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Garmin Mechanic™

Garmin Mechanic™


Find out what’s really going on under your hood with Garmin Mechanic.

Get insight into how your car is performing with the free Garmin Mechanic™ app. Use the Skidpad to measure lateral acceleration, and track your speed and distance using GPS.

Taking a trip? Garmin Mechanic tracks your trips and calculates total distance, average speed, and estimated mileage to help increase fuel savings. Got more than one vehicle? You can track and collect data on multiple vehicles.

At the pump, enter your fill-up data and track average mileage, total fuel used, fuel cost, cost per mile and more. Set up service schedules for maintenance on all your vehicles, and get notifications when service is due.

Expand your toolbox by pairing the Garmin Mechanic app with our ecoRoute™ HD module (sold separately) and gain access to real-time performance data, including live gauges showing RPM, throttle position, intake pressure, manifold vacuum, boost, instant economy, battery voltage, real-time estimated power and torque, and more. Evaluate your driving style with the Eco Score gauge.

Create gauge sets and save them as Dashboards, and instantly recall them for different driving modes (e.g. towing, economy, racing).

Measure your vehicle's performance with the Acceleration/Dyno feature. Measure 0-30, 0-60 and 1/4-mile times, torque and horsepower.

With the ecoRoute HD module, Garmin Mechanic also calculates your instant and average fuel economy, and checks your vehicle’s self-test status for emissions certification. The vehicle diagnostics feature reads and provides descriptions for over 6500 error codes and resets your vehicle’s Check Engine light.

Export all your vehicle information (including fill-ups, service schedule, service history, sensor data, diagnostic data, acceleration runs and more) to view on your computer.

Features

- Tablet support -- works with 7" and 10" tablets (all Android versions)

- Move to SD Card option

- Track average mileage and service history on multiple vehicles


Features (when paired with ecoRoute HD module):

- View diagnostic codes and reset your vehicle’s Check Engine light

- View and record real-time sensor data

- Calculate real-time and average fuel consumption

- Measure acceleration and calculate 0-30, 0-60, ¼-mile times, torque and horsepower.

- Record OBD sensor data from your vehicle and view it on your computer

Recent changes:
1.5.1 Release
• Fixed problem with Service History date selection
• Improved current economy graph

1.5 Release
• Interactive graphs with full-screen mode
• More accurate fuel economy statistics
• Improved gauge behavior
• Bug fixes
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User ratings
1050
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
1
File size
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About Garmin Mechanic™
Find out what’s really going on under your hood with Garmin Mechanic.

Get insight into how your car is performing with the free Garmin Mechanic™ app. Use the Skidpad to measure lateral acceleration, and track your speed and distance using GPS.

Taking a trip? Garmin Mechanic tracks your trips and calculates total distance, average speed, and estimated mileage to help increase fuel savings. Got more than one vehicle? You can track and collect data on multiple vehicles.

At the pump, enter your fill-up data and track average mileage, total fuel used, fuel cost, cost per mile and more. Set up service schedules for maintenance on all your vehicles, and get notifications when service is due.

Expand your toolbox by pairing the Garmin Mechanic app with our ecoRoute™ HD module (sold separately) and gain access to real-time performance data, including live gauges showing RPM, throttle position, intake pressure, manifold vacuum, boost, instant economy, battery voltage, real-time estimated power and torque, and more. Evaluate your driving style with the Eco Score gauge.

Create gauge sets and save them as Dashboards, and instantly recall them for different driving modes (e.g. towing, economy, racing).

Measure your vehicle's performance with the Acceleration/Dyno feature. Measure 0-30, 0-60 and 1/4-mile times, torque and horsepower.

With the ecoRoute HD module, Garmin Mechanic also calculates your instant and average fuel economy, and checks your vehicle’s self-test status for emissions certification. The vehicle diagnostics feature reads and provides descriptions for over 6500 error codes and resets your vehicle’s Check Engine light.

Export all your vehicle information (including fill-ups, service schedule, service history, sensor data, diagnostic data, acceleration runs and more) to view on your computer.

Features

- Tablet support -- works with 7" and 10" tablets (all Android versions)

- Move to SD Card option

- Track average mileage and service history on multiple vehicles


Features (when paired with ecoRoute HD module):

- View diagnostic codes and reset your vehicle’s Check Engine light

- View and record real-time sensor data

- Calculate real-time and average fuel consumption

- Measure acceleration and calculate 0-30, 0-60, ¼-mile times, torque and horsepower.

- Record OBD sensor data from your vehicle and view it on your computer

Recent changes:
1.5.1 Release
• Fixed problem with Service History date selection
• Improved current economy graph

1.5 Release
• Interactive graphs with full-screen mode
• More accurate fuel economy statistics
• Improved gauge behavior
• Bug fixes

User reviews of Garmin Mechanic™
Fuel flow rate almost double what my on-board computer says I'm using, and Eco score never gets above 50 unless I'm coasting downhill, and I drive a 2010 Jetta TDI that gets highway fuel flow rate of about 4.6l/100km! My GPS always gives me Eco scores in the 90s on the highway!
Dec 28, 2011
I can't install on Defy, dont'know why
Apr 6, 2011
It only works with Garmin OBD tol can't use any other kind, torque works flawless with my 30 bucks EML327 Chinise from DX. Dashcommand looks really good too, but for 50 bucks, are they crazy? Torque FTW!
Mar 30, 2011
Where to download?
Feb 26, 2011
Found on a forum through google, so it's out there somewhere.. even if you can't find it on the market.
Feb 22, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 17, 2014
Pretty good Pretty good app overall. Only thing I would like to see is to mirror the screen so that when I use my galaxy tab s I can put it up as a HUD! That'd be freaking sweet
A Google User
Oct 16, 2014
Very Buggy Still Great potential, but I have problems paring nearly every time it launches. Have to force close the app and re-open it many times to get it to connect properly. Must do this every time you use it, or once it disconnects and the app closes it will not reconnect.. Putting any graph into full screen mode allows the screen to turn off despite the setting of keep the screen on being enabled. Option to measure 0-30/0-60 time appears to be missing, 1/4 and 1/2 mile are there however. Skid pad app doesn't correctly differentiate between acceleration / braking G force and lateral G forces in turns, so you cannot leave it running and check it after, someone must be watching it during the turn to figure out what your max lateral G force is.
A Google User
Aug 15, 2014
Huh? Doesn't work on my 7inch cyclone voyager android tablet. Just says garmin mechanic has stopped working.
A Google User
Aug 10, 2014
Doesn't connect automatically Has done great features but won't connect to the ecoroute HD automatically. You need to enter 0000 every time. Get that fixed and it'll be worth using
A Google User
Jul 4, 2014
Skidpad The one feature I have been looking for us the skidpad. The fact you can also monitor obd albeit with the Garmin module it is still an awesome app