Why am I seeing a delayed start on my Timer when the race begins?

The Timer's clock is synched with the Starter during the huddle. The Timer has a tolerance for receiving the start signal from the Starter. It is normal if the clock on the Timer's device begins running some time after the start.

As a 

Timer

I want to 

Understand why the clock on my device doesn't always immediately start.

Solution

It is completely normal for the clock on the Timer's device to sometimes begin running some time after the start. This DOES NOT indicate that the Timer is in any way "delayed".

Instantaneous Start

An instantaneous start is when the Starter starts a race and the Timer's clock immediately responds. This is the typical behavior of the Timer you will observe.

Delayed-tolerant Start

A delayed-tolerant start is when the Starter starts a race and the Timer's clock takes slightly longer to begin running (1-3 seconds). If this is the case, do not worry! 
  • The Swimmingly® App is designed to have a tolerance for the signal getting from the Starter to the Timer's device.
  • The clock on the Timer's device is already synched with the Starter prior to the beginning of the race (during the huddle).
  • Any delay in observing the initiation of the running clock on the Timer has NO EFFECT on the time's accuracy. The Timer has already been synched with the Starter during the huddle, and the app has a tolerance built in for the Timer receiving the start signal from the Starter's device. 
    • In other words, if your Timer's clock begins to run 3 seconds after the start, your Timing device has already calculated for that.
  • This DOES NOT have an effect on the resulting time.

Please Note: If the running clock does not appear on the Timer before the swimmer finishes, please CLICK HERE for the tutorial to learn how to rehuddle.