This Garmin GPS aims to improve motorsport’s lap times and more – TechCrunch

Garmin today is announcing a $999 GPS unit designed specifically for Called the Garmin Catalyst the unit aims to be a motorsports coach of sorts, helping drivers improve lap times, and more. It’s the latest example of Garmin testing different markets now that GPS units are built-…

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Adam Spence, Garmin product manager explains, “[The Catalyst] gathers several data metrics and identifies where laps can be seamlessly joined together to create the fastest racing line.

When driving, the Catalyst is said to be able to provide adaptive instruction to the driver based on past driving laps, instructing the driver on when to turn in, apex, and exit turns along with braking data when needed.

However, since this is for racing around tracks, instead of providing driving directions, the Catalyst is said to provide motorsports coaching with voice instructions and detailed analysis of the driver’s performance.

Called the Garmin Catalyst the unit aims to be a motorsports coach of sorts, helping drivers improve lap times, and more.

The included camera captures 1080p video, which can be played back on the unit with the track data overlaid showing speed, lap data, and more.

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