Photo Finish: Automatic Timing

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About this app

Photo Finish introduces an innovative automatic timing system right to your smartphone, designed to precisely measure athletic performance across a range of sports including track and field, soccer, American football, basketball, hockey, and many more!

Using your phone's camera, athletes are automatically detected, and timing data is seamlessly transmitted between devices:

Simply set up a phone at each desired measurement point, preferably on a tripod for precise alignment.
A single phone can automatically measure lap times with high precision As athletes pass, their chests are detected, and a photo finish image is captured. This method eliminates the timing inaccuracies found in laser systems, which can be triggered by hands or thighs.

With two or more phones, the functionalities multiply:
Measure your flying sprints with 2 phones in detection mode,
Utilize the "Touch" start feature on one phone for standing starts without factoring in reaction time, trigger the start with a loud external noise, such as a starting gun,
or let the phone give you the full competition starting instructions!
Coaches can connect an additional phone to oversee and manage training from any spot on the field!
Predefine your training sessions and the participating athletes in the Automatic Series Mode. Once set, there's no need to interact with the phones during training. Voice commands announce the next athlete, and all performances are recorded hands-free!

Photo Finish is designed for user-friendliness and effortless setup. Devices connect and synchronize via Bluetooth, and subsequently share their timing data over the internet, ensuring limitless transmission range.

Thanks to the state-of-the-art automatic chest detection, the system boasts superior accuracy, even surpassing high-end track and field light barrier timing systems.

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Updated on
Jun 17, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit

Ratings and reviews

256 reviews
Aaron Uzelac
April 3, 2024
Great app and the timing system works very well. Price was dropped from 89.99 annually to 54.99 which is a much better deal. Good job! Keep it up!
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Photo Finish GbR
March 27, 2024
Thanks for your feedback! We shifted to a subscription model to fund ongoing improvements and support, which you won't get with a timing gate. We have also now lowered the price of the yearly license to just 6 months, which makes it even more affordable
October 20, 2023
In my experience this app has been an excellent solution to setting up time gates and getting accurate times. The ability to sync multiple devices is superb as it allows for split times. All times can be saved and exported on csv files for further analysis. Any other time system I have tried before was a lot more expensive and involved multiple pieces of equipment. Well done to the developers!
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Photo Finish GbR
October 25, 2023
Thank you very much! If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email to support@photofinish-app. We will continue to improve the app and expand it's functionalities!
May 3, 2022
This is superb for BMX sprint training. My son uses this many times every week as part of his training on the road. The software has no problems with detecting a rider on their bike and it makes timing so much easier. It took us a few goes to get the phones in the optimum position but since then we've had no problems. Using the flying start mode works well and removes the inaccuracy of timing with a stop watch.
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Photo Finish GbR
May 26, 2022
Thank you! Indeed we tested Photo Finish for a variety of sports already and it works for cycling, hockey, soccer training, skiing and basically anything involving a human moving on the ground.

What's new

We proudly present Photo Finish 3.0! With this new version, you can now also connect your Android Photo Finish version to the newly released iOS Photo Finish version.