The lapp++ lite indoor lap counter has the core functionality of the lapp++ app minus some convenience features. It also limits the user to 20 laps before requiring the user to restart the app.
The lapp++ counter is an app that uses Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons to count laps for runners or walkers. **A BEACON IS NEEDED FOR THE APP TO WORK** Beacons can be purchased privately and can be used wherever you workout. If you purchase beacons privately, program them to broadcast a UUID of "B9407F30-F5F8-466E-AFF9-25556B57FE6D". This identifier is known as a generic Estimote Beacon UUID. Check with your local gym/recreation center to see if they already utilize BLE Beacon technology in their facility.
To use the lapp++ lite Indoor Lap Counter, simply start the app and enter a beacon number. After you enter the beacon number, press enter and you will be taken to the main screen.
The "Reset" button will reset the count to zero.
Bluetooth scanning has limitations and consistent receipt of notifications is not guaranteed. For instance, crowded facilities (lots of people running/walking on the track) can block signals from being received. A direct line of sight to the beacon gives the user the best chance of signal reception. Beacon signal settings (region size and advertising intervals), that may not be in your control, can also effect signal receipt. If a signal is missed, the user can stop and wait in the region of the beacon or tap the lap number to increment the count.
BLE iBeacon technology can be utilized on any smart device with the iOS 7.0+. Examples include the iPhone 4S and up, the iPod Touch (5th Generation), and iPad (3rd Generation and up) including iPad Mini.