I love this device especially being able to code right when I get a fault code. However, the reason for 4 star and not 5 is because the annual costs to keep it active.
I paid $150 for this app, the dongle, and in app purchases a couple years ago. They discontinued the BMW version I originally bought and now want to charge me $79 a year to use the “full” version of Carly. The app is convenient, but not necessary if you know how to use a computer to diagnose and code. Plenty of other resources available. I feel scammed... Sehr Enttäuscht.
I have been using this app for almost 4 years and it gets more expensive and predatory every year. Originally this app was exclusively for BMW/Mini. It offered more advanced functions for those cars. First it was $60 for the OBDII scanner (which has been updated and made obsolete several times) and $40 for the full version of the app. Relatively reasonable. Then they added extra functions such as iDrive coding and battery registration which all individually cost $5-15. Useful features but it’s disingenuous to offer extra paid features on a $40 ‘full version’ app. Now they’ve switched to a subscription model that costs $85/yr, and also introduced yet another version of their OBDII scanner. And they supposedly support every auto manufacturer now. Not only are they demanding an absurd amount of money over only a 5 year period, but the actual functions outside of BMW are extremely basic, more or less on par with a $30 Autozone scanner. To top it off, support is absolutely abysmal. They rarely respond and when they do, it is a short email in broken English referring you to their own FAQ section. This used to be a convenient, less expensive alternative to an expensive Foxwell unit, but now it is much more expensive and less capable. And this is to say nothing of future revisions or price hikes (which seem quite inevitable). Just buy a Foxwell and save yourself the headache.
I bought the adapter and I connected but it doesn’t let me buy the subscription. It tells me to remove the adapter or to connect to WiFi because it couldn’t connect to iTunes
Product Doesn’t show live data on my 03 Subaru wrx. Hoping it does more on newer Subaru’s. Otherwise, I wasted money. Cool product though.
BMW 335i e90 n54 Air bag light, seatbelt light, windshield wipers on, DTC light. 17V at battery. Look into a new voltage regulator. I replaced it and that’s what was wrong. Carly helped me diagnose and check my repairs. :)
Great app 💪🏿
I paid $80 for my adapter a while back, and it worked as advertised. Got CEL codes off my dads car, my car, and a couple others. Fast forward to today and I try to scan a friends car, now it says I get one free scan and I have to pay $60 a year for diagnostics. So now my total jumps up to $140. Yes, it’s only $5 a month but I use it so infrequently that it’s not worth that to me. I’m better off buying a slightly more expensive scanner like BlueDriver or GoPoint BT1 and only have to pay the price once
Great tool for BMW. I use it often and have diagnosed and fixed several expensive items. I wish I could reset the short circuit counters eg. in the Footwell Module but other diagnoses and coding are great.