Mike, as a college student with a low paying job do you think the Freelap would suffice? Is the Freelap significantly less accurate than the Brower, etc?
It should work fine. It would be acceptable if it was inaccurate but consistently. At least that way you could compare progress against yourself using the Freelap. To be honest, I’ve never used the system but the method of timing and a couple reviews I’ve heard suggest it’s not up to the accuracy of some more expensive models.