Shot timers are a critical part of training, improving, and competing, but there's an issue with using them with other shooters around: they are based on audio feedback. A decibel spike indicates a shot to be recorded, and your data is full of false positives and useless data. Some shot timers have microphone adjustment settings to mitigate some of these issues, but, frankly, they don't work very well.  

Unlike traditional audio-based shot timers, the MantisX hardware uses precision accelerometers and gyroscopes to track movement of the gun, feeding it back to you through your mobile device via the app. This completely eliminates interference from other shooters or noises. Another unaddressed issue of audio-based shot timers is their small inaccuracy and inconsistency. We've done numerous tests and validated that, while close, there is some variance in results between shot timers. The MantisX samples thousands of data points per second, resulting in a more precise and consistent result in shot time recording and reporting. Additionally, shot timers often require a second person to assist by holding it close to the shooter so as to get more complete readings; again, MantisX eliminates this need by being completely integrated in a small, on-firearm module.

MantisX integrated shot timer

There are currently four firearm-specific MantisX models to choose from, ranging from dry fire only, to weapon specific, all the way up to the flagship X10, every model with the shot timer functionality included. If you're looking for an accurate shot timer that gives you so much more, then we invite you to check out the full range of MantisX models to find which can help you reach your shooting goals.