i'm looking for a cheap, fairly easy way to acquire data that is reliable. i see some things about fragments or data missing, should this be a pretty easy thing for me to avoid? i have a blackberry and do not plan on switching my phone, so the nokia device i purchase for this would be used solely for logging data to export out later, csv data to play with the dashware software to add guagues to video taken with a chasecam setup.
in getting rpm data, it seems i can go the route of a gtech or an obdkey, the latter being cheaper and providing richer information as well as contributing to a racechrono data set, so i would not have 2 sets to merge. obdkey seems the way to go. if i let a friend borrow my setup, can he just pop the obdkey into his car? bluetooth obdkey to the US looks to be about $120.
i also want the gps data, it sounds like 5 hz should be sufficient. if it's not much more i could spring for a 10 hz device. i'd like one that is easy to mount and easy to transfer again. i have no idea what to look for with the many available options out there - can someone please advise?
i also need a device to collect and record this data and run racechrono. whatever is the least hassle and marries to these two bluetooth devices easily and gets the job done would be idea. i suppose an initial question is when will the windows mobile version come out, and on which platform is it advised that i purchase a pda/phone - the nokia platform or the windows one? any advantage/drawback to either? what will get the job done for me and is fairly cheap? please advise again.