The Good Zubie sets up quickly and costs less than similar connected car devices. It shows vehicle trip information and includes a geofencing feature.
The Bad Zubie doesn't include a Web-based interface, only an app, and offers no information about a car's fuel economy.
The Bottom Line The Zubie Connected Car Service keeps good track of the family car and can help people be better drivers, but the lack of fuel economy information is a big miss.
Zubie tracks your car, lacks mpg info
The latest cars often come with telematics services that let you monitor maintenance and location from a smartphone app. The Zubie Connected Car Service lets you retrofit an older car with many of these capabilities.
Zubie consists of a "Key" that plugs into a car's OBD-II port, something you will find on every car built from 1996 on, and an associated smartphone app. The Key scans the car's internal data, and includes a GPS chip and mobile data connection.
The Key beams its data up to the Zubie mothership, which in turn makes it accessible to the smartphone app. Zubie's system works very similarly to other devices I've reviewed from Delphi and Audiovox.