Just for background, I don’t use the Perfect Start functionality. I like the timer and the dashboard. If I get comfortable with those two, I’ll likely start pinging the start and the course.
However, I have had limited success with just the timer. I’ve used it for 4 races, and it has only worked half the time. Last night was not one of the successes.
I like to make a practice run at the line a bit before our start. So, I reduced the raceqs timer to 3 minutes and clicked start. It then went into compass calibration mode. OK.. after a 20 seconds or so, it then asked to ping the wind. OK. Then it hung. So, I backed all the way out and came back in. The timer was reset to 5 minutes. I backed out again and opened it again, and it was counting down correctly. It worked throughout my practice start. I then click reset, which seemed to work. However, it wouldnt budge from 5 minutes on the timer. I finally had to close the app and open the crappy timer that comes with pebble.
I did open the dashboard later, and that worked like a charm for speed and heading.
BTW, I just love this concept, and I have personally converted two other sailors who have recently purchased pebbles for this. Also, I am a software developer who does web and mobile. I’d like to help in any way possible.