Beginning today, racing fans can pre-order the “Legend,” the latest offering from FanVision Entertainment.
The company produces the scanner-video devices that are available for purchase and renting at most NASCAR tracks.
The “Legend” is not just a slimmer, sleeker update of the original FanVision devices. The “Legend,” which can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter for as low as $279 for early backers and will be sold in retail for $349, can also serve as a car diagnostic tool.
With an analog scanner, the “Legend” can be used at most race tracks in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and even local tracks.
The device is about the size of a iPhone 7 Plus but “a little bit thicker,” according to FanVision Entertainment CEO Andrew Daines.
“This product will be running a very modern Android powerful processor,” Daines told NBC Sports. “So as we develop new ideas or want to get into new racing series or just want to update the device to the latest and greatest software, it’s very easy over the air connected product compared to the old FanVision.”
With pre-downloaded and for-sale apps, those who use the “Legend” will be able to analyze temperature, tire pressure and more on their personal vehicle.
“Right now, car guys have 10 to 11 tools that this will combine into one tool, ” Daines said.
For people who race themselves, the device will also run a program called “Race Note,” which takes sensor data coming from the car and puts it all in one place.
“You can manage inventory, performance, time and scoring all on this one dashboard,” Daines said.
The “Legend” will be available in the spring of 2017.