The Badger Orienteering Club in Wisconsin is looking to purchase and epunch system. I noticed the app was released in March of 2019 and was wondering if there are any clubs out there using it? Anyone hear of any negative feedback?
If you mean the one they offered as a Xmas special
, we're still awaiting delivery. Although we bought it mainly for the battery splits printer, probably we'll only use the app for training.
Great to hear Badger is moving ahead. Those who usually get stuck checking the control cards will love you for it. So will your participants.
My advice would be to make whatever timing system you use - there are several commercial and several freeware choices available - the same as your friends' at CAOC as you will probably often be sharing the equipment.
For instance Florida and Suncoast Orienteering both use Or, an open software from Ireland for timing our events.
Of course we use SI software for syncing the control stations, etc and their printer is used for training events. For competitions the results are displayed through Or to a used flat screen monitor, actually two in relay).
MNOC has used OR for about 5 years (very easy to set up and use) and is also starting to use MeOS (more capable but harder to set up)
HVO owns OE for NREs (used by vmeyer), but uses Or for local events. (whenever someone tries to learn OE, they go back to using Or)
I've figured out OE but cannot yet fathom MeOS.
Our club in Aus has used both SI App and SI Droid on Android tablet or phone. We only got SI App with schools kit purchase as cheaper than buying seperate components. Prefer $7 SI Droid App despite not being able to register participants (yet). Is on future upgrade plan. Both apps work with SI Bluetooth printer or generic $50 one off ebay. SI droid easy to upload results to eventor and winsplits. SI App has license fee and increases with number of participants. SI droid does not. Backwoods Orienteering Klub great resource as well as SI droid app help section to work out how to use app. Free demo version to try also on Google play store. We also went with SI master that runs on battery to avoid drain on tablet.
Does this work to query boxes in the field, say, when trying to determine what a missing runner punched last? Or is there some other portable solution to that?
Only for downloading results from si stick or pcards.