I need something reasonably priced (couple hundred bucks) that can give me lap times...something between a watch and a datalogger.
andy, I agree with you here.Eddie, I know you're looking for something less expensive, but for anyone else browsing this thread, I recommend the Traqmate Complete: TraqmateComplete
"Complete" system (includes logger and display unit) is $999
Since it's GPS-based, you don't need a beacon.
The laptimes are displayed as you cross start finish, and they're within 1/1000ths of a second of the AMB systems that are typically used for official timing.
It integrates perfectly with a ChaseCam, controlling and synchronizing the starting and stopping of video
It's also predictive; i.e. it will tell you during your lap how much faster or slower you are than your best lap
Also includes a G-sensor, a tach input, and expansion capabilities to log 2 more digital and/or 5 more analog inputs
Analysis software is incredible... compare laps, break down the track into arbitrary sectors, calculate HP and torque, etc.
There's much more... i.e. when you're just driving around on the freeway, it can display GPS speed (very accurate), compass heading and time of day...
:up:andy, I agree with you here.
If you don't hit the record button until passing S/F on the way out of the pits, you won't have a problem with the lap counter. For tracks where the pit out/paddock is further from S/F, it's no problem at all.the lap counter is also very good when you remember to add one for the warm up lap.
Absolutely! :clap:good job randy on this integration with traqmate. I recommend your product.
I am selling my traqmate complete.
re-read Ralphs post from above, he is dead-on about how fast you will outgrow just a lap timer, and for the few hundred $ more, there are much better values/options.
i got a used traqmate system, and its been very nice.
the lack of needing a beacon, and the predictive timer feature make it nice.
the price that Jim is asking is very fair on this, and it should retain its value if you decided to get something else, and sell the traqmate.
if you were asking me while we were at the track, i would tell you to get out your checkbook and snag this thing from Jim.