Activate Airplane mode to prevent Start clock from being disrupted by other apps.
Besides incoming calls, Start clock may, for example, be affected by SMS, chat and mail. Airplane mode blocks telephony and internet, which can prevent such disruptions.
Select start interval. Each interval repeats itself on the same min/sec every hour.
Select sound. Pick Silent to mute the start sound, which also mutes Get ready and Pre-warning sounds.
Select number of Get ready beeps, or none.
Select if and when a Pre-warning beep is given.
Click on the satellite icon in the main timing window (upper right corner) to display GNSS status:
Locating satellites (blinking).
Running, fair quality.
Running, good quality.
GNSS unavailable. Android™ Location switched off.
Android permission Location not granted.
Place the device in an open area with a clear view for a large part of the sky. Trees and buildings as well as weather conditions may prevent accurate timing. Reliable timing is achieved only after several minutes of use. Do not use indoors!
The entered value ±hh:mm:ss.ss is added to current time. Usage:
Enter zero time point hh:mm:ss — The main timing window displays a negative time counting towards zero when
current time is
If using Time zero together with Start list, read more under Start list below.
Show an imported start list.
Interval start — Start Clock shows the participants who will start at the next start signal. Select this option if the contestants start with a fixed time interval.
Chasing start (pursuit) — Start Clock displays each competitor as his/her start time is approaching, then gives a start signal. Select this option if the start times of the contestants are staggered according to the cumulative results in one or more previous races. Settings:
Import a start list or try this function with the built-in demo start list. The number of participants that can be displayed simultaneously is maximum 30, but is usually limited by the screen size.
Show information about the imported start list. Display the start list.
Adjust the text size.
Import start list
How to find the import file
Supported file formats
How to use Time zero together with Start list
In full screen mode, there is no menu available in the main timing window. To enter Preferences, long press in the background of the main timing window.
Enter a short message which is displayed in the main timing window.
Select text colour.
Adjust the text size.
Position the text vertically. The text is always horizontally centred.
Control if and how fast the text is flashing.
The starting window lasts for, as an example, ±5 sec relative to the start time (actual length is controlled by the setting Get ready). When the starting window is open, the Start text colour is used; at all other times Normal text colour applies.
Colour — Select background colour. Not available if a background image is displayed (remove the image to display a one-colour background).
Background image — Pick a photo from the gallery on your device. Start clock contains a preloaded background image, which is displayed until another image has been selected.
Remove — Stop displaying the background image and return to a one-coloured background.
Scaling of background image. Click to toggle between:
Centred cropped — The image is centred and cropped to fill the display, maintaining the aspect ratio.
Centred inside — The image is centred but not cropped, maintaining the aspect ratio.
Fit image — The image is stretched to fill the display, which may distort the image.
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