It’s all relative. It depends on the application. IFMAR/EFRA races’ requirements are very high, but most other events’ are not so much. There are the joy riders, bashers, backyard racers, Club races, and those, who want to practice on their local track, without getting the bulky, and expensive timing system out too.
The question is: Which one is the proper timing system for me/us? We collected the most popular systems for your convenience, you can compare the technologies with Cloudlaps timing system.