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goPoint Technology GL1 OBD-II Accessory for iPhone/iPod/iPad


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  • Directly connects OBD-II data to your iPhone & iPod Touch; patent-pending feature charges iPhone during operation.
  • With access to all OBD-II parameters, view, capture and CLEAR engine codes. View fuel consumption.
  • Works on all 1996+ OBD-II and EOBD vehicles with download of goLINK App.
  • With 1.5m cable connect your goLINK to the iPhone or iPod Touch without any dropped connections.
  • Official "Works with iPhone" product.
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Technical Details
Item Weight5.6 ounces
Product Dimensions1.4 x 4.4 x 7.8 inches
Item model number9100
  
Additional Information
ASINB00336S7KS
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 13, 2010
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: GoPoint Technology
  • Model: 9100

Product Description

Product Description

**WINNER** Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Product Award 2010 -- Our GL1 protocol converter, an Apple "Works With iPhone" product, will directly connect your vehicle's engine On Board Diagnostics (OBD) data to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Use your iPhone/iPod touch to read/reset diagnostic codes! LOG your vehicle's engine performance! And much, much MORE! More: the GL1 will charge your iPhone or Touch using patent-pending intelligence. The GL1 automatically stops charging when the vehicle is turned off. You never have to worry about a dead battery! More: Zero setup time. Simply plug the GL1 into your vehicle's OBD-II data port, download the FREE App from the App store, and you're done. No settings, menus, or confusion. For video of operation and answers to more questions, please visit our website. 1.5m cable included. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch sold separately. This GL1 cable supports the following apps: GL1, mpgLINK (FREE), CARbonga (sold separately) and DashCommand (sold separately).

From the Manufacturer

GoPoint Technology GL1

Overview

Until the invention of the award-winning GL1 cable, the low cost of do-it-yourself solutions was always accompanied by a high price: forfeiting your peace of mind. Now, for less than it would cost to visit your mechanic once, you can reliably diagnose engine problems, check for vehicle-specific recalls, and stream live performance data – using just the GL1 cable and the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad that’s already in your pocket or bag. A variety of apps provide repair suggestions, layman’s terminology, and safety analyses to ensure peace of mind and money-saving insight.

Setup Simplicity

The GL1 cable offers plug-and-know convenience, super-easy setup, and highly navigable apps with easy-to-read options and intuitive commands. Setup is as simple as downloading the app of your choice, plugging the GL1 into your vehicle’s OBD-II data port and into your compatible Apple device, and turning your car on. In moments you’ll have answers in the palm of your hand.

Compatibility

The GL1 can communicate wirelessly with any of these Apple devices:

iPhone iPad iPod Touch
iPhone iPad iPod Touch 1st generation
iPhone 3 iPad 2 iPod Touch 2nd generation
iPhone 3GS 3rd generation iPad iPod Touch 3rd generation
iPhone 4 iPod Touch 4th generation
iPhone 4S
Made for ipod, iphone, and ipad logo

The GL1 software will interpret trouble codes, find recall information,
and show special service messages about cars manufactured in or after 1996.

Functions

Find out why that troubling Check Engine Light is lit up, and turn it off with a few clicks. By diagnosing the problem yourself, you’ll know whether your vehicle needs a DIY fix (like tightening a loose gas cap) or a trip to the mechanic – where you’ll be armed with knowledge to prevent fraud. The GL1 software will even diagnose stored trouble codes before indicators light up on your dash, so you can fix problems early to lengthen the life of your vehicle. You’ll also be notified of vehicle recalls, service bulletins, and the severity of any Check Engine Light diagnosis. Automatic firmware updates keep the latest information at your fingertips., and the sturdy 5-foot GL1 cable charges your iPhone or iPod Touch while it’s scanning your car’s computer.

GL1-compatible apps can track real-time data from engine load measurements to accelerator pedal positions to incoming air temperature. You’ll save time and money, keep yourself and your family safe, and keep your ride in tip-top condition. Best of all, you can check your car’s health and function anytime, since the GL1 connects to the tool that’s already in your pocket or bag.

App Choices and Features
BT1 app GoPoint app ReadyLINK mpgLINK Palmer DashCommand
Reads Trouble Codes
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Manufacturer-specific code definitions
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Erases codes and turns off Check Engine Light
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Plainspeak diagnoses
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Recall alerts
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Special Service Messages
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Streams live engine data
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Displays emission test readiness status
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MPG measurement
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Comprehensive fuel economy analysis
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Custom gauges
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Racetrack mapping
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Skid pad
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Records and plays back data
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Inclinometer
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Vehicle Manager
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Customer Reviews

The Go Point product does not tell all codes, and sometimes does not even give a code number.
Fellows252
On a 2004 Saturn, which uses a standard GMC code set, it cannot compute mileage, listed an oxygen sensor fault for a Land Rover, and basically sucks.
Peter Noordijk
First, I wasted my money buying the cable, then wasted hours of my time trying to get it to work.
WasteOfYourMoney

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

61 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Nick Preuninger on August 10, 2010
Verified Purchase
Just starting out as a DIYer, I'd been looking into code readers but was put off by the price of many scan tools that can do more than pull the trouble codes. I was skeptical about this at first and spent weeks searching the internet for reviews. Then my SES light went on after doing some work myself and I finally decided to purchase this little cable. I couldn't have been more pleased.

Why I love it:

Totally easy plug and play technology. Plug it in to the OBD II port and the iPhone, turn on the car, the iPhone vibrates once it has made the connection, start the app. That's it. Awesome.

Reads and clears DTCs. So instead of going to a mechanic and spending $50 for him or her to tell you you forgot to plug a sensor back in (or your gas cap is loose), you can find that out yourself. Scan your car and clear the codes twice and this thing has paid for itself.

It DOES charge your iPhone--or at least provide A charge to your iPhone. If the iPhone is plugged in and you're not running the app, the phone charges. If you're running the app, the charge decreases, but very slowly. My assumption is that due to how resource heavy the app is, the drain on the battery is more than the incoming charge and so even though the phone is being "charged" you're still going to loose some.

All in all, this is a great little tool(/toy), and I look forward to it getting even better with updates to the app in the future.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By L. Wells on April 30, 2011
I don't normally do reviews but for this one I wanted to to warn others to at least wait a couple of years until this company could get it right. Like others have said this is a BETA product at best when coupled with its BETA apps on the App store. I bought it as soon as it came out because I was looking for a scanner and had just bought my iphone and saw there was an app for it along with the cable. I got the cable and immediately plugged it in to my 96 Accord, and bam....nothing. I unplugged, replugged....nothing. I immediately contact customer NO service and got a response a few days later. Basically I got an old style cable...hmmm...what? It just came out, how could it be old? Any way they sent me the new cable, apparently Apple wouldn't let them upgrade the firmware through the app so they had to send me a new cable with new firmware. Plugged it in and finally it pulled up the screen and worked. Tried it on my 00 Grand Prix and nothing happened. Unplugged, plugged back in and finally a screen comes up that this product isn't optimized for this accessory. Huh? Unplugged, plugged in and finally it worked. Contacted customer NO service and two weeks later they contact me back on their pathetic customer NO service forum. Basically in a nutshell, its a great concept with poor execution and even POORER support from the makers who have no idea apparently what they are doing and have some pretty bad and slow techs.Read more ›
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Pierce on March 11, 2010
I recently used the goLINK to diagnose the OBDII codes for "check engine" in my 2001 Mazda minivan. I did not trust the dealership and wanted to know the codes myself. I was truly impressed with the ease of use and effectiveness of the product. Just download the free app, plug it in and scroll through the menus. This little device saved me hundreds of dollars in repair bills.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By jos on November 19, 2010
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After using a handheld Actron for a few years I decided to go higher tech and use my iphone. Unfortunately, the GoLink software leaves a lot to be desired: it has a 3 second or so lag from realtime reading, it does not allow you to view systems readiness (so you know if your car can be inspected), and codes that it reads on my Nissan Maxima are all identified as P0000. No help at all.

Not ready for prime time and if I can figure out how to return the cable without having to pay for shipping off it goes.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By bj5843 on August 13, 2011
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I am very sorry I ordered this product. There was no instructions with it. I looked it up online. I followed the instructions and nothing. It charged my phone, but no quick scan, no anything. I contacted the Go-Point Technology support and for three days went back and forth with them. I was told to turn my phone on and off. I was told to do a quick scan constantly, even though I had told them repeatedly that I was unable to do a quick scan. I spent 100.00 to charge my phone. I sent an email explaining that I was going to give them 24 hrs. to either offer a replacement or solve my problem. I heard back from them, after the time limit, offering a replacement, but why not try to turn my phone on and off again before I return it. I returned it and ordered another product for the same price, but it does more. Of course, all it had to do was turn on in order to do more than the go-point product. My advice is to due a little research. There are better products for less or equal amount with less headaches.
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