So I picked up a Dragy a couple nights ago on Amazon.
I always wanted a VBOX but could never justify the price.
Amazon had it for free same day delivery so I pulled the trigger.
Here’s my partial review, more to follow as I use and test it more.
Update on 2/24/18
- A few updates from Dragy on the app, I didn’t notice anything changed
- Still connecting and staying connected rock solid
- You can’t seem to record video on the Android version like you can with the iPhone version (I’ve emailed dragy about this)
- Response from Dragy 2/24/18
- They are sorry and are working on getting the video working on Android. Hoping it will be next release.
- Response from Dragy 2/24/18
- I did a little test with dragys video overlay, used an old iPhone 6, check out the video below:
- Typos still there
- iPhone version seems to perform/be as reliable as the android version
- More to come!
Update on 02/12/18
- Another update and more progress, the UI is still a bit off when deleting invalid runs (there are a lot) but the device has still been working great.
- I’m an idiot and the Android app does in fact give you the ability to add custom metrics (60′ in my case)
- New best 0-60 time with a 4.73s!
- I thought I broke into the 12’s on the 1/4′ but… INVALID, damn “Slop”…
Update on 01/24/18
- The Android/iPhone apps have been updated a few of the bugs have been resolved.
- The UI still needs a bit of work, I’ve since sent a few suggestions to Dragy.
- More specifically when deleting invalid data or data you don’t want, the UI get’s wonky and only shows the date of the log/pull but not the time and/or if it was valid or not. Not very user friendly
I tried the iPhone version of their app and it is a little better than the Android app, it gives you the ability to add your own measured metrics. For instance, I’m working on my launch for when I get to the drag strip and I was able to add a 60′ time measurement in the iPhone app. The android app still doesn’t seem to have the ability to do this.
- I’ve bested my previous 0-60 time with a 4.8s flat! Also got a decent 1/4′ time of firstname.lastname@example.orgMPH
The Android App
- The app works well in terms of logging/retaining/reviewing the data
- The UI definitely needs some work. Silly things like the password field tries to capitalize the first letter of the password, some text fields are small and hard to read on the go, some words are misspelled, etc…
My location says Huizhou Guangdong even though I entered it in my profile, it’s little things like this the app developer needs to fix.
- The leader-board feature is pretty cool, it breaks it down by vehicle make in a bunch of different metrics like 0-60, 1/4 mile, etc…
- Very straight forward to use this device and app
- Unbox it, charge it up, download the app and it connected via bluetooth with no problem at all and stayed connected the whole time I was using it
- I tried a few 0-60 runs with the Dragy and the verdict is still out on how accurate it really is. I’m hoping to get to the 1/4 track fairly soon and will post the comparison
- If anyone in the Bay Area has a VBOX and would be willing to do some side by side testing please reach out to me via the Contact me on the site, I’d love to really see how accurate this thing is
- I am lucky enough to have access to test on a closed private road, the road is a little to short for a full 1/4 mile run but good enough for some 0-60 / 60ft runs
- I was really struggling with traction, factory run flats on a cold night on a not so smooth road made for some tough launches. My best 0-60 run was a 4.88s
- As for the 60ft time the best I was able to pull was a 2.16 which I suppose isn’t all that bad considering the tires/surface and that I’m a complete noob in terms of this stuff
Verdict (so far)
- So far this is a sweet little device, personally the biggest factor here is how accurate it really is. They claim on Dragy’s Website it is accurate to .01 seconds but only further testing will tell. I’m looking forward to testing this neat little device some more on my own and on the webz.