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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 2.7.3
We've fixed a bunch of annoying bugs around setup, Apple watch and UI.
New Hardware Doesn’t Work
I’ve tracked over 1400 trips on my Automatic Link1, and it works flawlessly at least 99.5% of the time. I’ve had to restart the app or reset Bluetooth on my iPhone a handful of times, but overall it’s been great. Of the 5 trips I’ve driven with my Automatic Link2, 0% were tracked successfully. It takes days between every response from Automatic support, and now they’re just telling me they’re hoping they can improve its reliability at some point in the future. No expected date for a fix. No apology. (Really. I went back and re-read my emails from Craig at Automatic, and he never apologizes for wasting my time and money. The closest he comes is, “Understood.”) No offer for a refund. No troubleshooting help. Automatic just didn’t test the Link2 nearly enough, and now they're trying to figure out how to keep all the upset customers from leaving bad reviews or requesting refunds, so maybe they’ll stumble upon a quick fix before their money dries up. And yeah, still no iPhone 6 or 6 Plus support nine months after they were released.
Gen 2 cripples Bluetooth streaming!
My first review in 4 years in the App Store and is to give a 1 star to this junk. I bought a gen 1 for my wife and works perfectly, bought one for myself and got a gen 2 which completely messes my iPhone streaming to the audio system of my car, I tried using my wife's gen 1 on my car and works well, but this new hardware is a piece of junk, being an engineer I already try everything, blocking location to the app to prevent it from sending too much data to the iPhone, disabling audio alerts, but it seems like every time I push the breaks, I get distortion on my audio. Very frustrating as I'm an avid listener of podcasts and music.
I'm sending it back, if I can because after reading other reviews seems like other buyers have not been able to return it.
New to Gen 2
I'm a new user with a Gen2 dongle, it generally seems to work, but I had to log out of the app and back in again to get it to connect after it automatically installed a firmware update. So far it seems to have missed a few short trips even though I was in the car and the app was running, and it's annoying (and detrimental to iPhone battery life) that the app doesn't allow choosing to use Location Services only when the app is running...my phone keeps reminding me that the app is using GPS when the app is not running.
Deducting two stars for that, please update!
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jun 04, 2015
- Version: 2.7.3
- Size: 20.9 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. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.