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Old 08-16-2011, 02:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You could even set GOAL to the EPA rating of the car to see how good you're doing compared to it.
A solid black bar above the line?

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Haha, some might need to set it higher. For instance, you could set it to your 90 day average.
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I should also add that you can change the duration each bar represents. By default, the bars change quite quickly. You see a new bar about every 9 seconds. There are 10 bars total, so you see about 1.5 minutes of history. This is great for short sections of your commute where you want to try to improve upon it. However, you can also extend the time period between bars so that you don't get so many peaks and valleys and it shows a more averaged out reading.
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Oh, that's neat you can change the timing.

When I did that picture, I quickly got it set up for 6 gauges with the -II, then got to the business of driving. I didn't explore it like you're doing.
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Yeah, I kind of wish they had a mpg/distance option. You could compare EXACT segments of your daily commute without worrying about waiting for traffic, lights, drivers pulling out in front of you, etc.

Most OEM gauges are also mpg/time too though. I suppose MPG/distance is hard to set a generic gauge to.
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Today I'd like to share about the gauge setup. As we know, the SGe only displays 2 gauges at a time versus the SGII's 4 gauges. To help make this more managable, linear logic has done a kind of neat trick with the gauge setup. You can essentially scroll through gauge sets with the buttons on the left. There are three default (not customizable) gauge sets, and two customizable sets. The default gauge sets show instant and trip MPG, the next shows trip CO2 emissions and today's CO2, and the third shows trip fuel cost and today's fuel cost. Other than those three default gauge sets, you can make your own two custom gauge sets like you do with the SGII. The buttons on the right cycle through the available gauges just as normal.

Through out all the screens you still retain the MPG graph on the left. So, even if you don't have MPG or AVG on the screen you're still getting feedback on your mileage. Also, as I explained before, the graph can show your trip average as the zero point (this is default), or you can set the zero point of the graph to a specific MPG and see if you're getting above or below that MPG. It could be set to the EPA rating for your car, or your 90 day average, or whatever you want. You can also change the time duration each bar represents. I'll be testing the adjustment since the manual doens't really state how far its adjustable.

The image below explains things fairly well (its out of the manual).

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That's a neat function!

I could be somewhat less lazy and just read the manual myself, but I like this "tune in next time... for more info" vibe.
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...yeah, but reading "...someone ELSE's comments..." (for me at least) are tantamount to getting a proverbial *second opinion* on what the Instructions are really saying!
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Excellent! Both the features and your explanation of how they work. Thanks!
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...yeah, but reading "...someone ELSE's comments..." (for me at least) are tantamount to getting a proverbial *second opinion* on what the Instructions are really saying!
Luckily, the user manuals are available for anyone to preview from Linear Logic:

User Manuals : Linear Logic - Home of the ScanGauge

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