Jaguar Land Rover has just announced the expansion of its wearable technology solutions with the introduction of its remote functions app to Android Wear watch, which was revealed at the Wearable Technology Show 2016 in London.
The new Android Wear app introduces an ample amount of connectivity features, including the ability to activate climate control settings by remotely starting the engine. The watch will also allow you to check the vehicle’s fuel level, monitor its location and remotely lock and unlock the doors to let a friend or family member access the vehicle when the owner isn’t close by.
Leon Hurst, Head of Digital and Connected Car, Product Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “This expansion of connectivity brings all the functionality of our Apple Watch app to Android devices and underlines Jaguar Land Rover’s dedication to its Connected Car Vision.”
Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art InControl Touch Pro infotainment system allows customers to access their favorite smartphone apps through the vehicle’s tablet-style 10.2-inch touchscreen. With a powerful quad-core processor and solid-state drive, it runs on ultra-fast Ethernet and supports features such as Wi-Fi Hotspot capability, live weather report apps, flight tracking apps and intelligent navigation that can tell friends and colleagues if you are running late. The user-friendly touchscreen interface delivers fast responses and behaves like a mobile device allowing users to both pinch and zoom.
The Android Wear watch app will be available on all future Jaguar and Land Rover models as well as on previous models fitted with InControl Remote or InControl Protect.