Polling to see what different peoples' experiences are with different types of bluetooth 4.0 OBDII adapters.
Looks like the iOS LSP supportes the LELink, Kiwi3, and iCar 3.
I went with an iCar3, thinking they would all act more or less the same. Being used to Bluetooth 2.0 devices installation was a little confusing, I kept turning bluetooth on and off and on and off on my phone, and didn't see any new devices, also tried plugging and unplugging multiple times, same issue, nothing new showed up.
Then I turned on the LSP beta version and voila, connection established, and going back to the bluetooth settings the item appears as present.
Came back several days later, turned on LSP, no connection. Tried on and off on the car, no go. It took unplugging and replugging the iCar3 OBDII dongle again to make it reappear in LSP.
Is this how all the bluetooth 4.0 dongles work? Or can I get my iCar3 to work without un/replugging to show by doing some different sequence of things (car off, restarting LSP, starting car? Or starting car before LSP?) or do the different 4.0 devices act differently? If it takes un/replugging to get the OBDII to show again via bluetooth 4.0 maybe I'm better off with a wifi one that has a working on/off switch. Or maybe I need to do a hardware hack and solder in a switch if I can figure out which supplies power to the OBDII device.
I tried an iCar 2 wifi which is supposed to have an on off switch- it auto turned off which seems like a nice power saving feature, but didn't turn back on with the on button, I needed to un/re-plug as well. In retrospect maybe the VeePeak wifi which didn't auto turn off but at least had a working on/off button would have been the best choice, since it's even more of a pain to un/replug each time for use..