Shot timer apps?
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I think a shot timer can be a valuable training tool ...
June 19th, 2013 10:25 AM
Shot timer apps?
Does anyone have any experience with any of the shot timer apps for Androids?
I think a shot timer can be a valuable training tool (as it gives both a quantifiable measure to compete against, as well asjust inducing a little more stress.), but most of the standalone ones are outside my current budget.
I know, there are no timers in a gunfight (there never were in my experience at least), but the faster a person can get good hits on target, the better.
I am okay with paying for an app as long as it works decently well, since it would still be significantly less than a stand alone unit.
June 19th, 2013 10:25 AM
June 19th, 2013 11:24 AM
I use a Pocket Pro that I picked up at a gun auction only because it was fairly cheap. Most shot timer pricing starts in the $100 plus range and the Procket Pro is about $140.
A friend uses a free downloadable shot timer by Surefire
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June 19th, 2013 08:36 PM
Has your friend had any feedback about the surefire app?
June 19th, 2013 09:15 PM
I've been meaning to post up about the app I use and just keep forgetting!
I use an iPhone app called Shot Timer.
For free, I cannot complain. You do have to do some playing around with the sensitivity to get it to pick up all your shots, but once you get it dialed in, it works fine. It doesn't have a very robust export feature, but that may be just the free version. I don't really need the data for any purpose other than personal knowledge, so I just leave it in the app and name it if I want to note that string for any reason.
EDIT: Looks like there is no paid version, so if you are looking for something with lots of reporting features, this may not work for you. If you want a basic timer that records shots, times and splits, then give it a try!
EDIT Part 2: Added a pic of the email data it will send you. The text is selectable, so I guess you could cut/paste it into a spreadsheet but it'd be a pain.
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June 19th, 2013 09:19 PM
The only way I can use a phone based shot timer is if I have my active muffs with. With foam plugs or passive muffs I have not found the beep loud enough to be effective. With active muffs and plugging into the aux audio jack from the phone it is ok. Let me rephrase that it is ok unless there are 20 other people blasting away at the range.
June 19th, 2013 09:22 PM
I use the same as tx expat , it works well enough to give me times to improve on. Works well on my iphone
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June 19th, 2013 10:03 PM
Thanks for the feedback, now to see if that one exists for Droid as well.
I usually have my phone plugged into my active muffs anyways, I like to have a soundtrack while I shoot. Country for shotgun sports, rock for close in pistol and rifle, classical for distance rifle.
June 19th, 2013 10:20 PM
I am running Android. I use, "IPSC Shot Timer." However, I have not used it for live fire. I have only used it for dry fire drills. It works great for what I use it for.
June 21st, 2013 09:34 PM
First of all: Best quote ever
Originally Posted by buckeye .45
Second: My first thought was, "I have to buy some of those active muffs instead of my $10.00 walmart ones" but then I realized I can just wear my ear bud headphones from my phone, under my regular muffs. Great idea though
June 21st, 2013 09:44 PM
I found a free one on the android marketplace for free just called "Shotimer" that had good reviews and has been downloaded a lot. For basic use I was happy with it.
It has the ability to give the beep a random delay, and told me my times/splits.
June 21st, 2013 11:05 PM
I downloaded the "IPSC Shot Time (Beta)" for my android. I use it for live fire practice and it works. It also works very well when I practice at home with my airsoft pistol. You can't beat free.