Splits is a shot timer. In fact, Splits is more than just a shot timer. Splits records the time of your first shot, shot to shot split times, mag changes, elapsed times and even includes a simple means to record accuracy. Splits can save your shot strings to your device’s storage so that you can monitor your progress.
Splits is very good at recognizing when a shot has occurred. However, it is not a dedicated shot timer. When there is a need to adjust its sensitivity, due to environmental conditions or surrounding activity, Splits is easy to adjust. On the main panel is a quick action adjustment. Or, for fine tuning, Splits provides a visual presentation of your shot string with the ability to adjust the device’s sensitivity.
Splits does need permission to store your shot string history on your device’s storage and to access your device’s microphone. The storage question often asks for permission to access “files and pictures”. This is a general question. Splits does not access pictures.
Splits is almost as good as the dedicated shot timers costing $100 or more. However, Splits is free! You can spend your money on ammo or other accessories instead. The free version of Splits has all the functionality of the paid version. The only difference is that the paid version removes the advertising.
Splits allows you to define your own stages and drills, so that you can select them during your session and save the shot strings by stage or drill. With the release of 2.40, Splits supports identifying the weapon used and person performing the drill. The term weapon is used here because some have chosen Splits for archery and other devices.
Graphical presentation is integral with Splits. You can see a historical presentation of your progress for draw time, split time, mag changes and elapsed time. You can recall and depict a graph of the actual shot string (2018 and forward). Plus, you can depict a graph of the current shot string and adjust the phone’s sensitivity if needed.
If you are shooting by yourself, splits includes a timer delay so you can “Make Ready”. The timer delay can be set to zero so the beep sounds at the press of the start button.
The metrics that Splits retains by Drill include: Total reps of the drill, total shots in the drill, average shots per drill, average elapsed seconds per drill, average first shot, average mag change, average split time between shots (excludes first shot and mag changes), average shot or split time, accuracy and the ratio of hits to misses. The metrics can be filtered by date range, weapon and/or person.
Splits can be used during Dry Fire practice. It can detect the sound of the hammer or striker click. Before dry firing, make sure your firearm is not loaded.
There is more to Splits than that described above. Splits is free to download and use. So, give it a try.
The Splits screen layout and coloring works well in the sunlight at outdoor ranges as well as indoors.
If you have questions, issues or suggestions, please email me. Thanks for looking. And, always treat a firearm as if it were loaded. Be Safe!