For the price, it does't have many features.

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After using Automatic few a few weeks I have decided to return it. Why, because I have more functionality from a <$25 Bluetooth OBD2 device from Amazon as well as from an Android device called Torque for $5

I made the poor assumption that Automatic provided was able to provide some more data points other than check engine light code, location, speed, braking and acceleration information.

To the folks at Automatic, lets get some more data points integrated into the device. If it can be done for <$20 it can certainly be done for $99.

Torque offers more data features and the ability to upload data. It's not as pretty as Automatic and does have some of the integrations like IFTTT, but it still cheaper.

Perhaps with a 3rd generation Automatic they will implement more of the cars ODB data features and provide that to users.
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Hey Andrew,

Thanks for your feedback regarding Automatic.

I am sorry to hear that you didn't find value in the product for the price. While Automatic is more expensive than some of the more basic OBD-II devices, Automatic is considerably more feature rich by using the apps built to work with Automatic through our app gallery and the additional core features like Crash Alert and the ability to clear Check Engine Light events.

I can understand the disappointment in the lack of OBD data you saw when using the Automatic app, but one of the features in our app gallery is the ability to connect to some of the popular streaming performance applications like Dash Command and OBDFusion. These allow the ability to surface that extra OBD data using Automatic. However, at this time, these apps are not compatible with Automatic on Android. Our team is currently working with these companies to bring these to Android, and we hope to have more to share soon.

Once these are supported on Android, we hope that you will find interest in giving Automatic another shot.

Thanks again!

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