Background

As a long-time competitive (now Masters) swimmer presently based in Berlin, Germany, I saw coaches’ need to eliminate paper work and desire to fully utilize the power of smartphones to get done more during training sessions. So far, pro coaches spent a lot of time documenting their athletes’ progress manually or just lose a lot of highly valuable performance data (often the latter). So, after a lot of experimentation since 2015 and with the help of top international coaches I invented a new way of timing not just one athlete, but several at the same time.

The new timing process and its realization as iPhone app also addresses the one shortcoming of a smartphone vs. an old-school handheld stopwatch: No central, physical buttons for immediate haptic feedback. The process and smartphone-based device turned out to be so new — or maybe even to be the last innovation in handheld timing before we all carry implanted timing chips to measure everything automatically — that I submitted a patent application with a leading law firm.

I am now making more people aware of this new opportunity to replace a stopwatch with a smarter device, or, for example, as an athlete, parent or supported, just not waste any money on an outdated, dedicated timing device in the first place.

With making a name for myself in the high-end stopwatch space, people also started contacting me for help regarding their very specific, unsolved timing problems: Timing rally motorsports events as a spectator and, most recently, also timing Nordic cross-country skiers. People have called the resulting RallyTime Pro timing app, too, “Fantastic app” and “Just What i’ve been looking for for a long time… Thanks a lot !!!!!! You saved my day”.

Marco
Berlin, early 2017

Highlights and Contact

World’s first single-button multi stopwatch and the only stopwatch app that truly replaces a traditional handheld stopwatch, or in fact even several of them, for sports timing at maximum precision.

With just one button to tap,

  1. eliminates the need to look at the screen or hit one of several, tiny, on-screen buttons at critical timing events, and
  2. lets timekeepers start even multiple athletes in any start configuration without any prior configuration.
Featuring:

  • Patent-pending tap&arrange technology: World’s first PRACTICAL solution to timing multiple athletes at once, at maximum precision, without needing to look at the screen
  • Physical button support via volume buttons, with minimum impact to listening to music at the same time
  • Static and temporary groups defined in seconds via group tags
  • Instantly shared results
  • Export of detailed timing history to Dropbox, Evernote or Google Drive
  • .csv export directly opens in Excel
  • Take most accurate stride/stroke rates effortlessly for every athlete’s individual split

For any further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am happy to support you in any way possible:

J. Marco Bremer
Hannover and Berlin, Germany
+49 1511 077 5075
marco@smartstopwatch.com

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