FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

& OUR ANSWERS

GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT FREELAP

Freelap® is a transponder timing system, automatic and wireless, designed for sports training. It lets you obtain effortlessly complete, reliable and accurate data on athlete performance.
Timing data are automatically recorded and transmitted live, via Bluetooth, to your mobile device (via the MyFreelap mobile app – free download on Android and iOS) and / or to a LED screen.
To know more about the Freelap system, go to the “About Freelap” page.

To find your Freelap dealer, go to the contact page, then contact the dealer of your country (or go directly to his website).
If there is no reseller in your country, please contact the head office (by email: contact@freelap.ch / by phone +41 32 861 52 42 / or via social networks) and we will process your request as soon as possible .

To know the price of your Freelap products in your currency, go to the contact page, then contact the dealer of your country (or go directly to his website).
If there is no reseller in your country, please contact the head office (by email: contact@freelap.ch / by phone +41 32 861 52 42 / or via social networks) and we will process your request as soon as possible .

No. MyFreelap app is available fo free. To download it on IOS or Android, go to the download page .

On our website (menu> “products”), we have created special pages for track and field, ski, swimming and MTB. However, the Freelap timing system is perfectly versatile and adapted to almost all sports for which time is an important issue. For any questions about the use of the Freelap system for your sport and about the choice of Freelap products to use, do not hesitate to contact your dealer (find your dealer here on the contact page) or Freelap SA head office (by email: contact@freelap.ch / by phone +41 32 861 52 42 / or via social networks). We will be happy to answer all your questions and support you.

Yes, for sure ! You should use the same products as for track and field.
> More information

The accuracy of the Freelap timing system is 2/100 of a second.

No. The Freelap timing system is made for training. It is not designed to time official competitions.

For both ! 
For coaches: Ability to time several athletes simultaneously – live data and later consultations.
For athletes training alone: ​​Ability to use a connected watch, and earpieces, to receive live data throughout their training. Live data and later consultations (and ability to share the results with your coach!)

YES ! Thanks to MyFreelap and its « Team Roster » feature, a coach can time a group of athletes (as much as you need ! ) using one or more chips and automatically associate the athlete’s names with their times.  Each new time received by the app will be associated with the next athlete on the roster, independent of the chip ID.  Using the app, the coach can skip an athlete on the roster if the athlete is not present, or skip randomly to another athlete on the roster.  The coach can upload multiple Team Rosters and name them (e.g. sprinters, hurdlers, offence, defense). When the app gets to the end of the roster, it automatically cycles to the beginning of the roster, thus allowing each athlete to run multiple times.

The chip send the data to the mobile device instantly when the athlete crosses the FINISH transmitter’s detection field. To ensure the perfect reception of the data, place your mobile device :
Next to the FINISH transmitter (between 5m and 50m from the FINISH transmitter)
At a height of 1 meter from the ground (in your hands keeping the hands low / or lay it on a 1m high support)

// If the athlete is using a smartwatch or is keeping his smartphone in his pocket : it’s ok. (Your mobile device will be next to the FINISH transmitter at an average height of 1 meter when you will cross the FINISH transmitter).

Freelap products are guaranteed for 2 years; just contact your Freelap dealer and we will process your request.

Contact your Freelap dealer, or the head office (by email: contact@freelap.ch / by phone +41 32 861 52 42 / or via social networks).

To submit your request, contact the Freelap head office (by email: contact@freelap.ch / by phone +41 32 861 52 42 / or via social networks)

MYFREELAP

Yes. (MyFreelap is available for free).

From your mobile device, go to your app store, type “MyFreelap” in the search bar and click on “install” / Or download it from our download page.
> Detailed video tutorial

Install the MyFreelap app on your mobile device, open it, click on “create an account” and let’s go!
> Detailed video tutorial

Go to www.myfreelap.com, click on “create an account” and let’s go !
> Detailed video tutorial

No. You can create a workout from your web account on the computer, but the start of the workout leading to the reception of timing data must be carried out from the MyFreelap app on your mobile device.

Yes. Only the Bluetooth function is essential for receiving your timing data. No risk of interference or loss of signals.

No. The Bluetooth function is essential for receiving your timing data.

Go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Settings” tab.
You can then from this tab:
– Edit your profile
– Create / manage start lists
– Create / manage distance template
– Choose your time format
– Choose your speed unit
– Choose how many athletes / Laps to display in full screen mode
– Enter the type of BLE device you use
– Choose language
– Disconnect
> Detailed documentation

Go to your MyFreelap app or to your MyFreelap Web account. Then click on the “Settings” tab, then click on “My Profile”. Make the desired changes and click on the validation icon to save.
> Detailed documentation

– MyFreelap is currently available in: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Korean.
– To choose the language, go to your MyFreelap application or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Settings” tab, then choose the desired language in the “language” field.

Go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Settings” tab, then choose the desired speed unit in the “speed” field.

– The “Groups” functionality lets you create / manage training groups. This lets you easily share the results of your workouts with members of your groups.
– To access the “Groups” functionality, go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Groups” tab.
> Find the complete tutorial about the “Groups” functionality (how to create / modify / delete a group, how to add members to a group, how am I notified of the invitation to join a group / consult a training shared by my group / share training with my group) on our detailed documentation.

Yes. (MyFreelap app is free and accessible to everyone)

The “start list” feature lets you create / manage start lists that list the athletes who are taking part in your training.
– When you are on site, you just have to choose one of your start lists and the app will detect automatically, and only, transponders of athletes from the selected list. If you do not have entered a start list, the app will collect data from all athletes using a Freelap transponder nearby.
– It also allows you to rename transponders of your athletes with initials. Then, you will know at a glance which athlete the collected data matches.
– To access the “Start List” functionality, go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Start List” tab.
> Find the complete tutorial about the “Start list” functionality (how to create / modify / delete a start list, how to add / delete athletes from a start list (how to add a FxChip BLE and a FxSwim to my list thanks to Bluetooth), how to rename a transponder to associate it with an athlete / how to use a start list for training) on ​​our detailed documentation.

– Renaming a transponder lets you associate it with an athlete. This will let you know at a glance (more easily than with just the transponder ID) which athlete the collected data matches.
– To rename your transponders you must use the “Start list” function.
> Detailed documentation

– Using the Team Roster feature, a coach can time a group of athletes using one or more chips and automatically associate the athlete’s names with their times.  Each new time received by the app will be associated with the next athlete on the roster, independent of the chip ID.  Using the app, the coach can skip an athlete on the roster if the athlete is not present, or skip randomly to another athlete on the roster.  The coach can upload multiple Team Rosters and name them (e.g. sprinters, hurdlers, offence, defense). When the app gets to the end of the roster, it automatically cycles to the beginning of the roster, thus allowing each athlete to run multiple times.

– To use the Team Roster feature, you first have to upload a list of your athletes names, and then create a Team Roster workout by selecting « Team Roster » in the « Sport » field.

> Find the complete tutorial about the “Team Roster” functionality allowing you to time a group of athletes (How to create and import your list of athletes / How to create a workout using Team Roster /  How to train with it / How to analyze data in our detailed documentation. 

> Detailed Video tutorial 

– To time a group of athletes you must use the Team Roster feature.

– To use Team Roster feature, you first have to upload a list of your athletes names, and then create a Team Roster workout by selecting « Team Roster » in the « Sport » field.

> Find the complete tutorial about the “Team Roster” functionality allowing you to time a group of athletes (How to create and import your list of athletes / How to create a workout using Team Roster /  How to train with it / How to analyze data) in our detailed documentation. 

> Detailed Video tutorial

– The “Distance” function lets you to create / manage template of distances.
This lets you, once on site, to simply select one of your distance template to be able to obtain the average speed over each of your distances, in addition to your time. For swimming, this feature lets you know the total swimming length completed during the training. If you do not enter a distance template, the speed data (swimming length for swimming) will not be available.
– To access the “Distance” functionality, go to your MyFreelap application or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Distance” tab.
> Find the complete tutorial about the “Distance” functionality allowing you to obtain your speed data or your swimming length (how to create / modify / delete a distance template, how to use a distance template for training) in our detailed documentation.

To obtain the speed data (the swimming length for swimming)  you must use the “Distance” function.
To access the “Distance” functionality, go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Distance” tab.
> Find the complete tutorial on the “Distance” functionality (how to create / modify / delete a distance template, how to use a distance template for a training) on ​​our detailed documentation.
> Tutorial video 

To obtain lap times you can either:
– Time a standard lap: using a start transmitter and a finish transmitter
– Time in loop : using only 1 finish transmitter.
To trigger the start, stay stopped for at least 5 seconds in the transmitter detection field, then take the start.

To obtain intermediate times, you have to place on the track, between the start transmitter and the finish transmitter, transmitters set on the code “LAP”.
In your MyFreelap account, the “data” tab of your training will display your lap times. Click on a lap time to display the intermidiate times for this lap.

The data is displayed in chronological order from the start to the end of the training.

The ranking function is automatically activated (except swimming. The ranking function is not available for swimming).
By default the ranking is established on 1 single round, you can add rounds via the MyFreelap app.
To access the ranking, go to your MyFreelap app, then to your training, and click on the “ranking” tab.
> Find all the information about ranking (how to add rounds in addition to the general ranking, understand the results displayed) in our detailed documentation.

To add a round to a ranking you have to use MyFreelap app, you can do it when training is in progress, only live. Go to your MyFreelap app, then to the training in progress, and click on the “ranking” tab.
By default, the ranking contains only one “RUN1” round. To add a round click on the “+” icon next to “RUN1”, you thus create and automatically start round n°2 “RUN2”.
> Find all the information about ranking in our detailed documentation

La fonction fréquence cardiaque est uniquement disponible pour la natation. Pour recevoir vos données de fréquence cardiaque il vous faut utiliser la ceinture Freelap “Swim Belt” spécialement conçue pour la natation, en complément de votre transpondeur FxSwim.
> Retrouvez toutes les informations concernant l’utilisation de la Swim Belt sur la notice d’utilisation du produit et la documentation relative à l’analyse des données pour la natation.

The heart rate function is only available for swimming. To receive your heart rate data you must use the Freelap Swim Belt specially designed for swimming, in addition to your FxSwim transponder.
> Find all the information about the use of the Swim Belt on the product’s instruction for use.
and on our documentation related to data analysis for swimming.

For swimming, when using the Swim Belt and FxSwim simultaneously, you will automatically receive the average heart rate over the last 5 seconds of the lap. To obtain the minimum, average, and maximum heart rate and to get the detailed chart you must, at the end of your training, download the detailed data.
To do this :
– When the training is finished, stop your FxSwim (press the central button for 2 seconds), then remove your Swim Belt to stop sending the heart rate.
– Press 3 short presses on the FxSwim button.
From the app, click on your workout then on the top right on the “…” icon then on “Download”. Your FxSwim will flash quickly when the download is in progress.
Note: These actions are available only if you have created the workout yourself (not available if it is a shared workout of which you are not the author).
> Find the detailed tutorial

Break times are automatically collected and displayed (except for ski, breaks are recorded but are not displayed).
Break times are displayed on a green background and marked “P” (P1, P2…) on your MyFreelap app.
They work in different ways for swimming and all other sports:
> For all sports (except swimming):
The rest time is displayed automatically and does not require any special action.
The rest time corresponds to the time elapsed between crossing a “FINISH” transmitter (end of a run) and crossing a “START” transmitter (start of a new run). The rest time made between the 1st and the 2nd run is displayed under the data of the 1st run, but it is only displayed once the 2nd run is completed (crossing the “FINISH” transmitter).
> Swimming:
In swimming, we only use the Tx H2O Pro transmitter, which only contains the code “FINISH”.
Thus a break time is detected when the swimmer stays at least 10 seconds in the detection field of a Tx H2O Pro transmitter. As soon as the swimmer leaves the field of the transmitter the break is finished and recorded. When the swimmer crosses the next transmitter, the break time will be displayed as well as the lap time following this break. To trigger a break time, you must therefore stay a minimum of 10 seconds in the field of your transmitter and remain there until the end of the break.

To access your notifications, go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Notifications” tab.
The “Notifications” feature lets you be informed, via notifications, of:
– invitations to join a group
– events linked to a group (sharing a training session)
– MyFreelap updates available

To create a workout, go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Workout” tab.
Click on the icon (+ on a yellow background) (from the app) or on “create session” (from your web account), fill in all the required fields (configuration information) and click on save.
/! \ You can create a workout from your web account, but to start the reception of the data (to start the workout) you have to use the MyFreelap app.
> Detailed tutorial 

Workout is started and data received only via the MyFreelap app.
To start a workout, go to your MyFreelap app and then the workout you want to start (or create a new workout). Make sure that your workout is set up correctly, and that your Freelap devices are correctly set up and placed (Attach the transponders to the athletes / Switch on and place your Freelap transmitters / If you have a Relay Coach BLE: switch it on and place it the after the transmitter with code “Finish” (maximum distance 10m))
To start the workout and start receiving data: click on the icon at the top right of your workout screen.

> Detailed tutorial

To activate the full screen mode when receiving data from a training session in progress, go to your MyFreelap app then to the training in progress and click on the icon at the top right of the screen, then on “Full screen”.
You can then display live in full screen 1 to 4 Laps / follow live in full screen 1 to 4 swimmers (for swimming) / (according to your choice made in the “settings” section). This full screen mode displays:
> For swimming:
At the top of the screen: the last lap time.
Then below: the average heart rate every 5 seconds.
> For all other sports:
At the top of the screen: the last lap time.
then below: the ID of the corresponding athlete.

To choose the number of athletes / laps you want to display in full screen mode (from 1 to 4), go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Settings” tab. In the “full screen” field check the desired option.
> Detailed tutorial about general settings

Sound is particularly useful for athletes training alone.
The sound is activated / deactivated during training (live).
Go to your MyFreelap app then to the training in progress and click on the icon   at the top left.

To stop a training session go to your MyFreelap app then to the training in progress and click on the icon   at the top right. 

The table displays the following data in chronological order (from the beginning of the workout to the end):
– N °: Number of the lap (1,2,3 ..) / Number of the break time (P1, P2, P3 …)
– ID: Athlete ID (displayed if there are multiple athletes participating in the workout)
– LAP: lap time (total of all intermediate times of the lap, the number of intermediate times is indicated in parenthesis)
+ DETAIL OF THE INTERMEDIATE TIMES OF THE LAP: Click on the lap line to see the details of the intermediate times. You will see: the number of the intermediate time, the athlete’s ID, the intermediate time, and the cumulative time)
– SPLIT: Total cumulative time of the laps (the break times reset the cumulative time back to 0).
– SPEED: average speed of the intermediate passages : Click on the “arrow” icon on the left to see the average speed on each intermediate distance. You will see the intermediate distance number, the athlete’s ID, and the average speed on each distance. (Displayed only if you entered a distance template.)
> Complete tutorial 

The table displays the following data:
– N °: Number of the Lap (1,2,3 ..), number of the break time (P1, P2, P3 …).
– ID: the swimmer ID (only displayed if there are multiple swimmers participating in the workout)
– LAP: total time with break times.
– SPLIT: total time without break times.
– HR: the average of the heart rate over the last 5 seconds of the passage (If you use the Swim Belt).
– DISTANCE: the total swimming length cumulated, between break times. Break times reset the cumulative swim length to 0. (If you use a distance template.)
– TOTAL: Lap and Split
> Complete tutorial 

This chart lets you see the evolution of the performance throughout  all the workout.
It displays in chronological order:
– Red line: all heartbeats, in beats per minute BPM
– Blue: lap times
– Green: break times
> Hover over the chart to see the detailed information.
> You can zoom in / out the chart to get an overview or analyze a period more precisely.
> Complete tutorial

Your timing data is automatically saved in your MyFreelap app.
– If you have an internet connection during the workout (online workout): the data is automatically synchronized with your MyFreelap web account.
– If you do not have an internet connection during the workout (offline workout):
This icon   appears in the list of your workouts. As soon as you have an internet connection, click on the icon   to synchronize your data with your MyFreelap web account.
  

To export your data in CSV / PDF format to your computer, go to your MyFreelap web account, and click on the workout whose data you want to export. Click on the icon then click on the desired type of export. The file is automatically downloaded to your computer.
– CSV: export of the data table in CSV format
– RUN CSV: export as a ranking in CSV format
– PDF: export of the data table in PDF format
– RUN PDF: export as a ranking in PDF format

 > DETAILED VIDEO TUTORIAL 

Go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Click on the desired training, then in the drop-down menu at the top right select the ID of the desired athlete to display only their results. To remove the filter and display all the results for all athletes click on “All”.

When a MyFreelap update is available, you will be notified via notification on your MyFreelap account. To access your notifications, go to your MyFreelap app or your MyFreelap web account. Then click on the “Notifications” tab.
Also we inform you of the updates available, and other news, on our Twitter account, do not hesitate to follow us !

To update the MyFreelap app, go to your app store on your mobile device, search for the MyFreelap app and click on “update“.
> Detailed video tutorial

FREELAP products

General questions

Find all the products specially designed for track and field on our track and field page  & do not hesitate to contact us for more information : contact@freelap.ch

Find all the products specially designed for swimming on our swimming page & do not hesitate to contact us for more information : contact@freelap.ch

Find all the products specially designed for ski on our ski page & do not hesitate to contact us for more information : contact@freelap.ch

Find all the products specially designed for MTB on our MTB page  & do not hesitate to contact us for more information : contact@freelap.ch

Find all the products specially designed for enduro on our enduro page & do not hesitate to contact us for more information : contact@freelap.ch

– The FxChip is the standard transponder, it does not have the Bluetooth function. It must be used in combination with the Relay Coach BLE. The FxChip sends the timing data via radio transmission to the Relay Coach BLE. It is the Relay Coach BLE which transmits the data via Bluetooth on your mobile device.
– The FxChip BLE has the Bluetooth function. It is therefore unnecessary to use a Relay Coach BLE. Your FxChip BLE transponder directly transmits timing data via Bluetooth to your mobile device.

The Tx Junior Pro and Tx Track Pro are both versatile transmitters that can be set up as a start, an intermediate and an finish transmitter.
The main difference is the detection field:
– Tx Junior Pro: detection field of a radius of 1.5m
– Tx Track Pro: detection field of 3.5m on each side.
The Tx Junior Pro is recommended for timing sports in which the athlete moves on foot and can pass fairly close to the transmitter (such as track and field, agility and speed training etc …).
The Tx Track Pro is recommended for timing sports in which the athlete does not move on foot (such as ski, MTB, etc…).

By Device

> FXCHIP BLE

The use of the FxChip BLE (Bluetooth transponder) is recommended for timing in most of the sports. However, the use of standard FxChip (not Bluetooth) will be recommended for sports for which the use of a mobile device in the track is not possible or complicated. For example, for ski we recommend to use the standard FxChip because the cold can affect your mobile device and therefore affect the good reception of data. By using the standard FxChip + a Relay Coach BLE the reception of data will be perfectly done without needing to use a mobile device.

No, it’s incompatible. The FxChip BLE is a Bluetooth transponder that automatically transmits data via Bluetooth to your mobile device. The Relay Coach BLE does not receive data collected by a FxChip BLE.

Your FxChip BLE has no button: it turns on instantly when it is in motion and shuts down automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity.

  • For track and field :

Attach your FxChip BLE to the athlete using his attachment clip (provided) :
Insert the clip into the notch at the top of the back of your FxChip BLE. Then hang the clip on the belt of the athlete’s short.
It must imperatively be attached to the waist, centered in the alignment of the navel and positioned vertically.

  • For MTB:

The FxChip BLE must be attached to the bike using the velcro tape.
It must be attached on the fork of the bike, positioned horizontally, facing outwards.
/!\ Attaching the transponder to any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection
> All information about the use of the FxChip BLE on the detailed instruction for use.

Each transponder has a unique ID, which makes it possible to time several athletes simultaneously. The ID (2 letters – 4 digits) is written on the front of your device.

– Renaming a transponder lets you associate it with an athlete. This will let you know at a glance (more easily than with just the transponder ID) which athlete the collected data matches.
– To rename your transponders you must use the “Start list” function.
> Detailed documentation

The accuracy of the Freelap timing system is 2/100 of a second.

Bluetooth detection distance: 50m. This means that your mobile device should ideally remain at less than 50m from your transponder.

Your FxChip BLE runs on a CR 2032 battery (provided) with a 2’000 hours battery life.
> Low battery indicator: When the battery of your device is low, you are notified on your MyFreelap app.
> To change the battery: Unscrew the 4 screws on the back of the device using a screwdriver, then remove the cover and the gasket. Remove the old battery, and insert a new CR 2032 battery. Put back the gasket, the cover, and screw back the 4 screws.

Yes. Water resistance: 5ATM

To set up / update your FxChip BLE, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial 

Your FxChip BLE is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> FXCHIP

The use of standard FxChip (not Bluetooth) will be recommended for sports for which the use of a mobile device in the track is not possible or complicated. For example, for ski we recommend to use the standard FxChip because the cold can affect your mobile device and therefore affect the good reception of data. By using the standard FxChip + a Relay Coach BLE the reception of data will be perfectly done without needing to use a mobile device.

Yes. The FxChip transmits the timing data to the Relay Coach BLE via radio transmission. It is then your Relay Coach BLE which automatically transmits the data via Bluetooth on your mobile device.

Your Relay Coach BLE automatically receives data from your FxChip. No manipulation is requiered.

Your FxChip has no button: it turns on instantly when it is in motion and shuts down automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity.

For ski :
The FxChip must be attached to the back of the skier’s ski boot, placed vertically, facing outward.
/!\ Attaching the transponder to any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection.
> All information about the use of the FxChip on the detailed instruction for use.

Each transponder has a unique ID, which makes it possible to time several athletes simultaneously. The ID (2 letters – 4 digits) is written on the front of your device.

– Renaming a transponder lets you associate it with an athlete. This will let you know at a glance (more easily than with just the transponder ID) which athlete the collected data matches.
– To rename your transponders you must use the “Start list” function.
> Detailed documentation

The accuracy of the Freelap timing system is 2/100 of a second.

Your FxChip runs on a CR 2032 battery (provided) with a 2’000 hours battery life
> Low battery: When the device no longer flashes, it means that the battery needs to be changed. 
> To change the battery: Unscrew the 4 screws on the back of the device using a screwdriver, then remove the cover and the gasket. Remove the old battery, and insert a new CR 2032 battery. Put back the gasket, the cover, and screw back the 4 screws.

Yes. Water resistance: 5ATM

To set up / update your FxChip, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial

Your FxChip is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> RELAY COACH BLE

> You must use a Relay Coach BLE only in addition to the use of a FxChip (standard non-Bluetooth transponder). The Relay Coach BLE then sends the timing data via Bluetooth to your mobile device.

> The use of standard FxChip (not Bluetooth) will be recommended for sports for which the use of a mobile device in the track is not possible or complicated. For example, for ski we recommend to use the standard FxChip because the cold can affect your mobile device and therefore affect the good reception of data. By using the standard FxChip + a Relay Coach BLE the reception of data will be perfectly done without needing to use a mobile device.

Press the “ON” button at the bottom left of the device.

  • LEDS : 
  1. DATA : indicates the reception of data. 
  2. STATUS: indicates that the system is operational. 
  3. PWR / CHR: – flashes red: low battery

– flashes red / green: battery charging 
– flashes green: battery full 
– stable green: battery charged enough to work 

  • BUTTONS : 
  1. POWER: Press this button to turn it on or off. 
  2. F1: Button not used. 
  3. WHITE POINT: Reset button. Press this button for 2 seconds so that the system restarts if it is blocked. 
  • PORTS : 
  1. EXT BAT: To connect an external power source (e.g. : solar panels). 
  2. USB: To charge the device or to connect it to a computer (Windows or Mac) to the FDM (Freelap Device Manager) software. 

> All the information about the use of the Relay Coach BLE in the detailed instruction for use.

Attach the Relay Coach BLE case to its tripod or to its clip for post (at a height of 1 meter). • Place it after the finish transmitter, at a maximum distance of 10m.
/!\ Positioning the device in any other location than specified above may result in a risk of non-detection.
> All the information about the use of the Relay Coach BLE in the detailed instruction for use

Bluetooth detection distance: minimum 10m and up to 50m (depends on the mobile device). This means that your mobile device should ideally remain at less than 10m from your Relay Coach BLE.

Your Relay Coach BLE has a memory of 6’000 Laps. If you have not used the MyFreelap app on site, you can download the data collected during the training later (so up to 6’000 Laps).

Your Relay Coach BLE has a 3.7V 5Ah LiPo rechargeable battery
> Low battery indicator: When the battery becomes low, the “PWR / CHR” led flashes red.
> Recharging the battery: 
– Insert the USB cable into the USB port under your Relay Coach BLE case, on the right. Then connect it to the power cable (supplied with adapter). 
– It is recommended to make complete charges (charging time: 10h). 
– When the battery is fully charged, the device has a battery life of 80h. The “PWR / CHR” led flashes green to indicate that the battery is full. By default, your Relay Coach BLE automatically turns off after 1 hour of inactivity, in order to save the battery. Thanks to the Freelap Device Manager software you can choose to change this delay to 5h, 10h, 18h or 24h of inactivity, or to completely disable the automatic shutdown function.

To rename your Relay Coach BLE, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial 

You must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial 

The export function of the Relay Coach BLE on a computer is only available from the Freelap Device Manager software.
> Complete tutorial

Yes. Water resistance: EATM

Your Relay Coach BLE is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> FXSWIM

For swimming, you must use the FxSwim specially designed for swimming.
> Find all the information about the use of the Freelap system for swimming on our special swimming page

No, it is incompatible. The FxSwim is a Bluetooth transponder that automatically transmits data via Bluetooth to your mobile device.

No. The system only works when detecting heart rate. If the FxSwim does not detect pulses, it stops automatically.

Yes, but you will not receive live data (this is the only exception). When performing the “back” style, the FxSwim is totally immersed in the water. Bluetooth transmission cannot be performed correctly. Timing data is stored in the memory of the FxSwim and can be downloaded after the training.

> To switch on your FxSwim: 
– Press the central button for 2 seconds (the device flashes twice quickly to signal that the device is switched on). 
– If the LED flashes rapidly for 5 seconds, it indicates that the battery is low. 
> To switch off your FxSwim: 
To stop your FxSwim, press the central button for 2 seconds (the device flashes slowly 2 times). Then, remove your Swim Belt to stop sending the heart rate.

Your FxSwim must be attached to the swimmer using your Swim Vest as follows: 
– Put on your Swim Vest over your Swim Belt (the small pocket must be on your back).
– Place your FxSwim in the small pocket on the back of your Swim Vest, specially designed for this purpose. – – Close the pocket with the snap button. • The FxSwim must be placed horizontally, facing outwards.
/!\ Attaching the transponder, the heart rate belt and the swim vest to any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection.
> All the information about the use of the FxSwim in the detailed instruction for use.

Each transponder has a unique ID, which makes it possible to time several athletes simultaneously. The ID (2 letters – 4 digits) is written on the front of your device.

– Renaming a transponder lets you associate it with an athlete. This will let you know at a glance (more easily than with just the transponder ID) which athlete the collected data matches.
– To rename your transponders you must use the “Start list” function.
> Detailed documentation

Your FxSwim is powered by a CR 2032 battery (battery included) with a battery life of 400 hours. 
> Low Battery Indicator: When the battery becomes low, your FxSwim will flash rapidly for 5 seconds. 
> To change the battery: Carefully remove the black cap on the back of the device. Remove the old battery and insert a new CR 2032 battery. Carefully put back the black cap.

The accuracy of the Freelap timing system is 2/100 of a second.

Bluetooth detection distance: 50m. This means that your mobile device should ideally remain at less than 50m from your transponder.

Yes, for sure. It is of course chlorine resistant too.
Water resistance: 5ATM

To set up / update your FxSwim, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial

Your FxSwim is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> SWIM BELT

To obtain your heart rate (functionality only available for swimming), you must use the Swim Belt heart rate belt in addition to your FxSwim transponder.

No. The Swim Belt is used in addition to the FxSwim to receive your heart rate in addition to your time. It’s your FxSwim that sends timing and heart rate data via Bluetooth to your mobile device.

Yes, but you will not receive live data (this is the only exception). When performing the “back” style, the FxSwim is totally immersed in the water. Bluetooth transmission cannot be performed correctly. Timing data is stored in the memory of the FxSwim and can be downloaded after the training.

The Swim Belt does not have any buttons. It turns on automatically when the electrodes are in contact with the skin. It turns off automatically when it is no longer in contact with the skin.

So that your transponder can receive the data collected by your heart rate belt you just have to turn on your FxSwim :
 – Your FxSwim flashes twice every 3 seconds (scanning) to detect heartbeats. 
– The detection lasts 1 minute maximum. If the FxSwim does not detect heartbeats after 1 minute, it turns off (2 slow flashes). Check that the Swim Belt is not turned off or incorrectly positioned. 
– A flash every 5 seconds indicates the sending of the value of the average heart rate of the last 5 seconds.
> All the information about the use of the Swim Belt in the detailed instruction for use.

– Humidify the electrodes of the Swim Belt. 
– Hook one side of the Swim Belt to one side of the elastic band. To do this, insert the plastic hook on the end of your Swim Belt into the hole at the end of your elastic band.
– Place the Swim Belt on your skin (Freelap logo facing out), just below your chest. Then hook the other end of the Swim Belt to your elastic band. 
– Adjust the elastic band so that it is perfectly placed on your skin, tight enough to stay in place.
> All the information about the use of the Swim Belt in the detailed instruction for use.

Heart rate recording: R-R intervals

Your Swim Belt has a CR 1632 battery, with a battery life of 4’000 hours.

Yes, for sure. It is of course chlorine resistant too.
Water resistance: 5ATM

Your Swim Belt is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> TX JUNIOR PRO

The Tx Junior Pro is recommended for timing sports in which the athlete moves on foot and can pass fairly close to the transmitter (such as track and field, agility and speed training etc …).

The Tx Junior Pro is compatible with FxChip BLE & FxChip transponders (FxChip + Relay Coach BLE).

> BUTTON : 

  1. ON/OFF BUTTON : To turn on / off the transmitter, and set the desired code (start / lap / finish).

> LEDS : 

  1. PWR: indicates that the device is on, and turns red when the battery is low. 
  2. START: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Start” transmitter. 
  3. LAP: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Lap” transmitter. 
  4. FINISH: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Finish” transmitter.

> All the information about the use of the Tx Junior Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

To turn on / off the transmitter simply press the central “ON” button for 1 second.

Once the transmitter is on, press the central button again to select the desired code (Start = for start transmitter/ Lap = for intermediate transmitter/ Finish = for finish transmitter). Each press of the central button switches you to the next code. The LED of the selected code flashes.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Junior Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

This transmitter has a detection field of a radius of 1.5m.

– Place the Tx Junior Pro on the ground.
The transmitter has a detection field of a radius of 1.5m, it must therefore be placed:
 – at the edge of the track, less than 1.5m from the athlete’s pass (so that the transponder of the athlete crosses the detection field).
– Tx Junior Pro transmitters must be spaced at least 10m (between them, or with the other transmitters).
> For flying start:
– at the desired distance
> For start block (using the Tx Touch Pro transmitter as a start transmitter):
– 80cm AFTER the desired distance (because the transponder will detect the magnetic field 80cm before the actual position of the transmitter).
/!\ Placing the transmitter at any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection.

> All the information about the use of the Tx Junior Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Transmitters must be spaced at least 10m apart, with a minimum time of 0.7 second.

The Tx Junior Pro can cover 2 lanes: 1 lane of 1.22m on each side of the transmitter. Athletes can run at the same time on 2 adjacent lanes. 
To time more lanes, you can add transmitters. 
/! \ Do not superimpose magnetic fields: If you want to time on 4 lanes, 2 transmitters are enough: 1 to cover the lane n°1 and n°2, and 1 other to cover the lanes n°3 and n°4.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Junior Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Yes.
To make Freelap system work, you must have a transmitter set with the code “Finish” on your track. The Tx Junior Pro is a versatile transmitter, so you can use several Tx Junior Pro on your track (set as start, lap or finish transmitter). You can also use it in combination with other Freelap transmitters (e.g.: you can use the Tx Touch Pro transmitter as start transmitter). Transmitters must be spaced at least 10m apart, with a minimum space time of 0.7 second.
/! \ Your FxChip and FxChip BLE transponders have a temporary memory of 10 Laps. It means that your track must contain a maximum of 11 transmitters.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Junior Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Your Tx Junior Pro has 2 LR6 (AA) batteries (included), with a battery life of 300h. It has an automatic shutdown function after 12h, in order to save the battery. 
> Low battery indicator: When the battery becomes low, the “PWR” led of your Tx Junior Pro turns red. 
> To change the batteries: Turn the cover on the back of the device to the right to unlock it, then remove it. Remove used batteries, and insert 2 new LR6 (AA) batteries. Put back the cover with the gasket, then turn it to the left to lock it.

Yes. Water resistance: 3ATM

Your Tx Junior Pro is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> TX TRACK PRO

The Tx Track Pro is recommended for timing sports in which the athlete does not move on foot (such as ski, MTB, etc…).

The Tx Track Pro is compatible with FxChip BLE & FxChip transponders (FxChip + Relay Coach BLE).

> BUTTON : 

  1. ON/OFF BUTTON : To turn on / off the transmitter, and set the desired code (start / lap / finish).

> LEDS : 

  1. PWR: indicates that the device is on, and turns red when the battery is low. 
  2. START: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Start” transmitter. 
  3. LAP: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Lap” transmitter. 
  4. FINISH: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Finish” transmitter.

> PORT : 

  1. USB : to charge the device.

> All the information about the use of the Tx Track Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

To turn on / off the transmitter simply press the central “ON” button for 1 second.

Once the transmitter is on, press the central button again to select the desired code (Start = for start transmitter/ Lap = for intermediate transmitter/ Finish = for finish transmitter). Each press of the central button switches you to the next code. The LED of the selected code flashes.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Track Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

This transmitter has a detection field of  3.5m on each side.

The transmitter has a detection field of 3.5m on each side, it must be placed as follows: 
– This transmitter has the shape of an arrow. Place the transmitter at the side of the track, pointing the front of the arrow toward the track. The direction of the arrow indicates an imaginary line of passage. 
– Place the transmitter at the side of the track, at less than 3.5m of the athlete’s passage (so that the transponder of the athlete crosses the detection field). 
– It can be placed inside a slalom gate and on arrival. It can also be placed under the snow in the middle of the finish area to increase the detection field (7 meters).
/! \ Placing the transmitter at any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Track Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Transmitters must be spaced at least 10m apart, with a minimum time of 0.7 second.

Yes.
To make Freelap system work, you must have a transmitter set with the code “Finish” on your track. The Tx Track Pro is a versatile transmitter, so you can use several Tx Track Pro on your track (set as start, lap or finish transmitter). You can also use it in combination with other Freelap transmitters (e.g. : you can use the Tx Gate Pro transmitter as start transmitter for skiing). Transmitters must be spaced at least 10m apart, with a minimum time of 0.7 second. 
/! \ Your FxChip and FxChip BLE transponders have a temporary memory of 10 Laps. It means that your track must contain a maximum of 11 transmitters.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Track Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Your Tx Track Pro has a 3.7V 5Ah LiPo rechargeable battery. 
> Low battery indicator: When the battery becomes low, the “PWR” led flashes red. 
> Recharging the battery: 
– Insert the USB cable into the USB port located at the back of the transmitter. To access the USB port of the transmitter, unclip the gasket. Then connect it to the power cable (supplied with adapter). 
– It is recommended to make complete charges (charging time: 10h).
– When the battery is fully charged, the device has a battery life of 50h. 
– Your Tx Track Pro has an automatic shutdown function (after 12 hours), to save the battery.

Yes. Water resistance: 3ATM

Your Tx Track Pro is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> TX H2O PRO

For swimming you must use the Tx H2O Pro transmitter only.

The Tx H2O Pro is compatible only with the FxSwim transponder specially designed for swimming.

> BUTTON : 

  1. ON/OFF BUTTON : Turns on / off the transmitter. 

> LEDS : 

  1. PWR : indicates that the device is on, and turns red when the battery is low. 
  2. FINISH : indicates that the transmitter is set as “finish” transmitter. 

> PORT :

  1. USB : Lets you charge the battery.

> All the information about the use of the Tx H2O Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

To turn on / off your transmitter, press on the “ON” central button for 1 second.

This transmitter has a detection field of 2.5m.

– Place the Tx H2O Pro on the starting block (or on the ground at the end of the swim lane) The transmitter has a detection field of 2.5m, it must be placed as follows: 
– This transmitter has the shape of an arrow. Place it at the end of the water line, pointing the tip of the arrow towards the swim lane.
– Place the transmitter at a maximum distance of 2.5m from the water (so that the transponder of the swimmer crosses the detection field). This transmitter lets you obtain accurate passage times over the desired distance: 
> In a swimming pool of 25m you can choose to obtain passage times over 50m by placing 1 transmitter only on the starting block (you time the round – trip, so 50m).
> In a swimming pool of 50m you can choose to obtain passages times over 50m by placing 2 transmitters (1 transmitter at each end of the swimmer’s water line)
/! \ Placing the transmitter at any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection.
> All the information about the use of the Tx H2O Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

The Tx H2O Pro only covers one swimming lane. You can time several swimming lanes by placing Tx H2O Pro transmitters at the end of each water line. 
> All the information about the use of the Tx H2O Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Your Tx H2O Pro has a 3.7V 5Ah LiPo rechargeable battery
> Low battery indicator: When the battery becomes low, the “PWR” led flashes red. 
> Recharging the battery: 
– Insert the USB cable into the USB port located at the back of the transmitter. To access the USB port of the transmitter, unclip the gasket. Then connect it to the power cable (supplied with adapter). 
– It is recommended to make complete charges (charging time: 10h). 
– When the battery is fully charged, the device has a battery life of 60h. 
– Your Tx H2O Pro has an automatic shutdown function (after 12 hours), to save the battery.

Yes. Water resistance: 3ATM

Your Tx H2O Pro is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> TX TOUCH PRO

The Tx Touch Pro start transmitter is recommended for timing block starts (track and field, agility and speed training, etc.)

The Tx Touch Pro is compatible with FxChip BLE & FxChip transponders (FxChip + Relay Coach BLE).

  1. LED : Indicates if the device is on and ready to trigger the start. Also indicates if the battery is low (red light). 
  2. “ON” BUTTON : Turns on the device and triggers the start (when released). 
  3. BATTERY : Powers the device

> All the information about the use of the Tx Touch Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Place the Tx Touch Pro on the ground, on the start line.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Touch Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

– Place the Tx Touch Pro on the ground, on the start line. 
– Put yourself in the starting position by keeping your thumb pressed on the central button. The green LED lights up (2 seconds). Then it starts flashing to indicate that the device is ready to trigger the start and that the button can be released. 
– Release the button and start the race. The Tx Touch Pro will emit a confirmation “beep” and instantly start the timer of your transponder
/!\ Placing the transmitter at any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Touch Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

If multiple athletes use Tx Touch Pro simultaneously on adjacent lanes, they each must be placed on the furthest side of the other athlete, in order to not trigger the transponder timer of the other lane (leave at least 1.5 meters between each Tx Touch Pro).
> All the information about the use of the Tx Touch Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Yes.
To make the Freelap system work, you must have a transmitter set with the code “Finish” on your track. The Tx Touch Pro is a start transmitter. You must also have at least one finish transmitter on your track (e.g. : Tx Junior Pro transmitter set with the code “Finish”). You can also use it in combination with other Freelap transmitters (e.g.: Tx Junior Pro transmitter set with “Lap” code).
 /! \ Your FxChip and FxChip BLE transponders have a temporary memory of 10 Laps. It means that your track must contain a maximum of 11 transmitters. 
The Tx Touch Pro must be placed at a minimum of 0.7 seconds of any other transmitter. Tip : for track and field, the minimum distance between transmitters is 10m.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Touch Pro in the detailed instruction for use: https://www.freelap.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/en-notice-txtouchpro.pdf

Your Tx Touch Pro has a CR2032 Lithium battery, with a battery life of 15’000 starts, easily replaceable. 
> Low battery indicator: When the battery becomes low, the LED of your Tx Touch Pro turns red. 
> Replace the battery: Unscrew the 2 screws on the back of the device using a screwdriver, then remove the cover and the gasket. Remove the used battery, and insert a new Lithium CR2032 battery. Put back the gasket and cover, and screw back the 2 screws.

Yes. Water resistance: 3ATM

Your Tx Touch Pro is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> TX GATE PRO

The Tx Gate Pro start transmitter is recommended for ski.

The Tx Gate Pro is compatible with FxChip BLE & FxChip transponders (FxChip + Relay Coach BLE).

The Tx Gate Pro does not have any buttons. It turns on automatically, in a fraction of a second, when the skier takes the start (when the stick is moved by the skier). It turns off automatically after each start.

– Plant a wooden stake ideally 4x4cm (not supplied) at the start area. 
– Attach your Tx Gate Pro to your stake using the Velcro straps on your transmitter. The stick should be placed at shins height (the snow-to-stick distance should be between 35 and 50 cm), parallel to the ground. – The face of the case of your transmitter must be turned towards the track.
/!\ Placing the transmitter at any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Gate Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

– Put yourself in starting position, both shins just in front of the stick. 
– Start by crossing the gate (pushing the stick with your shins). The Tx Gate Pro emits a signal that triggers instantly the start of the FxChip transponder. It will also make a sound that confirms that the gate has been triggered. 
– The fiberglass stick automatically returns to its initial position after each start.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Gate Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Yes.
To make Freelap system work, you must have a transmitter set with the code “Finish” on your track. 
The Tx Gate Pro is a start transmitter. You must also have at least one finish transmitter on your course (e.g.: Tx Track Pro transmitter set with the code “Finish”). 
You can also use it in combination with other Freelap transmitters (e.g.: Tx Track Pro transmitter set with the code “Lap”). /! \ Your FxChip and FxChip BLE transponders have a temporary memory of 10 Laps. It means that your track must contain a maximum of 11 transmitters. 
The Tx Gate Pro must be placed at a minimum of 0.7 second from any other transmitter.
> All the information about the use of the Tx Gate Pro in the detailed instruction for use.

Your Tx Gate Pro has 2 LR6 (AA) batteries (supplied), with a battery life of 15’000 starts. > Low battery indicator: When the battery becomes low, the “PWR” led of your Tx Gate Pro turns red. 
> To change the batteries: Unscrew the 4 screws on the back of the device using a screwdriver, then remove the cover and the gasket. Remove used batteries, and insert 2 new LR6 (AA) batteries. Put back the gasket, cover, and screw back the 4 screws.

Yes. Water resistance: 3ATM

Your Tx Gate Pro is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> CXUNIT & CXFLAG

The CxUnit transmitter is recommended for ski.

The CxUnit is compatible with FxChip BLE & FxChip transponders (FxChip + Relay Coach BLE).

Yes, you must use CxFlag in addition to CxUnit. The CxUnit transmitter is used in combination with the CxFlag (whatever the detection mode chosen). Your CxFlag is the antenna flag connected to the CxUnit transmitter. It is this antenna which allows the transmitter to offer a large detection field (6.5 meters).

This transmitter, specially designed for skiing, offers 2 detection modes: 
> Tx mode (detection by permanent magnetic field triggered by the transponder): 
– Your CxUnit transmits permanently, and has a battery life of 24 hours. The accuracy of this mode is +/- 0.02s. 
– Tx mode is recommended for disciplines in which several skiers are skiing at the same time (e.g. : ski cross, boardercross ..) 
> Cx mode (detection by magnetic field triggered when the skier crosses the infrared beam): – Thanks to its beam, the Cx mode offers a higher precision than the Tx mode: +/- 0.001s. It has a battery life of 60h. 
– Cx mode is recommended for disciplines in which only one skier is skiing at a time (e.g. : alpine ski).
> All the information about the use of the CxUnit in the detailed instruction for use.

> BUTTONS : 

  1. ON/OFF BUTTON : To turn on / off the transmitter, and set the desired code (start / lap / finish) 
  2. SET BUTTON : To set the desired detection mode (Tx or Cx)

> LEDS :

  1. PWR: Indicates that the device is on, and turns red when the battery is low.
  2. START: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Start” transmitter. 
  3. LAP: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Lap” transmitter. 
  4. FINISH: Indicates that the transmitter is set as “Finish” transmitter. 
  5. Tx : Indicates that the transmitter is set on “Tx” detection mode. 
  6. Cx : Indicates that the transmitter is set on “Cx” detection mode. 

> PORTS : 

  1. Tx : To connect your CxFlag to your CxUnit. 
  2. CHG : To charge the device

> All the information about the use of the CxUnit in the detailed instruction for use.

Press the “on / off” button for 1 second.

Once the transmitter is on, press the “on / off” button again to select the desired code (Start = for start transmitter/ Lap = for intermediate transmitter/ Finish = for finish transmitter). Each press of the central button switches you to the next code. The LED of the selected code flashes.
> All the information about the use of the CxUnit in the detailed instruction for use.

Press the « SET » button to select the desired detection mode (Tx = permanent magnetic field triggered by the transponder OR Cx = magnetic field triggered when the athlete cuts the infrared beam). Each press of the central button switches you to the next code. The LED of the selected code flashes.
> All the information about the use of the CxUnit in the detailed instruction for use.

> PLACE THE CXUNIT : 
Fix the CxUnit on its “Brushgrip” support (not included) and plant it on the ground:
– on the side of the track at a maximum distance of 6.5m from where the skier will pass.
– place the camera lens photocell at the finish line (or the intermediate line). 
> PLACE THE CXFLAG : Connect your CxFlag to your CxUnit. To do this, place your CxFlag next to your CxUnit: – The CxFlag antenna must be attached to 2 standard slalom poles. 
– Plant 2 slalom poles in the snow, just after your CxUnit, positioned in the direction of the race. Then, attached your flag by passing the pegs into the notches at each end of your flag. 
– The CxFlag should be positioned in the direction of the track, and few centimeters above the snow. 
– Connect the flag to the transmitter by connecting the CxFlag cable provided for this purpose to the Tx connector of your CxUnit. The CxFlag does not have any buttons, it works as soon as it is connected to the CxUnit.
> FOR CX MODE : 
Fix the reflector on its “Brushgrip” support and plant it in the snow: 
– right in front of the photocell of your CxUnit 
– at a maximum distance of 6.5 meters. 
If the device is not aligned with the reflector, a continuous beep is emitted. A white light at the back of the reflector indicates the proper alignment. Use the handle to make the alignment (2 axis adjustments can be made: up / down and left / right).
/!\ Placing the transmitter and its flag at any other location or position may result in inaccuracies or non-detection.
> All the information about the use of the CxUnit in the detailed instruction for use.

Connect the flag to the transmitter by plugging the CxFlag cable provided for this purpose into the Tx connector of your CxUnit. The CxFlag has no button, it turns on as soon as it is connected to the CxUnit.
> All the information about the use of the CxUnit in the detailed instruction for use.

Yes.
To make Freelap system work, you must have a transmitter set with the code “Finish” on your track. The CxUnit is a versatile transmitter, so you can use several CxUnit on your track (set as start, lap or finish transmitter). You can also use it in combination with other Freelap transmitters (e.g.: you can use the Tx Gate Pro transmitter as start transmitter). CxUnit must be at least 20m apart (between them, or with other transmitters). /! \ Your FxChip and FxChip BLE transponders have a temporary memory of 10 Laps. It means that your track must contain a maximum of 11 transmitters.
> All the information about the use of the CxUnit in the detailed instruction for use.

Your CxUnit has a rechargeable Lithium-Ion 3.7V 5Ah LiPo battery
> Low battery indicator: When the battery becomes low, the “PWR” LED turns red.
> Recharging the battery: 
– Insert the power cable (supplied) into the “CHG” (charge) connector on the back of the device. 
– It is recommended to make complete charges (charging time : 10h). 
– When the battery is full, the device has a battery life of 60h in Cx mode, 24h in Tx mode 
– Your CxUnit has an automatic shutdown function (after 12 hours) to save the battery.

Yes. Water resistance: 3ATM

Your CxUnit is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

> LED DISPLAY

The Led Display can be used for all sports. Your LED Display displays the ID or name and the lap time of the athlete who crossed the finish transmitter. Visible at 50 meters, it lets both coaches, athletes and the public view the results of the race in real time.

The Led Display is compatible with FxChip BLE & FxChip transponders (FxChip + Relay Coach BLE). Times are automatically transmitted by your FxChip BLE transponder or your Relay Coach BLE and instantly displayed on the screen via Bluetooth.

  1. ON/OFF Button : to turn on/off the device / button turns red to indicate when the battery is low. 
  2. CHG Port : to charge the device. 
  3. USB Port : allows connection to a computer for firmware update or configuration with FDM software (Freelap Device Manager). 

> All the information about the use of the Led Display in the detailed instruction for use.

Press the“ON/OFF” button.

Your LED Display uses broadcast communication. This means that your BLE devices automatically transmit the data. No manipulation is required. 
– When an athlete crosses the detection field of a finish transmitter, the corresponding athlete’s ID and his time are displayed on the screen. The data is displayed until the next athlete passes. 
– After 5 minutes of inactivity, the Freelap logo is displayed. 
– If you use multiple LED Displays, the data of all your Freelap BLE devices will be transmitted to all your LED Displays in the same way. 
– If you want to associate a Freelap BLE device with a single LED Display, make this setting (pairing) from your Freelap Device Manager application (see the corresponding user manual).
> All the information about the use of the Led Display in the detailed instruction for use.

– Screw the screen onto its tripod (supplied). 
– Place your LED Display on the ground, after the finish transmitter at a distance of 50 meters maximum.
/!\ Placing the device at any other location may result in no detection.
> All the information about the use of the Led Display in the detailed instruction for use.

Your LED Display has a rechargeable 12V 8Ah LiPo battery.
> Low battery indicator: When the battery is low the “ON/OFF” button, normally green, turns red. 
> Recharging the battery: 
– Connect the power cable (supplied, with 2 pins) to the charging port on the side of the device. 
– It is recommended to make complete charges (charging time: 8h). 
– When the battery is full, the device has a battery life of 5 hours.

Yes. Water resistance: 3ATM

To set up / update your Led Display, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial

To rename your Led Display, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial 

To associate your Led Display to a Relay Coach BLE, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial 

To change the color of the athlete ID and the color of the times displayed on the screen, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial

You must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial

You must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial

Your Led Display is guaranteed for 2 years. For any questions or assistance with your device, please contact your Freelap dealer.

Configurations

General Questions

Your FxChip and FxChip BLE transponders have a temporary memory of 10 Laps. This means that your course must contain a maximum of 11 transmitters.
For swimming, the transmitters are placed at the ends of the water line, so 2 transmitters maximum.
Of course, if you time several athletes on adjacent lanes you can place more transmitters on the entire track! Just verify that each transponder does not cross more transmitters than mentioned above.

Minimum 10 meters / 0,7 seconde between 2 transmitters.

Your timing data is transmitted and displayed instantly each time you pass a finish transmitter (FINISH code).

The chip send the data to the mobile device instantly when the athlete crosses the FINISH transmitter’s detection field. To ensure the perfect reception of the data, place your mobile device :
Next to the FINISH transmitter (between 5m and 50m from the FINISH transmitter)
At a height of 1 meter from the ground (in your hands keeping the hands low / or lay it on a 1m high support)

// If the athlete is using a smartwatch or is keeping his smartphone in his pocket : it’s ok. (Your mobile device will be next to the FINISH transmitter at an average height of 1 meter when you will cross the FINISH transmitter).

by sport

QUICK ACCESS – click on the desired product in the list above –

> Track and field

1 / Place your Tx Junior Pro transmitter with the code “START” on the ground, on the side of the track (less than 1.5m from the athlete’s passage, so that the athlete’s transponder passes into the transmitter detection field), on the START LINE.
2 / Then, in the same way, place your Tx Junior Pro with the code “FINISH” on the FINISH LINE
/! \ To make a correct and accurate start, we recommend to start (to start running) at least 5m before the start transmitter. Otherwise it can result in inaccuracies.
> Complete and illustrated sheet about flying start 

1 / Place your Tx Touch Pro transmitter on the ground on the START LINE
2 / Place your Tx Junior Pro transmitter with the code “FINISH” on the ground:
– on the side of the track (less than 1.5m from the athlete’s passage, so that the athlete’s transponder passes into the transmitter detection field).
80cm AFTER the desired distance (because the transponder will detect the magnetic field of the transmitter 80cm before its actual position).
> Complete and illustrated sheet about start block 

– For flying start : NO
1 / Place your Tx Junior Pro transmitter with the code “START” on the ground, on the side of the track (less than 1.5m from the athlete’s passage, so that the athlete’s transponder passes into the transmitter detection field), on the START LINE.
2 / Then, in the same way, place your Tx Junior Pro with the code “FINISH” on the FINISH LINE
/! \ To make a correct and accurate start, we recommend to start (to start running) at least 5m before the start transmitter. Otherwise it can result in inaccuracies.
> Complete and illustrated sheet about flying start
– For start block : YES
1 / Place your Tx Touch Pro transmitter on the ground on the START LINE
2 / Place your Tx Junior Pro transmitter with the code “FINISH” on the ground:
– on the side of the track (less than 1.5m from the athlete’s passage, so that the athlete’s transponder passes into the transmitter detection field).
– 80cm AFTER the desired distance (because the transponder will detect the magnetic field of the transmitter 80cm before its actual position).
> Complete and illustrated sheet about start block 

Thanks to Freelap you can easily time several athletes simultaneously on the same lane. Just verify that each athlete crosses the detection field of each transmitter.

Thanks to Freelap you can easily time several athletes simultaneously on adjacent lanes.
> Example – Flying start 
> Example – Start block 

> SWIMMING

– Place the Tx H2O Pro on the starting block (or on the ground at the end of the water line).
– The transmitter has a detection field of 2.5m, it must be placed as follows:
– This transmitter has the shape of an arrow. Place the transmitter at the end of the water line, pointing the tip of the arrow in the direction of the water line.
– Place it at a maximum distance of 2.5m from the water (so that the swimmer’s transponder crosses the detection field).

In a 50m swimming pool, you can obtain split times over 50m by placing 2 transmitters (1 transmitter at each end of the swimmer’s water line).
In your MyFreelap workout in data section, you will get your data over the 50m.
> Detailed and illustrated examples

In a 25m swimming pool, you can obtain split times over 50m by placing 1 transmitter only on the starting block (the athlete swims 25m up and 25 back – split, 50m).
In your MyFreelap workout in data section, you will get your data over the 50m.
> Detailed and illustrated examples

The Tx H2O Pro only covers one swimming lane. You can time several swimming lanes by placing Tx H2O Pro transmitters at the edge of each water line.
> Detailed and illustrated examples

> SKI

Find examples of configurations for ski on our detailed tutorial sheet.

> The CxUnit + CxFlag are used for fast disciplines (Super G, Downhill). Also if you want a larger detection field (6.5m). Accuracy is also better +/- 0.001s

> This transmitter, specially designed for ski, offers 2 detection modes:

  • Tx mode (detection by permanent magnetic field triggered by the transponder):

– Your CxUnit transmits continuously, and has an autonomy of 24 hours. The accuracy of this mode is +/- 0.001s

– Tx mode is recommended for disciplines in which several athletes are skiing simultaneously (eg ski cross, boardercross, etc.)

  • Cx mode (magnetic field detection triggered when the athlete crosses the infrared beam):

– Thanks to its beam, the Cx mode offers a higher accuracy than the Tx mode: +/- 0.001s. It has an autonomy of 60 hours.

– Cx mode is recommended for disciplines in which only one skier is skiing at a time (eg alpine ski).

To time 2 skiers in a face-to-face race you must use the Freelap “Dual Slalom” product. For any information about this product, please contact our sales department: by email: contact@freelap.ch / by phone +41 32 861 52 42 / or via social networks.

> MTB

Place your Tx Track Pro coded “START” on the ground on the start line.
The transmitter has a detection field of 3.5m, it must be placed as follows:
– This transmitter has the shape of an arrow. Place the transmitter on the side of the track,
pointing the front of the arrow toward the track. The direction of the arrow indicates an
imaginary line of passage.
– Place the transmitter on the side of the track, at less than 3.5m of the athlete’s passage
(so that the transponder of the athlete crosses the detection field).
– Then, in the same way, place your Tx Track Pro coded “LAP” at the desired distance.
– Finally, place your Tx Track Pro coded “FINISH” on the finish line.
– In your MyFreelap workout in data section, you will get your data over the whole tour.
Click on it to see the detail of the LAPs and get your data over the first part (L1) and the last
part (L2).
– You can add more Tx Track Pro coded «LAP» between the «START» and the «FINISH»
transmitters to get more intermediate times ( 11 transmitters on your track max.)
– Yes, you can time as many athletes as you want, simultaneously. Just make sure that
every athlete crosses the detection field of each transmitter.
> Detailed and illustrated examples

– To get your lap times in a loop system, only 1 Tx Track Pro transmitter with the code “FINISH” is enough.
– To take the start, stay 5 seconds minimum in the transmitter detection field and then start the race.
– In your MyFreelap workout in data section, you will get your data over the whole tour.
> Detailed and illustrated examples

FDM (FREELAP DEVICE MANAGER)

Freelap Device Manager (FDM)  lets you set up and update your Freelap Bluetooth products.

We inform you of available updates and other news, on our Twitter account, do not hesitate to follow us! : 
Also you are informed that a product can be updated upon the detection of the device via the FDM app.

To update your Freelap products, you must use the Freelap Device Manager app.
> Complete tutorial 

From your mobile device, go to your app store, type “FDM” in the search bar and click on “install” / Or Download it from one of these links :
– App Store
– Google Play Store
> Complete tutorial 

Freelap Device Manager (FDM) software is available for FREE download for Windows and Mac. From your computer, click on one of these links to download the software, then process the installation: 

> Complete tutorial 

In case of a major update (device configured on a version lower than version n°6), and only for Relay Coach BLE and LED Display devices, it is recommended to use the FDM software on a computer to update the version of the device (the update of the Bluetooth version will have to be done via the FDM app on your smartphone).

SMARTWATCHES

Yes, you can receive your timing data live during your training on your smartwatch.

Compatible smartwatches :

  • Samsung Gear
  • Wear OS
  • Apple Watch

Garmin and Fitbit watches are not compatible (Garmin using ANT+ technology and not Bluetooth, and Fitbit not allowing the use of external devices).

Yes, you just have to activate the sound during your training.
Go to your MyFreelap app then to the training in progress and click on the icon   at the top left.

 

POSSIBLE PROBLEMS

Please verify that :
– You are using the Freelap products recommended for timing in your sport.
– You have the last version available of MyFreelap app 
– MyFreelap app is opened on your mobile device and run in first plan 
– Bluetooth & Location are activated on your mobile device
– Your chip is correctly attached (cf instructions for use of your chip)
– Transmitters are turned on, correctly placed, and set on the correct code
– You have 1 transmitter set to the code “FINISH”
– Your course does not contain more than 11 transmitters
– Transmitters are at least 10 meters apart
– You cross the detection zone of each transmitter during the session
– You correctly place your mobile device : next to the FINISH transmitter (between 5m and 50m from the FINISH transmitter) and at a height of 1 meter from the ground (in your hands keeping the hands low / or lay it on a 1m high support). (If you are using a smartwatch or is keeping your smartphone in your pocket : it’s ok).
– That your chips / your Relay Coach BLE / your LED Display have the latest update available. To update it you have to use FDM (Freelap Device Manager) app.
> Complete guide to do it easily

> Please verify that your Swim Belt is correctly attached : 
– Humidify the electrodes of the Swim Belt. 
– Hook one side of the Swim Belt to one side of the elastic band. To do this, insert the plastic hook on the end of your Swim Belt into the hole at the end of your elastic band.
– Place the Swim Belt on your skin (Freelap logo facing out), just below your chest. Then hook the other end of the Swim Belt to your elastic band. 
– Adjust the elastic band so that it is perfectly placed on your skin, tight enough to stay in place.
> Get your Swim Belt to be detected again by your FxSwim transponder
So that your transponder can receive the data collected by your heart rate belt you just have to turn on your FxSwim : 
– Your FxSwim flashes twice every 3 seconds (scanning) to detect heartbeats. 
– The detection lasts 1 minute maximum. If the FxSwim does not detect heartbeats after 1 minute, it turns off (2 slow flashes). Check that the Swim Belt is not turned off or incorrectly positioned. 
– A flash every 5 seconds indicates the sending of the value of the average heart rate of the last 5 seconds.