Younger generations like ME will never understand this and say oh nobody needs a monitor the phone can do everything. it's kinda like saying: "What do you need a GUI for? Command line works just fine! Does everything and then some!"
It's not a GUI vs command line thing, it's very simply put a usb keyboard vs a wireless keyboard. Sure if you turn off the wireless keyboard after using it and put it in the closest you have to take it back out and turn it back on to use it again, But no one does that. That's the mindset that is killing me, it's not logical. What I don't understand is why people are so unwilling to change their perception of something. Your next statement is proof of that.
The phone has it's perks don't get me wrong, but it's definitely not for everyone and it takes too many steps to get gauges up and running every single time you get ready to take a drive. I still use my monitor for corrected vehicle speed and for EGT and trans temp.
You don't need to load anything, or connect to anything, just leave the device on your dash just like you do your pv1. It automatically connects without any user intervention. Just treat it like it is a dedicated screen. I get in my truck, key on , wts , crank, and by the time I put my truck in gear the Iquad is connected and all of my gauges are there up and running. Didn't have to lift a finger, didn't have to load an app, exactly 0 steps needed.....
You saying you have to jump through those hoops to get your iquad running is like me saying you have to plug your pv1 into the adr box everytime you start your truck. Yes you would have to if you took the pv1 out of the truck everytime you got out of the truck, but you don't you leave it on the dash. Same as me, I don't remove my dedicated device from the truck, it stays in the truck.
If nothing else at very least compare them in the same situtation and conditions rather than treating the Iquad one way and pv1 in another way. No one should use their personal phone as the gauges, as a backup? sure that's a great idea, as their main screen, no that's not a good idea. Use a dedicated device just like your pv1. Treat the Iquad the same way as a standalone screen.
the single biggest perk of the app is the fact that it does not fall victim to aging hardware syndrome. Need a new feature? great update the app. 5+ years out of full hardware support is beyond costly and nearly impossible to do. Just ask Edge why they keep putting out new screens.
Originally Posted by justanotherwhitedodge
Also a big deal for me. Yes the phone works and i could get another device to leave in the truck but a screen that comes on with the truck would be great.
So for literally %10 - %20 of the cost of the standalone screen Quad is talking about you could get what you want right now, but you are unwilling to for what reason?
do you at least see my confusion with this mindset?