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Torque Pro vs ODB Fusion

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by znlehman, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. Mar 10, 2021 at 6:01 PM
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    znlehman

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    I am new the forum, and see there is a lot of into on here about OBD2 readers. I think I have narrowed down the hardware, but I am curious to hear some advantages/disadvantages of Torque Pro vs ODB Fusion apps. I am leaning toward Torque Pro since it is the one that supports Bluetooth. I don't like the idea of having my phone's wifi tied up while using the Fusion app. Curious to hear thoughts, they both seem like great apps. I do have an android device by the way... it seems like if you are apple only Fusion is the way to go.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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    I and a lot of the other users use OBD Fusion, supports a lot of the Toyota PIDs, don't know much about Torque Pro though sorry, just know OBD Fusion works great and has lots of options, What diagnostic plug adapter are you using?
     
  3. Mar 11, 2021 at 1:13 AM
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    I thought OBD Fusion wasn’t even available on Android
     
  4. Mar 11, 2021 at 1:48 AM
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    OBD Fusion is good, but slow to design your dashboard. Not sure about Torque Pro, but I do know both are very popular.

    But, (not advertising here, just informing others what I have found) if you purchase the OBDLink MX+ (maybe any product from OBDLink?) you can use the OBDLink app, that looks exactly like OBD Fusion, and you don't have to pay to download every Toyota PID. Wish I would have known that before spending the $50 in OBD Fusion. Hopefully this helps someone looking to monitor.

    By the way, OBD Fusion and OBDLink both use bluetooth to connect to the MX+ that I have.

    It is, and I have it installed. You can even import a dashboard made from an IOS device, as I have done that as well.
     
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    Your phone still gets data from the cell network and works normally when hooked to a WiFi reader. I’m pretty sure OBDLink is all Bluetooth now and the Toyota pid access is free.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2021 at 3:23 AM
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    Thanks for the info all, that answers some of my questions. I was planning to use BAFX3127 for the ODB scanner, I am just debating which app to go with. The fact that OBD Fusion works on Bluetooth is good info... one article I read said that it worked wifi only. So I guess it is a no brainer to get the Bluetooth scanner over the wifi version then? Seems like most on here are preferring the OBD Fusion app. Looking at the downloads on the google play store, it looked like the Torque Pro was more popular and had better reviews.
     
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    Looks like I am going to have to check out the MX+. I had not researched that one yet.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2021 at 5:18 AM
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    I have both on Android. Torque was my first app and what I am used to. OBD Fusion can be a bit more powerful, especially with the add on Toyota PIDs.

    I have a cheap 7yr old ELM327 clone that still works great. I paid about $15 delivered.

    All of it together is well worth it. Not to mention other apps like Carista.
     
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    I've been using blue driver for over a year now with no complaints.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2021 at 4:41 PM
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    I have been using the veepeak blm+ works pretty good and reliably
     
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    is automatic transmission gear position available in Torque Pro for 3rd gen Tacoma’s?
    Also for those who bought the OBDLink MX+ is AT gear position included in the standard or free obdlink apps? Does it include the Toyota Enhanced diagnostics? On the OBD Fusion website Toyota Enhanced add on software is currently listed as $79 no way will I pay that plus the $99 cost of the MX+.
     
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    Good to know! :thumbsup:

    Will the OBDlink LX work too? I have that for my BMW bikes.
     
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    I have both. I had Torque first, then went to Fusion. I use the Carista dongle and have no issues. I prefer the Fusion app with the added Toyota PIDs as it has more info available.
     
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    No idea
     
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    The free app with the OBDLink comes with free manufacturer enhanced add ons and you can see gear position. It works great on my 3rd gen.
     
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    Thank you!
     

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