Calculate age-graded points on iPhone? There’s an app for that!
Stefan Waltermann shares this news for decathletes, heptathletes and everyone involved in the so-called combined events: “Jumpinâ€™ Joe Johnston asked me last year if I could help with an Apple app, a combined-event point calculator for Apple Notebooks, iPhones and iPads. I politely declined but it stayed in the back of my mind. Now I can forget about it. Itâ€™s done and done beautifully. All Apple bound combined event athletes can purchase an application created by one smart woman, Carmen Burmeister. Go to the Application Store> Sports> Carmen Burmeister. The app is called â€śScore Calc – Calculator and Scoring Tables for Athletics Combined Events.â€ť More info on this German website. App costs $1.99 apparently. Such a deal!
You can score open and masters decathlons, heptathlons, pentathlons and throw pentathlons. Youâ€™ll get a Save function with a transfer function of your results to a Result screen. And, like in the good old days, Carmen shows points for all incremental distances, times, heightsâ€¦ absolutely cool for goal setting. Oh, itâ€™s multilingual if you prefer English.
The app is not free but it is good enough to seriously consider becoming an Apple aficonado. It is good enough to start thinking about becoming a multi-event athlete as well. Man, I love the thing! I donâ€™t know Carmen but wherever she is, I buy her a beer. Heck, I invite her to dance a Tango.