Hyundai Unveils Android Wear App; Lets Start, Lock, Find Car via Voice Command

Hyundai Unveils Android Wear App; Lets Start, Lock, Find Car via Voice Command

Hyundai will debut its new version of the car-monitoring app, Blue Link, with the support for Android Wear on January 5, a day before the CES 2015 event in Las Vegas.

The South Korean car maker will be adding new features in the app that it first launched in 2012.

The Android Wear version of Hyundai Blue Link will let users remotely lock and monitor their cars through simple voice commands like "lock my car", "start my car", "find my car" and more. Users can also perform various other functionalities with the click of a button.

The Android Wear device with the Blue Link smartwatch app must be connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone with its own Blue Link app to work.

The company claims remote functions will work as long as there is Internet connectivity.

Other voice-activated features in the Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch app are Remote Engine Start, Remote Engine Stop (Only available when vehicle is in remote engine start mode), Remote Door Lock / Unlock, Remote Flash Lights / Honk Horn, Car Finder, Call Roadside, and Call Blue Link.

"Connecting to your car through a smartwatch and voice recognition was previously something seen only in science fiction movies. Now, we can provide this capability to owners of Hyundai vehicles equipped with Blue Link," said Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Customer Connect and Service Business Development, Hyundai Motor America.

The upcoming Android Wear supporting Blue Link app will be showcased on Samsung, Motorola, Sony and LG smartwatches at the CES 2015 event.

Android Wear users will be able to download the Blue Link smartwatch app in the first quarter of this year. The Blue Link smartphone app is available to download from Google Play.

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