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Automatic turns just about any car into a connected car. Save hundreds on gas, repairs, and even tickets. All you need is the Automatic car adapter ($99) available at www.automatic.com.
• Learn fuel-saving driving habits to save hundreds per year
• See what that check engine light means without a trip to the mechanic
• Track your car's fuel level and set custom low-fuel warnings
• Never forget where you parked
• Get free emergency help in a crash
For the new driver:
License+ is part of Automatic and helps newly licensed drivers master driving with the support of a coach!
• Complete 100 hours of coached driving with a score of 70 or higher to earn a License+ medal.
• Earn badges to show off specific skills like smooth braking or highway driving.
• Invite someone to be your coach, like a parent, to provide support and share progress.
• License+ drivers have access to key Automatic features, including Crash Alert and parking locator.
Note: Automatic uses GPS running in the background while driving. This can dramatically decrease your phone's battery life.
What's New in Version 2.8.4
Improved trip tagging feature.
Automatic Link — Getting better.
The latest version of the app is more reliable, though I now have to have to toggle Bluetooth off/on in order to get it to connect. It also tells me that I’ve traveled down roads that I didn’t, even if they’re a mile or two away. Inaccurate location information, maybe?
Update — Ever since I updated my iPhone to iOS9, the Automatic app doesn’t seem to work any more. The app’s splash screen appears when I start it, then it abruptly vanishes and dumps me back to the iOS home screen. In the task switcher, the app appears to be running, but when I switch to it, it looks like it’s frozen. I guess I’ll just be removing it from my iPhone for now until the app is updated for compatibility -- whenever that happens; it may take several versions of this app.
My original review:
I used to have to keep track of the gallons of gas used and miles traveled in order to get an idea of my MPG. Even then, that was at best just an average of the different roads and speeds traveled. Automatic Link not only gives MPG for each trip; it lets me see afterward when I get the best mileage.
I wouldn't mind being able to see MPG as I'm en route, but it's not an issue. I understand the design philosophy -- the app really isn't intended to be used while driving, in order to cut down on distractions.
I'd like to be able to zoom in on the trip route maps, too.
Just not reliable
Updated 11-21 Removed the device today last 6 months it captures less then half my trips same routes I take all the time but lucky to get them to record. Used to be better gotten worse over time just regret my purchase should have researched the other options which are way better. Bye bye Automatic.
Updated 3-24 current version apparently having bluetooth connectivity issues Automatic blames on apples 8.2 update and they appear to have no clue how to handle the changes. BUYER BEWARE -end update
There is allot more useful info available to the device then they display, other devices show it. The app is elegant but needs to be expanded via software to add more features. after a year its time to catch up to the rest. also lack of Ipad app and Safari browser support is inexcusable in this day and age. Yes we do use Ipads in cars. Could be great product but needs to grow up or it will be left in the dust.
Could be better
Still a lot of room for improvement on this one. I had the first version of the connector and it worked great for the longest time, then it started to go south. It would not connect and you had to constantly reinstall the adapter with the app to make it work. So I decided to upgrade to the new adapter. It recently did not log trips for three days and again I needed to reinstall it in the app. I am also experiencing Bluetooth interference when multiple devices are attached and WiFi is on. It has been 5 months and no fixes are anywhere near to being rolled out. I still have hopes that this will return to its formal greatness, but for now I don't think the frustration is worth it.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Oct 27, 2015
- Version: 2.8.4
- Size: 21.0 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Automatic Labs, Inc.
- © Automatic Labs, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.