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Automatic app review: For $99, the truth about your car and your driving

automatic app on phone cropped aug 2014
At a Glance
  • Automatic

    Macworld Rating

    Automatic's mission is to make you more aware of your car and how you drive it. The Automatic Link OBD-II dongle transmits data to your phone via Bluetooth. This combines with location data to let the...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Automatic's mission is to make you more aware of your car and how you drive it. The Automatic Link OBD-II dongle transmits data to your phone via Bluetooth. This combines with location data to let the Automatic app monitor your driving style and fuel efficiency, log trips, check engine health, remember where you parked, and notify loved ones in case of accident.

    Pros

    • Linking driving behavior to fuel efficiency is very enlightening
    • App is very easy to use
    • You can request to delete trip data if privacy is a concern

    Cons

    • You don't have direct control over collected data
    • It can't easily juggle multiple drivers

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