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ZMF-II LED Chess Clocks


  • 10 months ago · Quote · #61

    Luvrug

    there are plenty of chess clock apps out there now for mobiles. I dont know why anyone would need a chess clock anymore....

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #62

    whitegs

    Fish-Killer wrote:

    Thank you whitegs. So, in the Chronos how do you know what time control are you in? Let's say your 1st hour of your 1st time control is up, then the timer goes to zero and a second time control is added. Using a Chronos, how do you know you are in the 2nd time control?

    It shows a flag indicating the second time control.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #63

    whitegs

    Luvrug wrote:

    there are plenty of chess clock apps out there now for mobiles. I dont know why anyone would need a chess clock anymore....

    They are not allowed in rated tournaments. Too much potential for cheating.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #64

    jposthuma

    I didn't read the whole thread or anything...

    But IMO I dont like the ZmartFun clocks AT ALL!

    The LED's are just distracting. I played with one once, and I couldn't focus on my game because of the bright LED shining from the corner. Because of this, I've asked to use my clock whenever someone has one of those. I reccomend if you're looking for a clock, get a DGT North american, or a Chronos. 

    I'm goona go read the thread now :P

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #65

    MikeH76

    Honestly, I have only used it to play blitz and I love it. I prefer the ZMF to play blitz over the Chronos. I haven't played tournaments in ages, so I can't tell you if they are distracting or not in a serious game.

    jposthuma wrote:

    I didn't read the whole thread or anything...

    But IMO I dont like the ZmartFun clocks AT ALL!

    The LED's are just distracting. I played with one once, and I couldn't focus on my game because of the bright LED shining from the corner. Because of this, I've asked to use my clock whenever someone has one of those. I reccomend if you're looking for a clock, get a DGT North american, or a Chronos. 

    I'm goona go read the thread now :P

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #66

    whitegs

    you can turn off the LEDs.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #67

    Luvrug

    whitegs wrote:
    Luvrug wrote:

    there are plenty of chess clock apps out there now for mobiles. I dont know why anyone would need a chess clock anymore....

    They are not allowed in rated tournaments. Too much potential for cheating.

    ah right I see, i'm not good enough for those anyways.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #68

    real_tzs

    Luvrug wrote:

    there are plenty of chess clock apps out there now for mobiles. I dont know why anyone would need a chess clock anymore....

    Ever watch a blitz or faster game played on a triple-weighted chess set? Chess clocks take some serious abuse. I would not want to subject my mobile device to that.

    Another problem is that the rules of tournament play require that a player can tell which clock is running from a substantial distance away from the board. On a regular chess clock you can tell be seeing which button is up. Clocks that use touch sensitive pads instead of buttons provide some other indicator on the top, such as an LED. With a mobile clock app, all you've got is the screen, and there is no way to position the device so that it will be visible and readable from all directions for a substantial distance.

    Battery life could also be an issue. The FIDE rules for clocks say that battery powered clocks must function flawlessly for 10 hours after the low battery warning comes on.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #69

    Luvrug

    real_tzs wrote:
    Luvrug wrote:

    there are plenty of chess clock apps out there now for mobiles. I dont know why anyone would need a chess clock anymore....

    Ever watch a blitz or faster game played on a triple-weighted chess set? Chess clocks take some serious abuse. I would not want to subject my mobile device to that.

    Another problem is that the rules of tournament play require that a player can tell which clock is running from a substantial distance away from the board. On a regular chess clock you can tell be seeing which button is up. Clocks that use touch sensitive pads instead of buttons provide some other indicator on the top, such as an LED. With a mobile clock app, all you've got is the screen, and there is no way to position the device so that it will be visible and readable from all directions for a substantial distance.

    Battery life could also be an issue. The FIDE rules for clocks say that battery powered clocks must function flawlessly for 10 hours after the low battery warning comes on.

    Thats a very good point. I only use my clock app in informal games. Im definitely not good enough to play in FIDE tournaments (Im 1130 ish but trying to get better)

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #70

    determinacy

    I sell ZMF chess game clocks on my website. They're super cool with bright color LED display, touch sensor buttons and tournament time controls. Low price guarantee & free, fast shipping! 

    http://www.chesspdx.com

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #71

    richie_and_oprah

    whitegs wrote:
    Luvrug wrote:

    there are plenty of chess clock apps out there now for mobiles. I dont know why anyone would need a chess clock anymore....

    They are not allowed in rated tournaments. Too much potential for cheating.

    which makes no sense as the mobile would sit there just like a clock dies and both players would be using it as a clock

     

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #72

    Javan64

    Laying there flat would make it too hard to read!  And...just think what would happen when someone calls this (overpriced) chess clock. Undecided


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