Not very accurate 1/5
I’ve only had this app for a few days now but it’s already missed a few of my trips. These weren’t short trips either, about 30 minutes or so and one got about a minute of a 10 minute drive. If it’s off on stuff like that, how can the actual info that it does collect be right? It can tell if my turn is good or not but not whether I’m driving? Looks like I’ll have to get rid of this app if this keeps up. Oh and I also drove to and from the same places and it said that one way was 6.7 miles and the other was 5.4 miles and the map shows the route being the same. I’ll give it a couple more days but I’d imagine I will delete this app by then because I don’t see it getting any better.
Pervert and Paedophile’s Dream 1/5
This app says it may use your location data even when not in use. The fact is is refuse to function unless you set the location function to ALWAYS. This app makes you yield full time tracking of all your movements all the time - not just when you are using it. Not something I want my teenage daughter carrying around - deleted immediately!
I'm using my phone via Bluetooth to listen to music all the time when I drive. This app counts it as 100% phone use during all my trips, setting my score to the lowest possible point. Would great to pick and choose which factors should be counted.
The phone use score apparently is based on phone movement, even though the FAQs state otherwise. Now if you are using a car mount for your phone, no activity whatsoever is detected, giving you a perfect score. The other measurements including speeding seem pretty accurate, but that does not make up for missing the # 1 risk and distraction.
Good so far 3/5
Good so far but not being able to delete trips where I wasn’t driving is very irritating
App is bugged not working correctly. 1/5
By The Wilber
Sometime near the end of October this app began functioning erratically. Now it isn’t calculating results correctly and scoring of recent drives is stuck saying “Scoring” but never scores.
Support is completely unresponsive to multiple email requests that I’ve made over the past week.
This was an interesting app but now completely inaccurate and bugged with no support.
Safer driving 5/5
By X man73
Having this app is helping me stay off my phone when driving. Love the competition feature.
Need to work on my driving that’s why I downloaded this app... well it doesn’t work and I almost got into a car accident and that never was put on the charts... same results every time regardless of who was driving
The app works ok but it does start a trip wherever it decides to making trip shorter and so forth. Also I believe my definition of speeding and this apps definition is way off, I drive about 50 miles each way for work if I drove 55 the whole way I would never get there state police normally don’t mess with you till you are 10 mph over limit so I push that. That being said I do have a perfect driving record.
Not sure what the significance is 1/5
By chad smith in NYC
I saw this FREE app somewhere, so I downloaded it since it was a driving app. I read the description quickly and thought it was a mapping app. It monitors how I drive, but am a bit confused on what the significance is. The “compete with friends” is pretty lame. I’m deleting it because it’s useless to me.
It doesn’t work 1/5
I downloaded this before driving to work, I checked it on my break and my trip popped up for half a second before disappearing and it saying I haven’t made any trips yet.
A fun little app for driving critique. 5/5
I’ve loved using this over the past few months! As a novice driver, I like to see ways I can improve.
The only option I wish would be added is a way to input that you weren’t the one causing phone motion with driving. I’ll sometimes ask a passenger to make a call on my phone, but this results in me getting penalized for “phone motion”. Then I have to mark that I wasn’t driving to avoid losing points for something that I didn’t do, in an otherwise flawless trip.
My Driving Skills 4/5
Now I know how great of or how bad my driving really is. Plus, know distance and how much I use if I ever do use my phone....
Slow response and sometimes not tracking trip 3/5
I am not sure why it took so long (showing scoring) before I can see the rating of a trip after done with the trip. Also it sometimes doesn’t track my trip (maybe 1 out 10 or more). Not reliable. So you have to open the app every time before you drive to assure it track... :(
Basically it just mainly tell you to turn slowly, stop slowly, don't accelerate to fast, don't over speed, don't move your cell phone (touch is OK), and track your trips. However, don't think that too much when you drive, you stop or accelerate when really needed for your safety.
I’m impressed BUT 4/5
I like the app but it didn’t track until I had been driving for 10-15 minutes PLUS it didn’t track the actual route I had taken.
I have a petition 4/5
By Ángel de Mazapán
Very inspired to be better in driving
I just have a petition: for example when I pick up my school grandchildren from school I want to be able to change my music while I'm parked waiting for them to come out, because it seems that I use the cell phone while driving that it is not
Speed limits 4/5
I think there are places where EverDrive doesn't have the correct speed limits.
App is ok 3/5
This app is ok. It thinks I use my phone while driving sometimes even though I’m actually sitting still with the car off in a parking lot. It also fines me for living on a curvy road.
Overall not too bad 4/5
Location/Route could use some work. Definitely told me I was driving on a completely wrong road but eventually got back on track to where I actually was. It just took the high way when I took all the backroads. And other than that it’s pretty spot on with calling out the different things.
Much better than initial release 5/5
I began using EverDrive shortly after it first popped up in the App Store. My initial concerns were about privacy. If the app and some servers are tracking my location while driving, what about when I’m not driving? Who else will have access to my data? What does the company gain from gathering my data? These were my concerns. There were a few bugs with the contacts and inviting people and I wasn’t sure if it was because of my 6S+ or something wonky in how the app read my contact data. I was fortunate to have a chance to speak with some of the people behind EverDrive and did some quick research in to who was behind EverDrive. The team assured me that all data was kept private and not sold, traded, or given away. I worked with a member of tech support regarding the bugs and they were squashed.
EverDrive has been accurate regarding driving vs not driving and even losing stars for sub par driving. Kudos for making things work accurately. The overall score feature between friends and locally is a nice way to compete and I am glad that my wife’s driving doesn’t ruin my score.
I love this app. I got it to help me be mindful of my driving habits, and it really has helped me out. I'm an OTR trucker and I'm in a truck with internal and external dash cams, so my company follows what I do 24 hours a day, with a monthly safety bonus. This app has helped me get the bonus 3 times now.
Interesting App 3/5
I was out with a friend and we both have commercial driver licenses. I forgot my app was running. We went out for drinks and very stupidly drove home after many adult beverages. I woke to find a 5 star rating on the app. I had been getting 4 and 5 stars any way but then thought how was this possible. Not sure on the accuracy of this app. TO NOT RIGHT, CODEMAN. You should NEVER be comfortable driving and yes taking corners slow makes a good driver because you never know what idiot is flying around that corner and probably in the middle instead of over far enough. I have raced cars for years and have my CDL. I am considered a professional driver and I do all those things slowly. Braking slow saves your brakes and gives the moron behind you warning that your stoping. When your comfortable driving you don't pay attention and accidents happen. That don't me be a nervous driver it means your not home on your couch looking straight Use mirrors and look a mile ahead eyes should always be moving leave an out keep a safe distance!!!! I hope the app improves. I would love to get my accurate score and compete with people. Right now it's a 98.8. Bring it on!!!!!
After a look at the map of my drive, it traced streets I didn't even go on. I drove near them but did not take that street. Also the mileage counter is inaccurate, seen my mileage actually decrease from week to week. And cannot up load pics except through social media I guessing. I've tried, but no option to do so from my pics.
Good Idea 3/5
I like the app. It should have a pause feature. For example, pulling over to use your phone then resume driving.
Four Star 4/5
Braking algorithm has the threshold set too low. Braking to avoid going through a sudden yellow light will ruin a perfect drive. Running the yellow light will preserve a perfect score, and is unsafe. You could correlate braking and proximity to electric stop lights and not ding the driver for excessive deceleration to avoid running through the yellow light.
Stupid app 1/5
Not working well, the score is just made up.
It's 'who's', not 'whose' 1/5
The advertisement says "even argue with a friend on whose the better driver". It should be who's the better driver - who's means 'who is'...who is the better driver 🙄
Great concept, but.... 4/5
I like the whole concept of rating my driving and seeing where and how I can improve my driving, but there are flaws. The braking gyro is way too sensitive. I've stopped safely at a light that has just turned yellow and have been considered "heavy" braking. Guess I should run the light instead of stopping safely? Also the "phone activity" sensor uses phone motion and not actual phone usage. So if I keep the phone steady, such as in a mount, I can text, surf and dial with no indication of "activity". 😝
By Des N Paul
It is nearly impossible to add a friend on here, also sometimes when i drive my husband uses my phone to text or navigate and it still docks me, update on speed limits too i live on base nearly all speed limits are 20-35mph
My issue is that it says I'm speeding because it thinks I exited the freeway, then immediately got back on the highway all while driving the speed limit of the highway. My map has a bunch of figure 8s on it because the app thinks I keep exiting the highway. Therefore it thinks I'm driving 65 mph the entire time I am on the ramps. This my rating is low
It's not worthy 1/5
I tried . I feel like not worthy waste of data . It shows rating depends on your phone motion. If your phone drops in the middle of the trip it shows like braking hard. If your phone keep in dash board and turn it shows you turn really rude. It functions with phone motion sensor. It don't care whether you turn or stop the car.
FRIEND REQUESTS ARE IMPOSSIBLE 2/5
I think this app is a good idea, and I have a certain amount of friends on this app already, but sending a "friend request" is literally impossible to do. All it does is send an invite to download the app, and whenever you try to add a friend it doesn't work. I've never seen an app this complicated in becoming friends with someone through a friend request. Hoping the app developers can fix this...
This is BAD, don't get it 1/5
By Charlie kilo foxtrot
Flawed and annoying
Agree with past "It's Flawed" reviews 1/5
By Standards Gal
I am not sure of the metric it uses to evaluate what "hard breaking" is or how high over the speed limit constitutes a "one star" trip, but I don't think it is accurate or reasonable.
I agree with past critiques regarding how they measure and how they average. It just doesn't add up. I have had this app on my phone for over a month and I took it off because it is not providing the honest accurate feed back I was looking for. Tonight I drove home in a rainstorm on back county roads. I was very conscious about how I was driving because of the weather and I was unfamiliar with the route. I remember thinking that although it was going to take forever to get home, the upside would be I would clock a perfect trip on the everdrive app. Problem was, everdrive didn't think so. It was a three star drive according to the app- I deleted it. If they fix their metrics I may think of using it again. If not, oh well.
Great idea, but flawed 3/5
The idea behind the app is great, but there's should be a way to remove or alter phone movements. I say this because when I'm driving my daughter is in control of my phone, which I use as my GPS and my music. So since she is my passenger and touching my phone I am getting docked in the phone movement even though my eyes never leave the road Ave my hands never leave the wheel.
Can this application CAUSE an Accident? 2/5
By The Lizard60
UPDATED REVIEW 6 WEEKS LATER: I decreased my reading from three stars down to two stars. Aside from this application getting boring, I am convinced that this does not indicate A safe driver. If you get cut off when driving and have to apply your brakes rapidly, you get penalized. When accelerating after you get a green light, you get penalized for rapid acceleration. So in order to score 100, you will have many people blowing their horn at you, flashing their lights at you, and cursing you out. The only way to avoid getting penalized for an abrupt break that is needed, the alternative is to slam into the car or person who ran in front of your car! But officer, I wanted to score 100 on EverDrive!!
Another problem is that it's Mrs. parts of Europe trip. For example, I just made a 6 mile drive but only got credit for 0.2 miles. It was fun at first, but as I said, it gets old really fast and does not give an accurate representation of safe driving. ----end of update (July 28 2017)-----
During the first two weeks of using this app, I was fascinated by it! I became obsessed to aim for perfection and get 100 in every category. My current score actually is 100, but at what cost? Well, I ended up going through a red light so I wouldn't lose points for applying my brakes abruptly. I was so upset with following the speed limit that I had multiple cars passing me, flashing their lights at me, and yelling obscenities at me. But I got my 100! Sometimes you have to break abruptly so why are points taken away? Have the technicians who created this app considered that? I could understand repetitious abrupt breaking or repetitious rapid acceleration, but this app is actually too smart for his own good. On the positive side, it does make the driver much more conscientious of his or her driving and most of us could benefit from that. Overall, it is a great idea and a decent product.
Last, after reading all the terms and conditions, I am not happy that they use and results of this app can and will be used against you in court or by law enforcement if the creators of this product are subpoenaed by the court to release the drivers information. It is a bit frightening knowing that you could be incriminating yourself simply by having this app on while you are driving. I believe it would be much better if it gave an audible alert when you're driving is on acceptable. This is more like a nanny application then anything else.
Fun app but needs some tweaks 3/5
This is a fun app to at least try a few times to see how you do as a driver. Although of course it's not totally accurate. Seems to believe you're using your phone when you haven't picked up your phone. It also doesn't take much into account when you hard brake assuming you did it for no reason. They've obviously never driven in rush hour in the worst city in the world when erratic drivers smash in front of you out of nowhere and you have to brake abruptly so as not to ram into them. This app knocks off points to you instead of the other driver. Still it's fun to see for entertainment purposes, but soon gets old.
Can't add friends 2/5
Love the idea of the app but the whole point is kinda to compare scores, but it won't let me add anybody..not a single soul.. I have it hooked up with Facebook and it claims no one on my Facebook has it but I had people download it and I synced my contacts and then it told me there are no contacts..like come on...
Fix the bugs tho......
Nice idea, not totally accurate 4/5
By e ger
I like the idea of this app, and I hope the developers continue to improve the accuracy of the metrics. For example, I have lost stars in the "phone distraction" category when my phone was in my purse for the entire trip. Maybe my bag tipped over and triggered the motion sensor or something. Also, it would be nice to have a "DJ mode" switch for when a passenger is using my phone while I drive.
It's pretty cool with all its monitoring and stuff. But definitely NOT always accurate.
Needs work 2/5
Takes we extremely too long to get a Rating in your region. And the turning in breaking is too sensitive
WORK 4 DAYS ONLY 1/5
By Samnani Firoz
It just work 4 days only, After that its now working even after reporting support, Nothing works !!!
Edit: The miles I drive has a lots of confusion, Its not counting correctly !!
Edit: Reply:- It's already ON, But now with new update, I'm not able to open the app, And ya, Still I don't understand the real logic about miles counted in this app !!!
So many flaws 3/5
If there is one hard stop in 10 trips then total avg for braking comes to 3 stars 0r 67% .. same applies to rating of your app..trips will be lost if the app closed just after the completing the trip
Neat idea, probably keeps people off the phone, but I'll be deleting 3/5
Hey y'all. First off, cool idea. Thanks for getting some phones off the road. I think I would have more fun with it if some of my friends were on it, but they aren't. Some things that I don't like though is that I don't think these measures really show how good of a driver you are, I mean sure you never want to speed or break hard, but sometimes you have to. Like, you need to break hard to stop when you see a yellow light sometimes. Not all the time but if you can, you should break for yellow and this app will say you were driving bad for doing that. Sometimes I give my phone to passengers to use on the road, and then I get marked down cause of that too. I don't know if I could ever do anything about it though, I guess it's as good as I can be.
This is really what happened... 4/5
I read a bunch of bad reviews about the scoring inaccuracy. So I downloaded the app and here is what I figured out...
1. "Phone distraction" score is if you have the app open while you are driving. I did not open the app until I am done driving at the end of the day to see my results. I got 5 stars on phone usage 100% since I started using the app. In another words, there is no need to open the app when you drive.
2. The rating does not reflect the actual driving condition. It is simply recording your driving behavior. i.e. If someone drives like an idiot and you have to break suddenly to avoid a fender banded, in reality, it is a great defensive driving reaction. But to the app, since it doesn't know why you are breaking, you get a bad score.
3. Similar to the breaking score, I have been getting bad score on the acceleration because I have a fast car. I can go 0-60 in 4 seconds. So my car is setting me up for a bad score. I will never get more than 1 or 2 stars in this category.
4. I took a trip yesterday and most of the roads I took were either highway or smooth corners. So my cornering score was 5 stars. When I have to do city's turns, bad score... Again, it is not recording the actual driving condition.
Bottom line is, this is a great app for getting a general idea on your driving habit and the traffic pattern on trips that you often take. i.e daily driving to work or curious about where the idiot drivers are. Don't take it personally. It doesn't really reflect how good your driving skill really is because it does not take count on the entire driving condition.
Please add passenger mode 5/5
This is a fun app my only wish is it had passenger mode so I can see my moms score while I check Facebook lol
iPhone app is BUGGY... 2/5
I haven't been able to access my account settings and some features on this app. I like the purpose of the app, but as far as its functionality, the developers need to do a little more testing & eliminate some bugs before I provide any more stars. After the next update, hopefully these issues will be resolved.
Needs a little help 5/5
I like the app and what it dose, but it needs to have a better way to track the phone, because I drove to work and it didn't recognize the trip. Over all great app it has help me become more aware of what I'm doing wrong. I would recommend it!!!!
Fun app, but not accurate. 2/5
Nice app. Logs all car rides and lets you mark if you were driving or not. Major down side for me, it keeps accusing me of using my phone the entire time I'm driving and it kind of pisses me off! I don't know how it determines phone usages but it should be looked into by the creator of the application. Hate to be petty, but I'm giving it two star because that's what I've been getting because it thinks I'm 'using my phone while driving' 🙄
Good idea, poorly executed 1/5
By Despicable meh
This seemed like an interesting app to put on my phone. Let it run in the background, monitor my driving, then go back to it when I have some time and see what it recorded. Unfortunately it seems flawed in the way it scores, and in the way it detects your actions.
Do I speed a little? Sure I do. But does +5mph merit a 1 star rating for speed?
And as mentioned in a previous review, if you have to make an emergency stop because someone pulls in front of you, 1 star for braking.
And I don't even know how it detects phone usage, but it seems to think I'm using my phone the whole time I'm driving.
Then when it's all said and done, it "averages" your score, buy making your overall score equal to the one category you scored the lowest on.
I managed to have 5 stars 3 of the 5 categories, 3 stars for another, and of course, 1 star for phone usage. My overall average for that drive? 1 star. I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that's not how you average.
By that logic, I'd rate this
App 5 stars for price, 5 stars for appearance, 4 stars for battery consumption, 5 stars for the concept, and 1 star for usability. That averages out to 1 star, correct?
If they fix their average, I'll fix mine.
Bottom line, it looks like a fun driving app, but if you actually want to know how well you're driving, you're better off asking your passenger.