My impressions so far after 1 month of usage

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I was looking for a bluetooth adapter that I could pull my car info from, and that was fast. I used a few of those Wifi adapters based on ELM 327 but it prevented me from accessing the internet.

I was using DashCommand already and saw another product that was bluetooth , and had a dashboard based on DashCommander, I thought it was a neat idea, but had to return it next day, it was so slow and so closed, it hated it.

when I saw Automatic, I thought great, I'll pull my info with that log myself. I was very impressed by the app that I thought I would never us. I noticeably improved my driving habits due to that little meter. It provides me with nothing but a feedback and possibly the joy of knowing I'm improving. But guess what? It worked. I always tried to get to 100, and last week I did. My weekly score went from 43 to 100 in less than a month!

I can still use DAshCommander for the other stuff I like to do, and the fact that your app stays in the background and continue what it does is superb.

Hats off to the team, I love the fact the adapter/dongle is normally quick to connect to and easy to pair with (I say normally as quite often it take 2-5 minutes before it connects and I can be a few miles away already).

If I'm a creature of habit and don't like change too much, and I have hope that we can change anybody's driving habits with this tool.

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El Barouf

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Jonathan, Alum

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Hi El Barouf,

Thanks for sharing your story, and a big warm welcome to the Automatic community! I'd recommend taking a look at all the other apps Automatic works with, there's some fantastic integrations available, including all the amazing IFTTT recipes you can employ! Also be sure to check out our web dashboard, where you can view a larger digest of your trip history and even export the data for your own use.

Please let us know if you have any other questions, we're always happy to help! :)

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