This Bluetooth Race Car Toy Works Alongside an Accompanying App

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 26, 2016
References: scalextric & theguardian
In order to give race car toys the power they truly deserve, Hornby introduced a new Arc Scalextric race track that is amplified by a smartphone app.

The original Scalextric toy was first unveiled at the Harrogate Toy Fair in 1957, featuring rubber tracks and metal cars for racing. Now, this new Scalextric model is being unveiled at London's annual Toy Fair, showing off many intriguing innovations.

The new and improved smart race track includes Bluetooth technology, so that a free app can be used to time laps and share best results on social media. Beyond racing the toy on their own, these additional features the racing toy with more challenging and competitive elements. As a new generation of digital natives emerges, app-connected toys are teaching kids the capabilities of a smartphone from early on.