Garmin Catalyst Driving Optimizer
Garmin Catalyst - Performance Driving Optimizer
A "Must Have" for racers and track day drivers! Garmin Catalyst is an industry-first racing coach and driving performance optimizer that’s changing the world of motorsports.
It mounts in the cockpit to gather your performance data and provide Real-time Audible Coaching including video with 140 degree FOV 1080p remote camera.
Immediate session analysis helps drivers of all levels achieve their full track driving potential on road courses. Groundbreaking True Track Positioning™ technology uses built-in accelerometers, 10 Hz multi-GNSS positioning and image processing to automatically generate your car’s racing line on the track. Plus, our revolutionary True Optimal Lap™ technology shows your best achievable time, based on lines you actually drove and can repeat. While on the track, hear realtime coaching cues through a compatible headset (sold separately) or car stereo. After your session, use the touchscreen display to immediately review your performance data and see your major areas for improvement.
Click here for the: Garmin Catalyst User Manual
Click here for Video: Adding a Track to Garmin Catalyst
Click here for Video: After Session Summary Page
Click here for Video: Lap and Segment Review
Click here for: USA Track Data Base (as of January 9th, 2023)
Take advantage of your time on the track:
- TRUE TRACK POSITIONING
This groundbreaking technology uses 10 Hz multi-GNSS positioning, image processing and built-in accelerometers to generate your racing line on the track.
- ON-TRACK DRIVING COACH
On the track, Garmin Catalyst quickly becomes your real-time “coach,” giving audio cues via BLUETOOTH® technology from your headset or car stereo. (sold separately). Can be paired with any BLUETOOTH® devise, use ear buds, in helmet speakers or adapt to your in helmet communication system.
- TRUE OPTIMAL LAP
This revolutionary technology combines your best times for each track segment to show your optimum drivable time based on lines you actually drove and can repeat.
- APEX PERFORMANCE
Which line should you track when ripping around corners? See on the map how early or late apex decisions affect your overall speed through the course.
- REAL-TIME LAP DATA
On the course, Garmin Catalyst keeps track of your best lap time, adaptive delta time, number of laps and total session time.
- MOUNTS IN THE COCKPIT
Secure Garmin Catalyst inside the cockpit using the included heavy-duty suction cup or the included screw down mount.
Take advantage of your time off the track:
- SEE AREAS OF GAIN
After your session, immediately review the performance data on your device to see where on the track your biggest areas for improvement are.
- AUTOMATIC INTERPRETATION
Garmin Catalyst crunches the numbers. So there’s no need to download data to your computer — and no cumbersome graphs with squiggly lines that leave you trying to analyze data for hours.
- ADAPTIVE COACHING
Easily compare performance data from your other sessions, and get immediate, adaptive suggestions to see areas where you can do better.
- TRACK DATABASE
Garmin Catalyst comes preloaded with a track database featuring road courses from around the world. Garmin Catalyst allows users to easily add courses to the database as well.
- REMOTE CAM
The included remote cam captures clear, crisp HD video, which can be played back on the device with time-synced overlays showing speed, lap data and more.
- DATA ON DEMAND
Review in-depth performance data on your 7” Garmin Catalyst device, or access a summary of your data on your mobile device or computer using the Garmin Connect™ app.
What's in the Box:
- Garmin Catalyst™
- 32 GB microSD™ pre-installed under covered compartment (auxiliary card slot on the side of the Catalyst device is externally accessible for memory expansion)
- Remote Cam with polarized lens cover
- Remote Cam 3.5 meter cable
- Heavy-duty vehicle suction cup
- Powered magnetic mount
- Two 1” connecting arms
- 1” arm connector
- Cable clips
- Vehicle power cable
Included Optional Accessories:
- 1” ball adapter screw down mount
- USB data cable
- 12V bare wire vehicle power cable
- Additional Remote Cam adhesive
Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions: 7.84" W x 4.79" H x 0.93" D (19.9 x 12.2 x 2.4 cm)
Display size: 6.0" W x 3.5" H (15.2 x 8.9 cm); 6.95" (17.7 cm)
Water rating: No
Display resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 15.4 oz (437 g)
Display type: 6.95" super wide view IPS, color TFT, with on-cell capacitive touch panel
Battery type: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 2 hours
Stores history of all on-track performance: Yes
3-D buildings and terrain: No
Powered magnetic mount: Yes
Built-in accelerometers: Yes
Driving performance scores: Yes
Interior night vision: No
2 microphones; beam-forming technology: No
Supports multiple cars: Yes
Clarity ™ HDR: No
Dust rating: No
Requires cellular data connection: No
3D Terrain: No
Dual-orientation display: No
Segment analysis (racing line, speed and acceleration/deceleration): Yes
Supports multiple users: Yes
Magnetic Mount: Yes
Wi-Fi® map and software updates: Yes (software and track database updates)
Current weather plus 5 day forecast via Wi-Fi: Yes
Camera Resolution: 1080p (Remote Cam)
BLUETOOTH® connectivity: Yes (works with BLUETOOTH®-enabled helmet/headset (sold separately))
Frame Rate: up to 30 FPS
Field of View: 140 degrees
Garmin Connect™ compatible: Yes (access data summaries from your compatible phone or computer)
Preloaded global track database: Yes
Internal storage: 16 GB
Data cards: Yes (1 SD card slot (accessible under bottom cover): 32 GB microSD™ Class 10 card included. Two SD card slots (side of unit): not included, accepts up to 256 GB microSD)
Works with vehicle stereo: Yes
Audio line-out/headphone jack: Yes
10 Hz multi-GNSS positioning: Yes
True Optimal Lap™ with video: Yes
Session comparisons: Yes
Interior and exterior recording: No
Real-time audio cues/audio coaching: Yes
Automatically identifies areas of biggest time gain: Yes
Screw-down mount: Yes
True Track Positioning™ (your racing line): Yes
1" ball adapter with AMPS plate: Yes
Headphone jack/audio line-out: No
Displays best lap time, adaptive delta time, number of laps and total session time: Yes
Image processing: Yes (via Remote Cam)
Barometric altimeter: No