POCKET TEAM TIMER SUITE
Includes Pocket Team Timer and Team Timer Office
|Compare POCKET TEAM TIMER to the Seiko Stopwatch Printer|
|Cost||Separate Timers||Exports to PC||Digital||Requires paper and batteries||Size|
|Seiko Stopwatch||$347||1||NO||YES||YES||Too Big|
Step through SETUP and a RACE
The MEET ScreenStart Pocket Team Timer on Your Pocket PC.
The Meet Selection screen will come up.
You can select an exising meet or add a new one.
The list is sorted by Date by tapping the Titlle Bar.
Selecting NEW will bring up a screen to create and add a new Meet.
All Data entered on the Pocket PC can be created, edited or updated on the desktop or the PPC.
Add a MeetJust enter the Meet name and location using the PPC Keyboard.
Enter the Meet date.
Enter OK and the new Meet is added to the Meet Screen.
Selecting NEW from this screen will enable Events to be created and added.
Add an EVENTEnter Race names and chose lengths.
Race names should have no spaces.
The Race lengths can be chosen from the list or created by user.
Laps are filled in automatically or can be changed by user.
The timer can be left for MM:SS or set to MM:SS.s by selecting the 1/10 box.
Lap lockout should be set to default, this will prevent a repeat time entry before 3 sec. goes buy.
The time can be lengthened or shortened by changing this number.
This prevents accidental double entry.
The class is user selected and links to the ENTRANT class.
M for Male
F for Female
MIXED for Both
Other selection criteria could be added
You can contol runner selection this way.
This race is set to M for Male. Female,mixed,freshman, etc are some choices
Selecting ENTRIES will enable Runners to be entered.
All Events added at this screen will be available for all MEETS. You create just one Data list for the entire years schedule.
ADD ENTRANTSSimply add entrants to each header using the PPC Keyboard.
Grade,Class and ID are all user selected.
The Class header is used to create selection criteria when loading races.
M for Male
F for Female
MIXED for both
Other selection criteria could be added
Selecting ADD after details are created will store the data.
Add ENTRANTS to RacesRunners are easily added to each race, simply by clicking on the Left Table.
Runners can be removed from races by Clicking on the Right Table.
Selecting and holding on
the names brings up menus to Remove, Delete or Edit details.
will enable Runners to be added.
Runner Order at the RACE
screen is contolled by Runner
Data set up here will apply for each specific race only. Each race can have it's own contestant list. All Runners will be available for all EVENTS in all MEETS.
SETUP IS COMPLETEAll data is stored in PTT.cdb found at My Documents/ on the PPC. This file can be transfered to the desktop, opened in any database program and added to, modiified or changed using a real keyboard. It is even possible to create the entire file on the desktop and transfer to the PPC. Meets, Races and Runners can be created and loaded the night before, transfered to the PPC and be available on race day for last minute changes or updates.
|NOW for the RACE|
START POCKET TEAM TIMERSelect the Meet
Remember the screen can be sorted by Date, simply hit the DATE title bar.
Select the Races (EVENTS)Click on Left box to Add to Meet
Click on Right Box to Run.
The Race ScreenThe race comes up, Entrants are preloaded.
Changes can be made by selecting Event/Entrant menu
START the RaceTiming can be started in any of three ways:
Select the Start button.
Press the Record Button
Press Button #1 (Calendar on Ipaq)
The record and #1 start is only active at the start of the race. After 20 sec they activate the CAPTURED TIMES feature.
TIMING the RaceTiming is simple.
Simply select the runner as they pass by the timing point.
Laps and Splits are recorded for each runner individually.
The race timng can end in 3 ways.
Select the STOP Button
Select EVENT/DONE - OR-
As each runner completes his last lap, the running icon changes to red.
After all runner icons are red, the timer stops.
Results are automaticall saved.
Results are saved on the Device. MY DOCUMENTS/PTT_Results. CDB. .
Results files are automatically uploaded to your desktop on AUTOSYNC. They can be found at My Documents/PTT/Import
ThePTT_ RESULTS.cdb file is saved on the Desktop
with a DAte/Time Stamp and does not rewrite esisting files.
This file is PTT_RESULTS.ptr. The .ptr extension is read by TEAM TIMER OFFICE. You can open this file thru Access or another database program or you can rename the extension to .mdb and Access will open when you select it.
If you are brave or curious you can open this
file and add runners, etc, BUT TEAM TIMER OFFICE does it all for
When you sync your handheld with your PC, you will have a digital record of the race that includes the name of each athlete, each and every split time, the total time and the date of the race. It is so easy you will wonder how you ever lived without it. No more stopwatches, no more clipboards or blowing wet paper.
is recomended that you delete the PTT_RESULTS.cdb file from your device
at the end of each season, Start your Season with a fresh, empty data
file. This file becomes very large and can cause system slowdown
possible file corruption.
RESULTS at the MEET
So you are just done
timing, 3 boys come up to you, "How did I do coach, What about lap 3?"
It takes just seconds and quickly allows you to select the next race
Ready to Time!
In the case of a false
Stop the CLock by Hitting STOP
TAPand HOLD on
the screen to activate the menu.
This feature is active
for only 30 seconds
after the START.
In the event that a
runner is mistakenly selected,.
and HOLD on the runner's name
a CONTEXT menu will come up.
Display layout can be controlled by selecting VIEW/List,Column.
is activated by selecting the empty tab at the TOP LEFT screen or the
will create two columns of runners.
The SORT feature also works here to readjust the runners throughout the race.
Font size and attribute
can be changed to allow more runners on the screen.
By making the fonts
smaller it is possible to load and time larger races while minimizing
There are times when way to many runners will come across the timing point at the same time. What can you do to get all the lap times.
It is possible to capture times quickly using the Record Time feature.
This feature is activated
by pressing the RECORD
button or Pressing Button #1
(calender on the IPAQ).
This can be done manually
or thru the RESOLVE
AND MEDLY SETUP
There are times when you will want to time several teams in relays and medleys.
It is simple to use
Pocket Team Timer to set ups these races.
When creating the Event , enter one more
laps than each leg will rinfor the race.
Create additional runners with First Name, Space1,Space2, etc.
Load the runners to the race, the first 4 runners will be the first relay team.
Load the 5th runner as Space. Load the next 4 runners and load Space2 as the 5th.
Continue till all relay teams are loaded.
The race screen will show Space,Space2,Space 3 as spaces.
Now each group is separated.
Select RELAY from the Menu Bar.
Selecting RELAY will turn off the autosort feature for this race.
The Runners will stay in the place they ran in the relay and will not be sorted by time after the race is completed.
Run the race.
Runner 1 is recorded at the end of each of his lap or laps. His final lap is recorded when he hands off the baton.
Immediately after recording Runner 1's last lap(at handoff) ,Record Runner 2.
Runner 2 is recorded at the end of each of his lap or laps. His final lap is recorded when he hands off the baton.
Immediately after recording Runner 2's last lap(at handoff) ,Record Runner 3.
Runner 3 is recorded at the end of each of his lap or laps. His final lap is recorded when he hands off the baton.
Immediately after recording Runner 3's last lap(at handoff) ,Record Runner 4
Runner 4 is recorded at the end of each of his laps and at the end of the race..
Because all runners will never have all laps the race will not stop automatically, When the race is finsihed you must select STOP.
The race will end and record the times.
DO NOt sort the screen during relay races.
BY selecting RELAY from the Menu Bar
The results report will have 3 laps for each runner(in the 4 x 800)
Lap 1 and Lap 2 will have data on Runner 1
Lap 1 ,Lap 2 and Lap 3 will have data for the next 3 Runners.
Lap 2 and Lap 3 will show the Lap and Split times for these Runners .
Lap 1 will show the Split time at each handoff for these Runners
The Final times will be the time at each hand off and the Final for the last runner.
4 x 800 Relay
Ballard Vs Woodinville
Name Final Lap1 Lap2 Lap3
Zack 2:15 1:10/1:10 1:05/2:15
Doug 4:35 2:15/2:15 1:10/3:25 1:10/4:35
Brad 6:40 4:35/4:35 1:05/5:40 1:00/6:40
Mason 8:50 6:40/6:40 1:10/7:50 1:00/8:50
Alex 2:30 1:10/1:10 1:20/2:30
Ryan 5:20 2:30/2:30 1:20/3:50 1:20/5:20
Noah 7:30 5:20/5:20 1:00/6:20 1:10/7:30
Andrew 9:30 7:30/7:30 1:00/8:30 1:00/9:30
THANK YOU AND GOOD TIMING
HOPEFULLY THIS PRODUCT WILL MAKE YOUR JOB EASIER AND ALLOW MORE TIME FOR COACHING YOUR TEAM
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