After using Carista for a few weeks with the app Hybrid Assistant I quickly realized I needed a better OBD2 Bluetooth adapter.
I use both Hybrid Assistance and Dr. Prius, Hybrid Assistant apps specifically state the OBDLink MX+ as one of the better Bluetooth OBD2 adapters for the Toyota Prius and other Toyota Hybrid vehicles. Sure Dr. Prius mentioned having issues pairing with the OBDLink MX+, however, I’ve had no issues on Android with this adapter.
One of the best features of the OBDLink MX+ is the Enhanced OEM Add-Ons as there is one for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion. This add-on offers enhanced diagnostics which I was unable to see/use on the Carista adapter, also while using Hybrid Assistance the speed was very slow to communicate to my tablet.
One of the best features on the OBDLink MX+ is the tire pressure monitor readings! You have no idea how many times i’ve been in the cold weather and my tire pressure light come on and I not know which tire is the issue.
After setting up the dashboard, I manually deflated each tire to see which display icon(I had to add one icon for each TPS sensor) lowered to determine which ID belonged to the specific tire.
Overall I am happy to know the tire pressure of each wheel, now when I rotate or get new tires it’ll be fun to make sure each display corresponds to the proper tire.
check out this video I made on why this adapter is what you need versus a lower-priced obd2 device.