Hyundai, a leading car manufacturer of South Korea is all set to debut the new version of the car monitoring app, Blue Link, which will support the Android Wear functionality. Meaning now you would be able to unlock and do all kinds of stuff on your car via an Android Wear powered smartwatch.
The company will be unveiling their new app on January 5, the day before the CES 2015 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, where were are looking forward to seeing all kinds of wearable technologies this year. The Smartwatch app has been developed in partnership with Station Digital Media.
The Android Wear version of Hyundai Blue Link will let users remotely lock, as well as monitor their cars. All this could be done via the simple voice commands, which are currently limited to few including, “Lock my car”, “Start my car”, “find my car” and more. There are few other tasks that can be performed with the help of a quick button on the smartwatch.
Company notes that the Android Wear device with the Blue Link smartwatch app should be connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone to work. The user would need to install the app on smartphone and should have connected the smartwatch before installing the app. According to the Hyundai, remote functions will work as long as there is internet connectivity.
The Android Wear supported app will be demoed at the CES 2015 on various smartwatches from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, Sony and LG. Some of the other voice –activated features which users will be able to utilize on the Hyundai Blue Link Smartwatch app are Remote Engine Start, Remote Engine Stop, Remote Door Lock, Remote Door Unlock, Honk Horn, Flash Lights, Car Finder, Call Roadside and Call Blue Link helpline.
Currently, the Blue Link App will be compatible with first and second generation Blue Link-equipped Hyundai models. The list includes the cars like, Sonata 2012 model, Genesis, Sonata and Azera 2015 models. Next generation models include the upcoming Elantra GT and Veloster.
Source: Hyundai Blue Link