2018 I review the XTool iODB2 ODBII Bluetooth Sensor.
Amazon.ca Title: Xtool® IOBD2 MFI - Bluetooth OBDII OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool For iPhone iPad & Android Devices - White
Amazon.ca Link: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B013OAKZZC
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This is the first Onboard Diagnostics Bluetooth Sensor I've used, they are more commonly known as ODB2 or ODBII sensors. I quickly loaded the companion app for this device onto my Nexus 7 (2012) Android Tablet and headed to my 2008 Subaru Impreza to try it out. After pairing was set up, a one time thing, I was soon getting a whole pile of Engine Data coming to my tablet.
I went out for a test drive and at a glance, speed, engine revs etc all seemed correct. In a stopped test, I could confirm the engine revs for sure (sorry, didn't have a second driver to do much else). I had a whole pile of graphs and details that likely will mean more to others than me.
When the engine is off, although a red light stays on, it seems the sensor goes into power saving mode. I'll be honest, my battery is not at it's best at the moment, but I've had no flat batteries in the days since I installed this, so I think it's working.
Overall it's great, and a great starting point for analysing your engine data.
* Simple to use and install, most cars have an ODBII port below the steering column
* Engine data galore!
* Well made companion app
* I would have preferred that a random bluetooth PIN code was used, printed on the unit so you had to see it to connect to it. But still works just fine.
I was given a sample in exchange for an honest opinion