“A vehicle key fob is a good candidate of what can be replaced with a wearable technology such as the Apple Watch as a digital key fob because the apple watch will save you the hassle of reaching out for your keys or phone to unlock the door,” saidJohn Alo, product manager, Connect2Car. “Though there are some new vehicles, especially new electric cars integrating with wearable controls such as the Apple watch, there are really limited alternative options for someone with an existing vehicle to watch enable their ride.”
Connect2Car provides the functionality of a traditional key fob and more via an Apple Watch interface with any of the Connect2Car aftermarket units, which start at $139 for a basic plug and play unit to $199 for more advanced units that require installation. Drivers can now start their car, lock and unlock doors right from their wrist. Other features include a car finder with a real time distance and map indicator, so users can find where the car is parked.
Other features include speed limit alerts to avoid over speeding, driving history, and car cross alert to be notified if a car crosses a preset boundary. Additionally, you get car security control, and vehicle alarm notifications if the car is being tampered with right from your wrist. The Connect2Car system has unlimited range because it uses cellular connectivity to communicate with your phone.