Nirwana's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
The app is very nice but the iPhone's GPS gets lost easily in corners; my track maps look like spaghetti once I get into the corners. Too bad, because the app appears to have been well designed and implemented.
Tcpsoft's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
Another track buddy told me about Harry's Lap Timer and just looking at it while sitting still in the car I couldn't figure it out. But I thought for 5.99 it may at least give me a rough estimate of my lap times until I get a "real" timing and data system. I started reading the help pages and got more and more amazed as I read. I got to the video part and thought, "why did I not buy the Pro version?". So I upgraded right then and made a date with the track a few weeks later. Standalone products that do all this go into the thousands of dollars. Yes, HLT isn't as flexible as the standalones, but it's literally 1/100th the cost. At the track this app is right at home. There was already a map for VIR, so I just downloaded the track map, turned it on and away I went. I bought a tomtom iPhone car kit, but it didn't have the iPhone 4 adapter so my first day was using the internal assisted gps only. And really, it wasn't that bad considering there isn't much cell signal anywhere near the track. Some laps were better than others signal-wise and it didn't provide a good baseline due the inconsistency, but that was expected. That night I bought the Pro version for my "old" 3GS and took it out the next day plugged into the tomtom. Perfect reception and consistent timings. I need to figure out what software to do the data analysis in now. The built in analysis pack is good, but the screen on the iPhone is tiny for all that data. I do like the lap time and comparison to a reference lap analysis. I haven't tried all the modes yet, but what I have used (classic timer, video, speedometer, analysis) has been worth many, many times more than the $15 bucks for the pro version. Considering this is one guy developing this app, it's totally 5 stars. I have a few wish list items for subsequent releases. -choose how many laps are recorded on video before saving to phone. -allow for background video recording and the classic timer foreground (I don't need to see the video while I'm driving, I do need the timer up). -add a line from the center to the moving dot on the friction circle. -have the option of +/- time in comparison to your best time for the entire lap, not just a sector. -allow for one button "press and record" gps overlaid video without creating a lap (for impromptu mountain drives). I have all kinds of ideas- Harald, if you need someone to test just let me know. Thanks for creating this incredible app!!
Jakuta's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
I've used this software on my Palm for a couple of years and now it's finally available for iPhone. It's missing some of the Palm features, but I'm confident they will come. This developer has always responded quickly to concerns and problems. I have not seen any other software in the App Store that does what LapTimer does. This is by far the best software for road racers on this platform. Thanks for bringing this software to iPhone!
Moose Dancer's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
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
Bossssssssssss's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
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.
MaliceRancher's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
App seems to have a lot of functionality but it's not exactly plug n play. I can't fiddle with it while on the track so it gets frustrating when it's not working as expected.
savowood's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
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.
Tenthumbd's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
I spent three days at High Plains Raceway testing various laptiming software. Hands down this app wins. I used a Tom Tom mount and amazed everyone with the accuracy. My lap times on this app were within 1/100s of the transponder times! The ability to use NMEA data must have been key. I use the timer view to improve my times; the diff to ref lap is a very useful and advanced function. With this functionality one knows exactly how effective a new line was, immediately. The UI could do with some work because the font on the diff is too small. Use the iPhone accessibility menu to invert the colors for more contrast. This app works better than some dedicated loggers. Keep up the good work!
Jerry Tunney's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
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!
Hdias4's Review of Harrys Laptimer RookieReviewed on 12/9/18 12:41 PM
One of the best apps in terms of using the full capability of the iPhone. Just great!!! You just need to learn how to use it, check his website for more detail. Once you figure it out it will blow your mind how cool it is. I can't wait for more updates, it keeps getting better and better. Must have for any truck enthusiast.