Volkswagen Joins Carmakers Offering Apple Watch Apps| Edmunds

Volkswagen Joins Carmakers Offering Apple Watch Apps


HERNDON, Virginia Volkswagen is the latest automaker to unveil an app for the Apple Watch.

VW's Car-Net app enables owners to monitor and control a variety of functions on their cars via the Apple Watch. The new app is available as a free download via the App Store for Apple Watch.

VW said owners can remotely lock and unlock car doors, view status of windows, doors and sunroof, check the fuel level and find the location of a parked vehicle with the Car-Net app. Owners also can receive speed and boundary alerts to monitor certain drivers, including newly licensed ones, in their households.

The Apple Watch app works with all versions of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen and e-Golf, as well as certain trim levels of 2014-'15 Volkswagen Beetle, CC, Eos, Jetta, Passat and Tiguan.

VW joins BMW and Porsche in offering apps for the Apple Watch. BMW's i Remote app works with the i3 and i8 electrified vehicles. Porsche's Car Connect app can display certain vehicle functions via the Apple Watch.

Edmunds says: Even if you forget your smartphone, you can still keep tabs on your VW with a glance at your wrist.

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