1. Billaboard's Avatar
    OK, I've done a search here and found nothing conclusive.

    I have a cheap bluetooth ODB2 reader that works into a PC running Windows 7. It would be good to get this going on a tablet. My 2 Android tablets don't seem to have bluetooth, but the Playbook says it does.

    In Android, the app "Torque" shows as a light version that is free. In the Playbook store, it only appears as the paid full app. So far, I have never paid for any apps in Android or BB. The only "review" in the BB store says it doesn't work. There seem to be posts here that refer to some sort of wifi adapter being needed, but I don't understand how that relates to a bluetooth sender in the car.

    Can anyone tell me whether Torque does actually work with a bluetooth ODB2 sender to a Playbook?
    04-28-14 03:39 AM
  2. Hamilton Guy's Avatar
    I can't speak to it working with a Playbook, but I have an OBD2 Reader with Bluetooth and Torque on my Z10 and it works fine. The reader was not particularly expensive, about C$30.00.
    04-28-14 06:31 AM
  3. Billaboard's Avatar
    Thanks. I might take a chance and pay for the app. First, I'll have to see if I can hook the PB up when I plug the sender in.

    It seems odd that there are so many threads that sort of fizzle out without a conclusive answer about the PB.

    If it works, do worry whether the screen will stay alive long enough to make the app usable in the field.
    04-28-14 12:01 PM
  4. tovento's Avatar
    Read the faq on Torque's site. The bluetooth dongles do NOT work with the Playbook. Apparently one has to get a wifi enabled dongle for Playbook use. There is one recommended on Torque's site.

    Using my BBRY to inconvenience 1s and 0s
    04-28-14 03:07 PM
  5. Billaboard's Avatar
    All I can find on Torque's site is the stuff in the forums that I have read before. As I don't see anything that says it will work with Bluetooth except maybe with some specialised dongle, it seems not worth bothering.

    If I want to try Torque ( as opposed to the PC-based systems that I can use), I think it would be more efficient to seek out an Android tablet with bluetooth rather than buy more stuff for an obsolete system.

    Until I actually looked and tried, I'd assumed all the Android tablets, like the phones, would have bluetooth. It did surprise me to find that neither of the ones I have are so blessed.
    04-29-14 05:53 PM
  6. koontzy65's Avatar
    it will NOT work on the playbook
    the bluetooth in android have no access to the hardware in the OS
    04-30-14 05:02 AM
  7. Billaboard's Avatar
    Thanks. I'm ebaying a 9" Oriental android with blue teeth. Shame about the Playbook.
    04-30-14 02:17 PM
  8. Weetrucker's Avatar
    I have torque for the playbook and the Z10 they only work on wifi no bluetooth yet
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    04-30-14 08:32 PM
  9. Hamilton Guy's Avatar
    I have torque for the playbook and the Z10 they only work on wifi no bluetooth yet
    This is the bluetooth unit I have and it works fine with my Torque app on my Z10
    http://www.amazon.ca/ObdCANADA-BLUET...droidcent08-20
    05-01-14 02:39 PM
  10. tovento's Avatar
    This is the bluetooth unit I have and it works fine with my Torque app on my Z10
    http://www.amazon.ca/ObdCANADA-BLUET...droidcent08-20
    Playbook is different. BB10.2.1+ devices can use the bluetooth versions, the Playbook can only use the wifi version.
    Bluetooth Adapters Blackberry - Torque OBD2 Wiki
    05-01-14 03:33 PM
  11. Hamilton Guy's Avatar
    Playbook is different. BB10.2.1+ devices can use the bluetooth versions, the Playbook can only use the wifi version.
    Bluetooth Adapters Blackberry - Torque OBD2 Wiki
    Can't speak to the Playbook, but the response from Weetrucker that I quoted in my post said Z10's only work on wifi and that, I can attest to, is not correct.
    05-01-14 03:58 PM
  12. tovento's Avatar
    Can't speak to the Playbook, but the response from Weetrucker that I quoted in my post said Z10's only work on wifi and that, I can attest to, is not correct.
    I believe that was true with earlier versions of BB10, but as of BB10.2.1, I think android apps are able to better access bluetooth. Good to clarify, though.
    05-02-14 08:12 AM
  13. Weetrucker's Avatar
    My bad never knew that was possible with the Z10
    Guess I need to get caught up
    This is the bluetooth unit I have and it works fine with my Torque app on my Z10
    http://www.amazon.ca/ObdCANADA-BLUET...droidcent08-20
    05-03-14 02:20 PM

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