What are the best car auto diagnostic scanners for Android?

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    #1Carista OBD2

    Carista OBD2

    Carista is a free application for turn your Android device into a diagnostic and customize service for your car just plugin the OBD2 adapter, launch the app and save time and money on dealers and/or mechanics. 

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    Zachary Stanley
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Carista OBD2 the paid version is a awesome app and allowed me to scan and run diagnostics on my 3 cars. Thus saving me tons of time of having to go to the mechanic and have him/her tell me what the issues were. One warning though is to make sure your car is supported."
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    #2Engine Link -OBD II vehicle monitoring & diagnosis

    Engine Link -OBD II vehicle monitoring & diagnosis
    This free application for 


    EngineLink will turn your iPhone/iPod into vehicle / car performance / diagnostics tool and scanner that uses an OBD II WIFI adapter or a low Energy Bluetooth adapter (LELink, Carista, Viecar) to connect to your OBD2 engine management / ECU. The only iPhone app does custom PID, now supports Torque custom PID file. BENEFITS: * Emission Test. * See what your car is doing in real-time. * Read and clear OBD fault codes. * Display car performance and sensor data. * Customizable gauges, showing only the data you were interested in * Top Ranked Car App * No in-app purchase and No subscription fees! __________________ FEATURES: + Show and reset a DTC / CEL / fault code (current, pending and history) like a scan tool + Graph data + MPG widget to plot real time fuel efficiency + Heads up display / HUD mode for night time driving (mirror the display on your vehicle's windshield) + Can read Transmission Temperatures (vehicle dependant) + Horsepower/HP & Torque / acceleration + Boost / vacuum gauge + Engine speed / Engine RPM / Engine Load /Coolant / Fuel Tank + Customizable dashboard + Full configurable GUI with user choice of dial gauge, bar gauge, plot gauge, digital gauge, and on-off gauge as display elements + Full custom PID support. + Formula support. + Preloaded GM and Ford PID libraries + Preloaded standard PID library and Prius PID libraries . + User can add more libraries within the app or by using iTunes File Sharing + Multiple ECU support. Non-CAN, 11-bit CAN, and 29-bit CAN ECU bus types + Multiframe data support + Background color option + Email user log function (access by long pressing custom PID screen) + Multiple PID formula support + 0 to 60mph timer and quarter mile timer __________________ EngineLink supports all OBD-II and EOBD compliant vehicles sold worldwide. If in doubt check with your manufacturer first or look for 'OBD2' on written on a big white label in your engine bay. The app needs an ELM compatible Bluetooth Low Energy (for iPhone4s and later) or Wi-Fi adapter to work. You can check Developer WebSite for Adapter Guide: http://www.outdoor-apps.com/enginelink.html *** If you have Bluetooth OBD adaptor, please contact support@ksolution.org for instruction before you purchase this app. Drop us an email for any suggestions/questions you may have at support@ksolution.org. We will answer.

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    iOS

    $5.99- 5.99

    Gilberto Saucedo
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "When it comes to car diagnostics, Engine Link is a must-have app. It works quickly and accurately to connect and to provide the information that I need in order to do home auto repairs. I had no trouble connecting the app with my vehicle and all of the screens and interfaces are easy to navigate and to understand. I highly recommend this app for home auto mechanics."
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    #3ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX

    ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX

    The ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX is a professional OBD II scan tool for Android and Windows devices. It has Bluetooth capability and it's safe to leave plugged in, as it won't drain the car's battery.

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    Sun Wu
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "It's functional, but expensive. Not much else out there like it, however. Very obscure item. "
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    #4wsiiroon Mini OBD2 Scan Tool

    wsiiroon Mini OBD2 Scan Tool
    wsiiroon mini OBD2 scan tool is an auto diagnostic scanner code reader and scan tool, designed to check engines. It's compatible with iOS and Android devices.
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    Carmen Méndez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The wsiiroon mini OBD2 is an impressive and easy to use tool. I basically just plugged it in and I got a ton of useful information about the state of my vehicle. I'd recommend for all car owners!"
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    #5ScanTool 427201 OBDLink LX

    ScanTool 427201 OBDLink LX

    The ScanTool 427201 OBDLink LX is a professional OBD II scan tool for Android and Windows devices, with Bluetooth capability. It's easy to use and can be installed in seconds, including its hacker-proof wireless security.

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    #6wsiiroon Wireless OBD2 Car Code Reader and Scan Tool

    wsiiroon Wireless OBD2 Car Code Reader and Scan Tool

    The wsiiroon Wireless OBD2 Car Code Reader and Scan Tool is a scanner adapter for iOS and Android devices. It's a diagnostic tool that checks car engines of almost all car types.

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    Steven Gibson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is an awesome diagnostic tool, it seamlessly allows your to diagnose straight from your phone easily. It is very handy for any mechanic."
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    #7PLX Devices Kiwi 3

    PLX Devices Kiwi 3

    The PLX Devices Kiwi 3 is an award-winning Bluetooth OBD II diagnostic scan tool for Android, Apple, and Windows mobile devices. It offers real-time data, data logging, performance meters, fuel efficiency, and track video overlay GPS mapping.

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    Dennis Coleman
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Having had many car troubles in the past I was looking for a car auto diagnostic scanner I could use with my Android phone which wouldn't break the bank. Nothing's worse than being broken down on the side of the highway or at home with no way to verify what's wrong inside your brand new car. Well with the PLX Devices Kiwi 3 I found a solution. Thanks to this review and others I bought one and with little hassle I was able to connect it to my phone through bluetooth. It even keeps track of fuel efficiency and other fun things as described. It promises to work with all new cars sold in the US after 96 so I think it was a great investment. Thanks for the heads up, great buy!"
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    #8wsiiroon Bluetooth 3.0 OBD2 Scanner

    wsiiroon Bluetooth 3.0 OBD2 Scanner

    The wsiiroon Bluetooth 3.0 OBD2 Scanner is an Android and Windows devices dedicated OBD II car diagnostic scan tool. It has a Switch Auto Sleep features and free professional app.

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    Deborah Hughes
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is an okay scanner. I had issues with it connecting with my phone. I think the quality is a little subpar on this one."
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    #9Lemur Vehicle Monitors BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional OBDII Scan Tool

    Lemur Vehicle Monitors BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional OBDII Scan Tool

    The Lemur Vehicle Monitors BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional OBDII Scan Tool is designed for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. It's developed by professional engineers and trusted by mechanics in North America.

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    Concepción Navarro
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This a great scanner. I use it when purchasing and trading in cars for the dealership I work for. It has a lot of different features and works on just about any car. I can quickly scan a car and see if it has been scanned recently and had any sensors reset. This is a must have if you buy a lot of cars. It's also handy to take along on trips or while travelling that way if you break down on the side of the road you can do a quick scan and see if it is something simple that you can handle yourself or if you need to call a tow truck."

Summary

Best What are the best car auto diagnostic scanners for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Carista OBD2Apps 19 Free
2Engine Link -OBD II vehicle monitoring & diagnosisApps 16 Paid
3ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MXElectronics 13 Paid
4wsiiroon Mini OBD2 Scan ToolElectronics 11 Paid
5ScanTool 427201 OBDLink LXElectronics 10 Paid
6wsiiroon Wireless OBD2 Car Code Reader and Scan ToolElectronics 7 Paid
7PLX Devices Kiwi 3Electronics 5 Paid
8wsiiroon Bluetooth 3.0 OBD2 ScannerElectronics 3 Paid
9Lemur Vehicle Monitors BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional OBDII Scan ToolElectronics 1 Paid
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