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Interesting new product from Superchips -- Android phone support!

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Do you have an Android powered Smartphone? How about a product that lets you tune your vehicle with Superchips award winning tunes, run your gauges, diagnostics, performance tests, and more from your Android phone/device. No problem, our VIVID LINQ takes care of that for you! No other performance company lets you use your Android phone/device to tune your vehicle and monitor data in one app. Scan this QR Code with your Android device to start testing out the new VIVID app today!


Not sure if this device will be compatible with the G8, but it's a potential new product on the market, if it is compatible.

Just thought I'd pass this along in case anyone was interested.




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VIVID PAQ PN. 528650 and VIVID LINQ PN. 128650, should work with the G8.

It would be the same tune as the Cortex/Flashpaq, but adds several visual features.

I wouldn't mind having one of these.....



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Tuning

Industry leading tuning for trucks, Jeeps and performance cars delivering maximum horsepower, torque and world class drivability for your vehicle
Tune for high performance, heavy load towing, fuel economy or off-road uses
Syncs wirelessly with your vehicle using included Bluetooth dongle
Uses Android operating systems to provide a simple yet effective user interface to make tuning a snap
50-state emissions legal and race use only models available

Gauges

Intercept PIDs on the bus and display them in real-time
Gauges provide vital information when towing, off-road or at the track
Includes several gauge sets
Monitor EGTs while towing to avoid diesel engine troubles1
Maximize track performance with real-time feedback

GPS Capable

No need to buy another expensive in-cabin device. Just buy a GPS antenna easily found online and GPS app for Android OS
Depending on the app, topographical maps are available for off-road uses

Inclinometer/G-Force Meter

Uses on-board 3-axis accelerometer and graphics accelerator to measure pitch and roll
Establish entrance and departure points for turns
Make last minute car setup adjustments at the track
Monitor off-road driving performance

Maintenance Minder

No more missing important maintenance intervals
Easy to setup and use
Uses include reminders for oil changes, rotate tires and more
App automatically recognizes when a check engine light is on and provides a summary
No more unnecessary time consuming trips to the dealer

Audio Equipped

Pre loaded with music, video and photo applications
8GB of internal flash memory with SD card for further expansion
Share photos or video by syncing with Facebook, YouTube, Picasa or Flickr

Video Equipped

HD camcorder records in 720p
HD video playback
Mini HDMI out for watching video on TV
2 MP digital camera
Easily sync video and pictures to popular social media sites

Gaming Equipped

On-board graphics accelerator exploits Android OS 3D capabilities for games, animated interface and transition effects
Let kids and friends entertain themselves on long road trips
Many games utilize the 3-axis accelerometer for a more realistic game playing experience
Use the HDMI output to play the game on your TV and use the device as the steering wheel or controller

The Superchips VIVID PAQ is available for Gas and Diesel Cars, Trucks, and Suv's.



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I like that it can do video out.... hmmmm...


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Okay, here's my quick review, for those who want to learn more:


Downloaded the app, it was free.

It talks bluetooth, which I imagine is the device on the other end that is required to be purchased.

Can be ran in demo mode.

Main menu has tuning, dtc, maint minder, mileage mentor, daq, gauges, inclinometer, and one touch. Looks interesting, the graphics are nice.

The maintenance minder "service" that starts on the android phone allows you to record mileage and what was done, etc. Maybe this syncronizes online somewhere where you can keep your maintenance records online or in printed (archival) form.

The mileage mentor (at least in demo mode) looks like a graphics equalizer, but has a "smoothness" graph, that smartly, starts "burning money" (a 20 dollar bill "specimen" is shown to be burning, which makes sense I suppose) ... that is probably more for the prius owner, not the g8 owner

The DAQ setup looks like a cluster of nice looking bargraphics,4 pages worth.

The gauges setup has some options, looks like a carbon fiber "superchips" digital gauge.

The inclinometer works without the bluetooth (and in demo mode) and could be useful for recording the "lateral G's" in a controlled environment.

The one touch is probably a prepriotory app that allows it to give a diagnostics report on the car in question (that is hooked up) and it warns that it could take up to 15 minutes to complete. Unsure of function, I did not go there.

Overall, a slick interface that has some potential.

I'm glad I downloaded it, and I would be interested to hearing the price of the "gateway bluetooth ODB2 module" that is required with it, or if the amazon bluetooth ones would work or not.

I recommend anyone with an android phone and the google app "Barcode Reader" to scan the 3d barcode to install the app.

After installation, it is called "Vivid" on the android programs list.

Try it out, it's neat.

--zepcom

Will explore more soon.


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Livernois tune, VCM, FE3's, full Holden blue gauges conversion, iphone on display. Daily Driver FTW
The ZEPCOM G8 was SOLO's test mule
www.youtube.com/zepcom

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Retail LINQ Prices:
Ford Diesel: 1999 – 2010 -- 118550 $379.99
Ford Diesel: 2011 – 2012 -- 118580 $379.99
Ford Gas: 1999 – 2012 -- 118650 $349.99
Ford EcoBoost: 3.5L 2011 – 2012 -- 118680 $349.99
GM Diesel: 2001 – 2010* -- 128550 $379.99
GM Gas: 1999 – 2012 128650 -- $349.99
Dodge Diesel: 2003 – 2009 138550 -- $379.99
Dodge Gas: 2003 – 2010 138650 -- $349.99
Jeep: 2003 – 2010 138750 -- $349.99

Superchips VIVID LINQ is the only tuning device in the industry designed to work with AndroidTM OS smartphones.* LINQ is available for nearly 1,000 vehicle applications including most popular truck, performance car, and SUV’s produced in the last decade. LINQ is a Bluetooth wireless vehicle tuning interface that turns your phone into a performance tuner, diagnostic trouble code tool, PID reader, driving coach, or virtual dash board with the touch of the phone screen. Combine your Android phone with LINQ for an affordable yet advanced vehicle tuning experience!



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I wouldn't necessarily use it to "tune" my car, but some of the other features are nice.

Did I mention that Video Out options interest me?


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Livernois tune, VCM, FE3's, full Holden blue gauges conversion, iphone on display. Daily Driver FTW
The ZEPCOM G8 was SOLO's test mule
www.youtube.com/zepcom

Bought 3/30/2009, retired 7/18/2017 at 136k miles, still strong. Been a great ride, she will be missed!
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Man, being able to tune your car from your phone would be freaking awesome!

I wish Livernois had this capability...

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I wouldn't necessarily use it to "tune" my car, but some of the other features are nice.

Did I mention that Video Out options interest me?
Why not? I've owned one for 2 months and it works awesome. Does everything the cortex does plus more.

I am using my Samsung Galaxy S11
Skyrocket to do the tuning which takes about 45 seconds to read the vehicle and 10 minutes at most to install the ECM and TCM files.

The only downside so far is i'm battling with Superchips right now to get them to support the 93 cai tunes. Supposed to have them by next week if they get the Xpress Update working this time around.

Other than that, I am extremely happy with it. I have bought quite a few handheld tuners for all my cars/trucks and this one is BY FAR the best investment of the bunch.

I got some screen shots I have to make a new photobucket account and I will post them.
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Just making sure I posted the image right.

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Figures, I just got a cortex lol
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This is my gauge preset. I like how they match my stock 19's




You can change gauge size, skin, shape, analogs or digitals





Is that O2 sensor and LTFT reading right? Doesn't seem right to me

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Figures, I just got a cortex lol
Did you buy it new? If so you can still return it within a month or 2 of having it I would think.

I only paid $329 for my vivid linq and if you can live without the 93 tunes for a week or so. It is FAR superior to the Cortex.
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No I got it used here on the forums. Wonder if you can buy one without the bluetooth dongle?? Im already running the Torque ODB scanner app (which is really cool btw) so I already have one. what is the difference betweenbthe Cortex and the phone versoin??
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No I got it used here on the forums. Wonder if you can buy one without the bluetooth dongle?? Im already running the Torque ODB scanner app (which is really cool btw) so I already have one. what is the difference betweenbthe Cortex and the phone versoin??
Everything on the vivid linq is the same as the cortex except you can customize all your PID's into gauges like on the pics above and there's a few other features like the maintenance reminder which I thought I would never use but it its actually very helpful.

But if you already have the Torque app and a Bluetooth module like the Kiwi ob2 Bluetooth adapter from PLX its basically the same thing minus the tuning features.

I was going to buy the cortex like you and then get the Kiwi Bluetooth adapter to monitor my PID's on my phone but found this which does both of these things in one package for almost half the price (cortex - $400, Kiwi adapter for Torque app - around $150 last time I checked).

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I got an adapter for the Torque app off Amazon for $21... and the app was $5. Its cool though. I love the 1/8, 1/4, and 60ft timers! Dont know how accurate they are yet but I can pull a 9.3sec 1/8th at 84.5 mph real consistantly!
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Yea I saw that they make a cheaper brand but was skeptical on how well they worked but sounds like out is working just fine for you.what kind of phone/device are you using for the app

Is that 9.3 1/8th with a cortex tune or stock?

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I think the trouble they have with the cheaper adapters is with Fords. I have turned right around a 9.3 with the 87,91,and 93 Cortex tunes. I didnt discover the timers until after I had the Cortex The only mods I have are Flowmaster axlebacks. thought I would see more of a difference between the 3 tunes. Im running the app on an At&t Samsung Infuse with no issues. The HUD setting on the Torque app is pretty sweet too.
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Yea I have never really had luck with those virtual e/t s. Too many variables to account for. It should be a completely different story if you went to the track.

My very first and only run due to rain was 8.73 @ 83 with just my street tune(87 octane+50% shift torque) and exhaust.

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True, I was just playin around to see what it would do. One thing that would make a difference is that Im using the Odb info on it right now. So any wheelspin will throw it off. It will let you use GPS ir your phone has it, I just havnt tried it yet
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