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This app works with 1st or 2nd generation Automatic adapters. It is also the app for people who received Automatic from USAA or Liberty Mutual.
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Automatic turns just about any car into a connected car. Save hundreds on gas, repairs, and even tickets.
• 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
Note: Automatic uses GPS running in the background while driving. This can dramatically decrease your phone's battery life.
What's New in Version 2.9.4
Minor bug fixes
Not optimized for manual cars it seems
I've found short trips to be inaccurate with the roads I travel.
I've also found that the hard braking and hard acceleration is questionable in accuracy. I drive a manual 6 speed BRZ and it registers hard gas/break at every light. Maybe it's due to the shifts or downshifts. Not 100% sure.
When I run DashCommand I can see that the car is running around 40% during acceleration and then I hear Automatic do the 'chirp' lol
Last suggestion would be more driving stats in the app... I find myself still using Fuely to track my MPG... Plus you can compare your car against others :)
Weekly competitions would be great! Who's the best driver in each model/year car!
Broken since early October
Update: the app stopped working for me on October 3rd 2016, no trips have been recorded since then. Moved the adaptor today to a new iPhone 7+ and reconnected the app to the same Automatic device. It shows that downloaded new firmware to the device today. The app says I'm "Driving" when I'm driving, and when done it shows that it's finalizing the details for the trip just completed...but the new trip data never shows up.
Previous review from: June 2015, 3 stars at that time
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. Also, my iPhone keeps reminding me that the app is using GPS when the app is not running and I'm not driving...both annoying and detrimental to iPhone battery life that the app doesn't allow you to choose to use Location Services only when the app is running.
Deducting two stars for that, please update!
love the idea, but very unreliable
I love the app, but it is very unreliable. Get it as a toy and not a tool.
First, frequent connection problems: Many trips are either partially recorded or do not have locations.
Second, unreliable crash reporting: In January, I was in a collision where the vehicle I was in was hit head on. The airbags went off and the vehicle totaled. The app simply recorded this event as if I stopped in the middle of the road. Yes, I had crash reporting tuned on.
Third, they still do not have the website optimized for display on a tablet.
I’ve had this unit in two vehicles, a Ford and Toyota and they both had the same connection problems. I’d like to try it in more vehicles but you are limited to pairing it with only vehicle at a time. Pair it with a new vehicle and you loose your data. I have a withings blood pressure monitor and have had no connectivity issues. I don’t know if Automatic’s problems lie in their hardware or software. I’ll keep using it because I find it interesting, but it is not the useful tool I had hoped it would be.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Oct 20, 2016
- Version: 2.9.4
- Size: 30.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Automatic Labs, Inc.
- © Automatic Labs, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.