Team Split Help
Team Split provides its users with the ability to time multiple people at the same time. This can be use for sporting events such as Swim Meets and Track meets. It can also be used in many other contexts such as for Physical Education teachers timing a class in events such as the file run. This page will go over some of the basics of using Team Split and it will also explain some of the more advanced functions of Team Split and how to use them. As always we appreciate the comments and feedback of our customers, so if you notice something that should be added or corrected to this guide, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message via the Contact Us page. We also can be contacted on Twitter (@rhine_o), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Rhine.O.LLC/), or Google Plus (https://plus.google.com/+rhineo).
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This page contains lots of great information in text form with great pictures. However, before we get to that, a few great videos are available to help show how Team Split can be used.
First, the Rhine-O Enterprises produced demonstration video showing some great, easy to use features:
Getting Started with Team Split
Timing people is simple with Team Split. Refer to the images below, and the associated directions for the details on how to time multiple people.
First let’s look at the different screens that are available in Team Split. You press one of the four icons on the button to select the screen that you need to use. At any point you can switch between screens without interrupting the other screens. For example, you can review the results of another event in the “Results” screen while your stop watches continue to run in the “Watches” screen.
Let’s look at the main parts of Team Split as labeled in the picture above:
- Press here to access the “Watches” screen. This is the main work engine of Team Split. It allows you to time multiple users at once while keeping track of their splits (i.e., laps). You can start all racers at the same time, or you can start them one at a time. Racers can be stopped when the finish the event, but they can also be restarted if there is pause or break in the middle of the event that you don’t want to include in their overall time.
- Press here to access the “Edit Watches” screen. This screen allows you to assign names to lanes, delete lanes, and more. This screen can be used before, during, or after an event is complete, but it only operates on the current event. It is also possible to edit an event later in the “Results” screen.
- Press here to access the “Results” screen. This is where you can see and share the results from previous events and meets. You can also edit the names assigned to lanes, and you can delete old events and lanes. Results can be shared in a simple text format, in a CSV spreadsheet, or an Excel spreadsheet.
- Press here to access the “Options” screen. Here you can configure the way Team Split works. Also, this screen also provides you tools to send feedback to the Rhine-o Enterprises LLC team, rate Team Split, check the Team Split version, and more.
This screen is the main view for timing the people in each event. From here you can start and stop each lane individually. Also, you can time individual laps or splits.
Let’s look at the main parts of Watches Screen as labeled in the picture above:
- When a new event is created, you can start all the lanes at one by pressing the large “Start All” button.
- For each individual lane, you can start and stop the time by pressing the small green “Start” button. This will turn into a red “Stop” button after being pressed. A lane can be started and stopped as many times as desired.
- Similar to the Start / Stop button, the Split button can be pressed on any lane to create a new split (or lap). This can be done as many times as is needed.
- Press here to access some other less commonly needed options. This includes the ability to stop and start all lanes at once. Since the big green “Start All” button is only available before the event has been started the first time, you can use the “Start All” option here to get the same affect later if needed. You also have access to create a new Meet, Heat or Event. To rename a Meet or Event, you need to switch to the “Edit Watches” screen.
Edit Watches Screen
The next screen in Team Split is the “Edit Watches” screen. This screen is where you can set the different properties for the currently running event (or heat within an event). Note that you can make changes here while a race is going, and it won’t stop your watches or have any negative affect on your timing. This screen is only for the current event, but you can make the same sort of changes to your past events in the results screen.
Let’s look at the main parts of Edit Watches Screen as labeled in the picture above:
- Just press here on each lane to change the first name of the person in each lane. This change will immediately be reflected in the Watches Screen as well.
- Just press here on each lane to change the last name of the person in each lane. Note that you don’t have to put both first and last name if you don’t want to use a last name. In fact, you don’t need to put in either first or last name if you just want to refer people by their lane number.
- Press here to pop up the more advanced options of renaming or deleting the current heat, event, or meet. Note that if you want to delete an individual lane, you can do so by swiping from right to left on an individual lane, and then pressing the red “Delete” button. This behavior is only available in the “Edit Watches” screen not in the main “Watches” screen.
The results screen is probably the most complex part of Team Shake because it gives you access to all your prior meets and the details of the events within them. Of course, this excludes any meets and events that you have chosen to delete. As a general principle, you access the results of a specific event by first choosing a meet, and then an event. Once, you have chosen an event you can drill down even further to see detailed information about the individual laps with an lane. Note that within each level, you can press the action button in the top right of the screen to share the results of the meet, event, or lane the you are viewing. You can also choose to edit or delete from the action button.
As a few highlights from the picture above, refer to the following points:
- You can press here to enter a particular meet. You can slight from right to left to reveal a delete button that will allow you to delete an individual meet.
- After choosing a meet you will see the details of when events are within that meet, you can go back to the main results view to pick another meet by pressing on “Meets” in the top left of the screen.
- When you are viewing a meet, just press on any event row to drill down and get more information about the event. You can also slide from right to left to delete an individual heat.
- Press the action button to get options to share information about the entire meet. You can also rename or delete the meet from this menu.
Now let’s look at the event and lane details:
As a few highlights from the picture above, refer to the following points:
- After choosing an event you will see the details of when lanes are within that event, you can go back to the meet view to pick another event by pressing on “Back” in the top left of the screen.
- You can press here to enter a particular lane. You can slight from right to left to reveal a delete button that will allow you to delete an individual lane.
- Press the action button to get options to share information about individual event. Also there is an “Edit Lanes” options that gives you the same functionality as the “Edit Watches” screen, but for an already completed event. Note that if you have multiple heats, all the lanes for each heat will appear in this view. You can also rename or delete the event from this menu. Additionally, you choose how to sort the lanes. You can sort by name, place (first to last), or by heat / lane number (heat 1 lane 1 first, last heat last lane last). Note that you can choose in the options screen whether to sort by first name or last name when sorting by name.
- After choosing a lane you will see the details of the splits (laps) within that lane, you can go back to the event results view to pick another lane by pressing on the event name in the top left of the screen.
- Note that you can view a lot of details information about the lane and individual laps, but you cannot delete or change the lap or lane information at this time. A future version may allow you to change or delete laps to correct mistakes, but that is not currently supported. To change the names associated with a lane, go back to the event page and choose “Edit Lanes” from the action button.
- Press the action button to get options to share information about the individual lanes.
This section contains a complete list of all the configuration options, and how they impact the operation of the Team Split.
- Auto Create New Meets
- If enabled, a new meet will be created if it has been more than the set time since the stop of the last event (controlled by ‘Create New Meets Threshold’)
- Create New Meets Threshold
- Number of hours that must past to auto create a new meet” enterText = “This is the number of hours that must have passed since the last event to automatically create a new meet. The option only has any impact if the ‘Automatically Create New Meets’ option is enabled”.
- Display Last Name First
- Displays names as ‘Last, First’ instead of ‘First Last’
- Sort by First Name
- When sorting lanes by name sort by first name instead last name
Time Limits Options
- Maximum Event Time
- If this is set, this is the maximum time an individual watch can run for a particular event.” enterText = “This is the maximum time an individual watch can run for a particular event. If this is set to blank, or a number less than or equal to 0, then this option has no effect. Acceptable values are a number seconds or a stopwatch type value. For example, 30 will put a 30 second limit. 2:30 will put a 2 minute and 30 second limit. 2:30:00 would put a 2 hour and 30 minute limit.
- Maximum Lap Time
- If this is set, this is the maximum time an individual watch can run for a particular lap within an event. A new lap will automatically be started after this limit is exceeded.” enterText = “This is the maximum time an individual watch can run for a particular lap within an event. A new lap will automatically be started after this limit is exceeded. If this is set to blank, or a number less than or equal to 0, then this option has no effect. Acceptable values are a number seconds or a stopwatch type value. For example, 30 will put a 30 second limit. 2:30 will put a 2 minute and 30 second limit. 2:30:00 would put a 2 hour and 30 minute limit.
- Stop Watch on Lap Limit
- If a lane exceeds the ‘Maximum Lap Time’ automatically stop the watch until it is manually restarted