GPS Track showing speed with color.

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It would be nice to have the possibility to see the speed you was driving in a portion of the GPS track on the dashboard and in the app, and maybe to see the track in different colors depending on fuel efficiency and speed (not only under or over 70 mph.
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Tom, Former Employee

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Thanks for the idea, Gaddo! I'll pass this feedback along to our product team. 

Right now, the app color codes routes as orange when driving over 70 MPH, but it would be interesting to see this feature expanded to include other "color-coding." 
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How about partnering with other apps that offer driver functions such as navigation apps like navigon, radar apps like cobra, and dash came and trip mapping apps like speepro+? I run all the apps at the same time during my commute to navigate around traffic, show my average speed, current altitude, top speed of trip, manually pause a trip, have a continuous dash cam with tap still capability, and of course be aware of those places where I should beware of radar, or traffic light cameras. Would pay for a worthy add on that would enable me to operate one app instead of several.
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The integration with Waze would be good idea.
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I would love this feature, and would immediately switch to any product that has it.  I don't find the 70+ mph color coding useful at all -- I get that you're trying to push the gas-saving habit-building product features onto us, but I think the Drive Score algorithm has been junk since day 1 and hasn't improved since I first bought the product in March 2014.  

The only time I ever open the app nowadays is for trip tracking, which Automatic does really well. I want to know what are the routes I'm taking, whether they save time, and how often I hit traffic on the various stretches on the way to work and home.  

For example, I get stuck in traffic every day driving through SF city streets trying to get onto the Bay Bridge after work.  There are hundreds of possible routes that I can take to get on the bridge, and I would like a visualization each time to tell me whether getting onto the ramp on South Van Ness is faster than taking Bryant or Folsom Street through SOMA all the way to 4th St or 1st St.  I know you have that data but there's no way for me to visualize how long I spend waiting at the intersections that get backed up during rush hour.

Does anyone have any suggestions for products that behave this way, i.e. features focused on trip tracking rather than saving gas?  I've used Waze but I prefer the passive nature of the Automatic dongle.

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