This counts time of ignition on ......This does not count stopped time, no ignition.
Exactly. If ignition is off, it quits keeping track of your trip. Then starts counting at 0:00 all over again, when the ignition is turned back on.
I'm curious to know why you would want to know how long it takes you to go between gas stops in the same day? Or between a gas stop and lunch? Or between a gas stop and a scenic overlook you stop for? What value is that info?
I think what the OP is saying (and myself) is that I'd rather take off in the morning and ride someplace (regardless of stops in between) and be able to push a button and have it say it took me 5 hrs and 23 minutes to ride down here today. Or I was on the road for 12 hours 32 minutes and rode 698 miles today (when used in conjunction with one of the trip meters)
Just a matter of how you'd prefer your information. The way it is now, is of no use to me at all, so I just don't bother with it.
I get why the time between stops is irrelevant to most people. I can also see where it could be useful to persons doing a timed event, like a CC50, to know if they are keeping pace between planned stops.
I'm actually pleased it is automatic reset. Because I'm forgetful with short term stuff. It is very easy to lose track of time while enjoying a ride, and there is a medical need to stop on a timely basis.
Much easier for me to glance down and know how long since my last stop, rather than remembering what time it was at my last stop. Or, having to remember to reset the timer.
I was just wondering how seeing the total day/trip time prior to the end of the day is used while riding/in motion? As opposed to looking at it at the end of the day/trip with a few clicks?
I'm assuming it boils down to some would prefer to manually reset the "Time 1" that is displayed, rather than it being automatically reset with the ignition switch. And not desiring the extra clicks to go into the menu to look at, then reset the total time on 2 or 3.