New entry into race data - sort of, the Garmin Catalyst
Posted 12-03-2020 12:39 AM
So far mine have always been used with Bluetooth, not to helmets with comms. On that I know only that a number of people on the Facebook group have attempted the same thing, some more successfully than others but you have the right idea. I think some had an issue getting sufficient gain out of the Garmin but the physical volume buttons are easily overlooked so it might have been as simple as that.
Posted 12-03-2020 04:44 AM
I spoke with the Speedcomm rep at the track, he could have made a cable for $100 but I wasn't ready to plunk down that kind of $$ until I did my own research. He also stated they were making a bluetooth 'dongle' with volume control, as he stated, like you, low volume issues. I did find a splitter on Amazon and purchased it prior to the race but I purchased stereo so it only came out of one speaker, so I know I am on the right track. I'll keep everyone updated.
Posted 12-03-2020 09:38 AM
Posted 12-04-2020 05:34 AM
Quite a few people are using a separate generic Bluetooth transceiver, such as TaoTronics, to connect into existing helmet sound, sone with a Y connection and some just instead of their radio system. There are at least a couple connector styles used for radio systems so you need to determine what combination gets you there.
Ironically, I was just looking at this a few minutes ago, but decided the addition of Bluetooth into the system might not be the best idea (added complexity/sound quality). I think I'll stick with wired for now.
I was gifted a Radium handset that is compatible with Motorola and also have the helmet wired and a PTT button. If I am doing this correctly, at this point I still need the pigtail that goes into the radio and the wiring harness for the car, yes? I am pretty sure I need a NASCAR harness (3-pin). Steve - do you sell these items?
Posted 12-04-2020 05:36 AM
Uhmmm...you mean you overheated the motor and destroyed the head
We don't blow head gaskets....unfortunately
OUCH! - I was hoping not to hear this wonderful information. It may be my own dumb fault. I was checking fluids and recall the radiator cap going back on, it wasn't a smooth turn and lock into place. I may only have had it on the initial twist and not the full push down twist and lock.
Posted 03-24-2021 03:38 PM
Posted 04-09-2021 11:44 AM
I've watched some videos of the Catalyst and am confused by an aspect. When it tells you to brake "30 feet later", later than what? My last lap? what I just did on this lap? It seems that if it is telling me brake 30 feet later, and I don't get to do that for another whole lap, I'll probably forget and do the same mistake again. So, want to understand how it actually works.
Posted 04-09-2021 01:57 PM
It doesn’t directly answer the question but the list of original coaching prompts and some other information here:
As much as I loathe Facebook if you have user experience questions the best place to ask might be the FB group.
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