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#4707101 - 03/26/18 03:28 AM Is there any IPhone alternative?
Hemispheres Offline


Registered: 01/14/17
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Loc: Virginia
I used to have Torque Pro but no longer own any android device. Is there a good alternative for iPhone, and if so where do I get an adapter? All the ones I知 seeing look like Chinese units (I used to run BAFX).

I知 looking specifically to look at fuel trims, o2, misfire, maf etc etc. if there痴 a sensor I want to be able to get a readout on it. Also want reader functionality. PCM is given but BCM would be nice.
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#4707163 - 03/26/18 06:52 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Hemispheres]
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PCM = ?
BCM = ?
Thanks

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#4707200 - 03/26/18 07:47 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Originally Posted By: Kira
PCM = ?
BCM = ?
Thanks

Powertrain control module
Body control module
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#4707226 - 03/26/18 08:13 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Hemispheres]
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May I recommend cheap used android phone/small tablet?

Do you still have your old phone?
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#4707329 - 03/26/18 09:56 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Hemispheres]
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I was thinking about just grabbing a cheap tablet if worse came to worse.
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#4707337 - 03/26/18 10:02 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Hemispheres]
440Magnum Offline


Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 8747
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Hemispheres
I used to have Torque Pro but no longer own any android device. Is there a good alternative for iPhone, and if so where do I get an adapter? All the ones I知 seeing look like Chinese units (I used to run BAFX).

I知 looking specifically to look at fuel trims, o2, misfire, maf etc etc. if there痴 a sensor I want to be able to get a readout on it. Also want reader functionality. PCM is given but BCM would be nice.


BlueDriver works great. I think its specific to their own OBD-II "dongle" ($99) but the software is free and really good. Accesses the PCM, BCM, Power Module, Trans controller, and ABS, at least for most vehicles. I keep getting updates saying "support added for BMW," or "support added for Audi" or whatever, so its still evolving.
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#4707349 - 03/26/18 10:09 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Hemispheres]
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 904
Loc: TX, USA
For IPhone, there is a new BT4 dongle (although it is probably already 1 year since it came out).
A little bit more expensive than the Wifi but I heard it is more reliable because it is faster than Wifi.

There are a few apps on the appstore like OBD Fusion.

Of course, it depends on what brand of vehicle you want to use it on.
The German brands are a little more picky.


Edited by JMJNet (03/26/18 10:09 AM)
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#4707378 - 03/26/18 10:33 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Hemispheres]
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Registered: 10/17/04
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Cheap tablet. Tablet
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#4707407 - 03/26/18 11:09 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Hemispheres]
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Registered: 04/27/12
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Loc: MA
You know BAFX makes an Wifi one for iphone right? A bit more money that the regular android one. There are also other wifi dongles out there for iphone.

https://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products-Rea...&dpSrc=srch

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#4707446 - 03/26/18 11:38 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: 440Magnum]
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1245
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
Originally Posted By: Hemispheres
I used to have Torque Pro but no longer own any android device. Is there a good alternative for iPhone, and if so where do I get an adapter? All the ones I知 seeing look like Chinese units (I used to run BAFX).

I知 looking specifically to look at fuel trims, o2, misfire, maf etc etc. if there痴 a sensor I want to be able to get a readout on it. Also want reader functionality. PCM is given but BCM would be nice.


BlueDriver works great. I think its specific to their own OBD-II "dongle" ($99) but the software is free and really good. Accesses the PCM, BCM, Power Module, Trans controller, and ABS, at least for most vehicles. I keep getting updates saying "support added for BMW," or "support added for Audi" or whatever, so its still evolving.





Do you have a link ? For the Android software ?
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#4707449 - 03/26/18 11:41 AM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: Hemispheres]
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Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20244
Loc: Upstate NY
AutoEnginuity has a PC based OBDII scanner. They now have a iPhone one and are coming out with an Android one. But their product is not a low end product.

Their PC based one is bidirectional if you buy the enhanced interface. At that point you are light years ahead of most scanners except expensive SnapOn ones or dealer ones.

Unsure if the smart phone ones are bidirectional.
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#4707492 - 03/26/18 12:48 PM Re: Is there any IPhone alternative? [Re: WyrTwister]
440Magnum Offline


Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 8747
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
Originally Posted By: Hemispheres
I used to have Torque Pro but no longer own any android device. Is there a good alternative for iPhone, and if so where do I get an adapter? All the ones I知 seeing look like Chinese units (I used to run BAFX).

I知 looking specifically to look at fuel trims, o2, misfire, maf etc etc. if there痴 a sensor I want to be able to get a readout on it. Also want reader functionality. PCM is given but BCM would be nice.


BlueDriver works great. I think its specific to their own OBD-II "dongle" ($99) but the software is free and really good. Accesses the PCM, BCM, Power Module, Trans controller, and ABS, at least for most vehicles. I keep getting updates saying "support added for BMW," or "support added for Audi" or whatever, so its still evolving.





Do you have a link ? For the Android software ?

Manufacturer's link... don't know about Android support.


https://www.bluedriver.com/
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