Author Topic: UltraGauge Blue: BT dongle & phone app  (Read 1685 times)

October 13, 2015, 09:48:37 PM
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Hey guys
Got a mail from UltraGauge the other day (since I bought one a while ago) - they've caught up a bit, so now they're offering a Bluetooth ODB2 dongle with phone app, so you get all the monitoring functionality on your phone.

I'm keen to get this, since mine got stolen a while ago and I've been looking at ELM327 & Torque app combo.
If anyone's alos keen, pm me, we could do a group buy.  I just want to do a quick comparo between the two options first.
Current: S-edition 2011 Steel Silver (S-exy young thing) - Forged, Chett tjooned, 76mm s/s wrapped DP, King Springs, 225/60/17 G012s, Sump & AT guards, cheap mud flaps, HID fogs, LED parks.
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October 14, 2015, 09:05:26 AM
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Oh yes, I wanted to hear from Torque Pro users - pls could you have a look and see what you think - I'd like to know which you think is better, before I buy.
Ideally, I'd like to be able to get an IAM reading too, which I believe one will need Jax Dash for.
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Current: S-edition 2011 Steel Silver (S-exy young thing) - Forged, Chett tjooned, 76mm s/s wrapped DP, King Springs, 225/60/17 G012s, Sump & AT guards, cheap mud flaps, HID fogs, LED parks.
Ex:        2.5X man 2010 Pearl White (Dirty Girl) - LSS lift, 235/60/16 G012s, Sump guard, HIDs and more..

October 14, 2015, 10:39:01 AM
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Do you know more or less what it will cost?
05 XT AT Pretty much standard

October 14, 2015, 10:54:33 AM
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No IAM reading on Torque Pro
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October 14, 2015, 11:24:54 AM
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Do you know more or less what it will cost?

$80 for the dongle & app.  They only offer discounts for 50+ units.

+shipping +import duty (work on 20%) + VAT 14% - all standard for imports
Shipping: UltraGauge use only FedEx Priority.  They say typically $18-28 - hence the attempt to do a group buy and split the shipping.
So guesstimate = (80+25)*1.2*1.14*13.5 = R1,940, for one.  Pretty much same price as the old one.
App is downloadable from PlayStore, so not device dependent.  Phone upgrades thus not an issue.

If we can do 5, then it comes down to R1,570 ea.
There may be a way to reduce the duty & VAT, but we'll only see if the 'trick' worked once we've cleared customs.  We'll try, of course  ;D
« Last Edit: October 14, 2015, 11:30:08 AM by westcoaster »
Current: S-edition 2011 Steel Silver (S-exy young thing) - Forged, Chett tjooned, 76mm s/s wrapped DP, King Springs, 225/60/17 G012s, Sump & AT guards, cheap mud flaps, HID fogs, LED parks.
Ex:        2.5X man 2010 Pearl White (Dirty Girl) - LSS lift, 235/60/16 G012s, Sump guard, HIDs and more..

October 14, 2015, 12:53:54 PM
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Ill definitely consider it Chris,

Im using Torque Pro as well as DashCommand
Dash Command it excellent, more functional than Torque.
But also doesnt read IAM, but that is because of the dongle not having the capability.



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October 16, 2015, 11:13:21 AM
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I've got the standalone Ultragauge in the Forester and Torque Pro running on my 86's radio.

UG standalone FTW - it's saved my engine from overheating plenty of times in the beginning when my radiator was clogged and I like the fact that you plug it in and forget about it - no need t pen an app, connect BT, etc.

The alarms are where it's at  can set min and max alarms for things such as boost, coolant, fuel level, etc. It can't read IAM or knock values unfortunately.
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November 24, 2015, 01:07:52 PM
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First prize would be a Tactrix Bluetooth adapter. But they don't make those because they hate us (or something).

November 24, 2015, 03:26:22 PM
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I've got the standalone Ultragauge in the Forester and Torque Pro running on my 86's radio.

UG standalone FTW - it's saved my engine from overheating plenty of times in the beginning when my radiator was clogged and I like the fact that you plug it in and forget about it - no need t pen an app, connect BT, etc.

The alarms are where it's at  can set min and max alarms for things such as boost, coolant, fuel level, etc. It can't read IAM or knock values unfortunately.

If I get a stand-alone, which one should I get?

The EM Plus or the MX 1.3?
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November 24, 2015, 11:45:12 PM
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May the Forester be with you...

December 23, 2015, 10:06:46 PM
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Just received my ELM327 bluetooth dongle from Zasstra.
Paid for the Torque app.
Worked first time, on my Samsung S5mini.

All costs: R 360.

You can set engine temp alarm. That's already worth more than R360.

i must still play around with getting additional PIDs to monitor.

Note: before inserting the BT dongle into the OBDII socket, attache something(you'll figure it out) to remove the dongle again, as it so small, there's nowhere to grip once it's in place.
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December 23, 2015, 10:10:18 PM
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Awesome!

Yep, it's not fun getting it out the first time. :D
2007 XT Premium Sportshift (Decat, VF48 @ 1.2 bar, STi TMIC, Chett tjooned, BBK, coilovers, etc etc eish!)

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