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Use SmartRace on notebooks and desktop computers with mouse and keyboard

SmartRace does not run on Windows PCs or laptops, but the app can still be used on notebooks or desktop PCs. There are two ways to do this.

Possibility 1: Use on macOS devices

Since SmartRace also runs natively on macOS, you can use the app on the following Apple devices without any problems:

  • Macbook
  • Macbook Air
  • Macbook Pro
  • Mac Mini
  • iMac
  • iMac Pro
  • Mac Pro

The prerequisite is that your macOS device is running at least macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) and the device has Bluetooth 4.0 (or newer). Best of all, if you already own SmartRace for iOS, you can download the macOS version for free.

Possibility 2: Use on Chromebooks

Chromebooks are inexpensive notebooks from various manufacturers that run Google’s ChromeOS operating system. Since this is an Android derivative, SmartRace also runs on these devices. You can get the app there (as you are used to from other Android devices) via the Google Play Store, which is usually pre-installed. If you already own SmartRace for Android, you can download the app on your Chromebook for free.

A recommendation for a tested Chromebook is the Lenovo Chromebook S345-14AST.

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SmartRace is a software for Mac, tablets and smartphones and is used for timing Carrera Digital tracks in 1:32 and 1:24 scale and via the Analogue mode also for analogue tracks (e.g. Carrera Evolution, Carrera Exclusiv, Carrera Go!!!, Ninco, Scalextric or others). SmartRace either connects to the Carrera AppConnect adapter via Bluetooth or takes the measurement in analogue mode via the camera of a smartphone connected via SmartRace Connect

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