When the Apple Watch went on sale a few weeks ago, we put together a post titled “Will the Apple Watch work with Mercedes-Benz vehicles?” that highlighted some of the ways the new smartwatch will integrate with your vehicle. Within that post, we also mentioned that Mercedes-Benz was likely developing a device-specific app for the Apple Watch. Now, just a few weeks later, that app is available, giving Mercedes-Benz owners with an Apple Watch seamless integration between their new wearable tech and their cars.
How To Use Mercedes-Benz Apple Watch app
Upon immediate release of the Mercedes-Benz Apple Watch app, the functionality centers on navigation. Through the app on your Apple Watch, you’ll be able to enter your destination before you enter your car (or while you’re in it) and it will seamlessly pass to the Mercedes-Benz COMAND interface when you start your vehicle. Furthermore, when you leave your vehicle, the destination will remain on the Apple Watch, providing walking to direction to your final destination.
Picture yourself on a business trip in an unfamiliar city and you’re cutting it close for a meeting. Through the Mercedes-Benz Apple Watch app, you can save time and dial up your destination as you walk to your vehicle then have it automatically sent to your vehicle’s navigation system. If you have to park a few blocks away, the app will automatically begin providing walking directions to eliminate any questions about your specific destination.
The app also will provide some key vehicle stats, including:
- Fuel Level
- Maintenance Code
- Odometer readings
Mercedes-Benz C-Class and S-Class models fitted with COMAND Online will be the first vehicles capable of integrating with the MB Companion App beginning in the fall of 2015. Soon after, that capability will roll out to other Mercedes-Benz models.
When the Mercedes-Benz Apple Watch integration becomes available in the new C-Class and S-Class this fall, we welcome you to the lot to see how the two work together and to get a setup tutorial from our vehicle specialists.