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FanVision G3 launched for the dedicated F1 fan // The trackside device is now bigger and better

Published by Christine

FanVision have launched a new generation of their handheld spectator device, the FanVision G3. FanVision is the new name of the company formerly known as Kangaroo TV, a brand that has been associated with Formula One for a number of years. The aim of the device is to allow fans at the circuit to get more information as they are watching a race unfold, and the new G3 looks set to improve things even further.

The new G3 spectator device from FanVision
Credit: fanvision.com

The device takes on the same shape as the FanVision products used in the NFL, featuring multiple video feeds with a variety of cameras to choose from, live timing as sessions unfold, plus access to team radio and commentary from 5live. The G3 screen is larger than on previous models, and personalising the data you receive is much easier after a redesign of the user interface.

The one drawback to the new device is that it is only available to purchase - you can own the G3 and bring it with you every time you visit a circuit. It's a hefty price, but if you plan on frequenting multiple F1 events this year, it will be worthwhile. Pre-season purchasers will see a €100 discount meaning the cost is €250.

If you would rather stick with renting the device over a weekend and handing it back when it's time to go home, the old style Kangaroo TV is still available (rental prices vary from event to event).

For the 2011 season, FanVision will be attending all the races on the F1 calendar, which shows a greater commitment than previous years where it has been available only at selected weekends.

G3 Features
4.3" LCD screen
16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
9 video channels
Up to 8 onboard cameras
Official F1 live timing
Compare three drivers side-by-side
Live map (including car positions)
Team radio
BBC 5Live audio commentary
Track schedule
Driver and team biographies
Multiple sources of news - including stories from Autosport.com
F1 updates via Twitter

FanVision currently cover F1, NFL and NASCAR, and it looks like there is room to grow in the future. In the past Kangaroo TV has been an essential companion for all race going fans and the G3 looks to have upped the bar yet further.