You can check the condition of the engine and gearbox of the car using computer diagnostics at a car service. But iPhone this is the same computer and with the help of a special program and a cable for the diagnostic connector, it copes with this task. In addition, you can monitor the operation of the engine in motion, which will not be done in the service. A year ago I reviewed the DashCommand program and the WiFi OBD-II cable. Having recently looked into App Store, I found three more similar devices there. There is a story about them today.
The device is connected to a car computer manufactured after 1996 through a diagnostic connector (OBDII), which is usually located in the passenger compartment, next to the steering column.
Connection options for diagnostic devices are different. This is cable and wi-fi and Bluetooth.
Unfortunately, all programs for iPhone are in English, many measured parameters will be clear only to specialists.
GoPoint Technology GL1 and BT1
Two devices for testing the vehicle. GL1 ($ 99) is the cable, BT1 ($ 119) – Bluetooth is the transmitter.
Otherwise, they have the same functionality. According to the manufacturers, their devices are certified by the company Apple and have officially recognized compatibility with iPhone.
The device comes with the native GoPoint program.
The program reads error codes (Check Engine) and helps to reset them. During a quick scan, it detects engine rpm, vehicle speed and coolant temperature, can also perform real-time diagnostics or use data after caching.
In addition, the transmitter also works with third-party software:
- GoPoint (free)
- ReadyLINK ($ 4.99)
- DashCommand ($ 49.99)
iOBD2 by XTOOLTECH (WiFi)
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Engine Diagnostic Tool with iPhone – IOBD2, which costs $ 79, connects the mobile device to the vehicle's on-board computer via WiFi. The free iOBD2 application is used for diagnostics.
The utility has a rich user interface and can be used to diagnose all OBDII compliant vehicles.
Outwardly, the utility is very similar to DashCommand, only unlike the well-known application, it is offered for free.
I think by installing this program, you can save a lot.
As indicated in the specification, it is possible to measure the engine at idle and in motion. Take characteristics and statistics from all available sensors.
The program for iPhone allows you to determine a lot of parameters, let's name just a few of them: the number of engine revolutions, fuel and engine sensors (lambda, coolant and air temperatures, pressure in the manifold and fuel system). All received data can be visualized in the form of graphs or numbers. Based on the results of testing, the device reads the fault codes and resets them. The engine is monitored in real time or based on data from the cache.
- compatibility with devices on iOS and Android
- 2 test modes (sport and cruise)
- WiFi connection
- iOBD2 (Free)
Bluetooth – BlueDriver transmitter
Another diagnostic tool for testing a car that is sold on the manufacturer's official website for $ 99. Only works with Lemur Vehicle Monitors BlueDriver Utility and Devices Apple.
The simplest of the devices described above. But on the other hand, it is not overloaded with unnecessary information.
BlueDriver can log a variety of DTCs for further correction. And also warn you about speeding (questionable benefit).
And here's the other option: import the scan results of the car system to the wall Facebook and the ability to send tweets 🙂