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Old 01-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up New Video System + Data for Subarus

Just saw the ad in SportsCar magazine, a new flash memory based solid-state recorder with LCD screen that interfaces directly with the '99+ Subaru Select Monitor and OBDII (no data acquisition products required). Price unknown, but it is made by AIM (they make dataloggers, based in Italy but there is a factory/warehouse in California). It also uses GPS and 3-axis accellerometer data internally if not connected to OBDII/SSM. Pretty cool!

http://www.smartycam.com/index_eng.htm

Video looks pretty good, and the live overlay and recording is nice--- so you don't have to synch it up later (TrackVision software) or have a ton of super-expensive additional hardware (AIM DaVid).

Price is not known, but seeing how cheap a lot of consumer electronics are getting, I really hope it us under $500!


PS-- I have no personal or business interest in this product nor AIM, just found it on pg 61 of the Feb 2009 issue of SportsCar.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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Just saw the ad in SportsCar magazine, a new flash memory based solid-state recorder with LCD screen that interfaces directly with the '99+ Subaru Select Monitor and OBDII (no data acquisition products required). Price unknown, but it is made by AIM (they make dataloggers, based in Italy but there is a factory/warehouse in California). It also uses GPS and 3-axis accellerometer data internally if not connected to OBDII/SSM. Pretty cool!

http://www.smartycam.com/index_eng.htm

Video looks pretty good, and the live overlay and recording is nice--- so you don't have to synch it up later (TrackVision software) or have a ton of super-expensive additional hardware (AIM DaVid).

Price is not known, but seeing how cheap a lot of consumer electronics are getting, I really hope it us under $500!


PS-- I have no personal or business interest in this product nor AIM, just found it on pg 61 of the Feb 2009 issue of SportsCar.
It is a pretty awesome device.

Glad they finally got a website up for it. They have been pushing it pretty hard through development to the point that it is ahead of many things that have been in the pipeline for quite some time (DaVid2)

Prices that they have told us dealers is 799.00.

Release date was projected this month and we've been told that it is far enough along that it should be pretty close.

If you have an ECU car it's a great setup as you can get all the data that you would normally get from a full data system. It does roughly the equivalent of 5,000 bucks worth of AIM gear. MXL, DaVid, GPS.

Onboard battery is good for 6-8 hours. Records on MiniSD @ 1GB/hour of data and video.

GPS antenna can be run to remote location from the device which is only about 4x1x1 inches.

I had intended to spend most of my time going over the DaVid2 system when I met with them at PRI but the SmartyCam completley monopolized my time. I was blown away with what it could do in such a small package for sub 1K. I see it as a direct competitor with a Traqmate system.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:13 PM   #3
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Dang, where is the buy it now button? Me wants!
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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I will be the first to say it. I am not impressed, I downloaded and watched the video. The throttle, brake, rpms, heck just about all data did not keep up will with what was actually happening.
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I just watched the video again. The first two mintues were synched up just fine for me. Not the best demo video though as the guy was coasting into the turns and dinking around on the straights.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:27 PM   #6
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Very interested as i just started shopping for DAS setups. I watched the vid twice, and it synched up really well for me.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:08 AM   #7
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I will be the first to say it. I am not impressed, I downloaded and watched the video. The throttle, brake, rpms, heck just about all data did not keep up will with what was actually happening.
+1. None of the displays were keeping up with what the car was doing. But it looks like a pretty cool data acq system.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:00 PM   #8
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As far as I know this is not a true DAS. All it does is overlay GPS data into a viewable format onto video. It does not offer true data into a comparable graph system. Definitely a sweet device, but it's not meant to replace your current DAS.
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