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Apple Watch App for Tesla

December 02, 2020 6:49 PM | Stephen Pallotta (Administrator)

I came across the WATCH FOR TESLA app a while back and find it useful, so here’s some details.  It’s only for Apple watches at this time and costs a few dollars in the App Store, but no ongoing subscription is required. (Disclaimer: I have nothing - zero - to gain from the app sales)

 

The app basically allows you to do everything from your Apple Watch that you can do from the Tesla app on your phone, including lock/unlock, vent windows, enable remote start, start/stop charge, etc. I find it convenient (and kinda cool) to run the car from my watch, especially if my phone isnt’ immediately available. With both the car and the watch on internet or cell service, you can work solely off the watch, but if there’s a dead zone where you’ve parked, for example, then you’ll need the phone or key card to run the car.


It can handle multiple vehicles easily - our M3 and Y run off the watch - and toggles back and forth with a swipe. It sets up on the watch as a “complication” - a function that you access with a touch. On one of my watch faces, its in the upper right (red circle) - and shows the amount of charge on the last active vehicle.


Setup is pretty easy, there can be some bugs or mis-strokes, but no worse than many ther apps in my experience. Getting the image of the car(s) was a bit tricky.  The app only runs on the watch (not the phone) and security log on is through your Tesla app user ID/password or a security token process (which seemed excessive to me.).  Plenty of support available.

The website https://www.watchfortesla.com has good functional description, FAQs and more.  The developer is from Denmark, and is incredibly responsive and supportive for questions and suggestions on a GitHub page: 

https://github.com/Kemmey/Kemmey-TeslaWatch-Public/issues/229

Thought it would be useful info for some TOCNY members, if you were looking for a good Apple Watch app for Tesla.

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