Harry's LapTimer Rookie App Description & Overview
Harry's LapTimer is the advanced tool for car enthusiast. It records all types of sensor data provided by your iPhone/iPod/iPad (or external sensors), combines them, and makes them available to optimize your drive. Over time, you will get insights on your car and in your driving, not known before.
LapTimer offers more than 900 predefined tracks world wide. With its assistants, it is extremely easy to setup - just click your track and drive. It fully automates your lap timing using GPS, and presents the results to all kinds of media.
You are not limited to track driving only. For example, you may define your home and working locations as a 'track', collect statistics on different ways chosen, and analyze / optimize the time used every day.
Want to show your drive to your friends? LapTimer Petrolhead and above generates beautiful in car video recordings with all kinds of data overlaid, ready to be presented - e.g. on youtube. Even without video, recorded data can be analyzed using purpose designed views, making it easy to analyze and improve your driving performance.
Using online racing, you can use LapTimer in competition. LapTimer offers a Hall of Fame, allows watching you and your friends on track - all in real time. Compare your sector times, braking / acceleration points, and learn from each other.
You can start with your plain iPhone in the beginning and add external GPS and OBD II sensors later, step by step, and as you need it. LapTimer itself comes in three different editions: LapTimer Rookie is the entry level with all you need for lap timing; LapTimer Petrolhead is the advanced version including lots of video features, and LapTimer Grand Prix is the edition for professionals including Multi Cam recording, and advanced sensor and analytics functionality.
Please note that functionality depends on your device, the LapTimer edition chosen, and sometimes even external sensors added (like OBD II). Please visit our web page to get the full story. All edition can be upgraded later, all editions come with native iPhone and iPad support.
There are quite expensive stand alone solutions for track days available. Be smart and own the leading edge tool simply by using your iPhone and LapTimer. Besides the professional area, there is no known solution that offers more functionality than LapTimer does - across the market. As our ambition is to offer the best tool, LapTimer is enhanced continuously.
Please visit http://www.gps-laptimer.de for detailed information on versions, FAQs / documentation, in depth technology background information, online racing, and supported device configurations. Join our user community on http://www.gps-laptimer-forum.de to be involved in future development - all with first class support.
Changes in v21.0.5:
‣ Fixed 15 laps limit (video links in VBOX exports and video overlays)
‣ Improved Dropbox integration [Rookie]
‣ Improved Check Data to better cope with video links
‣ Reduce position updates sent to server to 2 Hz (bandwidth limit)
‣ Fixed missing heart rates in video overlays (Export) [GrandPrix]
‣ Prohibited selection of remote video when Re-Linking [Petrolhead]
‣ Improved AX assistant completion message for standing / standard starts
‣ Some minor bug fixes
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By Will Christian
I recently purchased this laptimer "rookie". I'm a novice racer, just looking to make improvements in my street car (mk5 gti) this is perfect for what I want. It tracks your lap times, as well as a track map to see your "g's" in the turns. It's a great app! The folks are great with support as well.
Must buy for saving times
Worked great at a recent track day. Recorded lots of good data and times. Def worth it
I bought the rookie version. I used it for lap times. Works great! Will mount it properly in sept at vir and use some more of its features.
Great that I have been using since the good old PalmOS days.
Runs fine on a 4(S), but needs external GPS on a 3S.
Love the external gadgets: 5Hz GPS, OBD and camera feeds.
Still one if the best apps I have ever purchased. Continually updated refreshed
I've been using this app with the Tom Tom mount through several releases. Absolutely phenomenal!! With the new iphone 5 and improved processor I'm hoping the video can be made continuous....otherwise wonderful tool.
By Moose Dancer
We are not a big dollar team weekend warriors all the the puts a ton of technology in your hands. There is a lot to go through there is a ton of features if you want to spend a lot of money for a single function device have at it. Thank you for making a great tool at a great price. I can now pick my jaw off the ground this app is Awesome
By Jerry Tunney
Although a little confusing to figure out at first, I'm amazed at all the information it relays to me. Very helpful at the track plus cool to find the best way to school. Harry also updates the app quite often making it better and easier to use every time. Definitely worth the $4.99! Thanks Harry!
Total waste of $8.99. Didn't work for a SINGLE LAP in a full day at the Thunderhill track. I attempted to get my money back, but was stiff-armed by the developer (Harry) and denied by Apple. Be forewarned, apparently "the app doesn't work" is not a vaild reason for getting a refund. Really? I feel ike I've been robbed by both Harry and Apple. Don't bother with this one.
Great Data Logger
This is a great application to use for track day data gathering. I've been able to use it to shave time off my laps, and to help diagnose problems I've had with my car.
For the most accurate results, you cannot rely on the internal GPS. The TomTom mount is quite good. There are others listed on the Lap Timer web site which also work quite well according to the author. I haven't tried them, but I have no reason to doubt. I've actually ordered one of them since my TomTom mount isn't working, but haven't tried it yet.
Finally, if you ever have any questions about using the application, or even enhancement ideas, the author is very responsive. I've always had an answer within a day, and in one case where a new track configuration was being introduced, he was up early in the morning getting the new config set and ready to use. There's even a forum specifically for the application.
Harry, keep up the great work.
I just used this for the first time at Summit Point and it was great! The lap times were within 1/10th of a second and often within a few 1/100 of a second compared to the transponder! Worked great every time and did not use data and the battery did not even go down very fast. Amazing App!
Used with an iPhone 4, no Tom Tom kit.