monitor your car

 

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Cool app, but for that money I'd spend the extra few bucks on a scangauge.
http://www.scangauge.com/

Yes I agree, Scanguage is

Yes I agree, Scanguage is good.

Why bother ?

ceevee wrote:

Yes I agree, Scanguage is good.

Just use the gas gauge and trip odometer that come with the car smile

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Scangauge!

-Nomad- wrote:

Cool app, but for that money I'd spend the extra few bucks on a scangauge.
http://www.scangauge.com/

I agree! I have a scangauge in my truck and love it.

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Scangauge--

Particularly useful in cars that don't tell you a lot.

The code reader/reset feature cones in quite handy as well.

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For twice the price...

For twice the price of the Ecoroute HD, what features does it have that the HG doesn't?

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free android app

There is a free app for andriod that will also let you monitor your cars systems. It is called Torque and I've been using it for about 6 months. You would only need to get a Bluetooth OBDII reader. I got one on ebay for $20.

twice?

rocknicehunter wrote:

For twice the price of the Ecoroute HD, what features does it have that the HG doesn't?

Just checking at each manufacturer's website, Ecoroute is $150 for the hardware and Scangauge is $170. Note that the app won't work without some connection to the car's OBD2 port. Is there an additional cost for the app itself beyond the hardware cost?

http://www.plxkiwi.com/kiwiwifi/buynow.html
http://www.scangauge.com/

Ok Almost twice

I'm talking street price

$<90 for the Ecoroute
$160 for Scangauge

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SGII, ecoRoute HD, etc.

Data is data. You have a choice of presentation: a separate text display (SGII) or using the existing (compatible) GPS display.

There are pros and cons to each approach. I like the gauge display of the ecoRoute HD compared to the text only display of the SGII. OTOH, with the SGII, you don't lose your visual map while observing engine parameters and operation. At least you still have audible voice direction when the HD gauges are displayed on the GPS.

And then there are the smart phone/BT engine analyzers.

So many choices... so little money!

(I'll take one of each!)

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Scanguage

rocknicehunter wrote:

I'm talking street price

$<90 for the Ecoroute
$160 for Scangauge

Doesn't require you to buy a GPS to see the display, so it's HD+Nuvi versus Scanguage.

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You forgot the car!

Box Car wrote:
rocknicehunter wrote:

I'm talking street price

$<90 for the Ecoroute
$160 for Scangauge

Doesn't require you to buy a GPS to see the display, so it's HD+Nuvi versus Scanguage.

Actually, it's HD+Nuvi+Car. So, about $22,000 for the package? razz

I think we can safely assume that all the readers here already have the car AND the Nuvi, so those might not actually factor into the equation. mrgreen

But only certain nuvis work with the HD device

johnc wrote:

Actually, it's HD+Nuvi+Car. So, about $22,000 for the package? razz

I think we can safely assume that all the readers here already have the car AND the Nuvi, so those might not actually factor into the equation. mrgreen

Except that not all nuvis work with the HD device... yet.

Each device has its pros and cons.

What I would like to know is if you can utilize a Y adapter for the OBDII port so that whatever device you hook up to the OBD II port, you can still have a spare OBD II port available for maintenance or inspection... or even another device?

Right now I have to disconnect my ecoRoute HD in order to get my annual inspection. Same would hold true for the SGII, etc.

What little I've read seems to indicate that the OBDII port can only support one device at a time else the data gets scrambled or one device takes priority over the other.

But then I read than the CAN bus was mandated for 2008 and on... but am not sure if that will allow for multiple devices connected at one time.

(CAN = controller area network)

Does anyone here know?

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Not really

Box Car wrote:
rocknicehunter wrote:

I'm talking street price

$<90 for the Ecoroute
$160 for Scangauge

Doesn't require you to buy a GPS to see the display, so it's HD+Nuvi versus Scanguage.

Because I'd assume in this instance that you already had a Nuvi that allowed the use of the HD unit otherwise you wouldn't be considering it. I also assumed that you'd have a car that was new enough to have an OBD II port on it, otherwise as was pointed out, you'd need to buy a new car too.

You could also argue that you need to buy a GPSr to get the navigation functionality if you bought the Scangauge, so the point is mostly mute.

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android app

I use Torque with my Droid2 and a bluetooth Interpreter

Customizable Display of current sensor data:

Engine RPM
Calculated Load Value
Coolant Temperature
Fuel System Status
Vehicle Speed
Short Term Fuel Trim
Long Term Fuel Trim
Intake Manifold Pressure
Timing Advance
Intake Air Temperature
Air Flow Rate
Absolute Throttle Position
Oxygen sensor voltages/associated short term fuel trims
Fuel System status
Fuel Pressure

Reads diagnostic trouble codes,generic and manufacturer-specific.

Clears trouble codes and turns off the MIL

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Connections?

GARYLAP wrote:

There is a free app for andriod that will also let you monitor your cars systems. It is called Torque and I've been using it for about 6 months. You would only need to get a Bluetooth OBDII reader. I got one on ebay for $20.

Not sure but I assume you can't have the android phone connected to your Nuvi and the reader at the same time.

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ELM327 OBDII + Torque

GARYLAP wrote:

There is a free app for andriod that will also let you monitor your cars systems. It is called Torque and I've been using it for about 6 months. You would only need to get a Bluetooth OBDII reader. I got one on ebay for $20.

This is a very interesting app + device that I learned about recently, too. Ordered the ELM327 reader via eBay (<$15 shipped) - like most of these types of cheap devices, it shipped direct from China, so it took a couple of weeks to arrive. Time will tell how it holds up, but it feels reasonable well built.

At this point, I am just using the Android Torque free app, but that is impressive. I had a standalone dedicated code reader for seeing fault codes, clearing them, etc., but the combination of the ELM327 and Torque provides real time data that I never expected to see from my old (1996) car smile