As technology updates very quick, even for the auto industry, Hyundai will not sit with its hands tied. The South Korean manufacturer will use this year Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015), to introduce its first smartwatch app. Hyundai’s cloud-based Blue Link platform allows features like remote start and service information to be quickly accessed through devices like smartwatches and smartphones.
Hyundai partnered with Station Digital Media to develop the Blue Link smartwatch app.
The app is easy to use. The wearer simply taps an icon or uses voice commands to execute remote functions. The Blue Link smartwatch app allows Hyundai owners to remote start, lock and unlock doors as well as find their car in a crowded parking lot.
Pushing the microphone icon on the watch activates the voice function, where the driver can execute commands such as “Start my car”, “Lock my car”, or “Find my car.”
The Blue Link smartwatch app must be paired via Bluetooth to an owner’s smartphone that contains the Blue Link mobile app. Remote functions can then be executed from almost anywhere in the U.S. as long as the user’s smartphone has a Bluetooth and cellular or Internet connection.
Android Wear users can download the app from Google Play for free starting in the first quarter of 2015.