What is Freelap?
Freelap is an electronic timing system that provides immediate feedback during training sessions.
How does Freelap work?
Each athlete wears an FxChip that sense the magnetic field that is emitted by transmitters. The FxChips are automatically triggered and record the time when when either releasing the button on the touch pad or running past a Tx Junior Pro transmitter. The timing data is wirelessly collected by the Relay Coach BLE from all the FxChips at the finish line and then transmitted to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.
Does Freelap support iOS? Android?
Yes, Freelap supports both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
What are the primary benefits of Freelap?
Freelap is extremely small and portable, easy to set up, and can time multiple athletes simultaneously.
What types of sports and activities can Freelap be used?
Freelap is used to time a wide variety of activities including sprints, hurdles, horizontal jumps, football and other field sports.
How accurate is the Freelap Timing System?
The Freelap timing system has a accuracy of 2/100 seconds which is similar to the accuracy of single beam photocell timing systems for running events.
What is the minimum spacing between transmitters?
The FxChip has a SAFE time of 0.68 seconds, meaning the stopwatch can time splits as short as 0.68 seconds. This SAFE time is sufficient to measure 10 meter splits for elite sprinters.
Can multiple Tx Junior Pro Transmitters be used to measure splits?
Yes, splits can be measured using multiple transmitters. For example, it is possible to divide an 80 meter fly-in/fly-out sprint into four 20 meter zones using five Tx Junior Pro Transmitters.
What type of batteries does Freelap use?
The FxChip uses a commonly available CR2032 lithium battery. The Tx Junior Pro transmitter uses 2 AA batteries and are user replaceable. The Tx Touch Pro transmitter uses a CR2032 lithium battery that is rated for 15,000 starts. The Relay Coach BLE has a rechargeable battery that is charged via USB.
Where can I purchase Freelap?
You can purchase Freelap at our online store at simplifaster.com
Is Freelap available in my country?
Freelap is available worldwide either through on online store or a Freelap distributor.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes, we accept purchase orders from schools and businesses. Let us know if you need a quotation.
What is the Freelap warranty?
The Freelap warranty is described on our Warranty Information page.