About the Garmin Mechanic with ecoRoute™ HD
Ideal for gearheads
Ideal for gearheads
Do you love to tinker with your car in the name of better performance? Are you looking for a convenient way to track how your vehicle responds while you're driving? Garmin's got a great solution in the Mechanic with ecoRoute HD — simply pair this vehicle diagnostic monitor with your Android smartphone or nüvi portable navigator for instant access to important specs that can help you get more from every trip.
Easy to install and use
The Mechanic with ecoRoute HD plugs directly into your car's OBD-II port, usually found below the driver's side dashboard, to access a large amount of real-time info about your vehicle's performance — the same data that professional mechanics use to diagnose problems with your vehicle. The device then relays the information via wireless Bluetooth® connection to your nüvi, which then displays your vehicle's performance on easy-to-follow gauges and charts. The Bluetooth connection with the Mechanic with ecoRoute HD does not affect your nüvi's ability to make or receive calls with your compatible cell phone.
If you have an Android smartphone, you can download the free Garmin Mechanic app (available on Google Play), 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 (as made available by manufacturer). You can even customize the gauges to fit your preferences.
Note: Up to eleven gauges are available through your portable navigator. Several others, including oil pressure and temperature, are only available through the Garmin Mechanic smartphone app.
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.
- vehicle diagnostic tool
- downloads data through vehicle OBD-II port
- displays results on a compatible Bluetooth enabled nüvi navigator or Android smartphone with free Garmin Mechanic app
- gives detailed real-time information on fuel economy and engine diagnostics
- provides check engine light error messages and can be used to reset check engine light
- can be used as a trip computer
- provides mileage reports, calculates fuel savings, and challenges drivers to improve their "green" driving habits
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # 010-11380-10
What's in the box:
- Mechanic ecoRoute HD module (with attached OBD II connector)
- 4 Wire-ties
- 2 Sections of two-side tape
- "Warning" label (attached to module)
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More details on the Garmin Mechanic with ecoRoute™ HD
Overview: The Garmin Mechanic with ecoRoute HD transforms your Bluetooth compatible nuvi GPS device or Android smartphone into a real-time automotive diagnostic computer. By connecting to your vehicle's diagnostic system, the ecoRoute HD monitors vehicle performance and provides detailed system data; including engine monitoring, sensor and gauge data, fuel efficiency, engine diagnostics, and more.
Garmin nuvi GPS Compatibility: The Garmin Mechanic with ecoRoute HD is compatible with 1200 series and higher Bluetooth capable Garmin nuvi devices. Simply plug the ecoRoute HD module into your vehicle's standardized onboard diagnostics port (OBD II), then complete the easy one-time pairing between the ecoRoute HD and the Bluetooth-enabled Garmin nuvi GPS device.
Note: Before installing the ecoRoute HD module, you must update your Garmin nuvi GPS device's software. Visit the Garmin WebUpdater for the latest updates & downloads.
Garmin Mechanic App: Add the Garmin Mechanic app to your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone and ecoRoute HD can show real time engine performance data on your smartphone. Simply plug the ecoRoute HD module into your vehicle's standardized onboard diagnostics port (OBD II) and download the free Garmin Mechanic app from the Android Market onto your compatible Android smartphone. Follow the on-screen prompts to pair the ecoRoute HD with your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone.
Note: Requires smartphone with Android 2.1 and up.
Vehicle Compatibility: The Garmin Mechanic with ecoRoute HD is designed and tested to meet the OBD II specifications that are required on most 1996 and newer cars and light trucks sold in the United States. However, some vehicles may be incompatible with the Garmin ecoRoute HD. See Garmin's incompatible vehicles list for more information.
Note: Due to the large number of different vehicle models produced and mid-year manufacturer changes, this incompatibility list may not be complete.
OBD II Connector: The easy to install ecoRoute HD plugs into your vehicle's OBD II port to send accurate engine performance data wirelessly to a compatible Bluetooth-enabled Garmin nuvi GPS device or Android smartphone. This allows you to decode OBD II engine trouble codes and reset your vehicle's check engine light from your nuvi device or smartphone.
Gauges Page: The Garmin Mechanic with ecoRoute HD provides you with complete gauge cluster in one convenient location on your compatible nuvi GPS device or Android smartphone. The information displayed on the gauges page is collected directly from your vehicle. View live gauges for RPM, speed, intake manifold pressure, coolant temperature, timing advance, throttle position and more. You can select the gauges you want to monitor most and customize screens with various gauge packages. The number and type of gauges displayed may vary by vehicle.
Note: Air/fuel mixture, oil pressure, oil temperature, & fuel flow gauges can be viewed on the Android app only; not compatible with Garmin nuvi GPS device. Available gauges will depend on vehicle type, model, and year; and can vary.
Diagnostic Check: With ecoRoute HD, you'll receive clear explanations as to what is wrong with your vehicle, and you even have the ability to reset your check engine light, saving you time and money spent at the repair shop. After completing a simple installation, you can run diagnostic testing on vehicle systems, such as the battery and drive train, to receive engine performance data and more than 4,000 error codes.
Fuel Economy: You can use the data from ecoRoute HD to actually help you improve your driving habits and get more miles to the tank using timely fuel and mileage reports featuring accurate fuel consumption/conservation data. Calculate your fuel efficiency, carbon footprint and more all through your compatible Garmin nuvi GPS device or Android smartphone.
LED Status: The two LEDs (green & blue) on top of the ecoRoute HD module indicate the connection status.
|3 Green Flashes||Establishing a connection with vehicle and GPS device (Setup Mode)|
|Slow Green Flashing||Connecting to the vehicle.|
|Green Solid||Communicating with the vehicle.|
|Blue Flashing||Connecting to the GPS device.|
|Blue Solid||Communicating with the GPS device.|
|Two Flashes||Update mode.|
|Alternating 3 Green/3 Blue Flashes||Fault mode.|
Installation Warning: When installing the device in a vehicle, install the device securely so it does not interfere with the vehicle operating controls, such as the foot pedals, or the driver's feet. Interference with the vehicle operating controls or feet can result in an accident, which could result in injury or death.
Vehicle Warranty Note: Defer to your vehicle's warranty provisions and owner's instructions for guidance on whether any OBD II connector product might void or alter your vehicle's warranty.
The Garmin Mechanic with ecoRoute™ HD replaces these items
- real-time tracking of fuel economy and engine diagnostics
- works with most Bluetooth enabled nüvi navigators
- helps you determine most fuel-efficient routes more accurately
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