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Discussion: EMIT cards?

in: WMOC 2024 Finland (Aug 2–9 - Turku, Åbo, FI)

Jan 30, 2024 6:05 PM # 
bchubb:
It's recommeded to purchase a WMOC Branded EMITv6 card I'd prefer to rent, but wondering if rentals will be an older card and does it matter?
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Jan 30, 2024 6:28 PM # 
tRicky:
EMIT is rubbish.
Jan 30, 2024 6:51 PM # 
Chas:
79 Euro!
I won't be buying one...
Jan 30, 2024 7:25 PM # 
icefield:
The battery in emit sticks dies in about 5-8 years. The stick fails when the battery dies, and the battery is non-replaceable. The stick then becomes disposable e-waste.

Unless you are attending many emit events (Norway and a few other places) I would rent. Finland uses both emit and sportident, so it's curious they are using emit for a big international event.
Jan 30, 2024 7:55 PM # 
Arnold:
The only reason I accept that EMIT still exists is to put some sort of check on Sportident’s exorbitant prices…
Jan 31, 2024 2:42 AM # 
jjcote:
But just think of the collector's value of this special edition!
Feb 11, 2024 9:31 AM # 
Steffen:
@bchubb Maybe you´ll get v5 car when you rent. But this is the same card just without a LED showing you if you have punched. But as Icefield wrote it´s worth if you plan to attend several EMIT events in the next 5 - 8 years (my avg EMIT lifetime is 7 years).
@icefield Finnland don´t use SportIdent. At least I never seen it there and I´m in Finnland for orienteering at least once a year.
Feb 11, 2024 2:52 PM # 
Matt-S:
+1 ^ what Steffen said. The LED on the v6 is a lot nicer than no led on the v5. The one time I borrowed a v5 it also didn't register a punch (but the pin punched the paper card so they verified.) +1 EMIT is rubbish, but emiTags are nice; still not as good as SIAC.
Feb 11, 2024 5:15 PM # 
Jagge:
emiTag is horrible. Takes way too much work to organize a event with them.
Feb 11, 2024 6:43 PM # 
bchubb:
@Steffen @Matt-S Thank you! It appears I do want a v6 card which is what I need to know. I can decide once at the event as I can't order it from outside the EU anyway. Maybe I'll be lucky and get a v6 Rental.

@Steffen Don't know about orienteering, but SI was used at the World Rogaining Championships in 2015 in Saariselkä
Feb 12, 2024 12:32 AM # 
tRicky:
Even the 2021 WMTBOC where the majority of attendees were from outside Finland the organisers got an exemption from the IOF timing rules to use EMIT. I think that rule's been updated now though (allows for both SI and EMIT).
Feb 12, 2024 7:53 AM # 
willemspie:
WMOC this year in Finland will use EMIT which translates into an extra cost for foreign competitors to rent one
It is a really bad decision. I'm sure some people will not attend just because of that.

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