Setting up a timing point with a smartphone

The most important difference between any active system on the market and the timingsense active system lies in the active chip, as it has built-in Bluetooth.

By using Bluetooth technology, any Android mobile phone can be used as a timing device at a location or intermediate timing point.

It should be noted that the accuracy will not be as good as we can get with the Classic Loop Box devices, but it will give us the advantage of having multiple timing devices on the course.

Whenever you are going to use phones as timing devices at different locations, the chips should be set up in broadcast mode.

Before setting up a timing point with a mobile phone you must have set up the active chips as explained in this other article.

To set up a timing point with a mobile phone you must follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the timingsense Portable 2 app for Android.
  2. Enter your username and password: a timer or company user is required to use the application. A name can be given to the device to make it easier to identify.

  3. Select the race.
    Race Selection 2

  4. Select active transponder option and the location: when the selected location has readings available, you will be able to see the number of readings taken and if it has been synchronized with the cloud icon on the right will appear blue.
    Select location

  5. Timing and receive readings: by activating the timing or location point, the mobile device is now ready to receive readings. A screen will appear confirming that the mobile device is timing with a green icon and the word “TIMING”. In addition, we can see the following information:
    1. Location in which the readings are being inserted
    2. Whether or not it is synchronised with the cloud and sending the readings.
    3. Number of readings taken so far with that device.
    4. The chips read and the time they were read.
      App timing

  6. Check the status of the device by clicking on the sync button (2). You can also check whether the device is connected to the cloud, the number of total readings, the number of synchronised and non-synchronised readings
    Check syncronization

  7. Stop timing by long clicking on the “Stop” icon. When you click on the “Stop” button, two options will appear:

    • End timing: this option will send all pending readings to the cloud.
    • Close and continue later: this will leave the application on standby or paused to continue at the same point later.
      Stop timing
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