Sport Timers

Written by Robert Mac
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Sport timers and stopwatches are an important part of sporting events, especially races in track, swimming, or by car. Culturally, mechanical stopwatches didn't appear on the scene until the early 20th century, when auto racing became popular and competitive. Society had become more advanced with the development of the 9-to-5 lifetstyle and was now enjoying more leisure time than ever before--so it's off to the car races!

Car racing was just as exciting back then as it is today, although the incredible speeds we reach today are more than they got during the first Indy 500. Still, the lure of this burgeoning new sport was strong enough to pull in all sorts of fans, fumbling with their sport timers as they timed their favorite autos. Before long, racing enthusiasts demanded more precise stopwatches . . . and they got them.

Heuer's Sport Timers Have Continued to Improve

A man name Edourard Heuer invented a dash-board chronograph for early automobiles, and five years later he came up with the first stopwatch accurate to one-hundredth of a second. Since then, TAG-Heuer (as it is known today) has been closely associated with the sporting world, especially Olympic, Skiing, and Formula 1 racing events. They have a long tradition of technical innovations and are always improving their wide range of sport timers.

Today's digital stopwatches and sport timers are multi-functional, meaning they can process a number of sources at once. The drawback of mechanical stopwatches is not their accuracy, but that they can only time one event at a time. Before deciding which model to get, determine when and how you'll be using the stopwatch to find the best one for your needs.


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