The Race/Split timer is a full function race timer that is designed to capture lap, pace, and finish times. Race/Split Timer can be used for two types of race timing:
- Race Timer:You can register racers directly into the Palm. It can be used to enter start, lap, and finish times for races. Results can be sorted by class and group. This is a complete race timer.
- Split Timer:In the sport of cross country skiing (and others) you often have an "interval start" where racers don't all start at once but start at designated intervals. Because each racer has a different start time, it is difficult to tell during the race just how a given racer is performing compared to other racers. Split timing, allows coaches on the track to enter times for racers as they pass a given point.
The timer knows the start times of each racer and therefore can calculate the time for each racer at that point (their "split time").
The split timing display shows how the racer of interest is performing compared to the first three racers and compared to the racers just ahead and behind.