If your adapter & phone connected on a given trip, the trip should show up nearly immediately after the trip ends. However, if they didn't connect on a trip, that trip won't appear until after a connected trip is completed. Here are a few handy FAQs that will further explain this process and why the adapter & app may not connect on a trip. Let me know if you have any additional questions or if what's happening for you doesn't map to the information in these FAQs.
Correct. Automatic Pro, which uses a cellular connection to our servers, also only has 8 hours of drive time storage on it, however, it doesn't rely on a BT connection with the app to do its job, so as long as it has a cellular connection, trips will be captured in real time regardless of where the phone is. So if that's a common use-case for you, you may want to have a look.