Use your iPhone to monitor your car – Kiwi Wifi

kiwi-wifiIf you own a 1996 or newer vehicle and an iPhone, you can use the Kiwi Wifi to monitor your car’s engine sensors, MPG, etc in real time on your iPhone’s display. The Kiwi Wifi is a plug and play wireless device with an attached 6 ft OBDII cable for easy installation. Applications available from the iTunes app store interface with the module to display various gauges and info in real time. This gadget is available now and will cost you $149.99.

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  • ferris209 October 10, 2009, 3:08 pm

    I’d love to see a review of this on The Gadgeteer!!

    • Julie October 10, 2009, 4:21 pm

      @ferris209 Ok, let me see what I can do :)

  • Andy Chen October 10, 2009, 7:13 pm

    I actually own a hardwired version of this, the PLX100. I plan to sell it to my friend because I just don’t have the time to wire it up.

    I’m intrigued by this model (wifi to iPhone) but… There’s a switch on the transmitter that you must turn on to power it up. Reason? Plugged in and left on it’s own, it draws power from the battery via OBD port. Yes it’s a little current but still.

    Julie, if you get lucky, drop me a note…!

  • Dave November 23, 2009, 6:57 am

    I suppose you could wire it up to the remote switch for the car stereo.. so it’d only be powered on when the car is on or the ignition is in the accessory position.. although I don’t know how the device is wired up.. the switch could be for something else.

  • Pete Chambers December 5, 2009, 2:52 pm

    i have the kiwi wifi and iphone. works great on the works veichles but not at all on my uk spec subaru impreza turbo. so i’m now gonna upgrade my car and get a newer one (2005 ish on). just trying to find some software that will talk to the ecu via the kiwi to remap the car, dont know if there is any out there yet but i see no reason it shouldnt work

  • Pete Chambers December 5, 2009, 2:55 pm

    just to add, mine is a 1999 model

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