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Old 08-10-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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I finally got around to shooting a quick clip using the Track Recorder plugin for Torque Pro. This is software that is installed on most smartphones and uses this adaptor to read the data from the vehicles PCM via Bluetooth...



Here is the short video clip driving my 2002 S10. Sorry, the video is a little shaky because I have to hold my phone at the same time. I'm thinking about getting a suction cup mount that'* made exclusively for my Droid X.

I'm not sure why the voltage gauge isn't working, but it did show up in the PID'* listing. Maybe I need to use the other PID. Sometimes its trial and error.

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What is with the gear indicator, and why do the gauges not show actual values at start?
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Yea the gear indicator is weird. I'll have to research that one. I was already driving when I started recording so the device was already receiving data prior to video recording.
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A couple days ago, I purchased a new Kindle Fire HD 8.9". Pretty much the same OS as the Droid phones and others. Because the Kindle uses a different "store" than the Droid'* Google Play store, I can't simply install Torque Pro onto the Kindle. With a simple application backup program installed on my phone, I can take the backed up program and copy it over to the Kindle and install it that way. I didn't think it would work, but it does!!!

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That is a great device, thanks for posting about it.
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This is a great app, and well worth the $5. Good choice on the adapter. Don't get the cheep ones, they suck, very slow refresh rates.
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It sure is a great app. Being able to use it on a 9 inch display is much better than the small Droid X display.
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you have anymore info on that adapter and where you got it? does it keep up pretty fluidly?
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Ebay, search for kiwi obd2 bluetooth, it should come up. I think they run about $100 There is a small amount of lag, it is after all, bluetooth. The china adapter I tried had nearly a 3 second delay, and that was when it actually connected.
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Like Dan said, avoid the ebay crap. Sometimes they work, sometimes they do. Go straight for the throat and buy from the source...PLX Devices Inc - USA

I monitor around 10 or so sensors with no lag. The newer models support WIFI so lag shouldn't be an issue. I believe they even have USB models for direct input.
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