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Garmin ecoRoute HD Vehicle Diagnostics Communicator HD

by Garmin
185 customer reviews
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  • Includes simple installation instructions; it only takes an average of 5 minutes.
  • Offers accurate fuel consumption data that can actually help you improve MPG.
  • Reads Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC), allowing you to view more than 4,000 trouble codes and reset the check engine light.
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Technical Details

Package Type: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: Garmin
  • Model Number: 010-11380-10

Product Description

Package Type: Standard Packaging

Garmin's ecoRoute HD transforms your nüvi into a real-time onboard diagnostics computer saving you gas, time, and money.

Get Real-Time Diagnostics


ecoChallenge view.

Gauges view.

Fuel economy view.

Transform your compatible nüvi into a real-time diagnostic computer with ecoRoute HD. This easy-to-install device not only provides fuel and mileage reports, but you get more accurate fuel consumption/conservation data by tapping into your vehicle's diagnostic system. Calculate your carbon footprint, engine performance, and more all through your nüvi.

Save Gas...and a Trip to the Mechanic
With ecoRoute HD, you not only save fuel, but the vehicle diagnosing capabilities could also save a trip to the mechanic. After completing a simple setup, you can use your nüvi to run diagnostic testing on vehicle systems, such as the battery and drive train, and you can monitor engine data, including temperature and emissions. You'll also receive diagnostic trouble codes and be able to reset your check engine light.

How It Works
By accessing onboard diagnostics and performance data through ecoRoute HD, drivers can use a compatible nüvi to wirelessly monitor real-time vehicle diagnostics while accurately calculating ecoRoute data and driver challenge scores (speed, acceleration, braking, etc.).

By simply plugging the ecoRoute HD module into the vehicle’s standardized onboard diagnostics port (OBD II), safely mounting the transmitter clear of vehicle controls and pedals, and completing the easy one-time pairing with nüvi, drivers can start receiving the vital data from their vehicle and run diagnostic checks through nüvi’s intuitive interface before a trip to the auto shop is necessary. Drivers also get more accurate ecoRoute data, making fuel conservation easier than ever, and they can monitor their engine data (including temperature, RPM, emissions) and diagnostics through the trip computer screen and customizable gauges screen.

Key Features
  • Simple installation that takes an average of five minutes
  • Accurate fuel consumption and carbon footprint
  • Real time engine and emissions data – RPM, coolant temp, air flow, fuel flow, air pressure, and more
  • Reads Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) – allows you to view over 4000 trouble codes 
Product Compatibility
  • Compatible with the following Garmin models:
  • dēzl 560LMT
  • dēz 760LMT
  • Garmin fleet 590
  • Garmin Mechanic
  • nüLink! 1690 LIVE
  • nüLink! 1695 LIVE
  • nüvi 1260T
  • nüvi 1370T
  • nüvi 1390LMT
  • nüvi 1390T
  • nüvi 1490LMT
  • nüvi 1490T
  • nüvi 2360LMT
  • nüvi 2360LT
  • nüvi 2370LT
  • nüvi 2460LMT
  • nüvi 2460LT
  • nüvi 2475LT
  • nüvi 2495LMT
  • nüvi 2497LMT
  • nüvi 2577LT
  • nüvi 2595LMT
  • nüvi 2597LMT
  • nüvi 2598LMTHD
  • nüvi 2797LMT
  • nüvi 2798LMT with Backup Camera
  • nüvi 3490LMT
  • nüvi 3590LMT
  • nüvi 3597LMTHD
  • nüvi 3760LMT
  • nüvi 3760T
  • nüvi 3790LMT
  • nüvi 3790T
  • nüvi 465T
  • RV 760LMT RV 760LMT with Wireless Backup Camera
  • ecoRoute HD is compatible on all cars and light trucks made after 1996
  • Free Garmin Mechanic app through the Amazon Appstore
What's in the Box
ecoRoute HD, zip ties, adhesive tape, and installation instructions

*nüvi not included, pictures demonstrate the product in use on a nüvi 1390T

Product Information

Package Type: Standard Packaging
Technical Details
Item Weight8 ounces
Product Dimensions8.6 x 1 x 6.8 inches
Item model number010-11380-10
WarrantyComes with Manufacturer Warranty.
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #40,790 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.1 ounces
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableOctober 5, 2011
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Parts

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Customer Reviews

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107 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Omega Man on December 16, 2011
Package Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I bought this for use with my overpriced Garmin nüvi 3490LMT and it seems to be working well. I've noticed no problems with it, and the EcoRoute application seems to be working just fine. Kind of cool how it tells you how many $ worth of gas you burned on your trip whenever you shut the car off. Hopefully this thing will eventually pay for itself in gas savings, assuming I listen to it's "advice".

The little instrument dashboard screen on the GPS is kind of cool, and you can change the gauges around to display different instrumentation so you're not just looking at a replica of your instrument cluster.

People who are complaining that it updates too slowly should know that this is the fault of OBD-II and NOT the garmin hardware. The standard OBD-II protocols have data rates of 1.2kbps to 41.6kbps and most cars except for some Ford or GM cars, and some cars made after 2008, will only do 10.4kbps (that's 0.0104Mbps or 1/100th of a megabit). Ford or GM cars might do 41.6kbps, and cars no older than 2008 (when the CAN bus OBD-II standard became mandated) may do 256kbps to 500kbps. According to Garmin FAQ, the device implements all of these protocols but it's hard to say which ones actually work on which cars. On most cars I'd expect it to end up using 10.4kbps which is slower than the dialup modem I had 20 years ago. In any case, the Garmin seems to be doing pretty well given that it's limited by OBD-II which was never exactly intended for high-speed Internet connections. The other thing to keep in mind is that the more parameters the thing is "streaming", the more delay there is since more parameters = more data = more of the amazing 10.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Steve Conslaw on February 2, 2012
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This is a good product, but I hope someone from Garmin reads these reviews, because there are minor (mostly software) changes that would stifle most of the complaints. Here are what the users are saying: (1) The product is very useful for reading OBD-II codes; (2) The MPG functionality suffers from too many screens to get where you want(This could be changed with updated software); (3) It should store vehicle profiles to enable swapping between vehicles (Again, the software could be updated); (4) MPG inconsistently displayed (software fix possible); (4) Some report pairing issues with Cellphones, but pairing with Garmin GPS units does not appear to be an issue. I agree with all of these conclusions.

I want to add a few comments regarding the physical size of the unit. It is a little larger than what it appears to be in the main photo. You should look at the user-submitted photos on Amazon. My car's owners' manual didn't say where the OBD-II port was (06 Chrysler minivan). It was next to the emergency brake. If you don't know where the OBD-II port is, ask on Google "Where is the OBD-II port on {your car year and make/model}", and chances are someone would have mentioned it online. In the alternative go to a car wonk forum like Edmunds Town Hall, and post your question on the message board. Do this before you buy the Ecoroute-HD to make sure you won't have a mounting issue. It is ridiculously easy to set up and get going, at least with a compatible Garmin GPS unit.

Comparative analysis: The Ecoroute HD is just a bit pricier than the Scangauge 2. The Scangauge product has a comparatively tiny display and uses (gasp) a wire to connect to the computer. In fact, all of the comparably priced OBD-II readers that I saw used a wire.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 10, 2013
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Unfortunately this product failed to meet any of my needs. The truth is that there are much better products on the market for monitoring engine information. The Garmin Ecoroute HD fell way short and here's why.

Connecting to the vehicle was easy enough and getting connectivity to my Garmin 1490 was fine. Took 2 trys but it worked fine. The devices communicated with each other just fine and I noticed no interruptions. Seemed pretty good so far until I got to the gauges that I could display. Unfortunately I only got 5: Speed, RPM, Coolant Temp, Voltage, and Engine %. That's it. I promptly updated the software in hopes of at least getting a few more. Unfortunately that did absolutely nothing. I even updated the HD specific items. That was really disappointing to me because I so wanted it to work!

I decided to mess around with it for a day just to see if I wanted to really keep it even though it wasn't giving me any new real information that I wanted. I thought that the fuel mileage application could be interesting and I decided to play with it a bit. At first when I set up my vehicle profile in the system I entered approximately what my 2013 F350 6.7 gets for mileage on the highway and in the city. I drove for a bit and the data and fuel usage seemed to be fairly realistic. I then reset my vehicle profile stating that I get 100 mpg on the highway and 100 mpg in the city. Unfortunately instead of calculating my actual fuel usage via the OBDII port and the PCM information on the vehicle it used a GPS algorithm which calculates the fuel used over a distance by dividing the distance traveled by the mpg I stated that the vehicle gets. THIS IS NOT REAL TIME INFO and you don't even need the ecoroute HD for this. I think that the 1490 will do this without it.
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