An alert that shows for signs of low battery?

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We all hate low battery and wish we knew when our battery was going to die.What if we add a feature that tells you that. Also on the GPS it could point out where your can buy a car battery nearest you.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Nicole, Former Employee

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Hi Mohammad,

Thanks for the suggestion! That sounds like a great idea and very useful. I'll pass your suggestion on to the rest of the Automatic team.

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Logan Newman

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Does automatic show when battery is low?.

There is another unit that states that it will tell when the car battery is low (Zubie) a couple of days ago my car battery died and there was no warning on the automatic, the synod would of said low battery, so does the automatic do this?
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Thanks for the continued support, Mo!
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Rolando Nispiros

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Looking forward to this feature.
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Andrew Perry

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Waiting for this as well.
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James Wright

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I'm also waiting on this feature. Why is it taking 2 years to develope this feature???
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Hi James. There are a lot of ideas discussed in our community that are under consideration, in progress and sometimes even planned. All of those planned features have to be prioritized against each other and internal requirements. Here's a FAQ about how to better understand what topic statuses in the community mean. An idea marked as "Planned" here does not guarantee it will be built, however, we have implemented many past community generated requests
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We now have a low battery alert during Setup with the Automatic Pro to warn you if we feel your battery is too weak to complete the setup process. We also have a Battery Health checker in Dashboard Labs that works for Gen 2 and Pro customers. 
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This feature has not been implemented. The dashboard just gives historical data and no type of alert. And the set up alert doesn't serve an alert once you have it configured so not very useful.
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You're right, this has not yet been implemented. That's why the status is still Planned. Pro and Lite do have a low battery warning during setup, but there's nothing after that. As Amy mentions above, just because a feature is marked as Planned, doesn't mean it will be implemented (as plans change all the time) but we'd still love to build this feature for our users. 
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FYI, the status was implemented and not planned. I see it has been corrected. Thanks.
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With Pro, it would be great for it to "phone home" and send my phone a push alert if it senses that my car battery is getting "too low" while it's parked. Or parked for some days. Was that the intent of this request? 
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Yes. An alert letting you know the battery is low due to not being driven for an extended period of time or a dying battery.
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Hello, this was submitted 4 years ago, is it still planned or has it been implemented and live now? thanks.
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Seems like they can't add it to the app but if you login to their website at you can get an idea of your battery health. Data isn't real time though.
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Frank Rizzo

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How long does it take for the labs app to work? I haven't been able to get a reading off of it at all.
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Yeah, when I view the Battery Health page the most recent data is from 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure why they don't make the data more recent. Seems doable.