Premiere companies in the professional handheld stopwatch space:
One of the original few of Swiss producers of mechanical stopwatches; now a global luxury watch maker with still a heavy link to the timing industry. Part of the Luis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) luxury goods group. As with every luxury watch maker, TAG Heuer timing solutions are just a niche in the company’s overall business.
Current models: TAG Heuer HL-400 Pocket-Pro Electronic Stopwatch in nine versions for different sports and other application areas. Each stopwatch can be connected to a computer with a TAG Heuer-supplied program via USB cable. The program is available exclusively as a Microsoft Windows application. Rare in the industry, cable and program also allow Firmware updates of these high-end stopwatch mini-computers. Here’s an overview video.
Model HL-400-DF is special in that it can be used in conjunction with Swiss-born Dartfish‘s myDartfish Express sport video analysis app, which supposedly starts and syncs data with the operation of the HF-400-DF. The connection is via Bluetooth. Here’s the announcement by TAG Heuer from mid 2016.
|Code (links to website)||Name (links to one-pager)||Summary||Other|
|HL-400-A||Athletics||For athletics timing including interval and sprint training as well as the Beep/Bleep test||Manual | Video | Video (B[l]eep Test)|
|HL-400-C||Circuit||For motorsports circuit racing (vs. rallies)||Manual|
|HL-400-DF||Training “Dartfish”||Stopwatch for sprint training and swimming, in particular for cadence data, with special support to connect to the Dartfish video analysis app via Bluetooth||Manual|
|HL-400-I||Industry||For timing industry processes at 1/10,000 of a minute precision||Manual|
|HL-400-J||Jumping||For horse show jumping, the Equestrian competitive event||Manual | Video|
|HL-400-P||Pilot||Provides flight times and fuel times for pleasure and general aviation pilots||Manual|
|HL-400-R||Rally||For timing motorsport rally events||Manual | Video (Start Marshals) | Video (Stage Timer)|
|HL-400-S||Swimming||For swim training and swim events||Manual | Video|
|HL-400-W||Winter||For various skiing events including cross-country skiing with interval starts and mass starts||Manual | Video|