Lap Timer Plus is a premium app feature that turns your APEX app into a Predictive Lap Timing Display! It also bundles several new features in post-session data analysis like track altitude, Sector Times (shown below) with a theoretical lap time, and a gear ratio calculation for the APEX Pro OBDII unit!
Check out Lap Timer Plus by updating or downloading the app from the Apple App Store:
Using Lap Timer Plus is easy!
Barber Motorsports Park with Just Track It on January 11th and 12th, 2020 was the perfect venue for using the new Lap Timer Plus features. I purchased Lap Timer Plus (LTP) via the annual subscription for $49.99 and mounted my phone with the APEX Pro Smartphone Mount to the windshield of our 1997 BMW M3. The M3, known as “Sabine”, belongs to Wudu Racing. Will we see you at the World Racing League race at Barber this March? Come find us in the paddock to see LTP in use!
Using Lap Timer Plus adds no complexity to using APEX Pro. I connected to the unit, tapped calibrate after I had the unit mounted, and the mounted the phone so I could easily see the screen from my driving position. Once you select “drive” and rotate your iPhone (or iPad…) to landscape, new options appear that are selectable if you have paid for LTP.
I will save how the predicted time and delta time displays are calculated for another post, but you can see in the image above that to choose one of these options you tap the icons on the left side of the screen. The phone must be oriented in landscape for these options to appear.
Until two flying laps have been completed, the timer will show 0:00.00.
Subscribers can pick between displaying Predicted Lap Time (magic wand icon) or Predicted Delta Time (magic wand + triangle). Predicted time displays what your predicted lap time is based on the % distance of track you have covered so far, vs. the % distance of the track covered on your best lap. Predicted Delta shows how far from your best time your predicted time is. Delta = Difference. Important: Until two flying laps have been completed, the timer will show 0:00.00.
Delta time displays a smaller number, usually between 1 -3 seconds. A Minus (-) Symbol indicates you are improving over your best lap. The entire display turns red when your predicted lap (or delta predicted time) is slower than your best lap.
I used LTP on the track at Barber with Just Track It, but did not get any screen shots of the predictive timer in use. I was able to get out on the Barber Proving Grounds since then and managed to get screen shots of the Lap Timer Plus features in action.
If you have used predictive timing on track before then LTP will be familiar. If not, time to check it out! We highly recommend mounting your phone as securely as possible to display Lap Timer Plus. APEX Pro sells a nice Smart Phone Mount that secures your phone nicely and suction mounts to the windshield. We highly recommend taking predictive time readings with a grain of salt. At the end of the day, granular improvements in braking technique, vision, throttle application, and other nuances are what generate faster lap times. Not just “pushing harder.” Be disciplined with your use of Lap Timer Plus, and don’t forget that the APEX Pro LED display is what really gives you feedback on your inputs. LTP gives you feedback on your lap times.
How do I buy Lap Timer Plus?
Open up your APEX Pro app and tap the App Upgrade icon! Note: iOS 13+ is required to see this option. If you are using an older Apple device on iOS 12 software you will not see the App Upgrade icon.
Buying Lap Timer Plus is not a purchase of just the features you see now…
Subscribing to Lap Timer Plus means that you will receive updates to LTP only features. Is LTP currently missing a UI enhancement or feature you desire? If so, that feature addition may be added in a future update, so do not hesitate to subscribe and gain access now.
Lap Timer Plus makes your APEX Pro more versatile and enables even more detail during post session review. We hope you decide to subscribe and enjoy the new features! Below is a detailed list of all of the recent updates to the app you can expect to see the next time you use APEX Pro! In fact, why don’t you open up your App now and check them out???
See you at the track in 2020!
Lap Timer Plus is not the only recent app development!
App Version 7.5.0 + Update Details:
Lap Timer Plus (New subscription service) – $4.99 monthly, or $49.99 annually
> Predictive Lap Timer and Lap Delta: compare current lap vs session best lap while on track
> Lap timer easily toggles between actual time and predicted (landscape mode only)
> Sector analysis shows split times and computes theoretical best lap
> Sector editor allows you to easily set sector boundaries to ensure theoretical lap is accurate
> Gear editor to calculate gear and plot it for OBDII users. Save to the device or session.
Data Review Enhancements (for all users)
> Channel editor to organize your data channels for easier plotting
> Added sorting options for the local list of saved sessions (by save date, session date, and track name)
> Added search function for saved sessions (matches track name, username, anything written in notes)
Small Updates/ UI improvements
> Added highlight point label that does not block the chart
> Added highlight point label on the map views + sanded the corners of the map labels
> Line chart highlight is now synced for distance or time (whichever is selected). Previously it only synced to time
> Each chart type remembers your most recent plotting choices (this is hugely helpful!!!)
> Top ten submissions no longer allows a single user to hold more than one record per track
> General improvements to iPad layout – all views can be used in landscape on iPad