Finis Tempo Trainer

Finis Tempo Trainer PRO

June 25, 2020

From the first view just a small yellow roundish gadget with two black buttons and a screen. What is it? That’s FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro. It’s primarily usable for swimming, though it can also be used for cycling and running. In this post you can find information about FINIS Tempo Trainer – description and key features from the manufacturer website plus added reviews and experiences from users.

Description of FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro

The manufacturer Finis description of Tempo Trainer Pro: “The small, waterproof device easily secures beneath a swim cap and transmits an audible tempo beep. Adjustable tempo offers the ability to identify and maintain an ideal pace. Now with the option to replace the battery, the Tempo Trainer Pro will last multiple lifetimes. Three different training modes offer ultimate customization. The Tempo Trainer Pro includes a clip for dryland exercise.

FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro purchase options by affiliates: Wiggle.

Key Features of FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro

  • Provides an audible beep loud enough to hear in and out of the water
  • Tempo adjustable by 1/100 of a second
  • Small convenient size makes it easy to secure beneath a swim cap or goggles
  • Tested to perform at a depth of 10 meters
  • Auto shut-off feature saves battery life

Reviews about FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro

Here I gathered different reviews about FINIS Tempo Trainer from different sources.

Video on the Youtube channel “Triathlon Taren“, dated August 9, 2018

Video on the Youtube channel “Finis Inc.“, dated September 13, 2017

Video on the Youtube channel “Endless Pools“, dated March 29, 2017

Review on the “The 5k Runner” website, dated September 11, 2015.

Short summary:It’s very simple to use and it has 3 modes controlled from the 3-buttons, although MODE 1 is the only one I find useful for swimming where I set it to beat out every time my right arm needs to pull. Interestingly, you can time different aspects of your stroke to coincide with the beep and it really does help you focus on that one part of the cycle – I was surprised. It also helps to focus the beep on an aspect of asymmetry you might have and, again, I found it helps me focus on changing that. Very fine levels of time difference can be set and the beep is easily heard. It’s actually a great thing to focus on sound and timing for once rather than that line on the bottom of the pool. It’s one of the more useful pool gadgets I have alongside pull buoy and paddles.

Review on the “Lone Swimmer” website, dated April 9, 2014.

Short summary: Contrary to the advertising and Finis’ poor manufacturing and quality record, while the TTP is a useful tool for fitness, it’s especially useful for stroke improvement, especially for people like myself who don’t have anyone against whom to swim.

Related Sites

Finis Inc. official website –

FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro purchase options by affiliates: Wiggle.

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