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Old 08-26-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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Obd and app? Torque? Diagnostic.

What is everyone using for diagnostic reader?

Wireless or Bluetooth OBD and phone?

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Old 08-26-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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I use a pirated version torque and a cheap Bluetooth reader from eBay. If I was an android user I'd buy it but I'm and iPhone user and will buy the iPhone version when it's released on iOS 8

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Old 08-26-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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I see a couple options for iPhone, worth waiting?
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Torque for Android and a cheap BT reader from Amazon.
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I see a couple options for iPhone, worth waiting?
If you have access to an android based device I would just drop that $9 on a Bluetooth reader and go for it. really don't know what the iPhone version will bring.
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I have the Automatic scanner and software for my iPhone; anyone know whether I can use other iPhone software to read the data at the same time?
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:43 AM   #7
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The blue tooth dongles are not comparable with I phone or I touch and the wi FI ones that can work with the apple devices cost more and are hit and miss

Going android is the best option
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+1 Android w/ Torque, works great in a pinch and gives you everything you want and more. I have yet run into a situation where they let me down. Currently I am using a $15 bluetooth adapter from Amazon but I'm thinking up upgrading to a more expensive unit with a faster polling rate so I can use the digital gauges instead of the factory gauges.
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Torque for Android and a cheap BT reader from Amazon.
X2, I use it with my tablet and I love it, a huge variety of monitoring options and mods you can do, you can build your own custom dash displays on multiple screens. I have several screens, swipe one way on road, HP, MPG, speed, RPM, temps and pressures, swipe the other way and I have RPM, pitch and roll angles,torque and HP, fuel flow & pressures, and a dozen other basic gauges like volt, amp and oil.

Another nice thing about torque is you can mix and match gauge types half-dial, full-dial, digital, analog, bar graph, line graph and a few others.

I bought this BT dongle from Amazon and bought the $5 pro version of torque, so I have almost $20 in to my reader, very worth the money, get the pro version, afterall, you have how much invested in your vehicles? And $5 is too much? lol

I love mine, give yourself some time to look through the available sensor lists in the program, it shows what you can read on each vehicle you plug it in to, and take the time to create your vehicle profiles to make it all more accurate, it's a great tool, and a fun toy.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:48 AM   #10
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Good info on here thanks everyone and keep it going. I may have an old droid laying around somewhere but I am going to try on the iPhone as well.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:34 AM   #11
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To try apple you need a wifi OBD dongle

For the droid to work it must have Bluetooth and you need a Bluetooth OBD dongle

Also as i recall some functions in torque won't work without a device with with GPS but the diagnostic stuff will still work
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I bought this dongle for my iPhone

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D9KJDHE
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I have $1000s invested in OBDII devices, and the cheap TQ app and bluetooth dongle works pretty damn good!
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What software do iPhone users use? I couldn't find Torque on the app store. Thanks folks! Really important for me as I am changing my O2 sensors and now have the check engine light on (since I disconnected the upstream sensor) and need to reset it.

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What software do iPhone users use?
I use DashCommand - Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc. with a WiFi OBDII reader

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