Torque is an outstanding android application developed by a popular Android developer Ian Hawkins. This application has the ability to find out a car’s engine and also directly monitor the engine’s control main unit. The app is linked to a sensor from which it retrieves all the information and displays it on an Android terminal screen. Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview of how it works. All you need to do is to download an android emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows, PC, and then you can install applications and use it.
This is one of the best basic versions – it lets you get a feel for the application and lets you find out it will work with your vehicle / obd2 adapter combination but it contains bugs including some Nissan, Chrysler, Subaru ECUs. The paid version has support for more vehicles and ECU types look a lot nicer and work with more cars/trucks.
The paid version has more features than ordinary one (HorsePower, Torque, 0-60, quarter-mile tests, graph data, map/track views) + no adverts and extra dial/display types! and good ABS / Knock sensor support, Transmission temperature support for some makes of car/trucks (GM / Ford, etc), and Turbo Boost on many more vehicles (including VW). A user can work only on those vehicles that are made by Ford, GM, Vauxhall, Opel, Chrysler, Audi, Jaguar, Citroen, Peugeot, Mazda, Lexus, Daewoo, Renault, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, BMW, Toyota, Seat, Dodge, Jeep, Subaru, and many more other vehicle makes, European, US, Far East, etc. Some vehicle ECUs may support more/fewer features than others.
Features of Torque lite
- It will easily Show and also Resets engine fault codes
- A user can import and export map/track log files to Google KML / CSV
- Engine performance data from 0 to 60, 0-100, quarter-mile with the full version.
- It shows all the Head-up Display GPS mode perfect for checking your speed at night
- Data functions including web upload, logging for file, you can even upload data to your own server from sensors you have to choose.
- Customizable dashboard with theme support – set up the dashboard with the gauges and dials that you want
- It can help you fix your car and helps keep car repair costs down!
How to install Torque Lite for PC, Windows, Mac
We know that the application “Torque Lite” is only available to Android Play Store, and you can download and install it on your smartphone by only one click. But In case you don’t have a smart device, or you don’t want to use it, the only option left is your PC. But the issue is, Google Play Store doesn’t function with Windows and Mac, although there is another way. We need to use a third-party called Android Emulators. This third party App player works as an Android system, so you will be able to use any Android App with the help of an Android Emulator. Let me explain how you can install Torque Lite on PC, Follow the instructions below:
Step No One: Download Bluestacks
Very first you have to install an Android emulator on PC. There are a lot of App players in the online market, you can search for it. But we suggest using Bluestacks App Player as it is one of the free and best Android Emulator. You can also download Bluestacks from there Official Site.
Step No 2: Download
When downloading is complete, locate and open the Bluestacks where you save to download. Now another screen will appear, ask for system administration permission, click on yes to proceed.
Step No 3: Setup
A new step, New window will open, click on the install button to start extracting files from the package to your PC. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Step No 4: Bluestacks Login
When the package is installed, a new screen will come for login into BlueStacks, You can use Google account to sign in or make a new Google account from the Bluestacks app. After that agree with terms and conditions and enable GPS for better performance of the internet.
Step No 5: Install Torque Lite on PC
Bluestacks is organized completely with your system and ready to use, Now open Bluestacks and write “Torque Lite” in the search bar. The application Torque Lite will open in Google Play Store, click on the install button. The app will take some time to be downloaded on Bluestacks, it depends on your internet connections.
Step No 6: Locate The App
Now go back to Bluestacks Main menu, the Torque Lite icon will there. You can also locate the app from Bluestacks to your system desktop. But always remember to use the android app to your PC with the help of an android emulator.