BMW i Remote App a winner in the CES Innovation Awards 2015

BMW i | November 12th, 2014 by 6
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Ahead of the 2015 CES in Las Vegas, New York City hosted the CES Innovation Awards ceremony where 20 product categories announced their winners. This …

Ahead of the 2015 CES in Las Vegas, New York City hosted the CES Innovation Awards ceremony where 20 product categories announced their winners.

This year, in the “Software and Mobile Apps” category, the BMW i Remote App for the Samsung Gear smartwatch took the top prize. Selecting the winning submissions are teams of judges made up of independent industrial designers, engineers and media representatives. The “Software and Mobile Apps” category is guided by criteria such as functionality, aesthetic appeal, user-friendliness and innovative edge.

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The BMW i Remote App for the Samsung Gear S smartwatch is an application which seamlessly connects BMW i drivers to their vehicle via their wristwatch. The app was developed to allow direct access to important information in real time. The app displays all key information at a glance on the smartwatch’s home screen: in the case of the BMW i3, for example, it shows not only the time but also the electric range available, the battery charge level and – during the charge process – the estimated charge time remaining.

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Using the touch display to click on the data sent to the Gear S by the BMW i Remote App opens a submenu with more detailed information presented in the typically classy colours and style of BMW i. A further submenu informs the user of the vehicle’s current status, i.e. whether any of the doors, windows or the boot are open.

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Advance regulation of the onboard climate, which can likewise be controlled by the Samsung Gear S, is an important factor in extending the car’s range. In this way, the interior can be conveniently preheated while the vehicle is still connected to the power supply. This does not affect the charging process.

Next on the table for BMW is the integration of BMW i apps with Apple’s upcoming smartwatches. A preview was offered by Tim Cook back in September.

6 responses to “BMW i Remote App a winner in the CES Innovation Awards 2015”

  1. CDspeed says:

    It is a good app, though at least two times it has gotten stuck where it refused to update from the previous time I had looked at it. The neatest thing is being able to see how efficiently I’ve been driving. I have recently been able to hit 100% on more then one occasion.

  2. Andrewthecarguy says:

    That’s very cool. I love the i3 and can’t wait till I have my own. I hope the rest of the population ‘get’ these cars, it is the future. They will have to eventually, but early uptake makes it easier for the manufacturers to introduce even more innovation.

  3. cros13 says:

    Where’s the Android Wear app? These Samsung proprietary smartwatches are garbage.

  4. Nick Velo says:

    Too bad i cant log – in. Issues with ios8 im being told by BMW Assist.

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