BARELY WORKS This App is great if you want to know if your doors are locked.. or what percentage your car is charged. But if you want to precondition your car as I was told it's best to do. It fails completely!! It says that remote precondition in is disabled for my car and to visit the website every singe time. Even after visiting the BMW site the app still fails to work.
Has some useful information, but really could be better. Such as: 1) where's the charging information? I'd like to know the kW and the amps. 2) Needs Android wear compatibility. A MUST. 3) Wish I had access to more driving statistics. Or at least be able to download the historical statistics. 4) I kind of the map feature worked a little better. Feels clunky. would almost be simpler to just use Google Maps providing I had a direct "share to my car". I think this feature exists from a desktop/laptop already.
Was told by the geniuses that this app was being discontinued and a new connected app would be available in April. As a new i3 owner, I have found the entire software experience in and out of car to be absolutely disappointing. BMW needs to take notice of these comments as well as what people are complaining about on Reddit and message boards about software and hardware issues.
Rare connection to server To control climate or lock car this app requires connection to some bmw server and this connection is very slow and often not operational. Guess, bmw is too poor to support decent servers. Android periodically asks to uninstall this app - too many errors and mistakes in software
Waiting for connection to gear app FOREVER. I don't even have a smart watch. It won't stop trying to connect. Even if I force close the app. Crashes all day and if I force stop it, it just starts up again on its own. Also I wish it would alert me when the car is fully charged. Other EV car apps do that. It doesn't record my electric trips (keeps saying my max distance is 12 miles).
Basically it just stopped working out of the blue. I called BMW I support and they said I have to use BMW Connect from now on as they are "phasing" this out. So I stopped using this because it's useless and installed BMW Connect. Absolutely useless. So essentially I have a smart car that can give me information that I can't use, features I can't access. Yes I know, first world problems and not critical in everyday life. However, if you are going to put out an app, just do it correctly. Honestly, it's not that hard and if you can't even perform as well as Chevy's vehicle app, what's the point?
• Bug fixes.