Qstarz BL-Q818GT 10Hz Bluetooth BLE GPS Racing Receiver (IOS and Android compatible)
10Hz Bluetooth GPS Racing Receiver + QRacing APP + Data Analysis + Video Overlay + Compare & Share, ALL IN ONE. Available for iOS and Android!
QstarzGT BL-818GT, is not just a Bluetooth 4.0 GPS Racing Receiver, but a Total Racing Solution for motorsport enthusiasts. Qstarz develop an exclusive QRacing lap timing analysis APP to use with Qstarz GT device and it’s free download on App Store and Google Play. Simply go racing with BL-818GT & QRacing APP on your Mobile phone and you can real-time measure and analyze your Drag race or Circuit race activities. Support Video with data overlay function, and you can view race result with video on your phone and export to share to your friends. Simply having BL-818GT to analyze your race and improve your driving performance now!
Q1 How do I start recording race data?
a. Please go to the AppStore or Goolge Play to download and complete the installation of the QRacing App on your Mobile phone. *Require OS version: iOS 11.0 or above( iPhone 5S or newer); Android OS 6.0 or later (Suggest version is 8.0 or later with 4GB RAM models).
b. Open the BL-818GT and make a note of the device serial number listed on the warranty card, and confirm that your mobile phone's Bluetooth is on and remains connected to the network.
c. For the first time, please open the QRacing App and sign up for the Qstarz free account.
d. Open QRacing APP and log in to your account. Search for BL-818GT by QRacing APP>Settings>GPS Device>Add GPS Device. After finding your device serial number in the search list, click “OK” to complete the binding.
e. Please install the device and mobile phone in your car or motorbike properly (please refer to the Quick Start Guide for the installation)
f. After ensuring that the device is GPS fixed (in an outdoor open sky environment), the green LED on the BL-818GT will remain steady on after GPS fixed, and the QRacing App can be ready to record and analyze your race.
Q2 Can my BL-818GT be bundled with another smartphone?
A BL-818GT is used to bind the QRacing App on your phone with your registered "account". One device is limited to bind one account. To bind this device to different account of another smartphone, you need to unbind from the original logged-in account. (It must be executed while staying connected to the network)
Q3 What Apps can the BL-818GT support?
A Qstarz exclusively develops two APP applications - QRacing APP and Qstarz BLE GPS View APP. QRacing is QstarzGT’s exclusive racing analysis App (supports iOS/Android). Qstarz BLE GPS View is the utility tool App (supports iOS/Android), which can view GPS related information after connecting Qstarz BLE device. For the third-party racing app, the BL-818GT currently supports Harry’s Lap Timer and RaceChrono.
Q4 I’m having some problems on operating the QRacing APP?
A Please refer to the Qstarz website’s QRacing APP FAQ (http://racing.qstarz.com/Products/FAQ_QRacing-APP.html)for related questions.
Q5 How do I update the firmware of my BL-818GT device?
a. Before proceeding updates, please make sure the device is power off. Connect device to your computer with a Micro USB cable, and make sure that the battery is installed and has more than 40% battery life.
b. Open the file ” Download Index_BL-818GT.HTML “ in the device memory, or go to the Qstarz official website(http://racing.qstarz.com/Download.html)to download the latest firmware.
c. After opening the file manager, copy the firmware file FW.QST to the root directory of the device’s memory card. After the copy is completed, right click on the file manager icon and select Exit. The computer will be shown the message "You can safely remove the hardware".
d. After removing the micro USB cable, the device will automatically perform the firmware update. The firmware update process takes about 1~2 minutes. Do not operate the device during this process to avoid the device update failure. The middle three LED lights will flash in turn. After the update is completed, the device will automatically shut down after two beeps, which means the update is completed.
Q6 How to install the device correctly?
A The satellite antenna is under the Qstarz 818GT trademark on the front of the BL-818GT device. In order to receive the best GPS reception, please keep device position in front up, and make sure no metal or other coverings that will affect the reception.
Q7 My battery is damaged. How do I purchase a new replacement battery?
A You can purchase a lithium-ion battery that is compatible with the Nokia BL-5C size specification.
Q8 My BL-818GT is not working, how can I get it back to normal operation?
A Please remove the battery from the battery compartment for about 1 minute, and then re-load the battery and power on to make GPS fixed again. Or you can open the rubber cover at the bottom of the device and find a reset button next to the USB jack. Press the reset button through the paper clip to perform the hardware reset (forced shutdown).
**Please note that the forced shutdown might result in the loss of the recorded data. Please operate it carefully.
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