Start Clock is used to individually start runners/skiers/bikers in a competition, e.g. in orienteering or skiing. It works on both phones and tablets. The text is automatically adapted to fill the screen.
- Gives an audible prewarning (e.g. 10 sec before start);
- Beeps on the seconds before start (e.g. 55, 56, 57, 58, 59); and,
- Beeps even more on the go second.
Start Clock shows current time, alternatively countdown to the start signal (to zero), or time relative to a zero time point. A starting list can be shown. The start interval can be chosen from 5 sec to 10 min.
The time can be synchronised to the device’s built-in GPS. Additionally, the displayed time can be adjusted:
- To show call-up time (e.g. 3 min ahead);
- To align with the timing system of the race (e.g. 0.75 sec); and,
- To postpone start (e.g. by half an hour).
Text colours can be freely chosen for normal time, for the seconds before start, and, for the start second (can resemble a traffic light). As an alternative, a starting window can be used, which shows green, e.g. 5 sec before and 5 sec after the start signal.
Start Clock can have a picture of your choice as a background image (alternatively, a one-coloured background). Use a photo, the logo of the club or prepare a custom background picture. Additionally, a text message can be displayed; its position and size can be adjusted.
To load a custom background picture, Start Clock needs access to your photos (Android permission Storage). Access to the device’s location is needed to enable GPS synchronisation (Android permission Location; only time information is used, the position is discarded). No other permissions are required.
Start Clock shows no advertisements. It does not gather, transmit or disclose any personal data.
Available start intervals: 0:05, 0:10, 0:15, 0:20, 0:25, 0:30, 0:40, 0:45, 0:50, 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00.
GPS synchronisation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izDB5CW5JyI
Help file: http://tg3.se/startclock/help_en.html