: 4.0/5.0

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