Free RaceChrono Smart Phone App Released
The RaceChrono application gives detailed lap times and analysis from motorsports to down hill skiing, bicycling and horse racing, without transferring any data to a computer.
"We have gained a noticeably large user base, because we are giving away something for free that users are used to paying for. Also, the traditional data loggers are not as easy to use, because they require transfer of data to a computer and provide less features", says Antti Lammi, the founder of RaceChrono.
The software features an extended online track library, containing the start, finish and split lines for different tracks, and is pretty easy to use too. Currently over 180 tracks in 40 countries are included in the library, all downloadable within the application.
"It is very easy for users to create any track that may be missing from our library. Consequently our active users have submitted most of the tracks currently available there", says Lammi.
Don't panic, because it's not necessary to have an Apple iPhone to use the application. RaceChrono only requires a Windows Mobile or S60 smart phone and a GPS receiver. RaceChrono's lap time error margin is typically 0.15-0.25 seconds depending on satellite positioning accuracy and the quality of the GPS receiver being used. The best accuracy is gained with an external Bluetooth GPS receiver, but phones with internal GPS receivers are supported as well.
To learn more about this application or to download this software for free, you can go to www.racechrono.com and to Nokia's Ovi Store opened this month. So far the application has been downloaded over 100,000 times.
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