Preloaded races and runners?
Nice app! Either I'm having trouble learning this app or it's missing a feature for me. I would really like to be able to have all of my runners loaded into their races and then just switch between races. Let's say once the 1600 is done I change the race type to 400 and all of my runner's watches are loaded and ready to start. Track meets move too fast for me to go to a group, tap add all watches, tap new race, and change race type.
So, the “race type” is just an attribute of a race, not a way to create a new race.
Instead, to get ready, you would go to the Group of runners, and hit “New Watches for this team”. Then specify “New Race” instead of “Add Watches”. This will create a separate race with that group. Set the race type and/or name, then do those steps again for the second race, etc.
Then day of race, just go to the History tab, select the first race, tap on the title, and hit “Make Current Race”. After the race, do the same for the second.
You can switch between races with “Make Current Race” as often as you wish. In fact, you can even track two (presumably long) races at once, as running watches will continue when the race isn’t “current”.
FYI, I’ve implemented something to make this easier. Would you like to try the beta version?
Well, looking at the code, it very specifically says if it's greater than 1, then ask, otherwise just add it. I think the idea was if you're adding multiple people one at a time, you wouldn't want to be asked each time. But that would happen by tapping on a person, then "Add to Current Race", not on the Group listing screen.
So I can't think why I would do that, so ... yes, let's call it a bug.
And why ... do you have a group of one person? If it was just to create a race, then instead create a New Race in the Main Menu. and then add individuals to it.
I'll fix in next release. Thanks for reporting it!
Coach McMillen commented
Thanks for the speedy reply! This feels a little better. I didn't think to use the history tab that way.
I do have another problem. If I have only one runner in an event, say the 400, if I go to the 400 "team" and tap to make new watches, it doesn't ask to make it a new race but rather adds the one person to the current race. Bug or am I setting something up wrong?