Meet the TomTom Curfer, an activity tracker for your car that will help slash fuel costs


We have all heard of fitness trackers that you wear on your wrist, well now something similar has been launched for your car.

The only difference is that it monitors the engine temperature rather than its heart rate!

TomTom Curfer is a small dongle that essentially records your car’s vital data such as oil temperature, boost pressure and battery voltage, and sends this information straight to your smartphone.

This will mean that any small issues are highlighted before they turn into bigger, more expensive problems.

If your car is less than 10 years old the device plugs straight into the OBD socket and then pairs over Bluetooth with your phone.

You then need to tap in your make, model and year of your car and the information will be compared with a factory fresh model.

This way you can see what is fading and wearing over a period of time.
The device also monitors the driver too. The accelerometer monitors your driving style, and gives you score on a number of key factors including fuel efficiency, acceleration and breaking.

Did you know that air conditioning adds 0.5mpg for every 10 minutes used?

The information that is gathered will give you tips on your driving and what you can do to extend the longevity of your car’s life.

TomTom claims that it will help to reduce brake and tyre wear as well as improving fuel economy.

It will also save where you have parked for those who are a little forgetful!

The device, which was unveiled at IFA 2016, will be available in Europe later this month, takes five minutes to fit and is expected to cost in the region of THB3,000.


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