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Old 08-03-2017, 05:15 PM
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Phone app for OBD/ watching sensors

I've seen you all talk for a few years about the "Torque App" but it seems to be Android only. Am I correct?

i am wanting to start a conversation about iPhone apps that do similar.

I just saw a guy mention Dash Pro or something like that.

What do you fellas know?
 
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:30 PM
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I use the free, regular Torque app with a Nexus 7 tablet which is Andriod. I bought an ELM327 from ebay for next to nothing and can't believe how good it works.
 
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:05 PM
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I use an iPad app called Dash Command. It's ok, nothing special. I assume it will also work on the iPhone.

It costs $10 then another $10 (I think) for the Ford specific PID's - not required but they do give some additional info (like Trans temp). And like was mentioned, I just got off Amazon one of those Wi-Fi ELM327 senders for the OBD port - maybe $20-$30.

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Interesting stuff so far, thanks guys.I just want to make sure I can look at Live data and then of course read codes and whatever.I also have a Windows-based tablet/laptopů That should be included in this conversation I guess.
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:57 AM
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I was considering buying the ScanGauge, but this seems like a lower cost option to try before buying (or even replace) dedicated hardware. Time to start digging for more information...
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jimbomitch View Post
I use the free, regular Torque app with a Nexus 7 tablet which is Andriod. I bought an ELM327 from ebay for next to nothing and can't believe how good it works.
That's at least 2 of us. Low cost. Hi value.

I generally have to not use it every time I'm driving because it's very distracting.

Sorry - missed the OP using Apple - not sure what to do there.
 
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:31 AM
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Interesting stuff so far, thanks guys.I just want to make sure I can look at Live data and then of course read codes and whatever.I also have a Windows-based tablet/laptopů That should be included in this conversation I guess.
for what it maybe worth forscan works well on on windows 10. loaded on old dell laptop with bluetooth dongle, read all codes on 05 exp. using ebayed elm327 to communicate. the laptop is too big to drive around with, got a nexus7 to go with torque
 
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Again, thanks guys.

New question: my 2007 E350 and my 2010 Escape would use the same OBD type and everything, right?
so whatever I get would/should work with both vehicles..?
 
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Those vehicles should both be ODB II based on their year, you will want to dig around the dash to find the connection points to confirm where they are and if an ELM sensor will fit into the location.

ODB II works with the ELM type readers, ODB does not. I have recently ordered an ODB EEC-IV reader but I don't think it has capability to allow reading of any sensor data. ODB is pretty old but I seem to think there is some real time data available from them when using professional scan tools.

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