The Garmin Catalyst Driving Performance Optimizer Cuts Racers' Lap Times
The Garmin Catalyst is a new innovative instrument virtual racing coach that yields immediate session analysis to help drivers of all levels achieve their full track driving potential.
True-Track Positioning™—Using GPS technology and revolutionary True-Track Positioning™ technology uses built-in accelerometers, high-res image processing, 10 Hz multi-GNSS sophisticated positioning to illustrate your driving line in the turns. Self-driving vehicles use similar centimeter-level precision technology and sophisticated GNSS position refinement techniques Benefits— Massive improvement over past devices displays the car's racing line and braking within a fewcentimeters.
True Optimal Lap™— Here is yet another improvement over older competitive devices. In road racing, the Catalyst logs your best lap times. Once you drive several laps, the Garmin Race Driving Optimizer illustrates the best possible time based on your best lines, race braking points, and throttle applications you drove in the sample laps. Benefits— The unit displays the best possible time, based on the linesyoudrove, and which are repeatable. So, if there is a fast turn just before a slower one that would require slower speed, the Catalyst adjusts your speed in the faster turn and adjusts the best lap time possible.This metric is not possible with the other so-called driver improvement tools.
See Areas of Gain— Following your session, you can immediately evaluate your performance to see exactly on the course your most significant areas of improvement reside. Automatically interprets data with your other laps and illustrate the most significant areas of gain on the 7" display. Benefits— The device interprets the data for you and makes it available in audio form in real-time before every potential area of gain—no need to stop the car to download to a computer and interpret the little squiggly lines.
Adaptive Coaching with Live Real-Time Audio Coaching Cues— Get real-time audio coaching cues on a headset (sold separately), car stereo, or stream via Bluetooth®. Benefits—You receiveinstant interpretedcues like: "next right turn in earlier," "brake sooner," "cut apex tighter," "use the whole track," and more like "good job". Just as if you had a $1500 a day race-driving instructor in the right seat: no more spaghetti graphs and no need to download to a laptop to analyze for hours.
Optimal Line Performance— The Catalyst's adaptive coaching metrics compare the race lines you took, and they illustrate the fastest one, replete with instant audio and visual coaching cues for you to improve. Benefits— You can change your lines and braking points to the most efficient ones to affect your lap and sector time.
Remote Cam (included)— You can playback crisp 1080p video on the device with time-synced overlays showing speed, lap data, and much more. Benefits — See what you did precisely when and where you did it with the synced overlay without downloading the data, so you do not need to remember what you did twenty minutes ago and where.
Performance Metrics— Shows your best lap time, adaptive delta time, number of laps, and session time. Compare performance data from other sessions, and get instant adaptive suggestions. Benefits— This feature saves time in learning a track. Get ready for the race in just a couple of sessions.
Track Database— Comes preloaded with a global track database and added new road courses. Benefits— Great if you travel to races. Learn new tracks without effort. Load your new tracks at will.
On-Device Session Analysis— Immediately review in-depth performance data. Benefits— Read off the large 7-inch display and review the data with voice cues from anywhere and identify your ideal race line based on previous laps.
Off-Device Session Analysis— Access full and detailed data summaries using Garmin Connect on a connected compatible mobile device or computer with the Garmin Connect™ app.
Mounts to the windscreen— The instrument secures magnetically for easy on-off from the suction cup adapter (included).