Bad app. Not worth it. 1/5
Not only does this app make you use your location “Always” but you also have to have Bluetooth on. Both which take up a lot of battery life.
It’s also only recording my drives home at night and not my drives to work. Probably not worth all the hassle.
Why do they have to “Always” know our location? You have no need for all that information.
They also need to listen to their consumers and go ahead and make the app only use your location when you open the app.
Why should I have a beacon in my car to show I’m a good driver? Shouldn’t my driving record, accident history, and number of traffic violations be enough? I don’t want to be monitored for every time I go in my car to grab groceries.
So I have the choice of having my location on at all times, Bluetooth on while driving, draining my battery so much faster than normal, having to worry about being monitored, and having to install this or get my insurance price raised... or I can switch insurances...
What the heck 2/5
By Vegas Aaron
The developer response doesn’t make sense. State Farm doesn’t need to track my location when I’m not in the car, walking, on the bus, or as a passenger, it needs to track it while it’s connected to the beacon.
You have to open the app to get it to connect to the beacon anyway and it defeats the whole purpose of the program if we’re looking at our phones while driving anyway...
Tell management they should probably listen when your customer service / developers point out huge logical flaws in a program.
Guess for now we all just have to turn off the location settings when not using the app to preserve battery power and privacy
The app 3/5
I don’t mind the app it does use a quit a bit of battery. But it’s not to bad. I wash there was a app for my I pad it would be easer then my phone. Do to it being with me at all time. And my tablet is hooked up to my phone plan. Let’s try for a faster and more reliable app.
Battery Killer 1/5
This app is killing my battery since I installed it. 12% of my battery use is this app. Annoying!
I hope my battery won’t die quickly 1/5
Just got it. I hope my battery doesn’t die as quick as I think it will. 😖
Frequent Issues 1/5
I always need to start the app twice. The first time is so slow, Apple kills the process.
App frequently stops communicating with its unit, on my iPhone 5 at least. My phone is never on Airplane Mode when driving and a few feet from the unit. I guess constant communication is not required for discount.
Buyer Beware 1/5
I’m willing to sacrifice the privacy of my family for a discount but not like this
1. It wasn’t clear this would be forever with no end date
2. Major resources hog on my phone.
My privacy may be sold for a discount, but tanking my iPhone battery and performance is where I draw the line.
Kinda Disappointed 2/5
I bought into the app thinking it would be something fun. Don’t get me wrong i’m already at 24 dollars in savings. What’s really bothering me is i’ve driven quite a bit today and it didn’t log a single trip. I traveled at least 15 miles today. In three separate trips. It’s just annoying to check and see that nothing logged today. I’m really disappointed. It’s not just today i’ve had this issue, but multiple days. My discount could be higher, but it’s missing some of my high miles trips.
Drains battery 1/5
since new apple update battery does not last long cannot even make half of the day. Needs to be updated so does not drain battery. Other apps I can USE all day without having State Farm’s app on and not use half of the battery.
HUGE BATTERY DRAIN and poor Trip Definition 1/5
According to the battery widget, this app used 28% of my battery in the last 24 hours. My 7 Plus was nearly dead after less than 11 hours off the charger. I can usually go 36 hours between charges. This is ridiculously bad. I drove less than an hour yesterday.
So far, I’ve noticed that trips are often broken into segments. My drive to work today shows as two separate drives even though my only stops were at red lights and stop signs.
I’ve also noticed that it takes a long time for trips to show. I’ve been home for an hour, but neither of the drives I did after work (which were separated by over 30 minutes) have appeared yet.
Finally, I’ve been using the app for days. It keeps prompting me to visit the app, but there’s nothing interesting to see. Just a delayed log of my trips.
I’m confused as to how this is supposed to measure my driving abilities if it times out every 4-10 miles. Very inaccurate and makes my phone so hot I feel like it’s going to burn up. Horrible. Not worth the minuscule discount.
So much battery! 1/5
Ever since the iOS11 app update this app has destroyed my battery. Please work on improving efficiency back to previous levels. It is nearly so bad that the savings aren’t worth the battery price I pay every day.
Unacceptable Battery Use 1/5
The amount of battery it takes to have this app on in the background is completely unacceptable. Running errands for a few hours yesterday and I notice my battery is very low so I look at the battery manager in settings and see that this is my #1 user by far and has consumed close to 20% of my battery by mid afternoon. Horrible app not worth the savings.
Phone gets hot when app in use 1/5
Takes a few minutes to log in on the app and while in use my phone gets super hot. I can be using only this app, viewing my “grades”, and it just burns through my battery.
Would rate less than 1 star 1/5
By Cajun girl5400
This app is horrible. Every time I try to login to update mileage it “forgets” my password. Then I reset it but it still doesn’t recognize it. Then I lock myself out again and have to start the reset process all over again. This is very frustrating.
No problems with mine 5/5
Don’t know why so many people have so many issues seemingly mainly with the battery. I was weary before downloading it because of the reviews.
But I’ve had it for a couple of weeks and I don’t notice any difference in battery. The app isn’t CONSTANTLY running in the background determining my location. The app specifically stated the certain scenarios where location is determined and it didn’t include “while sittin’ on your couch and stuff.”
I have the Always setting switched on within Location Services for the app. Background App Refresh as well. After the initial set up, I don’t do anything differently when I drive my truck. It still connects to my console automatically by Bluetooth as it always did, and I don’t think about it. When I arrive at home or the destination or whatever, 20 minutes later the app gives me a notification that it recorded a trip; that’s when I go “ohhh yeah, let’s see.”
It’s been effortless for me. No battery issues. No struggles. I'm tech savvy more than the average person, for sure. I know all my iPhone settings practically by heart and very well versed in what my phone can and doesn’t do and which settings I have on or off. Maybe that has everything to do with it.
Battery draining app 1/5
Great App! 5/5
I work for a State Farm agent. The app always works well on my own vehicle, and the customers here all seem to like it as well.
1. My cell phone plan is limited and this app used up my data.
2. Battery life is also limited.
3. There’s a better way to use the app rather than keeping my location “Always on.” Why don’t you figure out a better way of doing this.
4. Why not just use a higher quality beacon that can track this information all itself instead of my own limited resources.
5. What makes it okay to judge the quality of my driving based on the times of day I’m on the road. My bad that I work a full time job. Would you rather I not?
6. Glitchy. Sorry developers, I realize it’s not all your fault but seriously.
I’m not renewing my State Farm policy because of this 1/5
Most auto insurance companies with similar programs require you to use the tracker for 3-6 months - this one is ongoing! So as long as you have insurance through State Farm, this app will be tracking your location and zapping your battery at all times. Which is really frustrating because I only put about 100 miles a week on my car, mostly on the weekends. I’ve thought about deleting the app and then just re-installing it whenever I drive my car. All of this to save maybe $10 a month 😂
Works well, but 4/5
The ‘Calculate Potential Discount’ feature does not work. The following message appears in a pop up:
‘We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later.
We are having technical problems and cannot display your potential discount. Please try again later.’
This software defect has existed for months in multiple app versions. I assume this is considered a minor defect. Please find a solution to this defect ASAP.
Not sure it's worth the trouble 1/5
Just to update, my grades went up this month and my discount went down :( what a huge scam this app is. I drive less than 5000 miles annually and rarely make trips more than 20 minutes. The app says I am saving $85 every 6 months but in reality I am only saving $14. They didn’t count on us consumers to be able to do simple math and compare old bills with new. DUH! I have A's in every driving grade except for right and left turns which stay at c+! This month I received a B in acceleration. I’m driving a Prius, explain to me how it accelerates too fast? Impossible! If I drove any slower or turned more careful I'd be run over. The gps is off on the beacon and not recognizing the turns properly. I'd skip this if I were you! State Farm needs to make this app/system accurate or do away with it.
AppWon’t let me sign in 2/5
The app won’t let me sign in or type. It worked fine until the last app update. It’s like it is frozen.
TOO MUCH BATTERY DRAIN 1/5
The app could use some improvements in operation for less battery usage.
Last trip posted in Sept 7 but I have driven everyday since. Logging into the app brings up loading screen but it times out every time with some unidentified error. Battery usage way up with no results seen in the screens.
Latest issue- battery drain 45% for just this app for background activity. SF recommendation- delete, reset iPhone and reload app and pair again.
This seems to be a routine requirement.
Don't download this app. Lie lie lie lie
Updated App 1/5
By Updated App Review.
The recent update seems to make battery usage worse. Used 40% of battery in about 4 hours. Will be removing App.
One huge problem fixed 5/5
The main reason I didn't want this app on my phone was because it would drain my battery SO FAST during the day. I would go to work and be at 20% after charging all night and not doing anything with my phone during work.
Coming home from work now I am at 70% battery life and that's a little less than what I'd usually have, but it's a whole lot better than what it was before. Thanks for making an improvement on that StateFarm.
Battery Drain is Worse 1/5
With this latest release the developer promised it would be easier on the iPhone battery. It is not improved, in fact it is dramatically worse. I can see a significant deterioration of the charge on the battery after running a short errand.
Not worth the savings 1/5
By Former team member
App does not record and continually have to put in odometer reading manually, spend the extra money not worth it ! Junk app made by a bunch of high school programmers garbage app still does not work not wasting my time talking to tech support not saving enough packing them up and returning them! Programmers need to fix or they should get more training with the beacon !
1 does not record
2 mileage is not correct
3 cannot reset beacon
Please stop wasting State Farm customers with this junk
Drains battery 1/5
App should not need Location Services running 24/7! It keeps draining the battery!
It’s used 56% in 4 hours according to battery consumption data!!!
Update doesn’t track as well 2/5
The update for iOS 11 doesn’t track as well. My Bluetooth is almost always on in the car since my phone connects to it. I’ve driven miles without it picking them up. And when it does, it won’t show them until 1-2 days later. App needs to update with the actual iOS updates.
Battery hog 1/5
This app consistently eats 35-50% of my battery according to the battery usage stats. They have to stop leaving GPS on all the time. Their canned response justifying leaving the GPS on all the time in the background is lazy and inaccurate. Even when I’m not near the beacon the app is still using GPS in the background according to iOS. The discount isn't worth this battery drain. I have switched to Drive Safe & Save with SYNC. App uninstalled.
It is not worth the time, nor battery nor support from Statefarm.
Using this app means I can't connect Bluetooth to my car and have hand free calling or voice navigation because the app needs Bluetooth to operate.
Battery killer 1/5
This app has used 43% of my battery in the last 24 hours.
Got the update last night. Killed 55% of my battery today.
Apps location 1/5
Why does your app show only when you using the app vs never and always, I was told it doesn’t work then why does the show it.
Where I live I have to make u turns. Why does you app treat this as a left turn.
Worst app ever! 1/5
Instead of enjoying savings, this program will have out shopping for a new insurance company
Glitches, kills batteries
Kills my battery! 1/5
This app accounts for 24% of my battery usage from the last 24 hours, despite never even being opened thanks to background location services. That’s outrageous! I understand the need to monitor location with this app, but can’t it only activate when the Bluetooth device is connected? There’s no reason for such egregious battery usage!
Cost more money for data 1/5
if you have to leave your bluetooth on while driving then you pay more for mobile data than safe money on insurance. i don’t bother with this safe app which will cost more for data usage.
Crappy rating? 1/5
Why do you push and support an app that has a 1star rating? That is at least 50% self promotional pollution so.... if I dont see a decrease in my policy here comes All State!
iOS 11 battery killer 1/5
Wasn't great on 10, but now on 11 this is unacceptable. My 15 min drive to work takes >10% of my battery
Drains battery 1/5
I don’t mind having the app on my phone, but it drains my battery. The location and background refresh are horrible. Please developers fix this!!
Worst app ever! 1/5
This app asks for location services and Bluetooth on and it's literally abusing it. You can see the location always tracked, doesn't matter if you use the app or even your vehicle. It will just track you wherever you're and kills your battery and in long term you'll loose much more than you save. The headache of low battery when you need it most is the additional burden!.. Really what's the aim of this app?
Battery Drain 1/5
Please fix this app so that it does not drain half my battery for a 20 minute drive. This needs to be fixed immediately. Also, the app keeps crashing every time I try to upload my trips and is taking up almost a GB of storage on my phone.
18% of my battery in the last 24 hours! What a HOG! 2/5
18% of my battery in the last 24 hours! What a hog!
Terrible app 1/5
Battery life is atrocious. I can echo what everyone else says, about the Bluetooth and GPS. But it's still terrible. I actually had to delete the app when I was on a beach for 8 hours so my phone would last while playing music on a Bluetooth speaker. Reinstalled it when I went inside.
They need to just do what Progressive does and use an OBDII dongle. No phone app.
Grades finally updated 4/5
After 7 weeks of driving, the app finally added driving grades. I drive safely and my grades are mostly A's, but my discount is still the minimum amount. At least it's something.
Crashing sending data 2/5
By Terran LaMonda
The app with ios11 keeps crashing when sending data. Please fix.
It works but battery hog 1/5
For the developers, to remove the battery drain you need to add the option of "While Using App" instead of "Always" because you don't need to track us always right?