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
Generic ELM327 OBD Scanner BT EBay No[6] ??

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.
  6. Generic blue mini BT OBD device from Ebay (China). Worked on older version of OSC app (version 2.1.4) that ran on android 4.4.4, does not work on the latest version of OSC (2.9.1) on android 8.1.0