PCMTuner vs CG FC200

Question: PCMtuner or CG FC-200? Which one is better? Having to choose between PCM tuner and FC200, what would you recommend?

obd2gate.com here gathers customer feedback and facts.

First of all, check a table comparison:

ItemPCMTuner CG FC200
Software LanguageEnglish and ChineseEnglish, French, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Chinese
DongleUSB Smart DongleNo
Offline/onlineWork offline, VR needs online.It should work online and with a 12v power supply.
ECU SearchSearch ECU by  ECU number, car brandSearch ECU by bosch ECU number, car brand
Operation modeBench, boot, and OBD modebench, boot, and OBD mode
ECU typesBosch, magneti marelli, continental or siemensBosch
Virtual readingonline access to VR filesNo
Wiring diagramCheck the wiring in PCMTuner, online update wiring diagramThe device shows you the wiring diagram
Tuner account for dpf, egr, adblue off and remapYesNo
Read BMW ISNNoYes, read ISN, change ISN, and change VIN
ChecksumYescan calculate checksum online as long as the subscription is active
ActivationYes, provide S/N to activate and register with the emailYes, provide S/N to activate
License67 modules in 1Full license
Option solderless adapterNoYes, FC200 Optional adapter: No Need Disassembly Adapter for 6HP 8HP MSV90 N55 N20 B48 B58 B38 etc
Update & SubscriptionPCMTuner free update online, No subscription, No annual fee, no monthly fee. PCM-Flash update by new dongle1 Year Free update, subscription is $199.99/ year
ECU listPCMTuner ECU ListFC200 ECU List

* FC200 has more protocol
* FC200 can only do checksum fix online, checksum won’t work if the subscription expires.
* FC-200 works only on Bosch ECUs, So for Magneti Marelli, Continetial or siemens PCMtuner is better
* If you want to use it for dpf,egr, adblue off and remap, PCMTuner is better
* FC200 only some BMW ECU can be done via OBD
* PCMTuner v1.21 cannot do BMW ECUs (EDC17xx etc)

In conclusion, depends on what is the main purpose of your buy. FC-200 could be useful for BMW ISN from Ecu or maybe for some Ecu cloning, but only some of them because most of MEDC17 needs adaption of OTP and password or IMMO transfer for successful cloning. If the main purpose is Chip tuning, PCMTuner is a better buy because it can calculate checksums and it is cheaper.