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4/17/08 5:46 P

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It's a toss up between my Zen Stone (gotta have my tunes) or my Palm with Mobisystems Database7- which I use to trace exercises, reps, and sets (as well as) workout time, and cardio (distance and calories burned).



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CHILI_D's Photo CHILI_D Posts: 389
3/28/08 2:55 P

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Note to self: Check out the Sennhauser when I need IEMs. I am vaguely interested in the Skullcandy ones, but the more options I have, the better :-)

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3/28/08 1:33 A

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Yeah, Dan... I think those are exactly what I got... had to go with the smallest buds too ;) at least SOMETHING about me is small ;)

Yeah, for my WoW playing (vent), got my Senn's headset also... just fell in love with the quality of them - and that's why I went with Senn's for the zen too.

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3/27/08 2:41 P

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I actually really hate the earbuds. They make my ears hurt.

I ended up on a search for cheap but not really really cheap headphones and ended up getting these http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/iconrecruit
-p-9.html . I was lucky and picked them up for less than that. They seem comfortable so far.

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3/27/08 10:00 A

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I love my set of these:

www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-CX-300B-CX
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0-B-Earbuds/dp/B000E1FYQA


Although at home the HD212 Pro's are king :)

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CHILI_D's Photo CHILI_D Posts: 389
3/27/08 9:54 A

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I love in-ear buds... I have a pair of Sony ones that have some amazing sound quality to them. The Touch suddenly sounds three times as good! Now if only they would block out sounds a little better than they do... the JVC Marshmallow in-ear buds are excellent at that, but they are a tad bit too big for me, so they're very uncomfortable.

I may have to buy a new pair. Oh, the sadness! emoticon

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3/27/08 8:39 A

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yeah, I made an ebay purchase, of one of the aftermarket bundles of accessories... I use the lanyard more than the armband (just wish it were a lil' longer sometimes)... and love the lil' silicone sleeve for it!

Also, had to shop for a diff ear bud for it... the typical buds are too big and I can't keep them in my ears... Got a nice Sennheiser in-ear set, excellent quality sound too - and the in-ear really does block out 99.9% of outside noises (ie equipment, ppl).

Hubby has said, after all the toys I've bought in this latest fit-kick... they're going to the gym, whether it's with ME or not! ;o) Talk about encouragement... LOL Can't have my toys playing without ME!!!!!

Just call me Prin (easier on your fingers!) (unless you were counting that as exercise!!!)


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3/27/08 8:28 A

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I want a Creative Zen for the Gym... My Zen Touch (old but still good!) is too big and heavy to carry around, not to mention I refuse to go treadmill running with a hard drive based player.

Though I might get a Sansa Clip instead. It comes with an armband. :)

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3/27/08 12:06 A

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ROFL ok, so since I inspired this topic, I guess I should post in here, eh?????

OK, in general, the 'technology' of the fitlinxx.com system that tracks all the cardio and strength workouts I do at the local Y - is very nice...

I take it one step further, and join SP! w00t! This is even better! So, got my nutrition tracker here, my exercise being tracked here... so nice, and all "in one place"...

However, I like you... have been really thinkin' how much "better" I could do with my own customized spreadsheet or database ;o) heheheh

But, hey... wouldn't that just keep us in our chairs THAT MUCH MORE??? (OK, so that's my excuse for not having done it yet... heheheh) But, I'm gonna, and also track more measurements than SP has fields for... and those bloodwork/cholesterol #s etc... so yeah, will be creating that!

Years ago, I'd created a database to track pretty much just like SP is set up for MyNutrition. Wow, years before WW and all the others come around to it online.

But, you asked about 'gadgets' as well... since I joined the Y... I've finally broken down and bought an MP3 player (love my lil' Creative Zen 8GB w/video!!!)... and then, not trusting the heart rate trackers on most of the machines, and wanting HR available even when my hands aren't on the rails, got a somewhat simple Garmin Forerunner 50 heart rate monitor. OK, that's nice, and 'gadgety'... but what I really chose it for was... it wirelessly synchs to my computer ;o) Now, if I could just remember to hit the start/stop buttons, for it to actually 'record' the data to a 'workout' LOL maybe I'll actually USE that feature!

Wondering what will be next! What else is there for me to get???

Just call me Prin (easier on your fingers!) (unless you were counting that as exercise!!!)


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3/26/08 7:12 P

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I just tend to like it for its universal use. I have a few different computers I can use, none of which use the same OS. (I'm working on building a cheap Kubuntu machine so I can have one working all the time on things I need to have running and still have my MacBook with me)

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3/26/08 3:11 P

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But surely that's why my PDA has a tiny copy of Excel on!

I should mention that all my diet spreadsheets are in fact Google Doc spreadsheets in the interests of full disclosure :)

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3/26/08 2:59 P

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Well, of course. That way you can access it anywhere, and won't have to carry it on a USB drive, only to discover that the only computer you have access to doesn't have Excel installed.



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3/26/08 2:11 P

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I think I should make a new Excel spreadsheet to keep track of my calorie burning and results from playing DDR. Oooh, it sounds like a fun idea. I should do that now.

(in reality, I believe I'll do it on Google Docs instead)

Edited by: KYRINA at: 3/26/2008 (14:11)
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3/26/08 12:16 P

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Sad but actually true! My Excel spreadsheet for calories is far more informative (and colourful!) than the SparkPeople logging tool (which I do use).

I have considered the obvious step of creating a calorie tracking/meal planning/shopping list generator and database for this...

Guess I'm in the right team here :p

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3/26/08 12:05 P

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In theory, Excel could count. After all, you'll want to double-check SP's calorie calculations, right...?
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3/26/08 9:14 A

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Excel :p no.. not really. Probably my cyclometer :)

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3/26/08 8:55 A

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Princhessa posted in the huddle this morning that "technology makes these challenges more fun". I agree, and think we have probably all noticed that at some point. From running with an mp3-player, walking with a pedometer, to taking work-out DVDs with you on the laptop when you travel, technology is no longer a fitness enemy by tempting us with movies and video games, it can actually help us.

So I am starting an inofficial survey: What is your favourite fitness gadget?

For me, it is either my bright blue pedometer, or the flash mp3-player that I run and do weights with.

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