Frequently Asked Questions

You can send us an email at to get in touch with our development team and get access to the API through REST and JSON.

XGear uses an inbuilt GPS to locate your position, from a cold start to locking the GPS satellite it sometimes take more time depending on the location. This does not have an impact on the distance travelled as the trip starts as soon as the ignition is turned on.

Generally, the difference is not more than a few meters.

The data remains in the portal for the life of XGear, we believe in empowering you by giving you access to your vehicle data.

After logging in to the portal, go to Vehicles tab and select the desired login. Click on edit and enter the current odometer reading in the portal.

XGear gives you subtle cues on the connectivity status of the hardware.

1 Beep means, the hardware is plugged in correctly.
2 Beeps mean, the hardware has successfully logged in to the ECU of your vehicle.
3 Beeps mean, the hardware has successfully logged in to the secure XGear cloud.

You can configure notifications to be delivered at multiple devices via email, webhooks or sms depending on your preference.

XGear works near-realtime, meaning data is typically available no more than 40 seconds after taking place. In case you loose connectivity XGear stores your data on the hardware and transmits as soon as the connectivity resumes.

Go to and fill in your e-mail and we will send you the details again.

You can either use XGear mobile app or go to to login to the system with your registered credentials.

Yes, if you don’t like or are not convinced with the value of XGear you can get a refund within 45 days of purchase.

You can also reach us by e-mail at

The XGear dongle will not impact the functionality of a “compatible vehicle”.

Simply unplug the device from the OBD port.

If you wish to continue on XGear we may be able to send a replacement device for your new car.

You should call the police as soon as possible and then your insurer to report the theft.

If there is a problem with the XGear dongle that cannot be fixed over the air, we will organize with you to return the device within the warranty period and send you a replacement.

Simply remove it from the OBD socket and re-install the unit in your new car. Ensure that you contact us on to notify us of any changes.

You fit the device yourself.

No, it this device will not damage you car.

The XGear dongle is fitted on to the On-board Diagnostics socket (OBD). To find the location of the OBD socket in your car, please visit the website at

The plug-in will take you roughly 3 minutes to install.

No information will be shared with anyone, XGear will discretely use your information that does not identifies you as an individual to build better applications for you. If you need to opt-out of it at any time you can send an email to

Only you will have access to all your information on our portal and the data will be stored on our secure server. We take privacy very seriously.

Telematics technology is a great way for drivers and insurers to get information on driving behaviour and style in real time. It works by fitting wireless devices to your car and analysing the data transmitted to us.