The Freelap Pro Coach BLE Electronic Timing System is wireless, accurate, easy to set up and use, versatile, expandable, compact, and portable. The system can time multiple athletes simultaneously in a wide range of training scenarios including block starts, flying sprints, splits, hurdles, tempo runs, laps, velocity of horizontal jumpers and pole vaulters, 10 and 40 yard dash, and change of direction drills. The Pro Coach BLE 824 Timing System shown here includes the Relay Coach BLE with tripod, 8 FxChips, 2 Tx Touch Pro transmitters, 4 Tx Junior Pro transmitters, and Canvas Case. Each of the components are briefly described below.
The FxChip is worn by the athlete. Each FxChip has a unique ID allowing multiple athletes to be timed simultaneously. The chip is activated by movement when the athlete puts it on. The FxChip can time up to ten splits before transferring the timing data to your smartphone via the Relay Coach BLE. The FxChip has a clip on the back that attaches to the athletes running shorts.
The new Tx Touch Pro transmitter is slimmer than the previous model and has a user replaceable lithium battery rated at 15,000 starts. The Tx Touch Pro automatically triggers the Radio Chip when the athlete releases the button on first movement such as block starts and the 40 yard dash. The transmitter also has an audible beep; this feature can be used to include reaction time in the sprint when an assistant holds the transmitter and releases the button in close proximity to the athlete.
The new Tx Junior Pro transmitter is half the height of the previous model measuring six inches high and 4.5 inches at the base. Other enhancements include auto OFF when not in use to save battery, low battery indicator, and toolless battery replacement. Like the previous model, the Tx Junior Pro can be placed on the line between two lanes on the track and time athletes in both lanes. The Tx Junior Pro transmitter has three modes: Start, Lap, and Finish. The Start mode resets and starts the timing on the Radio Chips. Lap mode adds splits and Finish mode times the last split and transfers all the data to the Pro Coach via the Relay Coach. The Tx Junior Pro uses two AA alkaline batteries rated at 300 hours.
The Relay Coach BLE connects to your Android or iOS device using Bluetooth Low Energy. The myfreelap app can be downloaded from Google Play or iTunes, and the timing data can be uploaded to the cloud at myfreelap.com. The Relay Coach BLE is placed 5 meters after the Tx Junior Pro transmitter(s)s that are set to Finish Mode. As the athletes pass the Finish transmitters the timing data is sent from the Relay Coach BLE to your smartphone or tablet. The Relay Coach BLE features an auto OFF when not in use, a low-battery indicator, and is recharged using a USB cable.