Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor Review

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The Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor is a free car health monitor that helps you keep your vehicle in good condition. It has many features, including an engine and battery status monitor to tell you when something is wrong with the engine or if the battery needs replacement. 

The GPS tracker lets you know where your vehicle is at all times so that it doesn't get stolen. And with this device, you can find out how much fuel is left as well as other information about your car's performance.

Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor and ZUS app

PROS

  • Monitors engine health
  • Locates your car in the parking lot
  • IRS-compliant reports for tax deductions
  • Safety center prompts you for specific issues
  • Customizable dashboard

CONS

  • Car Finder is dependent on GPS signal range
  • Most features are available only in Premium
  • Limited compatibility

Features and Benefits

Mileage Log

IRS mileage tax deduction

ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor's most important feature is the mileage log. Set your Location Permission to Always so ZUS can track your trips. Aside from tracking your mileage, it is also easier to find where you parked your car from your phone.

Aside from tracking your mileage, you can also use the mileage log to classify your drives with just one swipe, add details to your trips if you want to remember why you took that particular trip, and edit your mileage on the online dashboard of your app. It also generates weekly and monthly mileage reports for your convenience.

Mileage log is free for the first 60 drives per month, no matter how far you drive. However, if you want to upgrade to unlimited drives, upgrade to premium for $2.99/month or $29.99/year. Turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before the subscription ends for the current period to avoid recurring payments.

You can also claim tax deductions and save as much as $5000 annually using IRS-compliant reports generated by the ZUS app and monitor. You can claim tax deductions are mileage incurred in the conduct of self-employed business, mileage related to medical appointments, and mileage incurred while volunteering for nonprofit activity. 

Car Finder

marking your parking location in the timeline page of the ZUS app

Another essential feature of the ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor is the car finder. Hold your phone in the vertical position after opening the Car Finder page to access the additional AR feature. This feature allows you to view the car park in real-time on the upper half of your phone while viewing the direction and distance compass at the lower bottom.

However, there are times that the location and direction are wrong. Weak GPS signal of your car's location or error on your phone's compass may be the main culprit for these situations. Also, GPS range has a limitation of 5 meters, so if you're farther than that.

In covered multi-level parking, though, you can't expect the car finder to do its work since its coverage is limited to the range of your phone's built-in GPS.

Dashboards

Another essential feature of the ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor is the car finder. Hold your phone in the vertical position after opening the Car Finder page to access the additional AR feature. This feature allows you to view the car park in real-time on the upper half of your phone while viewing the direction and distance compass at the lower bottom. However, there are times that the location and direction are wrong. Weak GPS signal of your car's location or error on your phone's compass may be the main culprit for these situations. Also, GPS range has a limitation of 5 meters, so if you're farther than that. In covered multi-level parking, though, you can't expect the car finder to do its work since its coverage is limited to the range of your phone's built-in GPS. Dashboards

You can choose from two dashboards to display on your phone - the Pro dashboard and Tiles dashboard. These dashboards are customizable, and each has its unique features.

The Pro dashboard is available for Premium subscribers and displays speed, voltage, load, turbo, and coolant temperature.

On the other hand, the Tiles dashboard shows up to 8 tiles on the dashboard page and is also available for Premium users. You can also delete unwanted and unnecessary data with a long press on the data card. You can also export the data log using the share button to save it in another folder.

Data from the ZUS app safety center showing issues on the front tire

This feature tracks the historical OBD2 codes on your car. It gives you driving tips during summer, where accidents are most prevalent, and during winter, when the roads are sleek, maneuverability is harder.

Besides the usual diagnostic trouble codes that your OBD2 scanners can read, the ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor's safety center also gives three major issue codes related to vehicle battery health, pressure, and backup camera. You can access these issue codes from their specific pages that you'll install via the ZUS app.

The Nonda-specific codes start with the letter N, followed by a 4-digit code to distinguish it from your usual DTCs.

Monitors Engine Health

The ZUS monitor and app send real-time alerts if it detects a check engine light, so you understand the engine error codes and diagnose the maintenance solutions. 

Premium quality materials

German-quality materials Bayer PC materials that can withstand sweltering weather, with a maximum output power: -9dBm

Compatibility

The Suz Smart Vehicle Health Monitor is compatible with most cars. However, some vehicles are not compatible with the ZUS app, based on the device you're using. For iOS devices, Skoda Octavia, Nissa Tiida, Nissan Bluebird, Porsche 911, Lexus LS430, and VW Lavida are not compatible. For Android devices, Nissa Tiida, Nissan Bluebird, Acura MDX are not compatible.

Nonda ZUS FAQ

Is Nonda really free?

The Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor is free, but you must pay for shipping. Knowing your car’s status has never been easier, thanks to the Nonda ZUS's companion app that feeds car health information from the OBD II port on your vehicle to your phone via a black box that plugs into your vehicle’s port.

Although the monitor is free, you can upgrade the mobile app to Premium to enjoy its premium features.

How do I install a Nonda ZUS Smart Car Health Monitor?

The Nonda ZUS Smart Car Health Monitor is an easy self-install tool that you only need to plug into the OBD2 port on your car.

To pair it with your smartphone, download the app from Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.nonda.zus&hl=en&gl=US or the App Store. Turn on the GPS, Bluetooth, and internet on your phone. You will notice the lights will blink on your monitor. It will stop flashing once you finish pairing the monitor and the app.

Pair the monitor in the ZUS app, bypassing your phone's Bluetooth system. To pair it, choose Smart Vehicle Health Monitor on your phone, then add the ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor, and click Pair Now. You'll know that the pairing is successful since the monitor will stop blinking.

Will ZUS drain the battery?

If you leave your ZUS plugged into your car while driving, it won't drain your battery. Once you park your car for the night, unplug it since it won't work when the vehicle is not on. However, it may trigger the other components of the vehicle, thereby draining your battery.

Conclusion

The Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor is a valuable device for keeping your car in top condition. You can monitor the engine and battery status and find out where your vehicle is at all times with its GPS tracker to make sure it doesn't get stolen. Best of all, it's free! Are you still hesitating to get this car health monitor?