Volvo to launch On Call smartwatch app

Volvo is getting in on the smartwatch revolution.

Volvo is rolling out Apple Watch compatibility for its On Call smart app. The On Call app will also be available to those using an Android Wear device.

The On Call smartwatch app, which works in tandem with Volvo's On Call telematics system, will allow drivers to keep tabs on things like their vehicle's location in a crowded parking or current fuel level. The watch app will also let owners lock and unlock their vehicle, as well as set comfort settings, right from their wrist.

"Volvo On Call is an app that allows you to literally take control over everyday elements in your Volvo,” said David Holecek, Director Connected Products and Services at Volvo Cars. "You can set heater timings for those cold and frosty mornings or cool down your car in hot weather, check your fuel level and mileage, or time to next service. It even helps you to locate your car in a crowded parking garage.”

In addition to smartwatch functionality, Volvo is also giving the On Call app a makeover to mimic the new design of the Sensus driver interfaced used in the 2016 XC90.

Volvo will release the On Call smartwatch app at the end of June. Just be sure not to use it while driving.

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