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Old 01-02-2012, 02:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good gauge that has display and graphing feature?

I'm looking for a good device that will give me feedback while I'm driving and, also let me transfer data to a computer program that would make graphs of data.

I've been looking for a device like this for a while, but can't seem to find one

Any Ideas?

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Look into data loggers. My friends who are "performance modders" use them to help get a proper tune, but I'm sure you can use it for your own "eco" purposes. Most allow for some sort of real time display also, the trick will be finding one that displays and logs the specs you are looking for
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I'm looking for a good device that will give me feedback while I'm driving and, also let me transfer data to a computer program that would make graphs of data.

I've been looking for a device like this for a while, but can't seem to find one

Any Ideas?

I have an Android phone, Elm 327 OBD- Bluetooth adapter, and Torque software

Torque — OBD2 Performance and Diagnostics for your Vehicle

To give me this:



Total cost software and OBD Bluetooth is ~ $21, plus phone.

More info:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...iew-17426.html

Check the website for logging & graphing options.
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I don't have an android so that one won't work...I looked at the data loggers, but all the ones I think fit my criteria were really expensive.
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Torque for Android is the best low cost / free option in terms of software I can think of. Android is an OS not just a phone, you can download it and install it on a netbook if you like, but 2nd hand Android phones with bluetooth are very cheap now.

Add torque for Android ($0 for the free one to download) and a Bluetooth OBD adaptor ($10-30 from ebay) and you will have all you need I think. It logs position and loads of other stuff as you drive in a file you can download later and overlay onto google maps if you are totally geeky.

An ultimately cheaper option may be to just have an instant MPG meter (e.g. Scangauge or Scangauge E) on your dash and mount a camera to film yourself driving with a cheap digital camera from Ebay ($10-15, + $5-10 for a micro flash card). Mount it so it catches images outside the window and your gauge and then play/freeze it at your chosen points and note the figures.

I've done the filming myself idea and learned quite a few things about how I drive, plus it's useful if you have an "incident"
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I have an Android phone, Elm 327 OBD- Bluetooth adapter, and Torque software

Torque — OBD2 Performance and Diagnostics for your Vehicle

To give me this:



Total cost software and OBD Bluetooth is ~ $21, plus phone.

More info:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...iew-17426.html

Check the website for logging & graphing options.
The upload to website option is one I just discovered last week.
Also shows the GPS log of where and when on the chart you were.

You can also install Torque on a Nook Color.

Shame I-phone doesn't have good apps for their users. But their Facebook interface is soooo intuitive

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