HOW TO TIME 100M DASH OR POOL SWIMMING EVENT WITH MULTIPLE DEVICES

Are you a track & field organizer, but you don't have access to expensive camera-based timing equipment?  Or are you a pool swimming organizer, but the automated touch-pads are not available for timing the heats?

Webscorer PRO version 4.8 introduced a new Master / Helper device feature that makes it practical to time events with busy finishes using multiple devices.

FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

1. Create the master start list on one device
2. Set the timing mode to Master / Helper
   - Navigate to the "Race Start" panel
   - Tap the "Timing mode" option
   - Set "Use helper devices = On"
   - Select "Role of this device = Master"
3. Share the start list with other devices
   - Return to the "Race Start" panel
   - Tap the "Post start list" toolbar button
   - Tap "Share via Bluetooth"
4. On each of the helper devices
   - Tap "Race with start list"
   - Tap "Download start list via Bluetooth"
   - On the master device, tap the name of the helper device
   - The app will auto-navigate to the "Timing Mode" panel
   - Select "Role of this device = Helper"
5. Start the race from the Master device
   - On the Master device, tap "Activate master"
   - On all Helper devices, tap "Connect to master"
   - Select the name of the master device on the Bluetooth popup
   - On the Master device, tap "Start race on all devices"
6. Time the designated racer(s) on each Helper device
   - For example, device #1 could time just the racer on lane 1
   - Tap the "Send data" toolbar button to send the timing data to the Master
   - The Master device does not need to do anything

NOTES:

- There can be only one Master device
- There is no limit on the number of Helper devices
- The Master device can also participate in timing
- Since the timing data is shared via Bluetooth, you must use similar devices
- You can mix iPhones, iPads and Macs
- You can mix Android and Windows devices
- But iOS devices cannot be mixed with Android or Windows devices
- The Master device can have "Live results = On" during the timing

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