SmartRace Connect is a driver display for your smartphone. Connect via wifi to a tablet which runs SmartRace and follow your lap times and your fuel gauge or change your brakes strength to have your car perfectly set up for you. These are the features:
Just connect by simply scanning a QR code - that's it. Really.
Always follow your personal lap times and sector times.
Device vibration on fastest laps or when running short on fuel.
Set up your car to match your driving style perfectly.
Enjoy a very stable and fast data transfer by using a wifi connection.
Most important question first: do I still need SmartRace? Yes, you do. Because SmartRace Connect doesn’t connect directly to your Carrera track, but to another device running SmartRace. Only this device is connected to your track and passes the data on to all devices running SmartRace Connect.
First of all you connect your main device, which runs SmartRace, to your track. Then you start the SmartRace Connect Server by simply pressing a button, which then generates a QR code. You can scan this code from SmartRace Connect which establishes a connection between the devices. If your device doesn’t have a camera or you can’t scan the code for other reasons, you can also enter the server address (IP) manually.
SmartRace Connect is free. From time to time there are ads displayed in the app, which you can disable by in-app purchase. To have the possibility to start the SmartRace Connect server from SmartRace, you’ll need to purchase the SmartRace Connect add on.
To make sure your SmartRace Connect device is able to connect to SmartRace, both devices have to be on the same wifi connection and must be able to discover eachother. The device running SmartRace Connect doesn’t have to support bluetooth, because the connection only uses wifi. Please make sure you have a stable and fast wifi connection in place where your Carrera track is.
SmartRace Connect is designed for tablets and smartphones, but the usage of a smartphone is highly recommended over a tablet, because you might want to have your device in hand while racing to catch the vibration. The app can be used in portrait and landscape mode. SmartRace Connect is available for Android (version 4.1+) and iOS (10.3+).
There is no limitation. You could connect 100 devices at the same time – but please keep in mind that your tablet has to do some hard work if it needs to server to so many clients. Also, you should always make sure to have a stable wifi connection, because otherwise connection drops or delays might be happening.
Just drop a few lines on the support portal on support.smartrace.de. Just register there and let me know what’s going wrong, I’ll try to help as soon as possible. You can suggest new features as well.