Where do you mount phone for Harry's Lap Timer?
Hi. Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. I did a search and couldn't find any helpful info. It's been about 7 years since I did any data logging (I was on a very long track day hiatus). My DL1 doesn't work anymore, and now Harry's Lap Timer and RaceChrono look like strong "close enough" solutions for what I need. I just need some advice on the set-up, though:
1) Where do people mount their phones, and how? During one of my first track days back after the hiatus, I had a suction-cup mount for GoPro right below the rear-view mirror (that is, inside the car, stuck to the windshield). I found it distracting, and it blocked my field of view during right-turn corners. A phone will probably be bigger, so I'm confused about the mounting location.
2) I have never used these apps before, so I'd like some advice on whether the phone running Harry's Lap Timer can go anywhere in the car, and still provide useful data. My current spot for the GoPro is right on the flat deck of the dashboard (I use the adhesive mount). If I used the GoPro for video, and the phone/app for data acquisition, can I basically mount the phone anywhere as long as it has line-of-site with GPS satellites?
3) For that matter, does anyone use external GPS for more accurate data? How exactly does it connect to the phone -- Bluetooth?
4) And, finally, is anyone using either Harry's or RaceChrono to trigger/control GoPro? Any advice? Is the set-up self-evident once you begin using the app?
For what it's worth, not sure which phone I'll be using for this. It will probably be Android. I have a bunch of phones (review units) sitting around, and will probably use the Galaxy S6 Edge unless popular opinion says that's not a good idea.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
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