Tag: transponder

It Is Not A Transponder, It Is A RadBand

Photo of the Rad Band photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Triathletes and open water swimmers often wear transponders and all types of timing devices on their wrists and ankles during competitions. But no athlete in open water swimming history will wear an ankle device for as long as adventurer Benoît Lecomte will. The transoceanic

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Timing In The Pool vs. The Open Water

Whenever there is a close race, fans and spectators occasionally wonder, "Why can’t in-the-water open water swims have the same type of timing systems like pool swimming?" There are practical reasons: 1. The finish of an open water race is on a floating pontoon sitting upon a dynamic body of water. That is, the finish is moving up and down as well as left

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