20 июня 2021 г.
Forgive us! We messed up a bit in the previous software release - 3.35. The bug is expressed in that the mobile application cannot receive data from the device when it is turned on again. This issue has been fixed in version 3.36. You can also restore data transfer by re-enabling data transfer via BLE in the device settings (OPTIONS - BLE -> APP), although you have to do this every time you need to connect a mobile application. Therefore, it is better to upgrade!
New reports with nice chart!
28 декабря 2020 г.
New firmware ver. 3.31 was just released! In this version we significantly rebuilt our report formats, make it pretty and the most importang thing - we introduced charts plotting function for acceleration and brake path reports. Now you can see detailed information about your measurements, based on 16Hz logs data. Also now you can choose which map data provider is used for the reports: Yandex (great for Russia and some other countries) or Google Maps. Check how it looks by the link on photo.
In-house production of GNSS-modules
12 декабря 2020 г.
Good news again! Now all Racebox devices are equipping with our own GNSS-modules, designed and produced here in Russia. Modules are based on uBlox MAX-M8 chipset from Swiss. It has around 2 times incresed patch antenna area, which improves reception quality and reduces "cold" start duration. To be honest, we have no any cost benefits from it (probably it has opposite effect:), but RF reception quality is our main goal here!
RaceBuddy for iOS support
30 ноября 2019 г.
Hello, comrades! Good news – we got new supported app for iOS – RaceBuddy. The app allows to measure many acceleration parameters and record video with telemetry overlap. Now only iOS version available, and Android is under development. You can see the examples of RaceBuddy on videos below:
24 сентября 2019 г.
Hello! Now we have an external GNSS-module for Racebox devices available. It can improve satellite signal strength and allows to get maximum accurate results even in tough urban conditions. It also must-have thing for vehicles with athermal windshields.
Racebox Pro available
29 апреля 2019 г.
Hello! Below are details about new Racebox Pro version. Gererally we have all the same: housing, LED-display, one button and 16Hz GNSS-receiver. So what is new:
We changed power socket from MicroUSB to USB Type-C. Now it is much more reliable and handy.
Finally we implement Bluetooth (BLE) support. This allows us to add new awesome features:
3rd parties mobile apps support. We got an agreement with main autosport apps developers to get Racebox support in their apps. Here is the apps: Harry's Laptimer, RaceChrono, TrackAddict and Speed Logic. TrackAddict already released new version with Racebox support and others are expected to release it soon. Now professional autosport became a bit closer!
Vehicle OBD data support. Now you can log not only GPS-data but also vehicle telemetry from OBD-protocol: engine spees, throttle position, coolant temepature, etc. Now only one type of OBD-adapters supported - Viecar - it is widely available at AliExpress:) Later other adapters support will be implemented. OBD connection also allow us to add gear shift time measurement function for acceleration runs and VIN reading feature for reports.
Significant firmware update
30 октября 2018 г.
Hello! We just released the new firmware version (2.21) for Lite and SD versions with many improvements and new features:
New history mode. Now you can choose required measured parameter to show by the button and not wait while it indicates automatically.
16Hz GPS update rate added for devices with uBlox-M8030 modules. This type of GPS modules was installed on the majority of SD devices and some of Lite devices. Device will detect your type of GPS module automatically and set the highest possible GPS rate. Now all measurements will be more precise!
Acceleration measurement results now displayed with 2 decimal places accuracy.
SD version now can record a CSV file with all measurements history in one place. Now it is easier to track your skill improvements.
GPS NMEA data streaming to serial port for future Bluetooth connectivity support. This feature is under development. Detail manual for connection will be available later.
Settings mode optimized. We hide some parameters and change a sequence.
Other minor updates...)
New version cooming soon!
21 ноября 2017 г.
Hi averybody! Sorry, but all devices are sold out... Thanks to everyone who trusted and supported us. The feedbacks from our first customers showed that we didn't mistake with the chosen device concept and design. But we don't want to stay and we are announcing the enchanced version of Racebox with few significant updates:
MicroSD cards support added. You can store the results of your measurements to the MicroSD card. Two types of logs available: full log and measurement report. The full log consists all race parameters and can be stored in CSV, GPX or VBO formats which can be used for further detail race analysis (i.e. with VBOX Circuit Tools software) or for video telemetry overlaping (Dashware, Racerender, etc.). The measurement report consists all measured results and a map with race location. Report is stored in HTML format. Here is an example of log files.
Firmware update available through MicroUSB cable. There will be separate instruction sheet for firmware update.
New devices will be available in May. Please subscribe on our Instagram, Facebook, VK, etc.
The battle with Racelogic
30 октября 2017 г.
So finally we succed to find "ethalon" Racelogic and compare two devices together. As it was expected, there are almost no deviation among the results! So if no difference, why you should pay a lot more?!
And here is the small teardown of the Racelogic (sorry, in Russian only):
23 октября 2017 г.
Roll-out mode. Now available in settings. It imitates stationary telemetry systems, where the car is starting about 1 feet before the start line. This mode decreases the result by 0.3-0.6 seconds, so for correct results comparison the status of this mode is also saving with results and appears after Acceleration testing mode switching.
Road incline monitoring. This feature allows to monitor road incline and if its maximum value durign the test will exceed 2% (2 meters of height vs 100 meters of length) the test results will be marked as "Not valid". The value of maximun road incline also saving together with acceleration measurement results.
No you can test acceleration time between two user speeds right on rolling wheels - just start to accelerate a little bit below the first speed value up to the second speed value.