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Is anyone familiar with the OBD-II adapter (that plugs into the car port) and the corresponding iPhone/Android apps? I am seriously thinking of buying a set.

Looks interesting and useful. It provides 200+ real time car/engines parameters, on your iPhone, such as battery voltage, emissions, bhp, torque, Engine oil temperature, .... And can diagnose and clear fault/errors.

And you can build your own virtual dashboard: Digital gauges, Analog gauges. Which can supplemental the HRV instrument set. All for under $100.

Here are examples of an OBD-II adapter, a list of the parameters that can be displayed, and some apps output:

https://www.automatic.com/
https://www.automatic.com/apps/obd-fusion/
http://www.palmerperformance.com/support/supported_vehicles/generic_pids.php
 

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I use the torque app on android with my Bluetooth OBDII adapter. Been using it with all my cars for years,works great
 

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I use the torque app on android with my Bluetooth OBDII adapter. Been using it with all my cars for years,works great
I saw the Torque app but it is only for android: No iOS iPhone support.
Which adapter do you use, and does it works with the HRV?
 

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I have one, and several different apps but have not tried it in the HR-V yet. I have the cheapo $20 adapter and it worked fine in my Fiat. I will test it out and let you know if it works. I think my current adapter is a generic ELM327 (I think that's what it's called anyway) but I have a better one on order for faster and quicker communication, and it works with iOS and android and my current adapter is android only.

I have I believe 4 separate apps to test with too.
 

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Thanks for the information. I will research my options based on your input. I will let you know what I end up with.
 

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I have been using a Panlong wifi OBD-II adapter with the DashCommand app for the iphone. Came to under $40 total.
The Panlong looks pretty large ... does it fit with no problem?

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I was thinking Bluetooth. Easier to use and can still connect to the "web". No?
Plus, I believe bluetooth puts less drain on your iPhone's battery ... nor does it affect your web access.
 

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Another option, especially if you really like the Torque app, are the older Android units available from Amazon (some for for less than $50).

This would avoid tying-up your iPhone, enable continuous monitoring, etc.

'Course your car may end up looking like a Tokyo taxi ... not unusual to see several GPS units mounted in their cockpits.
 

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I have been using a Panlong wifi OBD-II adapter with the DashCommand app for the iphone. Came to under $40 total.
I like your mount, which I have seen on Amazon, while researching them. The only thing I do not like is that it blocks the top of the screen.
I started a new thread about Cell Phone Mount/Cradle just to see what everybody is using.
 

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Love those "Dashboards", that is why I am so interested in the OBD-II.
The possibilities are endless.
I a thinking of using something like these:
Yup that's the nice part of DashCommand you can change "skins" whenever you want. Also I plan to do a lot of traveling between Canada/USA and you can change the display from KPH to MPH quite easily so it is easier to see than the little #'s on the HRV dash.
 

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I like your mount, which I have seen on Amazon, while researching them. The only thing I do not like is that it blocks the top of the screen.
I started a new thread about Cell Phone Mount/Cradle just to see what everybody is using.
Must be the angle I took the picture from, but I have never noticed anything blocked while I was driving
 

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DashCommand is only supports wifi on the iPhone. Besides that leaves the Bluetooth connected for your phone and music streaming( if you use it for that) to the hrv
Oh. I was told that DashCommand will connect with the "Automatic" device over Bluetooth.
I will check more.

Also, you can have multiple simultaneous Bluetooth connections. Example I have Escort Passport Max2 Radar Detector connected to Escort Live on my iPhone over Bluetooth and at the same time the HRV hands free connected to my iPhone again over Bluetooth. I can receive and make calls while driving and at the same time the radar detector communicating with Escort Live.
 
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