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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jasonpwms129, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Jasonpwms129

    Jasonpwms129 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Has anyone picked up a Bluetooth OBDII dongle to use with the
    torque or engine management programs yet?

    Just wondering which you guys chose, because the price
    varies SO much, Ive found them for 25 bucks up to over 200.:stupid:
    And by torques own website, they say you dont need the
    latest greatest most expensive but the cheaper ones are
    hit and miss, which would be the case with a cheaper product.

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  2. arlancam509

    arlancam509 Member

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  3. Dex

    Dex Android Enthusiast

    TBH, I just picked up an OBD2 reader for about 60 bucks and it offers nearly all of the options that the app/bluetooth does. I looked into it for a while, but couldn't find a solution that I was comfortable with when it came to the bluetooth stuff. Not to mention, I don't have to worry about getting my phone all nasty when I'm working on a car and using my OBD2 reader.
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  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    What OBD2 reader did you find for $60 that does realtime data monitoring and tracking?

    Typically, the simple OBD2 code readers are $30-40 when they aren't on sale, and those provide you no data - just codes.
  5. desmofan

    desmofan Well-Known Member

    I too have a PLX, and it works great. I've only used to check anc lear OBDII clodes, but Torque allows you to do a lot of other real time analysis, and logging.
  6. slowhat

    slowhat Member

    check this thread out from over on NASIOC. a guy's running a $24 one in a WRX with Torque pro. I'm about to do the same thing in my subie. apparently the readings are pretty accurate. I don't think i'd rely solely on this for monitoring engine health, but you can see it in action there.

  7. shawn672

    shawn672 Newbie

    I use a generic $15 obdII adapter from amazon, some cheap chinese company with 3 letters in their name - don't remember the exact name.

    I've used it on both a Chevy Cruze and Corvette - worked flawlessly on both with my Samsung Nexus phone and Droid Bionic. Haven't gotten my N7 yet but I don't imagine having any issues with it...
  8. Samany

    Samany Lurker

    Today i buy an OBD2 reader-v100 ,it is useful,As long as there is with Android system,it can link my android phone, The most important thing is to have the voice prompts, once I speeding, it reminded me,I also took pictures for everyone to take a look

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  9. greenespeed

    greenespeed Lurker

    A while back I purchased $25 adapter and it quit after about a month. The old OBD adapters generally ran either Bluetooth on Android devices or WiFi on iOS devices (to get around Apple's MFi rules and regulations, but generally did not work on both OS.

    I have been running Kiwi 3 obd2 car to smartphone adapter for about 4 months, it works great, and despite the price tag I highly recommend it. Kiwi 3 runs Bluetooth LE which makes it compatible with both iOS and Android – It can be left plugged in my car, automatically connects when I start my car, and runs Torque and Dashcommand on both my Note 5 and Tab 10.

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