With all the big device announcements out of the way, Hyundai is today making headlines with its own wearables announcement at MWC. The car maker has launched an Android Wear app that will allow users of any Android Wear smartwatch to use Blue Link from their wrist.
Launched four years ago, Blue Link allows users to remotely start, stop, lock and unlock their car via an app on their phone. Now Blue Link users can do all of the above from their Android Wear watch, as well as remotely activate the car’s horn and lights and locate their car in a parking lot.
Of course, you’ll still need a Blue Link subscription to access these features, so while the app is free to download, you’ll still need to break out your credit card if you want to enjoy the functionality it offers. This app is offered by Hyundai USA but we were able to download it just fine at the MobileSyrup offices in Toronto (though we didn’t have a Hyundai to test it on).
Those planning to invest in the Apple Watch will be pleased to hear that Hyundai has already committed to providing a similar application once the app becomes available.