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This review is from: BAFX Products - Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool - For check engine light & diagnostics - Android ONLY (Automotive)
If you came here for an adapter that'll work with Torque, you've found it. Using it on Samsung Galaxy S3, verified with stock ROM & AOKP, free and pro versions of Torque. TLDR: great support, works flawless, you'll be happy :)
I've seen many products marketed with bundled software, etc. for $100+ and many readers for hundreds more. This, plus the Android Torque app does all of that for under $30, and more than the cheapest standalone reader.
The 1st thing that impressed me (aside from flawless functionality at such a low price) was what came in the box - a sheet of paper that gave connection instructions for pairing this thing with the Torque app - the manufacturer and developer are not affiliated, but these guys recognized that many people are getting this adapter for use with the app and took the extra step to help its customers out. Awesome, A+ on support. It was very friendly and the other info makes them seem very open and approachable for further support. Awesome to know people stand behind their product and care about their customers.
Having said all that, I didn't even have trouble pairing or connecting w/ Torque. Worked flawlessly out of the box. This adapter is very unobtrusive (some dangle with a cord). Absolutely NO reason to get anything more expensive if all you need is an OBD-II>BT device.
I'm adamantly recommending this to friends and anyone interested in reading/clearing codes and monitoring performance who has a smartphone. The combination of this device and smartphone apps is yet another step away from the proprietary, industry-price-gouging dark ages that we are now being freed from due to the advent of modern-age indie/open-source developer business models. Hope all of this makes sense :)
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Initial post: Mar 23, 2013 12:37:38 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 3:20:23 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Apr 29, 2013 6:14:17 AM PDT]
Posted on Apr 17, 2013 4:30:17 PM PDT
Kenneth Brudzinski says:
In the last line of the product description:
NOTE: THIS ADAPTER IS NOT FOR USE WITH iOS DEVICES
Posted on Apr 27, 2013 2:57:02 PM PDT
Con Sumer says:
Can you clear/reset anything or engine light only? I need to clear belt buckle/airbag light and trasmission error. I plan to use Torque pro 1.6.41 latest version.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2013 6:11:24 AM PDT
shrimp sandwich says:
I wasn't able to clear on a 99 Crysler, even though there is a function for it in the app.
You could always disconnect your battery for an hour.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2014 2:09:46 AM PST
Farnsworth M. Dye says:
One would disconnect the ground battery cable
but it does not take an hour to clear the error - a couple of minutes.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2014 8:26:06 AM PST
No! As this was stated in original post.
Posted on Mar 5, 2014 8:13:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2014 8:16:00 PM PST
I agree. I have the same experience and sentiments about this product as the author of this review. BTW I was able to clear the Service Engine Soon light on my 2007 BMW 525xi with the engine not running.
Posted on May 28, 2014 5:04:50 PM PDT
Agree with the reviewer on this. Very nice to see Torque specific directions in the included pamphlet. My adapter paired up and was recognized with Torque and a free app that i use just for clearing codes and checking emissions readiness.
Posted on Jul 29, 2014 4:30:56 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Love that it clears the codes and engine light! By doing so will it also pass inspection in Texas? >:D