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Two satellite systems: top reliability and precision
GPS is in itself more reliable than traditional systems: of course more than stopwatches, but also than infrared beacons and magnetic strips. No problems with misplaced or not working old magnetic strips anymore, neither with missing optical transmitters that are bundled near the finish line or even... forgotten on the track!
GPS always samples lap times, in any condition, independently from those traditional systems.
The MyChron5 GPS is also more precise than most of the existing GPS systems, as it has been designed to add to the GPS satellite's signal the Global Navigation Satellite (Glonass) system signal. With an average of almost twenty satellites working in conjunction, MyChron5 GPS guarantees absolute precision.
The benefits are huge:
An average of less than one meter tolerance, which means absolute precision in determining kart position in curves and when the finish line is very close to another track segment
Satellite signal is locked very rapidly. A few seconds after switch-on, the MyChron5 GPS is ready to operate
No risk of missing the signal anymore, as - in case of 'noise' or interferences on one system - the other system will guarantee the signal continuity.