The Smart Oil Gauge iOS App allows our users to check their fuel oil levels and usage patterns quickly and easily from their iPhone or iPad. In order to use the app, users must own a Smart Oil Gauge. Users can also manage sensor settings and notification options from the app.
Ratings and Reviews
5 min to install and 5 min to set it up. Love the concept and tank level email notifications so I can order more without running out. The app is a little clunky and could use an update to improve functionality, similar to other review comments. Usage tracking, graph functions, on screen notifications, etc.
I really want to love this thing, but.
So I was so excited to get this. But after a couple days of use there some major drawbacks. The device itself has not refreshed once without me having to tap the button for half a second located on the sensor itself. I have waited a full 24 hours with no refresh. The refresh button in the app is more of a placebo. It doesn’t refresh the information or seem to send a signal to the unit asking it to run the sensor. So you only get the update your sensor has refreshed at the interval set. As for the graphs and usage there’s no ability to zoom in nor does it have a summary of total usage. You have to tap your finger in one area and hope that’s where you want the line to be for that part of the usage. This gives you in very small print your usage numerical value. There is also no ability to delete the device and add it again in case you are having trouble and troubleshooting. In configuration You can change the intervals of how often it takes a reading, but it doesn’t seem to have any effect. I have not gotten a single refresh signal from the device after 3 days of use. I really like this concept and design and am hoping for improvements. Hopefully this review acts as a a way to make future updates.
Very clever idea
While I agree with other reviewers who want more flexibility in display graph info, that’s a first-world problem. And it doesn’t detract from the fundamental fact that this is one helluva good idea. I wish there were more connected sensors like this available. I’d instrument everything in my home!
Two cautions: first DO NOT put this device on your “real” WiFi network. Get two old routers and connect them with your current router in a “Y” configuration. Then add this to your designated IOT router. Who knows the vulnerabilities that might be in the (unidentified) WIFi chip the developer used. There’s no doc on the site and it’s unlikely that firmware will ever be updated on the device. I don’t want my oil gauge to be a back door into my network.
Second, the developer uses WordPress for the site and user management. This is insecure. Be sure to associate the gauge with a dedicated email address.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Connected Consumer Fuel LLC
- 21 MB
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Connected Consumer Fuel
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.