Hybrid Assistant vs. Dr Prius pro.

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  1. skydivetoday

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    Hello everyone,

    I have 2014 V and bought the Dr. Prius Pro app to test my car and get some information about it.
    Then, I downloaded the Hybrid Assistant app found it to be much more rich in daily driving information about the hybrid car. I find it easy to read and the color coding tells you if something is out of range.

    I wonder if there are other apps that Prius drivers find useful.
     
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    I think most will agree that DrPrius is focused more on the traction pack with a few other options available.
    The Hybrid Assistant family of apps Hybrid Reporter and (Tire Assistant TPMS sensor location, tire pressure and temperature) has more options and fancy graphics along with the data.
     
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    I’ve got Clarista Bluetooth OBD adapter for Dr Prius; wondering would it work with Hybrid Assistant?
     
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    I have Veepeak Mini Bluetooth OBD2 and it has been working for both apps.
     
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    Load up the app and see, while your at it grab Hybrid Reporter and Tire Assistant.
    Cheers
     
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    Yes. Should work fine as long as you are using an Android phone.
     
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    Yeah noticed that; major stumbling block...
     
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    Only in Android is a major short coming for a very well thought-out product as Hybrid Assistant. Can it not be recompiled for apple?
     
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    The phone doesn't have to have cell service. You can get a used cheap one, connect to wifi and download the app.
     
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    Well worth the cost of used phone because it wil give you great feed back on how to drive a hybrid.
    As well, it tells you when you are going 50 mph and the engine is only at 1000 rpm.
    It gave me a better understanding of how little brake pads are used.
     
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    is there such a thing as beater phone? Thanks for the howto, I was thinking on older android ver. (maybe 8 oreo? ) and a pay as you go plan. Can the phones connect to wifi without a sim? I'll have to check the Hybrid Assistant docs for current minimum requirements. DrPrius requires android 4 as a minimum at last reading.
     
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    I got a refurb galaxy S3 years ago for the Hybrid Assistant/Reporter app. Phone was never put onto a carrier and basically works like a small computer. Still has emergency ability though.

    And...HA is now combined with HR as one app instead of two separate apps.
     
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