Jaguar Launches Wearable Technology Initiative

By Paul Joseph

British car makers Jaguar have launched a ‘wearable technology’ app that promises to enhance the comfort and luxury levels for customers.

Unveiled at the Wearable Technology Show 2016, the app has been created for Android Wear and Apple Watches allows Jaguar owners to pre-setting the temperature of their car, as well as starting the engine, before stepping inside it.

Owners can also check the fuel levels of the car, its location and also lock and unlock it, prior to getting in.

“This expansion of connectivity brings all the functionality of our Apple Watch app to Android devices and underlines Jaguar Land Rover’s dedication to its Connected Car Vision,” said Leon Hurst, Head of Digital and Connected Car at Jaguar Land Rover.

The JLR Android Wear app will be available on all future models of Jaguar and Land Rover and will also be accommodated on previous models that come pre-fitted with InControl Remote or InControl Protect.

The app will be available from Summer 2016.

By Paul Joseph