Enerfy does not tell us how well we’re driving. It tells us how well our driving habits save energy. Sounds great, until I realized what an abstract concept that is.
We get scored every time we drive. All I know about this number is the more we coast, the higher our score. It’s just a number, which we compare only to “friends,” other people in the world, and the “elite” drivers.
Who are these friends? If you’re like me, you’re the only one you know who owns a unit. Yet, it insists I have friends.
We are encouraged to post on a wall and share. That has become my new pet peeve. Why does every device with an app need to be so big on sharing? I don’t want to share every aspect of my life.
I’m bothered by so many other things, like the lack of a manual. I had no idea how to proceed when I opened the box. Little did I know I must first download the app, which would tell me where to install the OBD reader.
At first, the app said it was the free version. Not until the first pairing did it upgrade itself to the premium version. You’d think premium included all services. Nope. To experience our drive in real time, we must pay to upgrade to premium.
I don’t want to pay. Aside from the soulless number we get as an Enerfy score, I have to deal with km/h. I know the rest of the world likes those units, but the U.S. is stuck in the dark ages, and I want my Enerfy to be stuck there, also. At least allow us the option to change those units.
Not one to only complain, I must sing a praise: Once paired, if I leave it on when the car turns off, it will automatically reconnect on my next drive. I don’t need to keep telling it I’m driving when I get in my car.
That’s it. I like nothing else. I wish the app would give me a goal other than comparing me to others or beating my previous score. They ought to define what the desirable range is.
+ Comes with Premium app.
+ Do not need to keep opening the app for it to connect and start recording data.
- Premium app does not give real time data, must pay to upgrade.
- Enerfy score is an abstract number.
- “Friends” are people we don’t know.
- Units are km/h, can’t change to miles/hour.
- Manual not included.
Color me less than impressed.
This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.