Race Course Data Acquisition APPs — we found two easy to download/install apps for race data and analysis
The TrackAddict app allows you and your crew to see lap times, capture video and compare circuit laps side-by-side; useful data for improving your real-time race performance. Two versions are available and while one is free, we recommend the Pro edition which gives you live telemetry and is not limited to storing only three track recordings.
Benefits to your race program include the ability to add your own race courses with an integrated GPS lap timer in MPH or Km/h, HD video recording, multiple video plus data overlay options. This HP Tuners app also supports external GPS and OBD-II devices. The optional live telemetry (LiveRaceRender.com) requires the upgrade which allows you to export data and video to RaceRender.
iOS version requires Apple iOS 6 or newer, iOS 7 is strongly recommended. Android version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer, certain features may require 4.3 or newer. Features and app capabilities will vary depending on the device and circumstances. Be aware: this app can dramatically decrease battery life (be sure that you have a power source available for quick charging).
The TrackAddict Pro is available on iTunes for $8.99. Category: Sports, version 2.8.2 and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
CMS Lap Timer – Data + Video Acquisition & Analysis (OBD2 Laptimer) The Cantrell Motorsports GPS based Lap Timer for iOS based devices is easy to use. Unlike other apps it does not require any track information to fully function; it automatically learns the track and picks suitable start/finish locations which can be changed later if necessary.
Main CMS features include: no setup or calibration, automatic recording – simply open the app to the Recorder screen and drive, compatible with Go-Pro cameras, realtime display of speed. G-force and lap time, and horsepower graph. An external GPS module is recommended for improved accuracy as well as an external power source/power adaptor.
Designed for use with iOS devices, requires iOS 6.1 or later and is optimized for iPhone 5. Can be used with iPhones, iPads and I Pod touch. Additional information is available at http://cmslaptimer.com/products.html.
CMS Lap Timer is currently available for purchase on iTunes in the App Store (sports category) starting at $9.99.