I'm looking at purchasing an UltraGuage for code scanning and monitoring after doing maintenance, like a coolant change. Which would be preferable, the UltraGauge EM Plus or the UltraGauge MX 1.3?
Agreed on the phone and that's my tradeoff... get the hardwire unit without easy/free upgrade, or get the blue version, with easy upgrade of the app and have it compete with other things the phone is doing. A certain amount of it also depends on how much I'd use it real time, vs looking at historical data of just when trying to troubleshoot something.The standard version has been working great for the last 4 years. Remaining fuel is accurate to a tenth of a gallon. Trip times/distances, and times/distances since start are good trail tools as well as setting alarms for oil and transmission fluids changes at interval I specify.
I have seen some great things done with the bluetooth versions, but my phone is already over utilized as is my android head unit.
It's all 1 plug and play making it the simplest mod out there, even easier than dome light led swap. Bluetooth would complicate it with an additional device, but looks great.
If you don't like whatever model you choose, you could dump it quickly here at half price and switch easily.
Thanks for that feedback. That is what I was looking for.I had the original Ultragauge and just got the Blue. The user interface for the blue is horrible. I just don't like the way everything looks. Yes, the website has plenty of screenshots so I should have known before hand. I am hoping an alternative app may be available for iOS that can read the Bluetooth device.
I still need to get the tranny temp working for my 2011. I will say that just having the standard Ultragauge to glance at vs firing up an app is nice. Who knows I may switch back to that if I can get the software update for it. Based on owning both, albeit very briefly for the blue, I would lean towards buying the traditional device