In addition to the new sensors, the SpeedStacks G5 Pro Timer has the following improvements:
- The reset and power buttons must be held down for half a second for it to take effect. This is because competitors sometimes accidentally press the reset or power buttons when they quickly slam their hands on the timer after a solve.
- The reset and power buttons are now reinforced so that they do not wear out as easily over time.
- The cord that is used to connect the timer to a computer or display is now connected under the timer so that you do not accidentally pull it out. (cord not included)
- The timer and stackmat has new and improved mounts that fasten the timer harder to the mat, so that they can not come loose by accident.
The timer is powered by two AAA Batteries (not included).
The timer only fits with Speedstacks G5 Stackmat. You can buy the timer together with the mat at a package price here.
Start the timer, place your hands on the pressure pads and wait until the timer signals that it is ready. When you lift your hands from the pads to start solving your cube, timer starts counting. When you are done with your solve, quickly place your hands on the pads again to stop your time. To time again, just press the reset button.
To turn off the two thumb sensors, hold down the reset button for 5 seconds. Repeat to activate them again.