Nifty idea and works well with my OBDII. Connection via Bluetooth was quick and seamless, then I piped the audio through ANOTHER Bluetooth connection to my stereo. When the sounds started piping out the speakers.... Pure joy. Only downside, and a pretty big one, the sounds when the RPM jumps between gearshifts are not smooth. Almost sounds like a lagging which doesn't feel natural. Would be good if that can be improved. I'm running on a Nexus 5X, a cheap China OBD2 and a 2011 Kia Forte with OEM stereo.
Read on.. Good app IF, it seems, you are using the correct combination of hardware and android. Using cheap obd2 Bluetooth adaptor off eBay, the app works almost perfectly with a crappy old Samsung phone using Android 2.3 gingerbread. Sound of the engines need updating/improving imo (the XLR8 app sets the sound benchmark). Otherwise a good and well developed app. UPDATE; since updating phone to android Ice cream sandwich the app no longer works on Xperia Arc S!
Doesn't work in my mk2 punto Just found out, my punto isnt obd2 but is very similar. Diagnostics as far as I know, are implemented in a subset of ISO9141-2 called FIAT9141. It works mostly like obd2, except for the protocol, which is ecu specific and based on KWP2000. Please implement this protocol as an android app called AlfaObd works on my car so it is possible to read engine speed (rpm) and i really want to be able to use this app.
Does not work with my setup OS: Android 2.3.4. (i.e. old one) ; Car : 2009 VW Jetta (CAN bus) ; ELM327 adapter : the "better" one by BAFX $24. Folks seem to say that this is solid/stable. Torque App connected immediately and works perfectly. It is sensitive to throttle position, engine speed, fuel pressure, etc. SpeedRacer found the OBD2 and locked on at CAN 11/500. According to the green OBD2 icon and info displayed on screen, the app correctly identified and connected to the CAN-BUS. But the Car icon stays red and the engine speed shown by SpeedRacer never changes. I tried changing all available options etc. Nothing has worked so far. Great idea but without the rpm via the obd2 connection, this app is useless.
Not for BMW's I have a 1998 BMW 3 Series, and it does not recognise the OBD protocol. Unfortunately the OBD-II was only added to the BMW 3 Series in 2001, so I had to use an adapter to convert to OBD-II. I connected the ELM327 device and it connected to it just fine. If you could update the app so that I can use it, that would be great.
Sounds are too hardcore OBD2 works well but I hate the sounds because they are almost movie-like... A plain, standard V8 as you would hear in real life (A 2005 Mustang GT with standard exhaust for example) with less video-game effects would be appreciated and more enjoyable than to ride Need for Speed on the way to work.
2013-07-21, SRP-1.1.15: New Bluetooth routine for Jelly Bean and 21 extra OBD protocol routines. Also down to 500 RPM OBD-II idling.
2013-02-24, SRP-1.1.11: Improved Bluetooth and OBD protocol routines.
2013-02-05, SRP-1.1.9: New OBD protocol routines and Automatic Protocol speed selection to so solve problem with protocol detection in some cars.
2013-01-13, SRP-1.1.7: Improved OBD-II protocol selection and reporting.