APP OF THE DAY: F1 2013 Timing App CP review (iPad)
15 March 2013 17:53 GMT / By Hunter Skipworth
The modern Formula One season is on you. Vettel plus his pals have lined up, willing to blast their racing vehicles all over the world for another year. For fans, there is nothing greater, yet to an outsider, the sport could appear like aimless hours of noisy vehicles doing the same thing.
No F1 season is complete without several wonderful second-screen experiences. Sky has its great iPad F1 application plus today, you have the F1 2013 Timing App. At £23.99, it will appear extortionate to outsiders, yet for severe fans, it would simply be worthwhile. So if you invest inside the expensive application? Pocket-lint has taken the risk to provide we the low down.
F1 2013 Timing App CP
- iOS, Android
- iTunes, Google Play
Before you commence, merely a note about versions. The F1 2013 Timing App exists inside many forms: the The F1 2013 Timing App – Starter Pass is a free variation including no live timing or information. It isn’t absolutely value downloading.
The CP way, that you are reviewing here, or Premium inside Google Play, has all of the live timing for P1, P2, P3, qualifying as well as the race. For the revenue, it absolutely has plenty of info. On top of timing, we receive an in-depth profile of every driver, team plus all of the standings plus race date we may ever maybe want.
The real trick though – plus this really is the app’s party part – is the fact that each time a auto touches the track, all its performance movement as well as the related commentary is recorded. So take practice 2 for illustration, inside Melbourne, you missed it, yet were capable to download the practice plus then see all timing plus track movements, even pausing plus scrolling by the race like a stat-filled movie.
It is especially slick as well as for those that wish to adhere to the race inside the many minute of detail, might be especially pleasing indeed. The small green pop-out commentary boxes which appear found on the right-hand side of the screen are equally a good touch, mentioning aspects like “Alonso about supersofts” or “difficulties with McLaren brakes”, when they result.
But you can’t enable yet think it may be better dodging the £24 expense plus simply getting oneself a Sky Sports subscription. The Sky Sports application has almost all of the same coverage, inside a greater design plus involves movie plus selectable camera angles. Sure it usually expense we over £24 a month, yet then you may be getting Sky TV to observe at house too.
READ: Sky Sports F1 photos plus hands-on
Really though, because a second-screen experience with that to observe the F1 season, there is not any alternative application like this. The amount of detail accessible is absurd, to the point where pit crews plus mechanics at the races themselves might discover it truly worthwhile.
So then, is it £24 advantageous? Probably not, particularly whenever we think of the standard of apps accessible for £5.99. However which expense is unavoidable plus right F1 fans truly won’t discover themselves dissatisfied whenever they fire the application up. For the casual viewer though, this really is too pricey.
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