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      09-11-2020, 06:10 AM   #23
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Just got it delivered, just unpacked it

Video of first startup coming next. Tomorrow on racetrack :-)


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In the car. Tomorrow on Arlanda Test Track!


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Looking forward to hearing about your on track experience. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences. This is a really interesting product, particularly during COVID when coaches/instructors aren’t allowed in the car with drivers in my area.
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Just got it delivered, just unpacked it

Video of first startup coming next. Tomorrow on racetrack :-)


Thanks, excited to see it work!

But, can we all agree unboxing videos are weird? A lot of breathing and tossing parts around 🤣 How did this become a thing?
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Thanks, excited to see it work!

But, can we all agree unboxing videos are weird? A lot of breathing and tossing parts around 🤣 How did this become a thing?


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Garmin Catalyst magnet holder fix

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Garmin Catalyst magnet holder fix

Impressive! I can get behind this one Did you design the clip and print?
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You didnít waste any time on improving the mount. Did it seem too weak, or just taking the belt and suspenders approach as a precaution?
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Impressive! I can get behind this one Did you design the clip and print?
Yeah, last night. A downloadable STL file to print is available at my site www.rejsa.nu, did I add a direct link to it in the video description?
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You didnít waste any time on improving the mount. Did it seem too weak, or just taking the belt and suspenders approach as a precaution?
If you're in a crash the pretty heavy tablet will definitely fly around in the cabin. But just driving on track on non-slicks, then the magnet will probably hold it. I'm not about to gamble. And I suspect many organizers will not let you out on the track if they see it AND understand it's a magnet only holding it.
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You didn’t waste any time on improving the mount. Did it seem too weak, or just taking the belt and suspenders approach as a precaution?
If you're in a crash the pretty heavy tablet will definitely fly around in the cabin. But just driving on track on non-slicks, then the magnet will probably hold it. I'm not about to gamble. And I suspect many organizers will not let you out on the track if they see it AND understand it's a magnet only holding it.
That's odd that it has a magnetic holder at all. Seems like a major design flaw. No one should be driving on a track with a magnetic mounted anything. Lol

My aim solo has a magnetic mount, but they're super magnets and has screws for additional security. Not to mention to holder wraps around it.
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So today did not go as I planned. The oddest problem popped up.

So I'm off to another track tomorrow where this will not happen again for sure :-D

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So, another trackday.

Crap...

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So, another trackday.

Crap...

That's too bad. Should start to look for refund
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That's too bad. Should start to look for refund
Its a loaner from Garmin They are probably not to happy. I'll contact them tomorrow about the problems
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Its a loaner from Garmin They are probably not to happy. I'll contact them tomorrow about the problems
How did you get a loaner? I may be interested in trying it out if the y wanna loan me one for free
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How did you get a loaner? I may be interested in trying it out if the y wanna loan me one for free
I run Swedens largest trackday and grassroot racing site www.rejsa.nu

So the review should've been in Swedish but I thought you in here would've had problems understanding
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I run Swedens largest trackday and grassroot racing site www.rejsa.nu

So the review should've been in Swedish but I thought you in here would've had problems understanding
Ah, right on. Well, hopefully you get it sorted. Seems like a nice piece of equipment if they can sort the bugs.
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I run Swedens largest trackday and grassroot racing site www.rejsa.nu

So the review should've been in Swedish but I thought you in here would've had problems understanding
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Did you format the memory card? There's a thread on the f8x about it failing to save until the memory cards were formatted.
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Did you format the memory card? There's a thread on the f8x about it failing to save until the memory cards were formatted.
Yes. Also a complete factory reset.

I did a 20 minute session and one more like the one in the video, all with the same result. I ordered a new memory card, and emailed Garmin. Still extremely interested in how it will do once up and running! Found a trackday I can go to next sunday.
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Yes. Also a complete factory reset.

I did a 20 minute session and one more like the one in the video, all with the same result. I ordered a new memory card, and emailed Garmin. Still extremely interested in how it will do once up and running! Found a trackday I can go to next sunday.
I bought this heap of junk which promises similar results to the garmin (no coaching though) but never got anything out of it.

https://www.autosportlabs.com/produc...turetrack-mk2/

Tried it on my Focus RS where I could get "wrong" OBD data out of it but it would never ever record or recognise a track.

I tried it in the M2C with the M2 preset and no matter what I do no data comes out.

Its really burnt me on these types of devices.

I did try this once which works well but at the time I was new to the M2C (and RWD tracking) on a very wet Zandvoort so couldnt use it to its full potential.

https://apextrackcoach.com/

The low level of info is actually nice to help you concentrate and the data that came out easy enough to understand without needing a race engineer

They also have an OBD dongle for it now.
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