Flostopwatch is a powerful stopwatch iPhone/iTouch application for track, cross-country, and road running races. The application also runs on the iPad.
- Split multiple athletes in a single race
- Real-time projected finish times and pacing information
- Pre-defined and user-defined race distances and split distances for track, cross country, and road races
- Save/Email splits
- Examine previously saved splits during a race
- Send splits via Twitter (requires Twitter account)
Is there an Android version available?
Thanks for asking. Currently we do not have one. But we are planning to launch an android version later this year.
What settings can I change in the middle of a race?
You can change any setting in the middle of a race, such as the mode, number of athletes, race distance, section name, or competition name. However, changing the mode will erase all splits but keep the timer running. If you reduce the number of splits or athletes, the extra data will be removed but the data for the current athletes and splits will be retained.
I missed the start of a race, what should I do?
Simply enter in the appropriate offset into the "Time" box on the Race tab in the format SS.S or MM:SS and hit "Start" when the race time matches the offset. For example, enter 20.0 in the "Time" box and when the scoreboard clock (or a friend's watch says 20.0), hit "Start".
Can I use another app in the middle of a race?
Yes, when Flostopwatch goes into the background it remembers the start time and stops updating. When it is reloaded, it will resume real-time refreshing of the display with the correct start time.
Can I load splits from a saved race while timing another race?
Yes, if you save the current race, you can load another race and examine splits for that race and then reload the original race. Simply hit "Resume" on the Race tab when loading the original race to resume real-time refreshing of the display.
What does it mean when a "Split" button turns green on the Splits tab?
The "Split" button for an athlete turns green 5.0 seconds before the next split is expected. This makes it easier to find the correct button when timing multiple athletes.
What are the best practices for splitting many athletes?
Arrange the athletes in the "Splits" tab in the order that you expect them to pass by the split location. You can reorder the athletes by clicking on the "Edit" button and dragging the rows to the desired positions using the targets on the right side. You can reorder the athletes in the middle of a race.
It is also easier to hit the split button quickly for athletes running close together if someone else calls out the names of the athletes as they cross the split location. Alternatively, stand about 20m past the split location so that you have a wider field of view.
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