At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung and BMW announce their collaboration on consumers wearables and electric vehicles.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is the first of its kind to connect to BMW’s i3 electric vehicle.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear with BMW i Remote App functions has similar attributes to the BMW i Remote App, which keeps drivers connected with their BMW i3 at all times and also works efficiently to provide them with the assistance they need outside the car.


The Samsung Galaxy Gear with BMW i Remote App functions offers information on the battery charge and available range of the first all-electric premium model in the compact class, as well as any departure times that have been inputted.

The research application also shows whether the windows, doors and sunroof are closed and allows users to send a navigation destination to the vehicle or adjust the on-board climate in preparation for a journey — with the option of spoken commands via S Voice, Samsung’s speech recognition assistant.

Here is the video showcasing the functionality: