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Old 06-26-2014, 09:51 AM
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OBD2 Bluetooth to computer

Has anyone used the Bluetooth obd2 plug to link to a computer, instead of a android phone? I am an iphone user and don't have an android.


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Most laptops don't have Bluetooth, nor do they have the ability to be a hotspot to use a WiFi OBDII adapter. They can be made to do the WiFi one though but that's extra purchases. For a laptop you're best off just buying a USB one, or a program like AE that comes with it.

Or just buy a cheap used android phone or tablet and use that
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:14 AM
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I am using a MacBook running windows, it has Bluetooth. The problem I am having is used phones are more than I want to spend. I would rather put the money towards AE. I did not know if anyone had used a computer, and if it had the same functions as the phones.


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Bluetooth, even if you can find a windows program to run it, will never be as good as a wired connection. In the same was Cat6 Ethernet cable will out do even AC ( the newest) WiFi technology in terms of data transfer volume and speed.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:24 AM
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Locally I see generation old HTC android tablets for 50$ and down...

But so far I have yet to hear of a windows program that uses bluetooth, I'm sure its out there though
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Ya on that I am not sure of. Some of the Bluetooth plugs on eBay come with a disk with some kind of software, just wondering if it's as good as the torque app. Since I don't have the android phone or tablet I am just not sure if I want to spend the money for the plug and phone. I think it would be better to put the money towards AE, unless I can find a phone for cheap or free. I wish someone would come out with an app for us iphone people.


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There is one... Dash command. I know little about it, but its uses WiFi rather than Bluetooth as Apple doesn't allow data streaming through bluetooth... That's the reason Torque and others doesn't exist for iPhone.

But adapters cost at least double and I've heard the app costs more too
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So if it uses wifi then do I have to be in range of my network? If so then I guess it is only good in my garage.


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No the way it works is you set your phone up as a mobile hotspot a then connect the adapter to it. You can use it anywhere, it works the same way as if you were going to share your phones Internet connection with a tablet or anything
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why not get one that does wifi for iphones?
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