BMW has lost no time working on Apple Watch integration to remain a leader in mobile vehicle connectivity. Thanks to BMW ConnectedDrive technology and the BMW i Remote app, Apple Watch users who also happen to own a BMW i3 or i8 can enjoy unprecedented convenience.
The BMW i Remote App, which can be downloaded for free from the Apple iTunes Store, keeps users updated on their car’s current battery status and alerts them when the unit is fully charged.
A swipe to the right grants access to the climate control system, allowing users to cool or heat the interior while the car is being charged. That way, they’ll never have to feel too hot or too cold when entering their BMW.
Another swipe to the right leads to the remote control feature for the horn, which can be activated to easily find the BMW i vehicle, even in large parking lots.
Our favorite feature at Perillo BMW is what the automaker calls “intermodal route planning,” which is the Apple Watch’s ability to continue navigation instructions for BMW users even after getting out of the car. If they can reach their destination more quickly by parking and completing the rest of the journey by some other mean, the app will let them know and help them find their way—and back, of course.