Without a doubt one of the most game changing mobile applications is ‘sprintTimer‘. Essentially the app turns your iPhone or iPad into sprint timing app complete with photo finish employing the same techniques as the professional equipment used at the Olympics.
How I’ve used it in the past
- During a senior PE class I was able to conduct a 20m sprint test with all students running at once, drastically reducing the time it would have normally took to conduct the same test individually. It also resulted in much more accurate results
- It also features as part of our annual track & field school meet replacing the hand timing that used to be conducted by 8+ volunteers. Not only did sprintTimer result in much more accurate results, but it also freed up the volunteers to assist in other events.
The app truly is game changing. However, over the years I’ve had a number of emails from people asking for assistance with using the app correctly, as it does require a little bit of practice to get correct.
So with this in mind, here is a video tutorial outlining how to use this amazing tool to ensure you have nothing but success using the tool.