My body shop mainly deals with American vehicles, special deals with Benz and BMW. I investigated OEM Scan GDS+3 made by GreenDS tech 4 days ago.
I have made some searched with OEMScan GreenDS and MaxiDAS DS708 before placed an order. They share some similarities: large touch screen, support almost all OBD-II protocols, fits multi brands vehicle model, multi system available, easy operation, fast and accurate basic diagnostic, self printer etc. Although it supports less language than DS708, it does not matter for me, because English is available.
The following reasons lead me to get the device: 1) it is much cheaper then DS 708 (GDS+ 3 US$619 but DS708 costs US$939). Besides, GDS+ 3 charges $300 update fee while DS708 requires $500 after one year free update. 2) It can be used directly without register or activation. 3) OEM Scan can do 24 V Benz truck but DS 708 can only deal with 12 V vehicles.
I got this machine well packed with full adapters. I hooked GDS+ 3 up to test several vehicles. Connected the device main interface into the diagnostic socket and the built-in operation manual would guide me operate step by step. It helped erase ABS fault code on a 2003 Jaguar S-type, reset oil light for 2008 Chrysler, adjust TPMS for 2009 Toyota, fix a small problem on a 2008 BMW E46’s air condition system and successfully printed out the current data stream of my 2004 BMW E90 with micro- printer. I have not got a chance to test 24V Benz truck yet.
The package includes an upgrade link. I am ready for an update. The weakness of GDS+ 3 is that it does not support wifi function. But if provided with a top-rated PC, it can also work well.
I feel sorry for those regions like Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Thailand, South Korea, Colombia, Nigeria, Australia etc because the device is not available in those areas. Even if they get the device, it can not be update otherwise the software will be locked. They miss the chance to get this device for they garage, they have to turn to Autel or Launch instead.—www.eobd2.fr