Earlier this month, Apple finally revealed its long-anticipated Apple Watch, which is essentially a device that serves as a tiny little smartphone that lives on a person’s wrist. Unlike an actual smartphone, which lives in our pockets, this new device will allow users to do things like check Facebook, answer phone calls, play music, and give directions much more conveniently than its larger, pocket-dwelling sibling.
Apple is marketing it as the watch that does pretty much everything, and knowing how it has integrated some BMW technology, we certainly won’t argue with that assertion.
Specifically, the Apple Watch can allow drivers to interact with their BMW vehicles in several ways through the use of this new technology. Should you forget where in a gigantic parking lot you actually parked, the Apple Watch can help you track down the vehicle. It can also give real-time updates as to the charging status of a 2015 BMW i3 or i8, control and monitor heating and air conditioning and even remotely unlock the vehicle. In short, if you were planning on buying one of these anyway, there are a lot of ways that it can make owning and driving a BMW vehicle more convenient.
We here at BMW of Santa Maria don’t expect anyone to buy an Apple Watch exclusively to use it with their BMW vehicles, but we do think it’s a pretty cool bonus for people that plan on making the latest technological purchase from one of the world’s most enormous and respected tech juggernauts.