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    Which is the best OBD II Android software to use?

    I've just got one of those Bluetooth OBD II car scanners.
    I'd like to know which is the best Android app to get to read the data, either free or paid?

    I don't buying the app if it has extra features that might be useful.
    But, don't want to buy it to remove ads, because I block those already.

    I think I'll probably use the app/scanner for a few days, until the novelty has worn off, so maybe it's a waste of money buying one.

    Thank you.

    11 Comments

    Torque.

    Hands down. It was the reason i switched from iPhone to android about 5 years ago!

    torque yup

    Original Poster

    Thank you both
    I think we have a winner already.
    I'll try the free version and then decide if I need to upgrade to the paid one.

    Yup... Torque.

    torque definately

    i use the pro just to avoid any ads but im not sure if there is any added functionality for pro

    well doubt u wasted much on it I got mine for 64p of the flea bay obd auto doctors good I just a use it to clear fault codes use it once and it covers the cost of purchase although most local garages have stopped charging for reseting codes these days

    Original Poster

    Thank you all for the additional torque talk

    muddassarsardar

    well doubt u wasted much on it I got mine for 64p of the flea bay obd … well doubt u wasted much on it I got mine for 64p of the flea bay obd auto doctors good I just a use it to clear fault codes use it once and it covers the cost of purchase although most local garages have stopped charging for reseting codes these days


    I got mine from Amazon for £1. I think I used the non rush delivery, so I got £1 media credit back.

    Torque is good, I prefer obd doctor on mine though. I also use car specific programs on laptop via obd USB cable. Forscan for ford. Vcds/vagcom for Vag etc.

    Original Poster

    Thank you for the suggestion, I'll give that a whirl too.

    If you do get into it, DashCommand is a brilliant app. I used torque and it works very well although the interface is a bit basic. I bought a mirrorlink head unit and was after something a bit more polished. DashCommand has loads of features, graphs, can show your route on a map and had a good dash showing speed, revs, boost (if you have a turbo), G's etc. It's £10 but worth it if you use it regularly. But I agree with the Torque recommendation if you're after a free app. Although I didn't try any others.
    Edited by: "dirty_stan" 1st Nov 2016

    Original Poster

    dirty_stan

    If you do get into it, DashCommand is a brilliant app. I used torque and … If you do get into it, DashCommand is a brilliant app. I used torque and it works very well although the interface is a bit basic. I bought a mirrorlink head unit and was after something a bit more polished. DashCommand has loads of features, graphs, can show your route on a map and had a good dash showing speed, revs, boost (if you have a turbo), G's etc. It's £10 but worth it if you use it regularly. But I agree with the Torque recommendation if you're after a free app. Although I didn't try any others.


    Thank you very much.


    I've tried Torque and OBD Doctor (free versions). Of the two I prefer OBD Doctor.
    But, the scanner looks like it will spend the rest of its days in the drawer.
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