Automatic Link

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82

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Automatic Link review: an expensive way to learn better driving habits

Summary

The Automatic Link is great if you're simply looking for a way to help conserve fuel, but car geeks and road warriors will be left wanting more.

Pros
  • Tracks trips and fuel automatically
  • Easy to set up
  • Slick, easy-to-use app
Cons
  • Costs more than competing trackers
  • Tends to miss trips
  • Only works with iPhones
  • Limited customization options, unable to export data
Automatic Link review: an expensive way to learn better driving habits

We love when we find new ways to bring our toys together. The Automatic Link does just that: it connects your iPhone to your car's computer, using Bluetooth Low Energy as a bridge to the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) interface that's been standard in most cars since 1996. Coupled with a free app, you can log various stats from your road trips, including how aggressively you drove and how much gasoline your car consumed. Basically, it's sort of like a quantified-self tracker, but for your vehicle. So, does this $100 driver's assistant deliver? Let's see.

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82
 

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Design and form factor
8.0
Ease of use
9.0
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