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Nonda Smart Vehicle Health Monitor Lite USD $0 (Was $59.99) + USD $4.79 (AUD $7.25) Shipping @ Nonda.co

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Update: The deal has been extended for 3 more days. I don't know why, but changing/updating the expiry date. If you know please let me know also. Thank you.

Was searching for an OBD2 monitor and came across this. Checked in Amazon Australia (https://www.amazon.com.au/nonda-ZUHMBKBTV-Vehicle-Monitor-Wi...) and was costing around $59.99. Checked in nonda website and came across this deal.

So ordered 2 to Australia (Shipping fees 8 AUD each).

People who already used/using this or anyone experienced in this space, please let me know if this is good or bad for your vehicle and how we can use this.

  • Engine Health Monitor
  • Pro dashboard
  • Easy to Install

Features :

Simply Plug It In
Engine Health Monitor
Safety Center
Pro Dashboard
Clear Error Codes
Driving Behavior Analysis
Automatic Car Finder
Mileage Log

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q. Why are you giving away this device for free?
A. US Cars are on average 11.8 years old1, and the fatality rate is four times higher in those old vehicles. As the leading connected car company in the US, nonda is committed to protecting people's journey behind the wheel through innovative products and technology. To deliver our social commitment and growing our business at the same time, we've decided to give away 1,000,000 FREE nonda Smart Vehicle Health Monitors to boost American Drivers' safety.
Q. Would the Smart Vehicle Health Monitor drain my vehicle battery?
A. All Vehicles' OBD II ports have constant power supply even if the engine is turned off. No matter what OBD II adapter you are using, it'll drain your vehicle battery eventually if you don't drive for a long time;
Our New Smart Vehicle Health Monitor Lite is the smallest one in the market and only requires 5-8mA of power to run. It is 100% safe to leave it plugged in if you drive your car frequently. However, we highly recommend that you unplug this device if you won't drive your vehicle for a long time, just like you'll unplug all appliances when you leave home for long vacations.
Q. Do I need to pay shipping for the free device?
A. Yes you do. We use USPS first-class package shipping for US orders and standard postage package mail for international ones. You only need to pay the same amount of what our shipping provider charges us.
Q. Is there any hidden fees in using the device?
A. No, there isn’t. After you receive the free smart vehicle health monitor, you can download our free ZUS Smart Driving Assistant App and start to use it simply by pairing the device with the app. All the functions mentioned above are 100% free with no catch.
Q. Will you collect my vehicle data, and what will you do about it?
A. We'd only collect your engine and trip data with your consent. All data collected will be solely used to enhance your driving safety and experience without any privacy breaching. nonda is a GDPA and CCPA compliant entity.

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    I noticed there is a few cars that have lids on the OBD reader that will obstruct your driving if you have one of these in it…

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    Will this be considered as non-standard accessory fitted to the car by the insurance company?

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    Thanks!

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    from the Nonda site, re. load on your car battery:

    Would the Smart Vehicle Health Monitor drain my vehicle battery?
    All Vehicles' OBD II ports have constant power supply even if the engine is turned off. No matter what OBD II adapter you are using, it'll drain your vehicle battery eventually if you don't drive for a long time;
    Our New Smart Vehicle Health Monitor Lite is the smallest one in the market and only requires 5-8mA of power to run. It is 100% safe to leave it plugged in if you drive your car frequently. However, we highly recommend that you unplug this device if you won't drive your vehicle for a long time, just like you'll unplug all appliances when you leave home for long vacations.

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      already put it in the questions and answers section .. cheers ..

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        you did, I'd missed it.

        Anyway wanted to highlight it, since battery drain is the main complaint on the Amazon reviews.

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    ORdered 1, now tell me what is it?

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      Hahaha

    • +1 vote

      OBD - On Board Diagnostics - stick it in ur obd port in the car and and pair it with the ios/android app .. then it will give you info about your car if there are any lights blinking on your dashboard ..

      • +1 vote

        It generally depends on what info your car monitors. On my old Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8, one of the OBD dongles I used was able to measure the boost pressure produced by the turbo. With the right app, I was able to pair my phone with the dongle and use it as a boost gauge and shift light for track days.

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          Nice!! I think i read somewhere that this also measures the turbo and they had a FAQ section regarding this ..

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    I like the look of the app itself. Might have to try it with my generic ELM327 bluetooth OBD2 dongle

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    Order two thanks op

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      is that shipping per item or per order?

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        Yes bro cant order two togather

  • +1 vote

    20-30 business days for international postage. Look forward to receiving a surprise package in 1 month :)

  • +1 vote

    My cars not listed. Bought one anyway. CC got blocked and marked as fraud attempt.

    • +3 votes

      transactions like these to be done with paypal .. so that you have buyer protection .. atleast you can get your 8aud back for the delivery .. if there is a problem ..

      • +1 vote

        FYI paypal has a very bad exchange rate

        • +4 votes

          You can pay on PayPal without currency conversion so the exchange rate will be that of your card.

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    The end game here must be data, it's the only way they seem like they'll make money…

    With the app they'll know where you go, when you go there, how you drive, what you drove etc etc.

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      They'd only know where you go if you give the app access to gps, but who knows if the app will work if you deny it permissions.

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        If you deny gps access it probably just falls back to phone signal position, which is accurate enough

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      The have other products to sell - first they need someone to sell them to and it looks like this is a great marketing campaign.

  • +5 votes

    Bought one, thanks OP! Wait, what does it do again? I don't even have a car!

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    Does it work with multiple cars or need to order separate cheers

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      some one can correct me if i am wrong .. but i dont see it locked to a single car ..

      so if you plug it in an other car and pair it again with the app .. then it should work as intended ..

  • +1 vote

    Man gotta love apple pay. one single tap and all info filled in a split second.

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      I have been on OzBargain so much in the recent years .. even automatic info filling feels a bit slow .. so i type it in myself .. (don't think this is such a good thing)

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      Paypal has been doing this before Apple Pay was even a thing…

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    My car is about 8 years old, so I'm keen on some health check on my vehicle. Thanks OP! scored one :)

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    Thanks OP! scored one too

  • -1 vote

    You can buy these generic obd2 Bluetooth devices for a couple of bucks online. Download free torque app and it's exactly the same. Don't understand the rush for this.

    Do some research sheeples.

    • +2 votes

      Any decent OBD2 will cost more than 250 , like foxwell ones.

      For 7$ I'm happy with this in comparison to generic Chinese ones where company/app may disappear any minute mate with no updates

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          Once 'they' know your 'usage', you become celebrity. Don't you want to be special?

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      I have bought a couple of the generic ones .. but sadly they did not work for me .. and this was one of the few ones which I thought would work .. that is the reason i shared it with the rest of the community .. sorry if this offended you ..

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        Not offended. Just saying there are alternatives. This looks like a bargain because of inflated rrp.

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          There are reports online of generic (copied) elm readers not working on some cars and some reports of electrical concerns. Not to say this is any better but you'd expect it to be better.

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            @Wilburre: Just checked android app for this ELM327 device. Gets 2.3 out of 5. Take my word for it people this is rebadged generic Chinese junk.

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              @MS Paint:

              Take my word for it people this is rebadged generic Chinese junk

              Some random poster on the internet with nothing to back up your claim…of course I'll take your word on this!

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                @OzBragain: Read the reviews. Even users on reddit claim it's a US$3 heap of shite.

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                  @MS Paint: Nah, you've said it's junk and backed your statement up with nothing…that's all I need

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              @MS Paint: ?
              3.8* from 3K reviews

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        no mate , this was great!! thanks for sharing :)

        I'm stuck on a Foxwell NT624 pro but can't convince myself to buy it for 300 bucks…lol

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      I've been thinking the same. Other than laziness, does this device do anything different to the $3-4 ones? I know you need ones with the ELM chip but that's where my knowledge runs out.

      I have the torque pro app (from Google rewards credit!) and used to use a wired usb obd2 adapter but have passively been looking for a Bluetooth version for a while, branded or unbranded. So, I'm wondering if this ticks the boxes myself. I've never chanced it on the cheap no name jobbies in fear of them being duds.

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    So. Tempted.
    But then I realise that my car is a Commodore VF MY15 SV6 and I remember that this particular vehicle is v-e-r-y particular about which OBD2 devices work in it. And of course the website doesn't even know about my car.
    Must. Resist. Temptation……

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      That's because there are no Holdens in the US

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      try CHevrolet mate .. i think that would work ..

  • +7 votes

    Because it has app analytics built-in for "research purposes", unlike the torque app.. remember, if a product is free then you are the product.

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      Still doesn't matter as long as it read and doesn't modify the data.
      I can be happy with a Foxwell NT624 or 650 for 300$ , or this one for 7$ just to read data from my car

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        Oh I agree, i actually think as per their Q&A, they are using vehicle data to answer some funded research questions if they are giving away 1,000,000 units that had a value of usd$59 each. It wont have your PII, but it will have your vin.. and that can be cross-referenced to the car registration database.

        Now.. if only the data could be release where correlations of sensor data could predict and reveal a factory defect so dealers cant avoid recall/warranty/TSB stuff

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    Thanks OP, ordered one.

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    Which model is ford territory equivalent?

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      if your car is made after 1996 .. this device will be suitable .. but i don't understand the question .

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        I was just checking comparability using the option on their website.

        They have ford but no territory model so want to confirm whether it will definitely work.

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        That is incorrect, OBD2 was a standard in the US in 1996. Aus got it much later, from memory mid 2000s.

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          Can verify my Aussie built 89 model was OBD 1

  • +2 votes

    Something is wrong if this is free…. I suspect data mining.

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      Yep..for android anyway, (and maybe the mac equivalent) anyone can install android studio and load an apk in there and see the log for when it is sending data and what data to analytics apps such as google (firebase), facebook, mixpanel etc.

      They can then use you as an audience pool for example for dealers to target you with car ads etc… Or they will actually use it for research and correlate your ecu vin to other info like registration etc.

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      same here…

    • +2 votes

      It isn't free, the shipping cost covers the price

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        Then how much is international shipping? o_0

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          As you may know already, shipping is usually free when shipped from China. Total price is what matters

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            @sub102: Shipping is free from China? Try to post how to do this as a deal, then you can get millions of upvotes.

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              @Raymond1227: If you shop ebay you'd know shipping costs from china are virtually nothing especially for a small item like this. I didn't say shipping should be free for this deal, rather was talking about the total price

    • +1 vote

      You can buy them for $1 in bulk.

      https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Mini-Elm327-Bluetooth...

      These are the same thing.

  • +1 vote

    Must resist…. too late :)

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    is this bluetooth or wifi adapter? my generic ELM387 bluetooth no longer works with my Huawei P30 after android 10 update so got this to see if this one works

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    Claimed two on same paypal and address. Hope it works!

    • +1 vote

      Same here .. but with a different phone number .. as to not confuse myself with the shipping notifications (if any) .. fingers crossed ..

  • +2 votes

    Personally, I would recommend that if you know how to use one, you buy a simple one off ebay for a similar cost to the postage here and be done with it. There is very little for you to gain from allowing a US company to harvest your data, potentially on selling it to insurance companies or law enforcement.

    I've had a few over the past 15 years and have only needed them about 4 times collectively to figure out issues in an older car.

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      Apple, microsoft and google (US companies as you highlighted) have collected enough info even from things you can't imagine and harvesting for years (don't tell me you don't use any of them pls :D) . Not that I disagree with you but unless Foxwell NT624 pro comes down to 50$ , i'd be happy if someone gives me free and captures my VIN number.

      Secondly considering they comply with GDPR , they are not allowed to pass your data to any 3rd part without authorization (insurance companies you highlighted)

      If you say how about unauthorized , then we go back to google/apple/microsoft issue.

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        Comply with GDPR?.. GDPR only applies to EU citizens.

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          Sry i mean't for myself with non-Au passport

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        Whilst true I do give large amounts of data to Google but that is a value proposition. I get significant advantages to sharing my data with them - maps, email, voice assist etc. I would atleast trust security there a bit more as well. From these guys, i'd get some diagnostics on engine codes that can be had without sharing anything with a $10 reader.

        Secondly, it is likely you will be giving consent via the T&Cs of the app wwhen you sign up. The fact they are free is what makes it so blatantly obvious.

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          I think we are from two different camps mate which both maybe true to some extent :)

          Btw , if you ever see any good product(Foxwell NT624 or 650) under 100$ on sale pls ping me …:D

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            @SamyKn: Not sure why you think these devices will be anywhere near as good as those products? Half the reason those products are pricey is that they have an inbuilt screen and are trade quality. This doesn't seem anything like that - it looks like a decent interface on top of a crappy ebay device. You won't get anything similar with this device.

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    Thanks Op! Got one in the spirit of ozb. Will figure out later what It does and if it can be used in my car. Cheers!

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      LOL !! Cheers Mate !!

  • +3 votes

    Went thru to checkout and was about to place the order…then my sixth sense told me to save my $4.79USD…

    I am happy to give this one a miss.

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      Good call.

  • +1 vote

    just don't leave it plugged in while it's parked else it'll drain the battery

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      It does say it "requires 5-8mA of power to run. It is 100% safe to leave it plugged in if you drive your car frequently." I'll be unplugging mine as the car is driven only 2-3 times per week. If daily use, it could possibly be OK to leave it plugged in…but…will it tell you, your battery's flat.

    • +2 votes

      The drain on this is so minute you won't even notice. I have a generic bluetooth OBD adaptor as well as use a Scanguage II and have never once had an issue with battery drain and my car is sometimes only driven once every few weeks.

      Only issue you may have is if your battery was on its way out anyway, but then even running the interior light for too long will flatten the battery..

  • +3 votes

    what did i just buy?

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      I’ll let you know when I work it out. The site claims my 24 yr old car is compatible. Time will tell.

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        My VR Holden was compatible with OBD scanners back in the day, so makes sense yours will be.

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    Thanks OP. Ordered 1 to give it ago. I find it interesting with find my car option. Worth a try

  •  

    Buy now, figure out what it is later. Thanks OP.

  •  

    if anyone wants to try for some cashback

    https://www.cashbackholic.com/compare.php?s=Nonda&button=+++...

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    Don't even know if my car is compatible or not, bit bought one… Fomo is real.

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    Don't see my car listed but for the sake of keeping up the Ozbargain tradition, bought one. Have a few empty spaces left in the drawers that need filling with more crap :-)

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      Sell some eneloops to make room.

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    Purchased, didn’t check if it was compatible with my car beforehand, but turns out it is! Great Bargain. Thanks OP

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    Bought… If it finds an error then it's paid it's worth