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VBOX Sport - Getting started

Using as Standalone Logger

If you are using the internal antenna, then the unit should be mounted low down in the windscreen to maximise the view to the sky. Optional accessories available on our website include a windscreen suction mount and an external antenna.

The external antenna gives the optimum GPS performance and also means that the VBOX Sport can be mounted anywhere convenient.

After mounting the VBOX Sport, insert the SD card, and briefly press the power button to switch on. Wait for the satellite led to stop flashing, and then logging will start as soon as you start moving. Alternatively, you can select ‘record continuously’ mode by pressing the logging button.

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Pairing with an iPhone/iPad

VBOX Sport contains an Apple certified Bluetooth chip, which makes pairing a very simple process.

  1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled within the 'Settings' menu and that VBOX Sport is switched on.
  2. The first time you connect, VBOX Sport and its corresponding serial number will appear in the 'DEVICES' area, to connect, simply tap the device.
  3.  A connecting progress wheel will then appear, once connected, VBOX Sport will move up to the 'MY DEVICES' area.

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This only needs to be done once, in the future, whenever the device is in range and the Bluetooth is on, connection will be made automatically.

Pairing with a second device

VBOX Sport can only be connected to one iOS device at a time. If you wish to connect to a new device, first you need to remove the pairing on the previous iOS device by selecting the VBSport in the 'MY DEVICES' list and then select ‘Forget This Device’. This only has to be done if the previous iOS devices Bluetooth connection is active.

After this you must clear the automatic pairing function of the VBOX Sport. This is done by pressing and holding both buttons for 2 seconds on the VBOX Sport at which point the Bluetooth LED flashes rapidly. (Note that this will only happen if it has been previously paired with another device).

Once both stages are completed then you can repeat the initial pairing procedure with the new device. If you then connect to your old device again, you will need to go through the pairing procedure again.

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Using the Performance Test app

To undertake a performance test you will need to download the free ‘VBOX Sport Performance Test App’ from the iTunesTM store. To find the app, search for ‘VBOX Sport’.

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Once the app is opened, a Bluetooth icon bluetooth (1).png at the top left of the screen in the Test menu indicates whether the VBOX Sport is connected to the device.

Acceleration testing

Once the app is installed and your VBOX Sport has been linked to your phone, wait for good satellite lock, and then press ‘Start’. The timing will only begin once the car starts to move, and finish once the car has begun to decelerate. Note that if you move slightly and then come to a stop, the timing will reset.

To examine the results, press the ‘Details’ button in the top right corner of the main screen, and to display the graph, press the ‘Graph’ button in the top right corner of the results page.

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Brake testing

You can change the type of test using the ‘Setup’ button at the bottom of the screen. The Brake test starts as soon as the car starts to decelerate.

Zero to Zero testing

You can carry out a 0-100-0 or similar acceleration followed by braking, by using the 0 to 0 function. 

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Dyno testing

Dyno tests can also be carried out to ascertain the horse power details of a vehicle.

User defined tests

This section is used to set define test ranges. Only one range can be set for Zero to Zero tests, but there is no limit on the number of Acceleration or Brake tests.
Note that distance acceleration tests will calculate Mile, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 Mile results automatically.

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For further details on Racelogic’s iOS applications, please look at the app specific manuals.

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Connecting to VBOX Test Suite

VBOX Sport has the ability to connect via Bluetooth to a Laptop running VBOX Test Suite in order to view live data and perform tests.

  1. After the VBOX Sport has been mounted and the SD card inserted, briefly press the Power button to switch on the device.
  2. If this is the first time you have connected the device to the Bluetooth enabled laptop, navigate to the Bluetooth Settings area.
  3. Click on add a new device and select the VBOX Sport (this only needs to be done once, in the future, whenever the device is in range and the Bluetooth is on, connection will be made automatically).
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  1. Open the VBOX Test Suite Software and navigate to the 'Home' tab, select the 'Online' button and choose the correct COM port for the VBOX Sport from the drop down menu.

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Once the software is connected to the VBOX Sport, the dashboard gauges will automatically start to display the data being sent live over the VBOX's serial stream.

In this Online mode, Start, Stop and Reset buttons will appear on the dashboard. These buttons are used to start, stop and reset any open tests.

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When in online mode, a newly-created session will be populated with session data from the previous session (if entered).

Note: The COM port selection can be cancelled before the software has fully opened online communications. This is done by selecting the 'X' button at the bottom left of the software window, as shown below.

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If the connection is lost, a 'Disconnected' message is displayed. To reconnect again, select the 'Try Reconnect' option.

More information on viewing live data and performing tests using VBOX Test Suite can be found here.

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