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Honestly apple kinda lacks in that department since they don't support Bluetooth.


Your only option is WiFi, and 'technically' BLE. BLE has its own issues though. WiFi is fast but you lose internet.
 

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Apple doesn't support bluetooth?

That means you can't do hands free calling also?

You're saying apple needs a wire to make calls and play music and what not?

I've never owned an apple so i have no idea.
 

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Apple doesn't support bluetooth?

That means you can't do hands free calling also?

You're saying apple needs a wire to make calls and play music and what not?

I've never owned an apple so i have no idea.
You need to be mfi certified to use Bluetooth. The obd2 adapters that are mfi are junk and nothing but a sticker tax.

So effectively, there is no obd2 Bluetooth for iOS. And nor will there ever be just by nature of their process ($$$$$).
 

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Do a google. There's better apps Then fixd.

Torque app is $5. A GOOD bluetooth obd2 connector is $20.

$60 for fixd that offers less then torque.

Keep your eyes and ears open for anyone with an android phone they won't be using anymore.

When i get a new phone. I wipeout the old phone, install a full fledge gps map app and give it to my aunt. She gets a once used heavily, new to her free full fledged gps.
I also have a phone being used for torque. And I have a phone being used for a dash cam.

Just because the phones aren't active. Don't mean they still can't be used. With a wifi connection, They can still do everything.
 

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Do a google. There's better apps Then fixd.

Torque app is $5. A GOOD bluetooth obd2 connector is $20.

$60 for fixd that offers less then torque.

Keep your eyes and ears open for anyone with an android phone they won't be using anymore.

When i get a new phone. I wipeout the old phone, install a full fledge gps map app and give it to my aunt. She gets a once used heavily, new to her free full fledged gps.
I also have a phone being used for torque. And I have a phone being used for a dash cam.

Just because the phones aren't active. Don't mean they still can't be used. With a wifi connection, They can still do everything.
I have a NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet running Android 7.0. Would that work? Could you shoot me a link to a compatible adapter for the Torque app? I wanna make sure I get everything I need for it to work optimally.
 

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I have a NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet running Android 7.0. Would that work? Could you shoot me a link to a compatible adapter for the Torque app? I wanna make sure I get everything I need for it to work optimally.
I have no idea on the gaming tablet.

Typically, any tablet running android should work. As long as it has bluetooth capabilities. And the torque app is found in the play store. Typically speaking.
I have an amazon tablet. I had to do something to get the play store installed. Don't remember what it was.

I have a bafx obd2 bluetooth connector. Bought off amazon I beleive. It works better then the cheaper elm27 most people are buying. You'll find retailers on google.
 

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I have a NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet running Android 7.0. Would that work? Could you shoot me a link to a compatible adapter for the Torque app? I wanna make sure I get everything I need for it to work optimally.
I have no idea on the gaming tablet.

Typically, any tablet running android should work. As long as it has bluetooth capabilities. And the torque app is found in the play store. Typically speaking.
I have an amazon tablet. I had to do something to get the play store installed. Don't remember what it was.

I have a bafx obd2 bluetooth connector. Bought off amazon I beleive. It works better then the cheaper elm27 most people are buying. You'll find retailers on google.
I'm going to look that connector up and see about returning the FixD one I just got. Especially if it'll be cheaper.
 

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Torque app is $5. A GOOD bluetooth obd2 connector is $20.
This. I have a OBD extension that I ran into the fusebox, where the OBD2 connector can sit without protruding out of the OBD port, too. Mine has an LED on it, so I leave the OBD reader disconnected unless we're driving and I remember to plug it in.
 

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I have a NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet running Android 7.0. Would that work? Could you shoot me a link to a compatible adapter for the Torque app? I wanna make sure I get everything I need for it to work optimally.
I have no idea on the gaming tablet.

Typically, any tablet running android should work. As long as it has bluetooth capabilities. And the torque app is found in the play store. Typically speaking.
I have an amazon tablet. I had to do something to get the play store installed. Don't remember what it was.

I have a bafx obd2 bluetooth connector. Bought off amazon I beleive. It works better then the cheaper elm27 most people are buying. You'll find retailers on google.
Been trying around with the FixD app and it's ability to display info like air/fuel ratio and such. I don't see anywhere in the list something that would signify boost pressure. With the BAFX you use and Torque are you able to monitor a digital Boost Gauge on your cruze? Or is that one sensor the cruze doesn't have installed innately?
 

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Been trying around with the FixD app and it's ability to display info like air/fuel ratio and such. I don't see anywhere in the list something that would signify boost pressure. With the BAFX you use and Torque are you able to monitor a digital Boost Gauge on your cruze? Or is that one sensor the cruze doesn't have installed innately?
It's a vacuum/boost gauge and yes. But if i remember correctly, the correct pid had to be entered for it to work. And I have no idea if it's actually accurate. If it is, then my turbo never gets used as i don't use that much pedal.
 
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