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Old 06-19-2015, 04:45 PM
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What is best code reader tool and real time monitoring other than the BMW package?

I find the INPA package to have too long a learning cure and I use it so seldom I have to learn it all over each time.

I would like a code reader that is simple to use and intuitive as possible that I can run on my iPad or iPhone. I would use something that runs on an Apple laptop if necessary.

For real time I want something that doesn't require a laptop. Something I can run on my iPad or iPhone. I want to be able to do realtime monitoring of things like fuel/air mixture, injector pulse width, RPMs and boost. I would like it to work with bluetooth.

What are my options?
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:50 PM
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I believe BMWhat does that. Although I am not sure if it available on the apple store.
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I've been using AutoEnginuity with the BMW extensions. Fully supported software, not pirated. Runs a few hundred bucks for the adapter and software. Primarily windows. Will run on a windows tablet.

I started looking around again recently for something easier to whip out than the laptop - preferably wireless, etc. BMWhat is now called "Carly for BMW" and is available on iOS and android. There is a free version to try and the full app is $45. Torque is also used widely here, but is just Android.

EDIT 11:15 pm: downloaded free version of Carly for BMW to try on iOS but when I select E53 X5, it says "to access these ECU's you need to use USB-OBD on Android" so, looks like no wireless support. Also noticed some features require $5 or $10 in-app purchases after the $45 you pay for the app and about $40 for the interface.

EDIT #2 - Wrote to Carly to ask about the warning and got a real human answer. E53 is supported using wired interface for Android only if the device has USB OTGAndroid using a wired interface. No wireless, No iOS.

"Hello,

With Android and a fully usb-otg capable Android device it is already
possible to do diagnoss and coding with iPhone it isn't possible yet.

Here you can read about it:
What are the current projects of Carly Connected Car? | Carly

Für sämtliche Fragen (sowohl zu Adapter als auch zu App) kannst Du Dich
jederzeit gerne an uns wenden./
You can write us for any kind of questions regarding the adapters or the
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Grüße aus München / Greetings from Munich,

Tina – Carly Connected Car"
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Hi! ... Check out "BlueDriver" it's avail for iPhone iPad ... Uses Bluetooth, can read some codes and can clear them, ... Also has realtime monitoring while in use! ... Worth a look depending on what your looking for! Under $200.
A little limited for the e53 but check it out!
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I am all Apple so it has to work with an iPad and/or an iPhone.

It would be nice it it read in depth codes but most important to me is reading realtime information, particularly air/fuel mix and 0-60 time.
I am using a 150 shot of nitrous and meth injection. I want to be verify the amount of meth and when it is added and the impact on 0-60 time with and without nitrous.
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I use a combo of:

1- Cheap Autel Maxi OBD-II code reader ($18 on amazon dot com).

2- Carsoft on a laptop.
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Only interested in the best wireless scanner for realtime information using an iPhone or iPad.

I have several other scanners for diagnostic and code reading.
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Check out BlueDriver ... Maybe it's what you are looking for.
Lemur Monitors - BlueDriver - OBD2 Bluetooth Scan Tool for Apple and Android Smartphones and Tablets
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