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Simple device tracks motorsport performance

The Italian-made Brain One is a standalone, wireless tracking system that is claimed to be easy to use, and designed for integration with popular action gadgets. The device is intended to appeal to the motorsport fan who wants to improve their skills – or settle the “who’s the fastest” argument with indisputable, hard data.

Data-logging systems are usually found in race cars or motorcycles, employed for the recording of performance parameters that will assist in defining the optimal setup of the vehicle and fine-tuning the rider’s performance. Select high-end racing motorcycles – like Yamaha’s latest R1 – even include such capabilities in their standard equipment, but in general most relevant solutions to be found in the market are rather expensive and complicated. Although telemetry is every racing team’s quintessential tool, for the average Joe it seems almost irrelevant.

Brain One is a system that essentially goes against the flow by offering a user-friendly solution at a relatively low price. The compact device requires no cables connecting to the motorcycle, it is controlled with just one button, and contains an impressive array of sensors: a 9-axis inertial measurement unit (including accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer), thermometer, barometer, microphone, GPS and Glonass, plus Wi-Fi and BTLE (Bluetooth Smart).

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