XTOOL MINI iOBD2 Bluetooth Scanner

XTOOL recently released iOBD2 MINI Bluetooth Scanner; how much do you know that? Here, all useful information concerned are offered.

XTOOL iOBD2 Mini

1. How to install iOBD2 app & adapter
1) iOBD2 app installation

supported device and application:
XTOOL iOBD2 mini Bluetooth scanner only supports wifi connection of Iphone, Itouch Pod, ipad with IOS 4.3 or later and Android OS 2.3 or later

-iPod touch: first/ second/ third generation
-iPhone: iPhone, iPhone 3, iPhone 3GS iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5?iPhone6,iPhone 6s,iPhone 6 plus,iPhone 6S plus
-iPad: iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini

- All android smart phone and tablet

Installation of IOS version
–Install by smart phone
Open the App store, search iOBD2, download the app and install.
–Install by iTunes
Download and install iTunes. Then search iOBD2 on iTunes, download the app and install.

Installation of Android version
–Install by website
Open iOBD2 official website en.iobd2.com, download iOBD2 to the phone and install.
–Install by Google play store
Download Google play store. Search iOBD2 on Google play, download the app and install.

note:

When installing the app, please do not delete data or format memory card, otherwise it may lead to app installation failed.

When the install finished, click “open” to run the app (before running the app, please set Bluetooth connection, otherwise it cannot read the data); click “complete” to exit. The shortcut of iOBD2 will appear on the main screen when the app installed successfully. Click to open iOBD2 and the screen will show as follows.
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2) iOBD2 Adapter connection
Plug the iOBD2 adapter into the OBD II port on the car; turn the ignition on without starting
the engine. The OBD II port is usually under the dashboard, but it may be different on different car models.

2. How to connect Bluetooth
1) Bluetooth Setting
-Bluetooth connection on iOS devices: Turn on Bluetooth on the mobile. Find iOBD2 device and connect.

-Bluetooth connection on Android devices: Turn on Bluetooth on the mobile. Find iOBD2 device and connect.
2) Connection
-Connection on iOS devices: When the Bluetooth is successfully connected, open the APP iOBD2 on the smart phone. Click Setting button, select Connection option. Diagnostics is not available unless the setting of hardware, connection and car information is correct.
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-Connection on Android devices: When the Bluetooth is successfully connected, open the APP iOBD2 on the smart phone. Click Setting button, select connection mode. Diagnostics is not available unless the setting of hardware, connection and car information is correct.
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3. What might happen when first use iOBD2 scanner?
Sleep Mode
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When iOBD2 is power on for the first time, if it does not communicate with the car within Waiting Time, and battery voltage is below the Limiting Voltage, it will go to sleep mode. The default waiting time is 15 minutes. This parameter can be modified.

When the battery voltage is below the Limiting Voltage and within 5 minutes there is no communication between iOBD2 and the car, iOBD2 will go into sleep mode. When the battery voltage is above the Limiting Voltage, it will wake up. The default Limiting Voltage is 12.6V. This parameter can be modified. When iOBD2 is connected with the car for the first time, you can diagnose the car within 15 minutes. If there is no any diagnostic operations over 15 minutes, iOBD2 will automatically go into sleep mode. Only when the battery voltage is above the Limiting Voltage, or the actual waiting time is shorter than the setting Waiting Time, can iOBD2 wake up.

4. Diagnose
This function includes the following testing items. After finish each item, click the APP interface and save the data so that you can review the history record later.
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[Trouble code]: Reads the current DTC with detailed information on reasons lead to the DTC and advice to repair
the car.
[Live data]: Reads all the running parameters related to the ECU.
[Freeze frame]: ECU will set DTCs and record the data stream of the car engine at the moment when emissions
related faults occurred. The data is called freeze frame data.
[Readiness test]: Shows the status of readiness test. Click Readiness test in the menu, the screen will display the
test status of the car.
Supported and complete: It means the car supports this test and has completed.
Supported but incomplete: It means the car supports this test but it is not yet completed.
Unsupported: It means the car does not support this test.
[Vehicle information]: Read vehicle info such as Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Calibration IDs (CALID) and
Calibration Verification Number (CVN).
[O2 Sensor test]: This service is to allow access to the on-board oxygen sensor monitoring test results. The same
information may be obtained by the use of [Mode 6 test].
[On-board Monitor Test]: To monitor the operation of the system of external device control panel.
[Component Test]: Allowed to access a particular component / the diagnostic monitoring results of incontinuous
monitoring system. E.g., the monitoring of the catalyst and evaporation system

5. My Dashboard
[My dashboard] function includes:
[Idle mode]: engine rotational speed, water temperature, battery voltage, air-intake temperature, instant fuel consumption (static), average fuel consumption
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[Cruise mode]: vehicle speed, the current engine load, water temperature, vehicle traveled time, vehicle travel average speed, continuous running mileage, instant fuel consumption (dynamic)
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[Sport mode]: engine rotational speed, vehicle speed, water temperature etc.
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[Custom mode]: allows changing live data with preferred readings such as power, torque, horsepower, etc.
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6. Performance Test
[Performance test] function includes:
[Accelerate/Decelerate test]: Test acceleration/deceleration process time and distance.
[0 to 400m acceleration test]: Test spending time from 0 to 400 meters.
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7. Performance Graph
[Rpm - km/h] displays directly the vehicle’s speed and the revolutions by curve
[Rpm - Nm - kW] displays the revolutions, torque and power by curve
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8. Setting
It allows users to set the language, connection, unit, and Alarm. In the vehicle setting, user can change parameters such as weight, fuel consumption coefficient, speed coefficient
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9. History
It is to save and review the recorded diagnostic data of the tested cars, such as live data, freeze frame data and my dashboard data.
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10. Trip Route
This function can track your driving route.
For iOS devices, select Setting on the phone, choose Privacy, Open the Location Services, and turn on iOBD2 interface. Run the iOBD2 app, choose “My dashboard”, and start driving the car, it will automatically track the driving route and save it on History menu. When exiting “My dashboard”, it will stop tracking the driving route. You can review the saved tracking route in History menu.
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For Android devices, the trip route tracking is open by default. You can check the recorded trip route in the History menu. To open or close the trip route tracking function, you can click the Setting button and find the Track option.

11. How to update diagnostic software
Users can find out the latest software release information, download and install software by logging in to App store.
More information, please visit iOBD2 official site www.iOBD2.com

12. Cautions & Warnings for use
Please read following tips before you use iOBD2 adapter:
Please plug the iOBD2 adapter correctly into your car by following the installation
instructions before operating.When driving the car, please do not operate this unit. Any distraction may cause anaccident.
iOBD2 communicates with cars via Bluetooth. Please do not use this product in the places with strong electro-magnetic interference in order to ensure communication proper.
All information on this manual is based on the latest iOBD2 version. XTOOLTECH reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Check more details:http://www.uobd2.net/wholesale/xtool-iobd2-mini-scanner.html

How to add HS/MS CAN Switch to ELM327 OBD2 scanner

Here’s the instruction on how to add HS/MS CAN Switch to the ELM327 OBD2 scanner.

Why to modify ELM327 OBD2 scanner to add HS/MS CAN Switch?

Most Ford and Mazda models (approximately since 2003-2004, e.g. Ford New Focus 2006 <CAN>, Mazda 5 <CAN>, Mazda 6 <CAN>) are equipped with MS CAN Bus, while MS CAN Bus is not supported by ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2, because MS CAN is a manufacturer-specific solution and located on non-OBD2 pins.

How to add HS/MS CAN Switch to ELM327 scanner?

While ELM327 is a very flexible tool and slight modification allows to implement the MS CAN support. Therefore, let’s come to the process:

1.5V ELM327 Scanner supports HS CAN from the stock, because Ford HS CAN completely matches to the OBD2 standard. It occupies pins 6 and 14. MS CAN bus occupies pins 3 and 11 (illustrated below).

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The simplest way to implement the MS CAN support is to add a switch that will shift between MS/HS CAN. The scheme below explains the modification:

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Roadmap:

1. Purchase a 6 pin mini-switch of ON-ON type (for example, MTS-202-A2) in any shop that sells electronic components, also prepare a wire.

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2. Disassemble ELM327 (carefully remove the label that hides 4 screws, unscrew them).

3. Find a place for mini-switch (most complex part of the whole operation for some devices that are extremely compact).

4. Unsolder wires from pins 6 and 14 of the OBD2 jack and solder them to the 2 middle pins of the mini-switch.

5. Solder 2 new wires from 2 outer mini-switch pins to pins 6 and 14 of the OBD2 jack.

6. Solder 2 other new wires from 2 other outer mini-switch pins to pins 3 and 11 of the OBD2 jack.

7. Check the work (it is very important to do not mix CAN-L and CAN-H wires up) and assembly the ELM327, mark the MS and HS can position on the device box to avoid confusion.

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Now, all complete. Managed to HS/MS CAN Switch to ELM327 OBD2 scanner.

Check ELM327 Products:http://www.uobd2.net/producttags/elm327.html

Disconnection Error with XTool iOBD2 BMW Diagnostic Tool

I bought my Xtool iOBD2 BMW diagnostic tool for iphone/ipad on shop on-line several days ago.I came across some troubles during the connection. After communicating with customer service Olivia, my problem was solved successfully. This is the dialog.

Dear Olivia:
Good morning. How are you today? I’m Dennis. I bought Xtool BMW diagnostic tool on your shop, cardiag.co.uk. I’m satisfied with the fast delivery, complete package and good price, but there is something wrong with it now.
My vehicle model is BMW X5. This is my operation process.
At the beginning, the Bluetooth connection was normal and activation was also successful.
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The connection seems well, but the following error “the connection has been disconnected, please reconnect” appeared.

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Then I tried other apps with the same problems. I have no idea about what to do next. Please help me!

Dear Dennis?
This is not a thorny problem.You just need to give me serial number of your device. Our engine will check which type of your diagnostic tool is, iobd2 bmw or iobd2 obd. Actually, the most important point is that you have to choose the matched app according to your device. Because you choose the fault app, your connection is failed.

Mini ELM327 Bluetooth scanner test drive on Volvo C30 T5

Honestly, kind of worried about items within $10, even free shipping… I believe it’s risky to do so. And now, alarm free :D

my model:

Volvo C30 T5

i used:

SAMSUNG Android

ELM327 interface for $7.99

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Things i did:

First, plug in ELM327 under the dash on the drivers side

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pair it with my SAMSUNG phone

Pairing is very simple… The phone will search for the unit.. Then when it finds it, press it and start the pairing process.

start the APP

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go to read “RealTime Information”

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slide the page

Detailed information here like fuel pressure, speed, MAF, Timing ADV…

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Slide..

Revs & power highest value and lowest value

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then slide again

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Slide..

Emission readiness s/DTC

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slide to read vacuum

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back to the main interface

go to read fault codes

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result: no fault codes stored in ECU

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back to the main interface

go to read adapter status information

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ELM327 test drive

It’s real-time data

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So, it seems that i worried about it too much. Received the ELM327 unit for 2 weeks and no issues so far. Cheap things cannot stand for bad quality. Biased opinion should be get rid of!!

XTOOL iOBD2 work fine on Focus 2010  

Write this review in a hurry and sorry for my screenshots, without too many skills. But i hope this can helps someone need mini OBDII scanner with Apple products, iPhone or iPad.

This is iOBD2 scanner i got from site here:

http://www.uobd2.net/wholesale/iobd2-diagnostic-tool.html

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Nearly $55 with free shipping.

Connect to the OBD port under the dashboard

Open the Settings on Apple iPAD

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Choose network- iOBD2

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Read the Static

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Open the iOBD2 application

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I use iobd2 3.1 version interface

Main menu includes: connection, diagnosis, my dashboard, performance test, settings, history

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Connection–> via WIFI

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Finish vehicle information, my model: Ford Focus 2010 2.5L petrol

 

Connection complete

 

Then i first read Vehicle information

Turn the key on and ignition off.

VIN, Calibration ID, Calibration ID Number display

 

go to my dashboard

Focus dashboard here

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What iOBD2 app display

Idle mode

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Cruise mode

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Sport mode

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Customer mode

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Then go to diagnosis

Diagnostic function list

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Choose trouble code, no trouble codes but pending codes there: P0420

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Clear trouble codes

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Back to read live data

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Here i read live data of O2S B1, S2

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Back to do O2 sensor test

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Both Bank 1 sensor 1 and bank 1 sensor 2 not supported!

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Back to freeze frame, no freeze frame data exist!

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Go to On board monitor test

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Test on Exhaust gas sensor monitor b1s1

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Test on Exhaust gas sensor monitor b1s2

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Choose Settings->system unit

 

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That’s all what i did with the iOBD2 interface on Focus!

 

(thanks Farid Louma to write this review. Many thanks)

NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box Different Vehicle Tested

This is the test uobd2 did for Nitroobd2 chip tuning box working on vehicles— ISUZU, TOYOTA, NISSAN, Mazda.

Some tested report:

Used Nitroobd2 performance chip tuning tool to set up the fluid flow around the box

When it is plugged into OBD2 connector, NitroOBD2 receives the information from the car computer ECU. With the received data from ECU, NitroOBD2 adjusts the boost pressure, quantity of fuel, injection timing and pressure to increase the performance of your car.

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Installed Nitroobd2 tuning box the Fortuner diesel hot stick and then see the results good drivers speeding driver hit economy does not escalate into it… nitro-toyota nitro-toyota-2

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NitroOBD2 tool worked on Nissan for light throttle acceleration.

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Installed NitroObd2 box on the Mazda 3, then press the accelerator gently up to 207 km/h

After driving 200 km road total, NitroOBD2 adjusts itself to the car, according to the drivers’ habits and always keeps remaping the ECU to increase the performance of engine.

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Above is some of vehicles we tested, and uobd2 factory will go to test NitroOBD2 device on more vehicles.

Tested conclusion:

“NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box is very easy to use.”

Plug NitroOBD2 into OBD2 connector of your car. And turn the ignition on for 30 seconds. And Turn the engine on. NitroOBD2 settings are optimal and the best for your car. Even the parameters are different for each vehicle, there might not be a need to make an additional adjustment. NitroOBD2 will recognize your vehicle and your driving habits after around 200 km/150 miles driving, and then NitroOBD2 adjusts itself to match your car perfectly.

NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box works on the basis of changing the signal form ECU. As a consequence, it changes the whole injection map.

The main difference between NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box and Remapping tuning methods is that NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box is easily removable, and after unplug you go back to the factory settings. EcoOBD2 is the cheap and safe type of tuning. Remapping is a permanent change to your car. This is the expensive tuning and you cannot remove it.

NitroOBD2 is equipped with the engine protection function and 100% safe for your car engine. NitroOBD2 produced on the printed circuit board in SMD technology. NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Boxes are high quality.

Resources: https://www.facebook.com/nitroobd2shop

Plug and Drive NitroOBD2 Performance Chip Tuning Box for Diesel Cars

NitroOBD2 works based OBD2 protocols as remaping the Car’s computer ECU. After driving 200 km road total, NitroOBD2 adjusts itself to the car, according to the drivers’ habits and always keeps remaping the ECU to increase the performance of engine.
Plug and Drive NitroOBD2
What does NitroOBD2 make?
According to your driving habits,  NitroOBD2 makes new map in the car’s computer ECU to increase the performance of your car. As you driving much more KM/Mile, it renews the map. Thus it keeps the vehicle’s power and torque increasing.
What is NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box?
NitroOBD2 is a Chip Tuning Box which can be plugged into OBD2 connector of your car to increase the performance of your car.
When it plugged into OBD2 connector, NitroOBD2 receives the information from the car computer ECU. With the received data from ECU, NitroOBD2 adjusts the boost pressure, quantity of fuel, injection timing and pressure to increase the performance of your car.
NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box does not exceed the manufacturer requirements. It works only within the tolerance of the engine.
NitroOBD2 finds out the hidden power of your car. NitroOBD2 does not damage the engine and the car computer ECU or not cause any negative effects to the car factory setting.
NitroOBD2 does not change any of the settings permanently. To turn back to the car’s original settings, just unplug NitroOBD2 from OBD2 connector.
NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box finds out the hidden power of your car.
- Up to 35% more power
- Up to 25 % more torque
NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box is very easy to use
Plug NitroOBD2 into OBD2 connector of your car. And turn the ignition on for 30 seconds. And Turn the engine on. NitroOBD2 settings are optimal and the best for your car. Even the parameters are different for each vehicle, there might not be a need to make an additional adjustment. NitroOBD2 will recognize your vehicle and your driving habits after around 200 km/150 miles driving, and then NitroOBD2 adjusts itself to match your car perfectly.
NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box works on the basis of changing the signal form ECU. As a consequence, it changes the whole injection map.
The main difference between NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box and Remapping tuning methods is that NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Box is easily removable, and after unplug you go back to the factory settings. EcoOBD2 is the cheap and safe type of tuning. Remapping is a permanent change to your car. This is the expensive tuning and you cannot remove it.
NitroOBD2 is equipped with the engine protection function and 100% safe for your car engine. NitroOBD2 produced on the printed circuit board in SMD technology. NitroOBD2 Chip Tuning Boxes are high quality.

X-tool iOBD2 OBD2 code scanner for iOS/Android Report

The iOBD2 WIFI or Bluetooth OBD2/EOBD auto code scanner for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPAD, iTouch)/Android is developed by X-tool TECH.

 

Iobd2 code reader isn’t only a diagnostic reader, this powerful little unit also provides data logging, and a great dashboard which includes your vehicles current MPG, RPM, and so much more. Following are basic information and review gathered to lead to a better understanding of the OBD?adapter.

 

?General Info.

 

iOBD2 software (for BMW, VAG etc) works with most 1996 and & newer model year cars and light trucks (OBDII & CAN)-domestic and imported.

 

Vehicle model:

1.1996 or newer North American cars

2.2001 or newer European Union cars

3.2004 or newer Asian cars

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You are free to choose from the three main features of the app once enter the main menu:

—Diagnosis

—Dashboard

—Performance (Performance gauges, fuel economy gauges, engine gauges)

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XTool iOBD2 OBD2 scan tool Diagnostics

The Diagnosis page allows you to read DTCs, clear DTCs, Display DTCs, guide maintenance, live data, freeze frame data, readiness test, Oxygen Sensor test, EVAP System test etc. It is the main function designed for the scanner

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X-Tool iOBD2 OBD2 adapter Performance

The iOBD2 Performance screen allows you to test to see your cars acceleration, distance travelled, and a time – this would only be suitable for track (Racetrack Mapping).

XTool iOBD2 OBD?interface Dashboard

The iOBD2 Dashboard provides what a usual car dashboard would show, giving the driver the vehicles current speed, RPM, MPG. This section of the app would be great for those vehicles who do not have a trip computer fitted as standard. I know some of the older Ford drivers will love to have something like this in their Focus RS MK1, to keep an eye on the correct car temperatures and intake temperatures.

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? IOBD2 Report& Review

IOBD2 Bluetooth/WIFI adapter “Good points”

1. Smart Design

2. Easy to use

3. Directly plug, no wires

5. Support both iOS and Android system

iOBD2 OBD2/EOBD code reader “Bad points”

Need to do some configuration when connecting WIFI or repairing Bluetooth