Note: OBD-II scanner is NOT required for the mLog.
On-board diagnostics (OBD) is an automotive term referring to a vehicle’s self-diagnostic and reporting capability. OBD systems give a vehicle’s owner or a repair technician access to the status of that vehicle’s various subsystems. An example of a subsystem is the check engine light notification.
Chart of OBD-II compliant vehicles:
|Country Where You Live||Fully Supported Years||Incompletely Supported Years|
|United States (gas)||1996 and newer||1994 and 1995|
|United States (diesel)||2004 and newer||1996 to 2003|
|United States (Heavy-Duty vehicles with GVRW exceeding 14000 pounds)||1996 and newer|
|Canada (gas)||1998 and newer||1996 and 1997|
|Europe and UK (gas/petrol)||2000/01 and newer||1996 to 1999|
|Europe and UK (diesel)||2003/04 and newer||1996-2002|
|All other countries||1996 and newer|
Please note that mLog requires your vehicle to support a very specific code: OBD PID 31 - “Distance traveled since codes cleared.” Vehicles that are OBD-II compliant may or may not support this code and it is hard to predict which vehicles will support this code simply based on their makes and models. Please consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual and other information available online to see if your vehicle supports this code.
Find out where the OBD-II connector is located in your vehicle
Bluetooth OBD-II scanners are small devices that plug into a vehicle’s OBD connector and transfers data via Bluetooth. OBD-II scanners work with iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Note: Unfortunately, we do not support OBD-II devices from CellAssist.
Here are two OBD scan tools that work with mLog:
WiFi OBD-II scan tools have one big caveat. Since they serve as WiFi hotspots/routers but do not actually connect to the internet, you cannot use maps, navigation, email and other apps that require Wifi while you are driving.
We strongly recommend Bluetooth OBD-II scan tools for this reason. LELink Bluetooth Low Energy OBD-II is one of the best products on the market. It’s been tested and it works flawlessly with TripLog.
Many mLog users have been satisfied with the Veepeak OBDCheck BLE OBD-II Scanner as well.