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Old 10-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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I know a lot of you guys use the scan gauge device to view data from your RV's computer but has anyone tried a wireless device using your smartphone or iPad to watch your performance data? I will be getting some kind of device soon and I think I could see my iPad resting on top of the center console displaying useful data with large readable displays. Anybody do this? And what wireless device, app have you tried?
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Just ordered bluetooth Elm 327 OBD2 scanner for $7.75 and a $4.95 android app. Have no idea if they will even work together or not. If it does work I will post results in product evaluation section in a week or two. No workie no talkie.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:08 AM   #3
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I use Garmin EcoRoute and it sends info to a free "Mechanic" app on my android smart phone where you can choose the info you want. Good info

Here is a review--- http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362648,00.asp
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I've been looking at the fusion app for apple. Though the wireless device is a little pricey.
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I think I got my Garmin for about $82.00 in Canada. Check out YouTube for info.
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I bought a Wifi wireless device that met the ELM 327 spec above. Seemed to power up and was transmitting a wifi signal that I could see. However, I couldn't get either my iPad or iPhone to work with some free software that I bought. I am suspecting from what I have been reading there are plenty of Android solutions out there priced very comfortably. Everything on the iOS side of the house was running closer to 100 or more.

I never did try with a Windows laptop with the device I purchased. May have had some success as there was a disc with some software and drivers but that wasn't the solution I was after.

Hence, I took my pride(25 dollar loss) and bought me a ScanGauge - I leave in the MH permanently now.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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Just an FYI, you'll find WiFi, Bluetooth and USB ELM327s. I believe the anything iOS (iPad, iPhone or iPod) can only use the WiFi versions. I believe Android can use any of the 3.
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I have the iOBD2 ( https://www.google.com/search?q=iOBD...w=1760&bih=872) wifi I use with my iPad while driving. My 1999 Chevy 454 has little supported for OBD. When on my Dodge it gets more. Always has just enough info to not be worthless
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I have the iOBD2 ( https://www.google.com/search?q=iOBD...w=1760&bih=872) wifi I use with my iPad while driving. My 1999 Chevy 454 has little supported for OBD. When on my Dodge it gets more. Always has just enough info to not be worthless
What app are you running on your iPad?
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What app are you running on your iPad?

There is an accompanying app you download for it.
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I have the iOBD2 ( https://www.google.com/search?q=iOBD...w=1760&bih=872) wifi I use with my iPad while driving. My 1999 Chevy 454 has little supported for OBD. When on my Dodge it gets more. Always has just enough info to not be worthless
I kind of have to agree that I don't see it particarly useful for most people (although newew models might provide more info). I have USB reader that I use with a notebook and about the only thing it's really useful for is finding / resetting error codes.

I certainly don't see myself using it every day or even every week.
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Why try to build all this when you can just plugin a scanguagecd and get all the info you want with no hassle? Probably also less expensive in the long run.
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