Published: March 17, 2016 | London
At the 2016 Wearable Technology Show, Jaguar Land Rover announced the expansion of its wearable technology solutions with the introduction of its remote functions app to Android Wear watch. 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. Jaguar connected vehicles already support Apple Watch.
The new Android Wear app introduces a suite of connected features, including the ability to activate climate control settings by remotely starting the engine, keeping you cool before setting off. The app also allows customers to check their 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.
Showcasing these wearable solutions on the JLR’s stand was Jaguar’s all-new performance crossover, the F-Pace. The F-Pace supports Android Wear watch and Apple Watch devices and is the first car featuring the innovative Activity Key. The robust and waterproof wristband is designed for customers who regularly enjoy outdoor activities and allows owners to deactivate the standard key and leave it locked securely in the vehicle rather than carrying it with them.