How cool would it be to control your car from your wrist? Well it’s now possible. Earlier this year, Hyundai demoed their own app which allows you to lock/unlock and even remote start your car. Now it’s Ford’s turn with their MyFord Mobile app. However, the MyFord Mobile app for Android Wear is currently only compatible with a few cars, including the Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Focus Electric and Ford Fusion Energi.
There’s plenty of features for MyFord Mobile as well. Which include range and charge status for battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. As well as having the capability to initiate preconditioning of the vehicle remotely, handy for those really hot or really cold days. You can also lock or unlock the car from virtually anywhere in the world. The app also gives you a vehicle mileage summary. Additionally, we have last trip summary which includes personal driving score, as well as percentage of electric vehicle miles. Finally we have vehicle location, which provides directions back to where you parked your car. Definitely handy for those that often forget where they parked their car.
So it’s not exactly Android Auto, or anything close to it actually. But MyFord Mobile is pretty neat, and it’s nice to see more car makers integrating with Android Wear, especially over the Apple Watch. And the ability to do all of this from your wrist is pretty neat, and futuristic. Ford says that an update tot he MyFord Mobile app is currently rolling out to the Google Play Store. So if you own a Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Focus Electric or Ford Fusion Energi, you can get your hands on this app pretty soon and enjoy some Android Wear goodness with your smartwatch. As far as we can tell, the app is compatible with all Android Wear smartwatches. Including the Huawei Watch, Moto 360 (2nd Gen), ASUS Zenwatch and the many others available right now.
So Hyundai and Ford have done some integration with Android Wear, who will be next? It’s going to be interesting to see what other types of features we see come to our wrists, in relation to our cars.