OpenStreetCam/OBD2

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Both iOS and Android clients support WiFi, Bluetooth (classic), and Bluetooth LE (low energy) dongles for connecting OBD2-compatible devices in cars. Please note that Bluetooth LE is not the same as Classic Bluetooth!

OBD2 devices list

Which OBD2 units work with the Android / iOS OpenStreetView (or newer OpenStreetCam) apps?
Make Model Online purchase Android iOS
Bealvly OBD2 Diagnostic Device Bluetooth 4.0 Amazon (UK) No[1] Not tried
ScanTool OBDLink LX ScanTool.net (US) Yes No
ScanTool OBDLink MX Bluetooth ScanTool.net (US) ?? No
ScanTool OBDLink MX+ ScanTool.net (US) No ??
TOPDON AutoMate Bluetooth 4.0 eBay ?? No
VeePeak VP-01 Amazon (US) Yes[2] Yes[3]
VeePeak OBDCheck BLE OBD2 Amazon (US) No[4] ??Unknown
VeePeak VP11- Mini OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner Amazon (UK) No[5] Not tried

Notes and references

  1. Dongle works on most other OBD Android apps I tried, but OSC would not connect after many attempts.
  2. WiFi version only! While connected to a WiFi dongle, you will not have internet access on Android.
  3. To maintain internet connectivity, connect to the dongle using a static IP address / netmask / gateway rather than using DHCP
  4. Dongle works on most other OBD Android apps I tried, but OSC would not connect after many attempts.
  5. BLE dongle works on most other OBD Android apps I tried, but OSC would not connect after many attempts.