The ECU Connect Dashboard feature is a fully customisable graphical interface for the logging parameters requested by ECU Connect using the EcuTek Bluetooth Vehicle Interface (EVI-BT). This feature allows the setup of multiple gauge styles with the user’s preference of layouts.
The principle of the feature is to display the vehicle data available from the ECU in an easy readable interface on any device you use with your EVI-BT. This allows the tuner or driver of the vehicle to monitor the most important engine and vehicle conditions easily and quickly.
The Feature is in the listing of options available in the features list of the ECU Connect vehicle tools menu.
When the Dashboard option is selected, you will enter the last selected dashboard. If none have been set up or used before the default dashboard will be selected.
To set up a new dashboard or modify an existing one simply touch the dashboard to bring up the dashboard menus. From Here you can select the dashboard setting button or the Dashboard manager.
The Dashboard Manager shows the list of available Dashboards and allows you to create new dashboards and title them as required. To select an already created dashboard, simply select the dashboard and switch to new layout. You can also delete the dashboard if it is no longer required.
When you create a new dashboard you will be prompted to choose an orientation of the screen and a name, to create the dashboard simply select "Done".
Once the Dashboard has been created you can edit it as required, it starts with the default number of gauges.
To edit a dashboard press anywhere on the screen to bring up the options bar and then select the settings icon (as shown above). It will bring the page up as an edit page giving you the edit options.
You can then move, resize or edit gauges and edit them. To add new gauges, use the + button, it will bring up the Add New Widget page. In this page, you can select the type of display or button that you would like to use.
It will then require the user to select a parameter as shown, the Title, Units, Min & Max value are automatically set but can be changed to suit the users preferred type of display.
Min and Max values only limit the gauge display amounts, this can be used to display only the effective range required. For example the AFR sensor may be able to read from 7 to 30 AFR or the coolant Temperature reads from -40°C to 140°C, with the Min and Max values we can set the gauges to show only the range we need for example 10 to 15 AFR or 80°C to 120°C.
The options available are specific to the type of display selected.
When you have finished defining the display, select "Done" to add the display to the page. It will show up as the default size, ready to be positioned and shaped to the users requirements.
You can then add and edit widgets until the dashboard is set up as you require.
You can add a second page of displays simply by swiping to the left.
Once you have finished editing the displays and gauges simply select done, the dashboard will show the values in real time and the start and stop buttons can be used to start or stop logging from the dashboard pages.
Some other examples of Dashboard pages are below.