Companies

Premiere companies in the professional handheld stopwatch space:
Casio
Hanhart
Seiko
TAG Heuer

Casio

Hanhart

Seiko

TAG Heuer

One of the original few of Swiss producers of mechanical stopwatches; now a global luxury watch maker with still a heavy link to the timing industry. Part of the Luis Vuitton Mo√ęt Hennessy (LVMH) luxury goods group. As with every luxury watch maker, TAG Heuer timing solutions are just a niche in the company’s overall business.

Current models: TAG Heuer HL-400 Pocket-Pro Electronic Stopwatch in nine versions for different sports and other application areas. Each stopwatch can be connected to a computer with a TAG Heuer-supplied program via USB cable. The program is available exclusively as a Microsoft Windows application. Rare in the industry, cable and program also allow Firmware updates of these high-end stopwatch mini-computers. Here’s an overview video.

Model HL-400-DF is special in that it can be used in conjunction with Swiss-born Dartfish‘s myDartfish Express sport video analysis app, which supposedly starts and syncs data with the operation of the HF-400-DF. The connection is via Bluetooth. Here’s the announcement by TAG Heuer from mid 2016.

Code (links to website) Name (links to one-pager) Summary Other
HL-400-A Athletics For athletics timing including interval and sprint training as well as the Beep/Bleep test Manual | Video | Video (B[l]eep Test)
HL-400-C Circuit For motorsports circuit racing (vs. rallies) Manual
HL-400-DF Training “Dartfish” Stopwatch for sprint training and swimming, in particular for cadence data, with special support to connect to the Dartfish video analysis app via Bluetooth Manual
HL-400-I Industry For timing industry processes at 1/10,000 of a minute precision Manual
HL-400-J Jumping For horse show jumping, the Equestrian competitive event Manual | Video
HL-400-P Pilot Provides flight times and fuel times for pleasure and general aviation pilots Manual
HL-400-R Rally For timing motorsport rally events Manual | Video (Start Marshals) | Video (Stage Timer)
HL-400-S Swimming For swim training and swim events Manual | Video
HL-400-W Winter For various skiing events including cross-country skiing with interval starts and mass starts Manual | Video