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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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$10 for the referrer. Free Nonda Zus car monitor (ex. shipping).

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  • +1 vote

    Where do you find this OBD II port of your vehicle? How do I know I can make use of this?

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      Google the make of your car plus something like "odb port location".

  • +1 vote

    This is the previous free deal from October 2019. Doesn't seem it was that popular in the US going by the low upvotes and you can also read about the shipping inconveniences

    https://slickdeals.net/f/13441894-free-nonda-vehicle-health-...

  •  

    Does the compatibility checker not work for anyone else? tried multiple browsers and even another PC.

  • +3 votes

    Automatic Car Finder
    Never worry about finding your car in a parking lot anymore. Simply open the ZUS® Smart Driving Assistant App to find your car with the map or compass.

    In other words, they tra k where you are going and sell that data and numerous other amounts of data to 3rd parties.

    Remember if the product doesn't cost you money, it will cost you your privacy.

  • +1 vote

    Heads Up - Plenty of complaints against their app on respective App/Play stores that the system doesn't work.

  •  

    I suppose you can use this to double check if your mechanic has their job???

    If there are issues not fixed and they charge you for it you got evidence right there

    • +1 vote

      Maybe if you plugged it in, pulled a code, then went to your mechanic and said "I have a P0xxx code in my ECU and I would like you to repair it."

      If you just took your car in for a service unrelated to the code and found that a code was still there afterwards then you wouldn't be able to do much. Most mechanics won't read codes unless they're trying to diagnose a specific issue. It's not generally part of the regular service regime.

      Plenty of codes won't cause the check engine light to come on. Not all codes set by the ECU are indicative of what the actual problem is. For example, an emissions system leak code could be anything from a cracked hose to a leaking intake manifold gasket. The former will cost a lot less than the latter to fix.

      These products are good if you actually know what to do with the extracted data. For your average person who doesn't know much about cars, the only use I can see for them is reading codes when you're engine light is on so you can tell your mechanic and be better informed. Chances are if you don't have a code that throws a CEL/MIL you're just going to find errors you don't understand (that aren't affecting how the car is running) and worrying yourself for no reason.

  •  

    I'm guessing this works with Android only? I thought only wifi compatible OBD2 devices work with iPhones (and I'm guessing this is Bluetooth only)

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      No, there are compatible iOS Bluetooth OBD2 dongles - it's mainly the cheaper generic dongles that don't do BT support on iOS.

  •  

    Jumped in on the bandwagon. Thanks OP.

  • +3 votes

    Cant believe the number of people blindly lapping this junk up.

    • +2 votes

      Now why didn't I saw your message earlier.. this impulse buy is killing me.

    • +2 votes

      Haha 3 downvotes from people who stupidly bought this crapware and have regrets.

      • +5 votes

        Slurp…. lol

        This app has access to:

        Identity

        find accounts on the device
        

        Contacts

        find accounts on the device
        

        Location

        precise location (GPS and network-based)
        access extra location provider commands
        

        Phone

        directly call phone numbers
        read phone status and identity
        

        Photos / Media / Files

        access USB storage filesystem
        read the contents of your USB storage
        modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
        

        Storage

        read the contents of your USB storage
        modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
        

        Camera

        take pictures and videos
        

        Wi-Fi connection information

        view Wi-Fi connections
        

        Device ID & call information

        read phone status and identity
        

        Other

        allow Bluetooth pairing by Application
        receive data from Internet
        mock location sources for testing
        view network connections
        read battery statistics
        pair with Bluetooth devices
        access Bluetooth settings
        change network connectivity
        connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
        disable your screen lock
        full network access
        run at startup
        control vibration
        prevent device from sleeping
        modify system settings
        
        • +1 vote

          yeah… also just noticed the apps "Automatic Car Finder" feature… on an obd tool thats always on…

        • +1 vote

          Definitely a lot of permissions that aren't needed compared with a similar app like Torque, for example.

        • +3 votes

          Lucky i got my Tinfoil hat ready then hey!..

        • +2 votes

          Just remove all the App permissions once installed. Should still run.

          • +1 vote

            @Borg: by the time you have installed the app, all the permissions you have accepted have given the app the access to scrap all your data off your phone and send it offshore. App's like this should be classed as malware. See ya later privacy.

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              @frazel: It doesnt suck all your data as it is installing. If all worried, one does not have to remain online during final part of install……I should have noted this in my original comment.

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                @Borg: @borg I said say once it's installed. However, depending on the install process it can easily be done on the fly, alternatively you can ask the user to login with the app which forces them to be online.

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              @frazel: And it drains your car battery too…just reading reviews after impulse buy..

          •  

            @Borg: Can anyone confirm if this works for this app? Some companies cause their apps to not work when their unneeded permissions are blocked.

            Eg one of Xiaomi's apps used to work fine when i blocked its unnecessary permissions, but then Xiaomi changed their app to check for the blocks and exit on startup if it's partially blocked.

        • +1 vote

          basically install a bug in your home for free.

          I mean people use Nest and Google, which is basically a bug to, but hopefully Google has some morals…

        •  

          Just create a throw away Google account with fake identity and use a throw away a cheap prepaid Android phone

  • +1 vote

    Following the OZB spirit
    Buy first think later 😉

  •  

    Hopefully they arrive in time for this years Secret Santa.

  • +1 vote

    1 mill free units = ozbargained proof

  •  

    I will probably never use it, but I am ozbargained!

  •  

    Thx OP, ordered..

  •  

    Order placed. Thanks OP!

  • +3 votes

    Ordered!

    Now to get a car.

  • +1 vote

    Guys, just don't believe the compatibility info shown in the site. It is for US Cars, not the Australian one. US made it mandatory to have OBD II in cars made after 1998, however in AU some cars of 2010 do not have OBD II. The site showed my car as compatible but it is not. I have already tried the expensive OBD II scanner but it did not work.Just a head up.

    •  

      Yep, US cars need OBD2 ports for their yearly smog checks (most states)

  • +1 vote

    Thanks, now I just need a car to go with it! (planning on getting one in the near future)

  • +5 votes

    This is not sold anywhere apart from their website. This could just be a dude, rebranding a $2 Chinese OBD2 unit, making a website and listing it as $60 RRP.

    •  

      That's exactly what it is.

    •  

      Not to mention that the "Pro App" will be available for a "small fee" once 1000+ are sold

  • +14 votes

    Q. Do I know what this is?
    A. Not really but kind of

    Q. Do I need this?
    A. Probably not

    Q. Did I buy it?
    A. pffft. It's 8 bucks and a whole bunch of OzB'ers voted it up. So yeah of course I bought it!

  •  

    Looks not for Pajero, bad luck!

    •  

      You're on the wrong website, Pajero! :P

  •  

    Thanks OP!

  •  

    Great Work OP! Keep it up :)

  • +1 vote

    I bought this and upvoted because everyone else did, am I doing this right?

    • +1 vote

      yup. if 500+ OzBargainers upvote it, 0 down votes, it's a bargain.
      Thanks OP.
      will be keen to reopen this topic in a few weeks time when it ships and, since it's paid through PayPal, I don't suppose they are pulling a scam and getting away with the money. let's wait and see.

  •  

    bought one..

  •  

    Bought one… now googling to find out what it is?? :(

  •  

    Thx bought one, just because of over 500 upvotes.

  •  

    ordered, thanks.

    just put my phone number in, and everything populated.

  •  

    Hope they are not winding up… most likely will now.. after getting ozbargained ;-)

    • +1 vote

      They claim to be offering 1 million free units.

      The confirmation page after you order the unit states the number of units that have been claimed, and I recall it was something like 59000 claimed, when I ordered.

      Based on the number of clicks on this deal, about 11000 out of the 59000 are Aussie orders (presuming every click was one order and at the time of posting this comment). :)

  •  

    I bought one, but I think it's a mistake.

    the app is free, but you have to do "in-app purchases" so it's not free at all!
    and the people who has it say it's a gimmick:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.nonda.zus

    •  

      Awww schit, bait and switch?

  •  

    good deal, but not quite sure if i'm willing to give out my information to this company. will ask a friend to orser one for me, with his details and address. 😅

    •  

      The issue isn't so much the ordering but the app you need to download to actually use the device, which pretty much asks for global permissions over your phone and records your driving habits + locations (at the minimum) to give you "safe driving" feedback.

  • +2 votes

    For everyone who wants to buy this, it's just an interface for your car and your phone/tablet/computer. With free software. You can only get general "generic" codes and metrics such a as battery voltage / engine compression/ MAF readings / speed / oxygen sensor readings /blah..all the stuff that emissions regulators need etc. Great fun if you're into passively reading your car's data.

    If your intent is to find specific faults or make changes to features then your probably only going to find generic codes and no access to features. Most manufacturers have propietry set of codes in seperate ECUs so you will need the database from them. I.e. that's why you pay the big bucks for scan tools that have manufacturers codes. If your car is a French car / VW-Audi Porsche then majority of the codes you wont have access to.

  • +1 vote

    The app functions with a lot of other products sold by the same company, hence all the permissions. Apparently they can be turned off without losing the core functionality of the OBD2 scanner according to this review of the non-Lite model: https://the-gadgeteer.com/2018/05/06/nonda-zus-obd-ii-smart-....

    If you're paranoid, this Lite model is supposed to work with other apps that support ELM327 anyway. https://nonda.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360036037531--In...

    Just don't know whether it's a genuine ELM327 chip inside, though.

  •  

    Is this Incompatible Vehicle List applied to this device?
    https://nonda.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018705632--Co...
    Can't found my car in the compatibility check…2012 Skoda Yeti ?

  •  

    Smart move to collect data in the motor industry.
    The more they give away the more valuable the data is.

    How do you think Google offer freebies?

    •  

      yeah true but can't resist a freebie. anyway, unless i'm a wanted man or afraid to get caught I wouldn't mind giving away my vehicle data

    •  

      and you can always resell when it arrives for some profit

  •  

    Found this list of incompatible vehicles… yes it’s American but maybe hold off if you have a rav4 or prado https://nonda.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018705632--Co...

  •  

    Why is this better than the $3 eBay one someone listed? Is it the software?

    I've had OBD2 readers before and they all do /are the same thing as far as I know.

    • +4 votes

      It's not better. Just a bigger RRP to give the appearance of a bargain. Free app is possibly full of ads. The only winner here is the seller. Ozbargain community getting pumped up over nothing.

    • +3 votes

      There was only 1 million units available so I grabbed one quickly in case they were Ozbargained.
      The adrenaline has now worn off and looking around now in the cool light of a new day, you are probably right.

      My last "frenzy" purchase was the recent Hoegaarden beer special which I snapped up because, well, everyone else was…
      I found I hate the stuff and can't drink it, so that was a monumental fail.

      The spirit of Ozbargain…Buy in haste repent at leisure! Sadly sometimes, haste makes waste!

  •  

    "59,132 people have brought driving safety to others."
    I'd be interested to see how much this changes in the next day or so

  •  

    Great deal! Big ups for altruistic companies putting lives before margins x

    •  

      Can't tell if you're serious.

  • -1 vote

    I can't help but feel there is in ulterior motive for giving these away for free. I won't be claiming one.

    •  

      claim and re-sell it if you don't want to use

  •  

    Great deal! I've been keeping an eye out for a discounted OBD2 for a while, this seems perfect.

    Thanks for sharing, OP!

  •  

    thnx, ordered 2

  •  

    Thanks!!

  •  

    Ordered one! Thanks OP

  •  

    Probably better off using Torque and getting one from reputable brand(see comments bottom of link ) as its appears most OBD2 adapters that use the ELM327 chipset are fake anyway https://timyouard.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/disection-of-a-co...

    •  

      Yep good app

    •  

      Is the Torque Lite App available for free on IOS ie for Iphone, Ipad ?
      I'm having a bit of trouble finding it but surely it must be there somewhere?

  •  

    Awesome! Thanks

  •  

    Anyone else notice full name on PayPal is "No NDA Inc" rather than Nonda. So the suspicious part of me thinks, No "non disclosure agreement" inc…

    • +1 vote

      The registered owners of the app on play store are

      no nda Inc.

  •  

    I just wanted to say that I've never seen 652 positive votes on anything on ozb for the last few years!

    •  

      You have been looking very hard then 😁

  •  

    Use Latitude 28 Global to make payment mine cost 7.25

  • +1 vote

    Thank you for ordering the nonda Smart Vehicle Health Monitor Lite, your order has been processed and will be dispatched within 2 days.

    Due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease, the air freight capacity has been dramatically reduced from government restriction across the globe, with the prolonged process of customs clearance and cargo investigation together, it will take about 25-30 business days for the product to arrive in your hands.

    We are working nonstop with our logistics partners to ensure safe and fast delivery. We totally understand if you don’t like the waiting, in that case, you can cancel your order by emailing our customer service team at [email protected], they will help you facilitate the cancellation and refund.

    We really appreciate your patience and support.

    Have a safe ride
    nonda

    •  

      Wasn't expecting it any soon as thought I read upon checkout that this was the timeline for International deliveries. I will however sterilise the box once received….ha!

  •  

    To all the freak-outs bleating they'll steal your data. Of course they will. Their merchant name is:
    "No NDA inc" (ie. No Non Disclosure Agreement).

    •  

      At least they're upfront about it.

  • +7 votes

    Feels bad to say but it's a fake sale, bought 3 of these a month ago. However they work great considering it's free and you only pay for shipping. Overall it's worth it. Just make sure you download the ELM327 dedicated app instead of their main ZUS app, the dedicated app removes the clutter from their main one.

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      Thanks for headsup

    •  

      Which app is the dedicated one?
      There's a bunch that came up when searching for ELM327

      •  

        Not OP, but it is likely the ZUS ELM327 app which is made my No NDA Inc

  •  

    Thanks OP, ordered one

  • +1 vote

    Generic Chinese ELM327 clone based on the reviews and product images here. Requested a cancellation after reading those.

  • +2 votes

    There seems to be a lot of people stressing about being tracked. If you unplug the device after checking your engine then voila! No more tracking!

    •  

      I think it's more concern about being tracked via your mobile than your actual car being tracked.

      •  

        That's why I won't be using their app.

    •  

      Whether online or offline, if device is capable to connect internet then you are always "tracked".

      •  

        Rubbish. The obdii isn't internet connected, it Bluetooth connects to your phone. The vendor doesn't have your phone number, and if you are using a different reader app there is no connection to you. You've been watching too many movies.