A few months ago, I wrote about the dangerous disaster that I-4 provides to the safe driver. My closing paragraph referenced EverDrive, an app that passively monitors driving habits and delivers diagnostics for later review.
EverDrive, but forgot all about it until tonight when I came across it while searching for my FlightView app. Curiously I launched it to see what it had been “passively” monitoring, apparently the answer was a whole lot.At that time I installed and configured
An overall score is a 83.7, a low “B”, my High School guidance counselor would be impressed. It also shows “Scored miles of 1133”, which I take issue with. I’m guessing that EverDrive uses the iPhone motion sensor to detect motions that mimic driving, but I had three Hertz rentals in December alone that totaled up to 1400 miles. Since I use phone mounts to hold my phone while driving, even rentals, I’m guessing it does such a great job that EverDrive couldn’t tell when the phone was in motion.
It also showed that I achieved “Grand Marshall” which means I had completed 50 trips with a 4-star rating or higher, and apparently it also showed that I use my phone on every trip.
EverDrive loses all its creditability, above it showed that I had “No phone usage for 0 trips” yet I was awarded a “Handsfree Champ”, indicating that I hadn’t touched my phone in the last 10 trips.Here’s where
In my world, EverDrive doesn’t offer much value, but since it’s free, you get what you pay for. If there was a new teen driver in the house, and I wanted to make sure they were being a safe driver, it’s doubtful that I’d use this to monitor their driving habits. Instead, I’d choose to spend a few dollars on a service.
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