I own a Durametric. I haven’t used it in about a year – since I got the New ICarScan.
ICarScan Launch is much easier to use than the Durametric since it works with my Android smartphone, no need to boot up a computer and plug it into the computer. It connects via Bluetooth to the phone. I carry it in the Cayenne since it’s tiny and can be used anytime I have my phone along (about 100% of the time.) So far I haven’t found anything I can’t do with it that could be done with the Porsche PWIS. Doesn’t mean there isn’t – but I haven’t found it yet. It resets all the different service reminders. Resets adaptatations. Reads out real-time values and can plot them. Can read and clear codes stored in any of the vehicle modules.
DISCLAIMER: I get nothing for posting this except hoping to encourage the company to continue producing it, since that means there will be software updates for the one I already own. I like it. I think it’s good value. YMMV – but I don’t think so.
ADDITIONAL INFO: (05/05/17) People have reported that the iOS application apparently is difficult to impossible to get working. Before buying it – if all you have is an iPhone – I’d suggest reading the thread and talking to some of the people who have tried it on iOS. Other people have mentioned success or difficulty getting the Android application working. I suspect part of the problem is the number of versions of Android on the user market. If you’re using an Android phone, or tablet – Launch X431 might be worth checking or asking who got it working with what. I also should note – it appears I’m running an earlier version of the software on my Android phone (Droid-Turbo-II) and tablet (Verizon Ellipsis-7). I have not tried downloading the new version since I don’t like to muck about with a working thing. Again – check and ask people what works if you have a concern. My final warning – communications with the vendor are almost non-existent. When I first got mine (about a year ago) I emailed them about a problem getting it to install on my tablet (which apparently isn’t listed as compatible with the software at the Google store) – and got a few brief replies. Since then – I’ve emailed asking about renewing my subscription – and have gotten no answer. Despite my “subscription” expiring – the software I originally downloaded (5 vehicle brands and the other free stuff) continues to work. It has also updated the firmware on my dongle despite my subscription being expired. What I have not done is open the store feature of it to see if there is a subscription renewal option there. I may do that sometime. Or not. Right now – it’s working fine for me.
Don Eilenberger, Spring Lake NJ USA
About 50 cars and motorcycles formerly owned..
’06 Cayenne S TiS edition (SOLD)
’11 Cayenne Turbo, White with blackout package – whoosh..
’11 Lexus RX-350, the reliable truck.
’12 BMW R1200R – two wheels, the real BMW..
LAUNCH X431 iCarScan Auto Diagnostic Tool :
1.Multi-Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian
2.Build-in bluetooth , easily connects with Android/ios smartphone and tablet
3.Full systems and complete function diagnosis for the most extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics
4.Widest carline software coverage: Support the generic OBD, CAN bus, and proprietary protocols of over 115 car manufacturers and3, 000 car models;
5.Support multiple special function software and actuation tests
6.Intuitive interface and easy to use
I recommend that you buy icarscan on www.cnautotool.com. They are cheap, shipping is fast, and after-sales service is also very good. I have been using it for a year and there is no problem with the quality of the product.