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Author Topic: IDEA: fitness timer  (Read 6915 times)

brotherS

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IDEA: fitness timer
« on: November 19, 2007, 01:12:33 PM »
Hi,

maybe such a tool (or a vaguely similar one) already exists, but I don't know it and couldn't find one.

My idea: a simple tool with 2 settings:
- number of intervals
- duration each in seconds

It would then just display something on the screen (in a way that's visible from a distance, so maybe by using 50% of the screen size) that alternates every [duration each in seconds], as often as wanted ([number of intervals]).

Another option could be a sound being played every [duration each in seconds] in addition to what's on the screen, so that it works with exercises where one can't face the PC too.

Would love such a tool!

PS: 30 pushups, anyone? (Not me [yet?]) 8)

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Re: IDEA: fitness timer
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 01:19:53 PM »
This would count as an entry in the GOE Programming Challenge with December 1 deadline:
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=10648.0

I can see lots of fun options for such a program..

Like a nice option would be if you could configure a text file with entries like:
NAME, intervalcount, duration..
Pushups, 20, 1
Situps, 30, 2
etc..

And then maybe add an option to let you choose a time (like 20 minutes) and have it choose aprx. 20 minutes worth of excercises in random order.

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Re: IDEA: fitness timer
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 02:21:21 PM »
Hehe, I'm all for that :)

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Re: IDEA: fitness timer
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 08:56:46 PM »
Most of the requested functionalities are already implemented in the following thread : http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=10338.0
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Just set the span and loop. Span is the duration when the buzzer kicks off, and loop tells you how many times the buzzer will ring when the time to buzz is met. It will happen every Span minutes !

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Re: IDEA: fitness timer
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 07:14:48 AM »
Nice, that's almost perfect! I just need a minimum span of 5 seconds instead of 5 minutes, could you make that possible please?

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Re: IDEA: fitness timer
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 11:06:00 AM »
Timer with a span of 5 seconds doesnt suit the normal usage. Though, I will consider making the span configurable so that it fits the special requirement as yours. I will gather more ideas on what else could be configurable.

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Re: IDEA: fitness timer
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 01:31:14 PM »
Great, looking forward to that.

You also might want to make "Exit" the last option in the right-click menu (when clicking the tray icon), the way other programs display it.

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Re: IDEA: fitness timer
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 03:20:23 PM »
This is a great idea  :Thmbsup: I *really* need to get in shape (well, I have a shape, but I'm not that happy with it  ;))...
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