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  • What is Planchet Tracker?
    Planchet Tracker is a smart software solution that allows you to collect and analyze data related to your fencing performance. It provides you with unique performance statistics and tips for more effective training and smarter strategy development. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced fencer, Planchet Tracker helps you track your progress and make informed decisions to improve your game.
  • Who is Planchet Tracker for?
    Planchet Tracker is designed for fencers of all levels, from beginners to experienced athletes. Whether you are a recreational fencer looking to improve your skills, or a professional athlete aiming for the top, Planchet Tracker can help you track, analyze, and improve your performance. Additionally, Planchet Tracker is also a valuable tool for coaches who want to monitor their students' progress and provide personalized feedback and recommendations for improvement. So, if you love fencing and want to take your skills to the next level, Planchet Tracker is the perfect assistant for you.
  • What is the main idea behind Planchet Tracker?
    Planchet Tracker was designed with the idea of helping fencers improve their skills and achieve their goals. Skill awareness, composure, and self-confidence are important factors that influence the performance of every athlete. Planchet Tracker can help fencers fight with composure and grow their self-confidence by providing them with real data on their performance. This way, they can compare their subjective feelings and impressions from matches against facts mirrored in objective statistics, and make smarter conclusions. By tracking and analyzing performance data, Planchet Tracker allows fencers to identify areas for improvement, develop effective strategies, and gain a competitive advantage. Ultimately, the main idea behind Planchet Tracker is to enhance the fencing experience and help fencers of all levels unleash their full potential.
  • Can the app help me against a specific opponent?
    Yes, Planchet Tracker can help you prepare for a specific opponent. By using previously collected statistical data, you can predict the weaknesses and strengths of both participants in a fencing match - yours and your opponent's. In each post-match statistics overview, you can see your offense and defense success rates, as well as your opponent's success rate data. In addition, the app provides a body map that uses a color scheme to indicate the frequency of hits in various body areas. This way, you can clearly see which parts of your opponent's body are your most frequent and most successful targets. You can also see which parts of your body were your opponent's most frequent and most successful targets. With this information, you can develop a more effective strategy and gain a competitive advantage over your opponent.
  • What is the best use of the app?
    The best use of Planchet Tracker is to track your practice and competition matches, while also serving as a tactical guide to help you set a winning strategy against various opponents during tournaments. The app works as a convenient note-taking tool, allowing you to track important data such as speed, accuracy, and other key metrics during fencing matches and training sessions. Once you know your next opponent for the elimination phase, you can easily check the statistics of your previous mutual duel as well as details about what could be the best strategy in the upcoming match. The app will swiftly tell you which maneuvers you should focus on, or better avoid. With this information, you can optimize your strategy and performance, gaining a competitive advantage in your matches. In addition, Planchet Tracker provides valuable data that you can use to improve your particular offense and defense skills during your training and practice matches. With personalized feedback and recommendations, you can focus on areas that need improvement and develop a more efficient training plan that meets your individual needs. Overall, the best use of Planchet Tracker is to enhance your fencing experience, improve your skills, and achieve your goals.
  • Do I need to enter data about all my matches or trainings?
    No, it is not necessary to enter data about all your matches or trainings. However, regular data collection leads to more accurate statistics and better insights into your performance progress over time, as well as against specific opponents. The more data you enter into Planchet Tracker, the more accurately the app can identify your strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of your opponents. This can help you develop more effective strategies and improve your performance in matches. However, even if you don't enter data about every single match or training session, Planchet Tracker can still provide valuable insights and personalized feedback to help you achieve your goals.
  • What information and data can I track, enter and store?
    Planchet Tracker allows fencers to track, enter, and store a variety of information and data related to their fencing matches and training sessions. At the match level, you can enter data such as the date of the match, names of opponents, weapon used, match sequences, specific actions, areas of hits, scoring, and more. You can also add your own comments about each fencing match to provide additional context and insights. In the Profile section of the app, you can update data about the fencers you are tracking, including your own data and data about your fencing opponents. This includes personal information such as name, age, and gender, as well as fencing performance data such as speed, accuracy, and other key metrics. By tracking and analyzing this information, fencers can gain valuable insights into their own fencing performance and that of their opponents, and use this knowledge to develop more effective fencing strategies and improve their skills. Overall, Planchet Tracker offers a comprehensive suite of data tracking and analysis tools that can help fencers take their fencing to the next level. By collecting and storing data on every aspect of their fencing performance, fencers can gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and develop a more effective fencing training plan tailored to their individual needs.
  • How do I enter data about my hits?
    The app has several screens for this. Each sequence leading to a hit can be tracked in upto 3 (three) actions: an initial action from one fencer, a re-action from the other fencer (opponent) and his/her counter-action. ​ Hits shall be entered as if from the referee´s point of view. The situation is easy with foil and sabre as it is the referee himself/herself who announces details like “attack/lunge from the left”, “defence/parry”, “riposte”, “hit on the left”. In case of épée where the referee announces nothing but hits, users of the app need to analyze themselves whether the fencer on the left attacks leg with an attack too short or whether the fencer on the right tried to hit back.
  • Why is it? When I enter data about certain actions, like malparry, I cannot see detailed description of techniques."
    To secure fast entry of data and optimized generation of stats, the app works from a general typology of maneuvers. ​ Take Malparry as an example.This option stands for any wrong action (malparry) that has lead to your opponent´s successful attack. ​ Another example is Simple with blade option. In reality we can describe this action in a greater detail or variety. To simplify things, Planchet Tracker app records it as just one type of maneuvre.
  • How much can I rely on the app data? (considering the fact each match is different)
    The more data you collect, the more reliable the app gets. No matter how different each match may seem from a subjective point of view, there are certain individual patterns that every fencer applies during his or her fight, especially in critical situations. These patterns, or regularities, can be revealed when multiple data are collected and statistical methods are applied. This way the app provides you with reliable statistical data while irrelevant deviations and subjective impressions get eliminated. ​ Of course, all fencers work on their performance as everyone is learning from his or her own failures. Your rival´s fencing style may reveal changes/improvement in the course of time, like yours. In such a case (your stagnation vs opponent´s progress), you may experience your decreasing success in a specific area of actions and as a result, your statistics/success rate index will show a drop, too.
  • Is there anything Planchet Tracker™ cannot identify?
    The app works strictly from data that are collected in the course of time. As a result, the app is not able to identify whether the long-term decrease of your success rate is due to your technique, or rather due to your rival´s improvement in that activity/area. Such an analysis and conclusion is solely in your or coach´s hands.
  • How can I change the default profile?
    Scroll down to the bottom and press the icon (a graph) on the bottom right to go to Statistics view. Then, press Profile button in the top left area of the screen.
  • How can I correct a wrongly set data about the action?
    Once you are in Match view and record actions, find the icon of three vertically placed orange dots in the top left corner. Press it to see Delete last action option.
  • Can I use the app to add my own comments about matches?
    Yes. Once you press the Finish button, you finish entering the data for the match. On the next screen, you can add your own comments about the match.
  • Can I use Planchet Tracker™ with my mobile?
    Absolutely. Planchet Tracker™ software can be accessed via mobile app in versions for Android and iOS. iPhone requirements: iOS 11.0 or later Android requirements: 5.0 or above You will soon be able to download the app in stores of Google Play and Apple Store.
  • Can I use Planchet Tracke offline?
    Yes, you can use Planchet Tracker offline. The mobile version of the app allows you to collect all data from matches even without an internet connection. Your new data entries will get synchronized with the rest of the data as soon as you get online again, so you won't lose any important information. This feature makes it easy to track your fencing performance even when you're in areas with limited internet connectivity.
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