Hardware Requirements

Supported Hardware

SoloStorm will run on any Android 4.0 device and up.

Recommended Ideal Hardware Configuration

Optimal performance and video analysis can be realized with the following hardware:

  • Quad-Core Android Device, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and up (nothing that brands itself as Intel – these tend to under-perform).
  • 10hz Bluetooth GPS Receiver (RaceCapture or Qstarz)
  • ELM 327 OBDII Reader (OBDLink MX)
  • 16GB Class-10 external flash memory. This is only to ensure enough space for large video files. You may still use internal storage only.
  • Android 4.3 (Gingerbread) and up – Required for faster video processing with hardware acceleration.

SoloStorm runs best on higher-end ‘flagship’ Android devices, however it will also run on a Kindle Fire HD. Plesae note that the Fire HD does not have an internal GPS receiver so you will not be able to use it for testing. You will also have to take additional steps in order to complete the installation process. Please read the SoloStorm Installation Guide for more information.

Gopro Wifi-Enabled Cameras

SoloStorm can control and download video from the following GoPro camera models:

  • Hero2 + Wifi Backpack (Not recommended due to stability and quality control issues with the backpacks)
  • Hero3 White and Silver Editions
  • Hero3 Black Edition
  • Hero4 Silver and Black Editions
  • Hero Session
  • Hero5 Black Edition
  • Hero5 Session

Note: The Hero Session and Hero 5 Session do not appear to be very stable. They often lock up and become unresponsive, even with simply plugging them into USB power or controlling them with the GoPro app. Your results may vary.

Hardware Connectivity Options

SoloStorm can make use of the following data channels from these devices:

Bluetooth NMEA GPS Receiver

  • GPS Position, Speed, Altitude, Accuracy and Satellite Count.
  • Internal lateral, longitudinal, and vertical acceleration.

RaceCapture/Pro + Bluetooth Module and RaceCapture/Track

  • GPS Position, Speed, Altitude, and Satellite Count @ 10 samples per second.
  • Internal lateral and longitudinal acceleration.
  • Throttle, Brakes, Steering and RPM.
  • Up to 2 customized channels. Analyze Boost, Oil Pressure, or any other channels you can capture through the RaceCapture.

Race Technology DL1 + Bluetooth Serial Adapter

  • GPS Position, Speed, Altitude and Accuracy @ 10 or 20 samples per second (depends on model).
  • Internal lateral, longitudinal, and vertical acceleration.
  • Throttle and RPM channels via external sensors or CAN expander.

Racelogic VBOX Sport

  • GPS Position, Speed, Altitude, Accuracy and Satellite Count @ 20 samples per second.
  • Lateral and longitudinal acceleration. Note that the VBOX Sport calculates these values based off of GPS speed and position.
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