Technology

Mr Mo

Member
Level 5 Referee
#1
Does anyone use tech in game?

i have an apple watch 2nd gen that i use to track my movement etc....... i know that there is a refereeing app (GOREF) with you can use to track time as well as record goals, subs and cards with, but i haven't used it.

has anyone else? or used slimier?

Thanks
Mo
 

Ross

Meh!!
Staff member
#3
Does anyone use tech in game?

i have an apple watch 2nd gen that i use to track my movement etc....... i know that there is a refereeing app (GOREF) with you can use to track time as well as record goals, subs and cards with, but i haven't used it.

has anyone else? or used slimier?

Thanks
Mo
Reflive is a better app than GoRef in my opinion
 

GraemeS

Well-Known Member
#4
Samsung Gear watch for me, which (as far as I've found) doesn't actually have any specialist refereeing apps on it, but does track distance, heart rate etc., plus obviously working as a watch as well!
 

JamesL

Well-Known Member
#5
I am on polar v800 myself. Very smart piece of kit but it is essentially a watch which tells u a little more than a standard watch. Wouldnt have any other now though i dont think.
 

WilliamD

Well-Known Member
#7
Spintso watch on right arm and Apple Watch on left in game. Use Apple Watch for straight countown from 45 + after match calories, HR, distance summary etc.

Don't fancy any of the apps out there on iOS - nor do I fancy carrying my phone on the field. Already had a little stick for my "posh Apple Watch" once so recording a caution on my phone would be high risk.
 

santa sangria

Well-Known Member
#11
Spinsto to the left of me, Garmin Forerunner to the right, here I am...

The Spinsto is great except for actually telling the time. Whoever thought it was a good idea to make the primary button a short tap to change to summer time should be shot at dawn. Next time you ask a Spinsto wearer the time, check out the pause while they have to double check that they haven't accidentally changed time zones! But Count up, Count down, additional time, set half time interval, buzz reminders during additional time. All good. But...

The other annoying thing though is if you don't use the additional time feature and decide to e.g. play 3 mins because of subs, then after the 90 mins is up, neither the up or down clock carry on, so you don't know the game time anymore! Very, very daft. The count up clock should really carry on. This is also an obvious flaw IMHO along with the DST button. Both these things should be fixed. AFAIK there is not a user fix.

The Garmin does distance, calories, intervals, HR etc. The GPS/sync software and maps are easy to use. The tracking maps (on the field) look pretty good - though I detect that they don't show quite the extreme ends of runs so e.g. maps understate diagonal movement. In other threads it has been discussed whether these are accurate or not. My guess is +/- 15%. Probably all GPS devices as we know them struggle with ref movement but it's still a good guide.
 

Mr Mo

Member
Level 5 Referee
#12
Reflive is a better app than GoRef in my opinion
thanks.....will give it a try.

Spintso watch on right arm and Apple Watch on left in game. Use Apple Watch for straight countown from 45 + after match calories, HR, distance summary etc.

Don't fancy any of the apps out there on iOS - nor do I fancy carrying my phone on the field. Already had a little stick for my "posh Apple Watch" once so recording a caution on my phone would be high risk.
GoRef app works on the watch without the need to carry your phone, the same as the in built exercise tracker.
 

zarathustra

Well-Known Member
#13
I tried the refsix app. The app is good, but everytime ive used it in a match the battery on my waych has died so never get the chance to sync the data back to my phone, though i suspect it might be ok if i only took the watch off charge just before leaving the changing rooms.

Anyway, I use a spintso on my left wrist and polar v800 on my right.

The v800 i just leave to run and record distance etc.
 

ref craig

Well-Known Member
#14
I see nothing wrong with the the new generation tec your saving money for the amounts of paper you have to keep buying each season
 

ref craig

Well-Known Member
#17
Hardly that expensive and especially inrain it's not good let me get something that is not breakable in the rain and I'm saving money
 

Mewcenary

Well-Known Member
#18
Spinsto to the left of me, Garmin Forerunner to the right, here I am...
The other annoying thing though is if you don't use the additional time feature and decide to e.g. play 3 mins because of subs, then after the 90 mins is up, neither the up or down clock carry on, so you don't know the game time anymore! Very, very daft. The count up clock should really carry on. This is also an obvious flaw IMHO along with the DST button. Both these things should be fixed. AFAIK there is not a user fix.
Configure 3 intervals. Problem solved.