Want to know how your typing measures up?

StarTracker is different from other online ‘typing tests’. Read more below


First time user? go here: Guidelines on using the StarTracker


Used it before and know your way around? go straight HERE

NOTE: it’s designed for use with physical keyboards,
more than for when you’re typing on a flat screen device

How is the StarTracker different from other typing ‘tests’?

The key is that StarTracker is not a ‘TEST’ at all.

Tests are usually designed to:

  • judge against some standard – good/bad; fast/slow; right/wrong; pass/fail etc… (eg MOT test, driving test, school exams, etc)

or to

  • challenge you to push yourself to achieve your best or to outperform others (eg Test-your-Strength machines, pub quizzes, etc)

As such ‘tests’ tend to be rather artificial and quite pressurising! This often impacts your performance adversely, so you do worse than you normally would. Indeed they’re often a test of your mental composure, as much as anything!

StarTracker seeks to:

  • remove, or at least reduce, any Pressure
  • simply measure what your typing is like (rather than challenge you to make it any different from normal).

This means…

No random texts for you to copy…

you think up what to type – just like your emails, reports & notes in real life

No clock ticking away…

…you can take your time, or you can rush; it’s your choice – just like in real life

No beeps/red text if you mistype…

you notice your errors, or not; you fix them, or not: it’s your responsibility – just like in real life

So balancing Speed & Accuracy is your job…

…just like the typing you do every day, in other words… just like in real life!

The DIFFERENCE with StarTracker is…

While you focus on balancing Speed & Accuracy in a realistic task…

…StarTracker quietly and simply measures & records how you’re doing.

This means you can quantify what most people consider normally in very vague terms (see below)

The plague of ‘vague’

Far too many people say things like “I’m quite fast” or “I’m too slow”
– without knowing exactly HOW fast or slow they are and how their speed compares with others

And similarly, many people consider themselves “fairly accurate” or think they’re “always making mistakes”
– but they don’t really know HOW accurate they are and whether that’s above or below average

Not knowing these things can leave you accepting the status quo, and ignoring the possibility & potential that improving both might bring.

Why not check your speed and accuracy now? Then find out how much time you can save on the Benefits page