Spintso Referee Watch can be preset to any number of periods and any length of time per period, making it the perfect watch for adult, youth and indoor games. Spintso’s unique Stoppage/Injury timer function makes it also the preferred choice of College and High School referees.
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Posted by Unknown on 7th Dec 2016
Nice watch, the numbers are large, easy to read, the times are simple to set, large side buttons for operation, and so far has been useful. If you are a new referee, I would suggest you start with the $10-$40 watches because they will count down and most will give you an audible alarm. The biggest difference for me is this watch vibrates, has no tone alarm for match play, and has a setting for number of periods and timer for between halves. I'm still on the fence about how well this performs over the less expensive watches, but we'll see when I get some inclement weather to put this watch through the test.
Posted by Kurt on 18th Jul 2016
I would say this is the perfect watch for soccer refereeing except for two things:
1 - the press & hold takes too long. Not a big deal except when you need to do it on the move--trying to hold the button down while running. (Start of half as AR, etc.)
2 - the mode button is also press & hold to switch modes, but annoyingly press without hold switches between DST and regular time. Who needs to do this so easily quickly? Granted this only affect the non-game (real time) clock, but given that it constantly switches, I am constantly questioning if it is ±1 hour...
Posted by Tim on 22nd Jun 2016
Great watch to use when reffing rugby. Large viewable screen. Keeps track of any time functions associated with rugby...i.e. each half, sin bin, etc. Highly recommended!
Posted by Unknown on 24th May 2016
This watch is the gold standard for referee timepieces. The silent vibrating alarms are great to let you know that it is time for the half, time to start the second half and the end of the match without anyone else overhearing a beep. Also the count-down and count-up timers on the same screen make determining which minute it is and how much time is left in the match or half extremely easy. That half second it normally takes to do that math is eliminated. This is very useful for referees who do multiple competitions where the length of match varies.
The only two complaints I have about the watch, and whyou I couldn't give it five stars, are that the periods you program into the watch all have to be the same length and that it is too easy to switch back and forth from daylight savings time to standard time.
The period programming should allow for you to plan for extra time at the beginning of the match and not require you to reset the watch after full time has elapsed. For example you should be able to enter the two 45 minute half with a 15 minute halftime interval, followed by two 15 minute halfs for extra time where there is a two minute break. Or whatever the timing needs to be for the given competition. While it seems like a minor complaint Spintso has already thought of nearly everything else, why not include this feature?
As for my second complaint, it only takes one quick press of the lower left button to switch the watch from DST to standard time. Perhaps the fix is as simple as requiring a long press for that change, however it is very easy to inadvertently switch your time back and forth and this is the second reason why I can not give a full five stars.
Overall this is the best watch I have seen and used for refereeing and I would recommend it to all referees, despite my two complaints.
Posted by Andrew Page on 25th Feb 2016
First let me start off by saying that this is a VERY useful product and it has been worth every single cent.
My favorite feature is (by far) the stoppage time counter. If you're working a USSF affiliated match with a continuously running clock, this feature is very useful for tracking how much added time to give towards the end of the period. If you're working a high school match with control over the clock, this feature is useful for ensuring that the timekeepers are accurate.
That said, it can take quite a while to get used to these features. I can't tell you how many times I've forgotten to stop time on my watch when I do so on the field.
Overall this is a great product!
Posted by Unknown on 12th Jan 2016
Great watch with all the functions. Changing the batteryleaves a lot to be desired. The pins holding the watch band are not very strong. The bands have ti be removed in order to access the battery compartment. Hope the new version made this improvement and as a result a lot easier to replace the batteries.. Great product service from soccersuperstore. Keep up the good work.
Posted by C. Page on 10th Dec 2015
A little "involved" to learn (Spintso's English manual is overly complicated—think IKEA) but once I got the hang of it in actual use, it's a very easy to use, facile device. I swear by it. Continuous count-up match time, added time, half time interval, a stop and start count down, all with the vibration feature make this watch extremely efficient and takes the math out of your brain and onto your wrist. NFHS or USSF, it's the perfect device. I do 4-10 games a week 10 months a year so my battery life is about a year before I have to change it so far. The display light is a breath of fresh air under stadium lights, very bright, very clear and numbers are big enough to see easily under any conditions.
Posted by Mark Quinton on 4th Nov 2015
Great feature set. The watch requires you to hold buttons for several seconds for functions to activate, which is great because as a referee we have all had a situation where there was an accidental bump that stopped one of our watches, and if were very unlucky we would forget to start the other. Spintso referee watch also specializes with a vibrating alarm and features simultaneous countdown and count-up with stoppage time feature. Also the half time interval counter will start at the end of each half.
Posted by Tyler on 14th Oct 2015
Great watch, if your looking at theses, my favorite feature is probably the vibration. What annoys me and should be fixed by now is the fact that a pre programmed perfect set watch has a day light savings button that is in a horrible position and is easily pressed by mistake often thereby keeping time off. This a feature that is simply poor design, 2nd is the useless light option which I have wanted at late games it does a very poor job lighting. These are picky problems, but when I spend over 100 on a watch I found it disappointing that some basic functionality was not perfect. Overall still recommended especially if you need injury time for high school games, and size did not bother me at all.
Posted by Alex Rush-Fear on 27th Jun 2015
I was amazed at how quick it arrived, especially when factoring in the international shipping! Watch is working fine, haven't had the chance to actually use it in a game yet though!
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