Hyundai announced Blue Link app that makes it work through smartwatches and allows owners to remote start, lock, unlock and find car and more.
South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai launched its new Blue Link app at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 that begins January 6 in Las Vegas. At CES, Hyundai exhibited how the users can operate basic car functions by simple voice commands on the app in there smart watches. 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.
One has to log into the app with their MyHyundai.com ID, password to use this feature. To access the feature an active subscription is required along with a four digit PIN for security purposes. To operate, the wearer should tap an icon or uses voice commands to execute remote functions. 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.”
Blue Link Smartwatch features (all voice activated):
* Remote Engine Start
* Remote Engine Stop (Only available when vehicle is in remote engine start mode)
* Remote Door Lock / Unlock
* Remote Flash Lights / Honk Horn
* Car Finder
* Call Roadside
* Call Blue Link
The Blue Link smartwatch app works with first and second generation Blue Link equipped Hyundai models. The smartwatch app is a companion feature, and it must be linked to an Android phone via Bluetooth in order to work. Hyundai partnered with Station Digital Media to develop the Blue Link smartwatch app.
The Blue Link app will be a free download from the Google Play for android devices and store sometime during the first quarter of 2015 and will be available for the Apple Watch shortly after its release.