Great hardware device, and great idea ... and the app is improving with each release - developers are very responsive and are making improvements on a weekly basis. Support is friendly and helpful, and the whole team seem to be striving to make this crowd-sourced project first class. Some minor hiccups around connection (doesn't always seem to wake the sensor from sleep) and not sure what utility the "home" screen adds (links to other apps) but the core functionality of a back-up sensor is a welcome addition to my otherwise low tech ride.
If you have any issue with this app please don't take it out in the comments. Email the developers directly and you might be surprised how quickly your issue(s) are resolved.
The sensing is great but as other reviews have said I also get phantom notifications that I can't seem to silence and the tap button has never worked for me. Please fix these things.
Edit #2: Knocked another star off. Opened the app when about to reverse park and found myself logged out of the app, which meant I couldn't use the reversing sensor. The recurring theme here is that it's not reliable and not always available when needed. Edit #1: Changing my review from 5 stars. I've field tested this for a day now. The button works occasionally and only after app has been opened manually. 2 out of 3 times, I've had to force close the app and reopen it because it could not detect the plate sensor (and I've usually finished parking by then). This also occurs when opening the app via the "FenSens detected" push notification. When the app is working, the backup sensing function is great.
Update 9/12: Revised version hasn't cured the random notification, but uninstalling the app does. Core function is good. Reverse sensing seems to be effective & clearly defined. I don't like the random notifications that I can't seem to silence. The app tries to reconnect with the frame depending on where I am in the house; I now have to intentionally switch Bluetooth off and on. I'm also not sure why there's a Home screen with shortcuts to random services in this app. It's not taking the place of Android Auto. If I had my way, FenSens would revise the app to connect to & cue the frame(s) when the app is opened & in foreground, and then to close completely when exited. Limit controls to a Front & Back activation and the settings page. Keep it tight, quick to load, and minimal. But it's a neat idea and I think the FenSens team is already working on revisions to the app, so maybe I'll get my way.
This app and product is amazing! Exactly what I needed. Definitely more affordable than what is on the market AND easy to use and install. If you don't have a backup sensor on your car get this now! You'll save money on dings.
This update is as follows:
1. Optimize network connection ...
2. Optimize FenSens communication.
In order to give you a better experience, we look forward to your feedback.
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