Yes, as part of the app registration setup you will be asked to enable Bluetooth. Bluetooth must be enabled at all times to ensure the device connects to the app and trips are recorded.
You will also have to enable a number of in-app tracking permissions that will collect information about your location and motion so that the app and device can record trips automatically and accurately. In Apple iOS smartphones, these permissions are called “location services” and “motion & fitness”. In Google Android supported smartphones, these permissions are usually called “location services” and “activity recognition”.
If you have downloaded the app on a Google Android supported smartphone, you will also have to enable “phone activity” and switch off “battery optimisation”. Enabling phone activity allows us to detect smartphone usage when you are driving. Switching off battery optimisation allows the app to run in the background to detect trips.
Whilst these permissions must be enabled at all times for the app to work, the app will only track and record information about your location, motion and smartphone usage when you are signed into the app, connected to the device and motion is detected.
You will also be asked if you wish to receive push notifications, but these are optional.