Bentley launches Apple Watch app for Bentayga

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 May 2016

Bentley Bentayga users can now control a selection of in-car systems from their Apple Watch, thanks to a new app developed by the British luxury brand.

The app, which is downloadable from the Apple App Store, can remotely activate climate control, heating ventilation, massage functions and the car’s entertainment systems.

It can also display real-time information including vehicle speed, distance travelled and the temperature outside.

The Apple Watch connects to the Bentayga via Bluetooth, so its use is limited to when passengers are within Bluetooth range and the car's ignition is on.

Bentley’s electrical and electronics director Dan Whittaker said: “The Bentayga is technologically advanced and combines this with luxury in a way only Bentley can achieve. This new Apple Watch connectivity is another example of how we are constantly innovating in order to enhance the customer experience.”

The Bentayga is Bentley’s first SUV and was launched in India on April 22 at Rs 3.85 crore. Even before its launch the uber luxury SUV received over 100 bookings with deliveries to commence next week.

Bentley’s Apple Watch app isn’t the first of its kind on the market. BMW has offered its i Remote app for i3 and i8 drivers for some time; much like the Bentayga software, it can display a car’s status and control certain in-car features.

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