Hadn't come across that one. Does it require programming or is it plug and play?I use a ScanGauge. It also runs as a gauge pod for my other car. It shows intake temperatures, water temperature, voltage, and boost pressure. I can disconnect it and check any of my vehicles in about 30 seconds.
It's plug and play other than a few settings. You can also custom code anything that OBD-II would be reporting. AFR, transmission temps, etc. As long as the vehicle has a sensor reporting it can do it, in theory.Hadn't come across that one. Does it require programming or is it plug and play?
I hadn't thought about that as an option. Are they reasonably priced? Can you recommend one? My main purpose is to know what's going on with my car (s) so I'd just assumed that a stand alone unit was all that was needed.if your not looking for a stand alone unit, why not use one that hooks up to a Laptop ?
nice, let us know what you think of the functionality when you get a chanceThanks for your help guys. I ended up ordering this:
ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth/OBD-II Scan Tool Interface : Amazon.com : Automotive
It seemed to combine the best of both worlds (Android and PC). And I like the fact that it switches off and on with the car so it doesn't drain the battery. Should receive it in about a week.
That's a good write up on that page of yours. I was thinking of purchasing Torque, but only after I try the OBDwiz software that comes with the scanner.
I was drawn to the bluetooth functionality and that it only draws power when the engine is running. This is my first scanner and only even thought of it to monitor my compressor clutch (which I think is acting funny, but the AC works fine) as well as the famed Pentastar ticking sound. Just want to be sure that it is the normal "tick" as opposed to the "misfire is coming" tick.Quite a gadget. I have had good luck with much less expensive equipment - Bluetooth dongle and a Bluetooth button for a PC can be had for under $25. Torque for Android was $4.95 the last time I looked. TouchScan for a PC is $40. Both are downloadable
All work well on my '12. I just leave the dongle in place and have not driven for a week before so no drain. Same dongle works with phone, tablet, and PC. I keep a second dongle in my netbook bag just in case.
Tablet and Bluetooth dongle make an ideal pair.