Which timing system is the best for my Carrera Digital track?
Carrera Bluetooth Adapter
A tablet can now be found in almost every household and the Bluetooth adapter offers a very inexpensive option for quite extensive time measurement. The free Carrera app is really not recommended, so it's better to invest another 10 EUR and install a working app from another provider. The Smart Race app is recommended here. Most home tracks have a very short full throttle portion, so unfortunately there isn't much time to look from the track to the tablet or monitor. Most of the time it's only a second or two, and it's damn hard to read the information in that short amount of time. We therefore also use a tower at the track because it shows me the most important information during the race.
Carrera Lap Counter - Position tower
The Carrera lap counter is easy to use, but also has a mini display that is difficult to read while driving and is completely overpriced. The Position Tower is perfect in my opinion. Because during the race I'm primarily interested in how many laps are left to complete and who is in which position. I can always perceive this in a split second. I then use the app for everything else.
Carrera Digital 132 Driver Display
But it could be even better, and more expensive. The driver display shows each driver his tank contents and position in the race. Ok, the tower also shows that, but it also shows the information about how long the race is still going on. But the driver display has, in my opinion, a very decisive advantage. The other systems show the tank contents on the monitor in addition to the lap times and positions in the race. And this is visible to all drivers and for everyone. When using the driver display and positioning it accordingly on the track, the drivers CANNOT see the tank contents of the other drivers, making tactics much more exciting. Because I don't know whether the driver who's stuck to my rear has to come in to refuel straight away or whether he can do two more laps.