You Can Control a Tesla With Your Apple Watch

If you happen to be one of the lucky Tesla owners out there, now you can control your car with your smartwatch. One ambitious developer has created a Remote S app with built-in Apple Watch compatibility, allowing you to perform many of the same functions on your wrist that you can within the app. That means you’re able to do things with your Watch like start the car or summon your car when you’re not around it. 

Here’s the full set of features, currently exclusive to users of the Remote S app:

- Fully functional Apple Watch app

- Start car with Touch ID without needing a password (can be disabled)

- Opens, connects, and issues commands faster than the Tesla app.

- Camp Mode allows you to keep the HVAC on in the car even though there is no activity. Normally, the car will turn off HVAC after 30 minutes.

- Trigger HomeLink even if the car is plugged in, not in PARK, or you are not near the car

- Summon your car when not near it

- Display battery usage (vampire drain)

- Adjust the panoramic roof to more settings than just vent and close with a button or a % slider.

- No-Commands Mode lets you log in the app for your family/friends to monitor your Tesla's location live without allowing them to issue commands to your car.

- Breadcrumb tracking allows you to see the path that the car has recently taken.

- Trip statistics shows your current MPGe, kWh used, miles traveled, kWh per 100 miles, cost savings vs. an internal combustion engine car, cost savings over the lifetime of your car, and many more fun stats.

- Save trip routes to different save slots and compare the distance, kWh used, cost, and more for each route.

- Accurate odometer/range readout with decimal places.

- In-app browser can detect commands from javascript and HTML so that you can create and use a web page to control your car ​

- This opens up all sorts of functionality, such as scheduling, queued commands, and repeated commands

- Consolidated stats and commands into one screen for quicker and easier access

- Start/unlock car with Apple Watch without a password

- Ability to change passenger and driver temperature settings separately instead of always together

- Estimated range is displayed (this takes the average consumption of your past 30 miles and estimates your battery range based on that past usage)

- Monitor all three ranges (estimated, rated, ideal/typical) at the same time without changing the settings in your car

When it comes to the Apple Watch, the app includes a number of Apple Watch features that will work on the Watch as well as through an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Those features include:

- Unlock/lock car

- Start/Stop HVAC (Heating and A/C)

- Roof control (if you have a pano roof)

- Temperature change

- Honk horn

- Flashlights

- Enable/disable Valet Mode/Clear PIN

- Summon reverse/forward/stop

- Trigger HomeLink

- Start and stop charging

- Open/close charge port (if supported)

- Car location display and tracking

- Support for kilometers/miles and Celsius/Fahrenheit (the app will automatically read the settings from your car, but you can manually change it)

Display charging stats (amperage, phases, voltage, mi/hr, time left, etc.)

If you have a Tesla (or even if you just want to poke around in the app), you can grab the app now from the Apple App Store here.