Dash, a popular smart driving tool that originally launched on Android in January, is now finally available for iPhone users. The free app pairs with a device that plug into your car and transmit data back to the app. From there you can see data about your car’s performance and alert you of any potential issues and an average cost for any repairs you might need.
Dash can also track your driving habits and suggest ways to improve your car’s gas mileage, increase performance, or generally increase the overall lifespan of your vehicle.
The real story here, however, is that Dash doesn’t force you to use its own hardware. While competing apps require you to use their own (sometimes expensive) hardware, Dash lets you sync up with a selection of third-party hardware that can cost as little as $10. You can find several of these devices available on the company’s website.