Veepeak OBDCheck BLE OBD2 Bluetooth Scanner Auto OBD II Diagnostic Scan Tool : Very Reliable with BimmerCode

Update post 4/18/2018: i wanted to post an update to let people know that i was successful in pairing my iphone x to the veepeak and it was not easy. Are the problem was instructions were not clear and they were incorrect. I can’t remember who provided the advice to ignore pairing the device via the ios. The correct steps would’ve been to pair the device via the app and set it for bluetooth connection. After doing that the device started connecting on it on to my phone app. The app i used was obd fusion which was rated highest for iphone ios. I will post some screenshots on the ios i recently took my last drive the dashboard works in real time. I preferred to bluetooth connection since i did not want to be tethered to a wi-fi from home. It seems right a lot of information most of which i don’t understand but i have to do my homework. So in short the device does work with iphone x and i would’ve given this device of all five stars but with the aggravation i had at the beginning for set up and no real quick answers at the ready, i’m getting at three just because of the aggravation.

This is a great bluetooth scanner. Plug in and sync effortlessly. I use it with the iphone app obd fusion and dashcmd without a hitch. A blue led turns on to indicate that it has been plugged in then start the vehicle to start synching with the app. I left it plugged in my daily driver overnight and during the day without a problem with draining the battery (800 cca battery). The bluetooth also allows both syncing with the scanner and accessing the wifi from my iphone for data downloads and file transfers; something not possible to do with a wifi obd scanner. This scanner, coupled with the apps above, are also great for monitoring and logging the vehicle parameters while driving. I highly recommend this bluetooth obd scanner.

At first it worked for about two minutes and then it would loose the connection. I contacted the seller and i received a new replacement. I used three different i-phones with different service providers, same results. I used different applications, same results. I used four different cars, same results. After i posted my initial review, the seller informed me that there’s was a blue tooth update for the device. I provided my phone’s udid # to the seller and he was abled to assist me with the app “eeprom tools”. After i installed it, the device worked perfect. I am going to give it three stars. The device should’ve been updated before shipping.

**update** changed rating from 2 stars to 4 stars. Turns out it was a setting within the app that was causing the loss of communication. If using obd fusion, do not select auto connect. Only downgrade is to customer service. They offered to exchange, i replied to accept the offer, but didn’t hear from them again. Using this device with obd fusion. Consistently loses contact with my iphone 6 & 7. Will only stay connected for 2-3 min at a time. Unplugging the adapter is required to re-establish connection.

I originally gave this product a one star, because it shipped out with the old user manual, which didn’t include a crucial step for iphone users who are using the obd fusion app. However, the people at veepeak kindly sent me the newest user manual and the device has worked flawlessly since. So far i would suggest this device to any iphone user, but make sure you use the latest user manual. Sorry android users, but i can’t provide any advice for you all. If you have any issues reach out to the team at veepeak, they were very helpful.

I use bimmercode to code my bmw’s and recently purchased the obdcheck to replace a wifi tool that has become very unreliable and has always been a bit of a pain to use. Bimmercode on my ipad connected immediately and operates much faster than the wifi tool. I coded a number of modules on my bmw’s and so far, works flawlessly. Highly recommend this tool and coupled with the bimmercode discount (see their website for discount), very cost effective.

I had previously purchased the wifi version of this adapter, which also worked fine for ‘coding’ my i3, but i opted to get the bluetooth one for one key reason: simultaneous connection with the obd2 system over wifi and using cellular data can be problematic if you want to use an application that provides real time operating data such as torque. The bluetooth adapter solves that issue. Sometimes my phone is quirky about reconnecting to this adapter unless i direct it to ‘forget’ the connection and reconnect to it, but bluetooth is kinda funny that way anyway, so your mileage may vary on that point. Might not be an issue with the adapter at all in my opinion.

Does not work with ios even though it say it will, very disappointing. I spend 2 hours on the phone with support and still not able to get it to work. The company send me a new unit and it work fine, very good communication with me during the process.

  • Works fine with iOS 10 and 11 (iPhones 7+, etc)
  • BLE for IOS worked great once I updated the unit. Makes monitoring car data extremely easy!
  • Great OBD scanner

Veepeak OBDCheck BLE OBD2 Bluetooth Scanner Auto OBD II Diagnostic Scan Tool for iOS & Android, Bluetooth 4.0 Car Check Engine Light Code Reader Supports Torque, OBD Fusion app

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  • BLUETOOTH OBD2 ADAPTER FOR IOS & ANDROID – Turn your iPhone, iPad or Android phone/tablet into a sophisticated diagnostic scan tool and real-time monitor with a third-party OBD2 App such as OBD Fusion, DashCommand, OBD Auto Doctor, Car Scanner ELM OBD2 for iOS & Android and Torque Pro for Android (more OBD2 Apps available on App Store and Google Play with prices from $0 to $9.99)
  • DIAGNOSE AND MONITOR – With the proper app, you can read and clear check engine light trouble codes (both generic and manufacturer specific), reset check engine light, prepare smog test, view real-time sensor readings, create customized dashboard and estimate fuel economy.
  • UNIVERSAL VEHICLE COMPATIBILITY – Works with OBD2 / EOBD compliant cars and light trucks (in the United States, vehicles since year 1996 are supported including light-duty diesel pickup trucks, hybrid and many electric vehicles, no brand limitation). Supports all five OBD-II protocols: CAN, KWP2000, ISO9141-2, J1850 VPW and J1850 PWM.
  • BETTER CONNECTION THAN WiFi – No complex settings or tricky connections plus much lower power consumption compared to WiFi. It uses Bluetooth (no pairing in iOS Bluetooth menu required) and you can have access to internet via your cellular data, connect to the car Bluetooth at the same time when the phone is connected to VEEPEAK device.
  • Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows. May NOT work with some Android car head units. Does not reset maintenance required light or oil light. What sensor readings and advanced features you can get mainly depend on what your vehicle and app support. Comes with 30-day money back guarantee, 12-month hassle-free replacement warranty and easy to reach, friendly customer support.

So far i used it with 2 applications: car scanner, and carista. It was easily detected by both and it works as it should with both. The only issue was with carista coding option, which in theory allows you to code some functionality of the accessories in some cars, like: folding mirrors when you turn on the engine, one touch opening roof, lighting feature, power windows features etc. , although the app seems to work flawlessly then it did not apply the codes. In the case of my roof (bmw x5 2013) it screwed everything up and i had to reset the roof using a bmw method. I do not know if the issue was caused by the app or by this device not having the capability of coding car accessories, but that is what happened.

This is a simple device that combined with a cheap ios or android app can provide piece of mind when running into emissions problems. This also enables a ton more functionality that i haven’t yet had need for, but was worth it for the $30 plus another $10 for the app. If you are having trouble passing your emissions, look up obd2 and drive-cycles for your specific manufacturer. Rather than trying the complex steps and checking back in with the inspection station periodically, buy this device and “obd fusion” or similar app to make sure all tests pass. California and a number of other states require your car to pass and obd (on board diagnostics) test prior to actually verifying your emissions are not destructive to the environment. If your battery ever dies/is unplugged, these diagnostics are fail until your car goes through a series of complex ‘drive cycles” which will eventually mark all tests as passed. Unfortunately my acura mdx has a somewhat common issue of electric drain which will eventually kill the battery (if, for example i leave the country for 2 weeks). Common advice is to drive around for 100-150 miles including some highway and some stop and go traffic, and it will eventually fix itself. 990 miles later and the catalyst code was still not reset, and my tag was expired. I finally was able to get past the drive cycle issue after a couple attempts.

Stopped working 3 months after purchasing and window to return the product is closed. Bluetooth is no longer recognized on this device, yet another bluetooth obdii i have had for years (and paid about $10 for) is still running strong. Total waste of $25, many other fun ways to through money like that away. Changed my review from 1 star to 4 stars. Company actually reached out to me after reading my review and made it right. I now have a working obd2 reader in my possession and it is working great. Now i need another for my other vehicle.

I’ve used an ‘automatic’ brand odb2 device, but it has its own proprietary app and is really more of a performance monitor than a system diagnostic tool. I bought this, followed the instructions to the letter (installed torque pro) and while i was able to pair the device, i wasn’t able to get it to connect to my phone. Torque kept saying there was no device connected. The website suggested that there may be some known connectivity issues and that a firmware upgrade may be required. No thanksi filed a return and ordered option b. In the mean time, i learned that torque needed me to actually select the device from within the settings menu. I unboxed the veepeak and tried again – and everything works smoothly now. The data is so much more informative. (far more so than ‘automatic’ monitors. )i’m now deeply satisfied with the gadget.

This is what you need if you’re running an ios device. My other obdii dongle would not communicate with my iphone so i tried this. I couldn’t find any reviews that specifically mentioned this device working with ios, probably because the review section also includes reviews from the android-only device. 2014 jeep grand cherokeeiphone 7+ running ios 10. 7 (2017) also running ios 11. 0ipad 3rd gen running ios 9. 5using obd fusion from the app storeplug in the veepeak into your obdii socketstart the vehiclefire up your your app of choice, like torque, or obd fusion. Follow the instructions that say to not try to connect via the bluetooth menu option in setup. Just go straight your app (obd fusion in my case), select bluetooth le (low energy) for the communications protocol, then tap connect. Finally, go to your dashboard and enjoy the vehicle information being displayed.

I have it connected to my obd port through a splitter that also connects to my progressive snapshot device. I was happy they could both work at the same time. Very easy to use and works well to keep track of the check engine light on my 2000 honda accord. Also used it on my moms car to reset a check engine light for a gas cap that wasn’t closed. Seems to be a fair price for what they are selling, and no issues to complain about.

I finally bought a new scanner since 2006, and this one works well for the price. The problem is shoddy software on the google play store, which has nothing to do with this adapter, and you’ll encounter the same poor software with other similarly-priced or cheaper devices. Torque is very poorly designed and although carista is better, it’s still not very user-friendly for quick setup and display of live data without a lot of configuration. I’m just spoiled and used to decent interfaces and usability from maestro for simple, live data. The poor 3rd party software means i would probably prefer the bluedriver software for quick access to live data, but i didn’t want to drop 100 on another scanner, initially. I may give it a try if i can’t find better software. Even though i’m willing to pay for software, there hasn’t been any paid software for generic obd2 devices that stood out to me or had decent uis in the screenshots, yet, so bluedriver is looking more appealing.

Great interface to let you see what the car sees for data. I’m having trouble getting it to run for longer than 10 minutes. I use an iphone and when i unplug and replay it in it works great for 10 minutes. Not sure if i have a bad one or if it’s overheating for some reason. **edit**i was contacted by veepeak support in regards to my issue. They had a well written resolution for the issue i was having connecting to my iphone. Unfortunately it required an android device for the update but luckily i had one on hand. It was an easy fix and works great now. I am able to maintain a stable connection indefinitely. Thanks veepeak for delivering an iphone bluetooth connection for obd2. I am able to stream music, monitor my car, and wifi hotspot all at the same time. It’s so much easier to use than the wifi version.

I own a 2007 volvo xc-70 and a 2011 ford fusion sel and the veepeak obdcheck ble was able to immediately sync up with car scanner elm obd2 v 1. 2 app loaded on my iphone 6 ios v 12. In fact the veepeak obdcheck ble (bluetooth version) is one of two elm327 adapters recommended on the carscanner. Everything worked exactly as it was supposed to and i was able to diagnose both cars. Their seem to be earlier reviews with problems syncing the bluetooth, but mine worked flawlessly. The veepeak obdcheck ble that i received has a ‘b1 2018 qc5’ stamp on the side, so perhaps this is the latest version that resolves any bluetooth sync issues. Great product for very little $$.

This adapter works with ios 11. I did not try with other supported apps but i did try with shift-obd2 with no luck. I’ll update my review if that changes. Delay/response time which is considered good in forscan (9ms is excellent). Streaming speed varies by vehicle, for example it was smooth in a 2015 crv but noticeably slower in a 2014 explorer sport. Follow the user instructions with obd fusion and ios. In obd fusion go to settings>pref>commun>type select “bluetooth le” then click “menu” in upper right to update supported bt devices. It should now work with your ios device. If you happen to pair by accident then unpair it and reboot your device, then perform the steps above.

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Veepeak OBDCheck BLE OBD2 Bluetooth Scanner Auto OBD II Diagnostic Scan Tool for iOS & Android, Bluetooth 4.0 Car Check Engine Light Code Reader Supports Torque, OBD Fusion app
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4 of 5 stars, based on 323 reviews