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OBDII wifi dongle and Ipad app

Well we run the iPad for the off road mapping as well as highway maps, plus stream music and podcasts. All good.
I have an idea to extend the technology to monitoring vehicle data from time to time. We do a lot of towing and I already watch the engine water and transmission temps but there is lots more going on.
I do have an OBDII plugin reader that lives down beside the spare tyre, and thats all very well but not practical on the go.
There are numerous OBD apps around that will provide realtime info as you travel and I was wondering if anyone has user feedback they could provide.

I understand I need a wifi dongle for the iPad, but don't have much idea of a suitable iPad app.

Anyone out there using this?
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Re: OBDII wifi dongle and Ipad app

OBD2 Wifi - there are a ton on eBay - obd2 wifi | eBay

There is a bluetooth one as well - GoPoint BT1, $96 from Aus eBay seller - Appcessory Gopoint BT1 Bluetooth Vehicle Diagnostic FOR IOS GP 9105 BT | eBay

Official page - GoPoint BT1 | GoPoint

Their app will tell you what the codes mean



DashCommand app, which works with both WiFi and Bluetooth.

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Re: OBDII wifi dongle and Ipad app

Thanks Snuke, I know there are lots around but the Chinglish descriptions on Ebay make me a bit wary.

As far as I know, only the wifi dongles will work with an iPad - they don't successfully bluetooth across apparently.

I was hoping that some user experience of a particular app and feedback may be available.
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Thanks Snuke, I know there are lots around but the Chinglish descriptions on Ebay make me a bit wary.

As far as I know, only the wifi dongles will work with an iPad - they don't successfully bluetooth across apparently.

I was hoping that some user experience of a particular app and feedback may be available.
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Tried "obd2 ipad !Ebay" ? App store?

They are all over the place, depending on what you want to do with them and the thickness of your wallet.
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Thanks Snuke, I know there are lots around but the Chinglish descriptions on Ebay make me a bit wary.

As far as I know, only the wifi dongles will work with an iPad - they don't successfully bluetooth across apparently.
The DashCommand video in the VE has a description that he used a BT unit. In reply to a question about it, he says he was going to post a set up video.
Re eBay and units, one used in another video links to Amazon and a model - ELM327 WiFi. There are plenty of these listed on eBay.
I liked the GoPoint one as it tells you what the codes actually mean.
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Re: OBDII wifi dongle and Ipad app

I use the Kiwi Wifi (not on the Jeep yet) It creates a Wifi hotspot that you connect to. Haven't used Dash Command but will get around to it one day. The main app I use is Rev on the iPhone

The apps that are compatible are in the link
PLX Kiwi 2 Wifi | OBD2 OBDII iPhone
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Re: OBDII wifi dongle and Ipad app

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I use the Kiwi Wifi (not on the Jeep yet) It creates a Wifi hotspot that you connect to. Haven't used Dash Command but will get around to it one day. The main app I use is Rev on the iPhone

The apps that are compatible are in the link
PLX Kiwi 2 Wifi | OBD2 OBDII iPhone

Will any of these devices let me monitor the state of the DPF?
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I use the Kiwi Wifi (not on the Jeep yet) It creates a Wifi hotspot that you connect to. Haven't used Dash Command but will get around to it one day. The main app I use is Rev on the iPhone

The apps that are compatible are in the link
PLX Kiwi 2 Wifi | OBD2 OBDII iPhone
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Re: OBDII wifi dongle and Ipad app

The elm 327 is cheap and works well but not with ios devices. Movi works on a mac with the elm 327, I use it on my mbp and macbook air fine with the bluetooth elm 327.

Those wanting to use a device with the ios device, iphone, ipad or ipod must buy the wifi device as the bluetooth is a licensing issue with apple.

It is simple enough to obtain an old android device to do the job. It doesn't have to be activated as a phone and people upgrade and lay to rest their old androids often.

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The elm 327 is cheap and works well but not with ios devices.
You can get ELM327 WiFi which work with iOS and are cheap enough.


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Those wanting to use a device with the ios device, iphone, ipad or ipod must buy the wifi device as the bluetooth is a licensing issue with apple.
The GoPoint BT1 is bluetooth and works with iOS. Their BT1A works with both iOS and Android via Bluetooth.
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Re: OBDII wifi dongle and Ipad app

The GoPoint BT1 is bluetooth and works with iOS. Their BT1A works with both iOS and Android via Bluetooth.[/QUOTE]

Good to know.

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