If you have an Android smartphone, you can download the free Garmin Mechanic app (available from the Android Market), and enjoy access to the same information on your smartphone via its Bluetooth connection.
Depending on your vehicle and whether you're running through a nüvi or smartphone, you'll view real-time gauges for RPM, air/fuel mixture, oil pressure, oil temperature, coolant temperature, air flow, fuel flow, air pressure, and more. You can even customize the gauges to fit your preferences.
Reduce costly visits to the mechanic
If you've been frustrated by your car's "check engine" light in the past, you'll be glad to know that the Garmin Mechanic gives you clear explanations for what's wrong with your vehicle whenever the light comes on. You can even reset the check engine light through the system, saving you the time and money to have a professional do it.
In addition, the Mechanic with ecoRoute HD monitors intake air temperature, throttle position, emissions, battery charging status, and other vital engine performance parameters. You can keep tabs on your engine engine's performance, so you can make adjustments for peak efficiency or take it in for maintenance when needed.
More accurate data so you can drive smarter
The ecoRoute HD feature also tracks your fuel usage and gas mileage, so you can check out your estimated fuel economy, carbon footprint, and fuel cost for each trip. By measuring your engine's performance and fuel consumption over time, you'll find the areas where you're driving less efficiently along your commute. You can use this data to choose more Earth-friendly routes around town not only will you help the environment, but you'll save some money as well. You can also use the Mechanic with ecoRoute HD as a trip computer on long treks it'll give you real-time updates on your journey's progress, including average speed and fuel use.
Note: Your Garmin nüvi navigator must have Bluetooth compatibility to work with the ecoRoute HD.