Login
My Garage
New hero

Jaguar F-PACE Controlled Via Apple Watch

By Stephen Turvil | August 4, 2016

Share

Why not leave a comment?

See all | Add a comment

How Apple Watch interacts with Jaguar F-PACE

Jaguar F-PACE Controlled Via Apple Watch
More On This Car
Take one for a spin or order a brochure
Request a brochure
Request a test drive

The Jaguar F-PACE is a performance sports-utility vehicle and some functions can be operated, remotely, via the Apple Watch. The purpose of this wearable technology – that relies on the InControl Remote app software - is to "keep you in touch with your car at a glance", the motor manufacture said. Let us consider the benefits.

Locks

The Apple Watch confirms that the vehicle is locked via its colourful, bright, touchscreen interface. This provides peace of mind should you park in a questionable neighbourhood then suspect you forgot to press the "lock" button on its key fob. If the vehicle is unlocked, it can be secured remotely with the timepiece. 

The Apple Watch incorporates an unlock feature too. Imagine the Jaguar F-PACE is parked at home – locked, of course – but you are several miles away and unable to return. The watch enables you to unlock it so that a relative can retrieve something accidentally left in the boot, or a mobile car cleaner can refresh the interior.

Fuel and range

The watch relays the reading on the car's fuel gauge. It also suggests how far it can travel before the tank is empty. Knowing it is (say) half full and the range is 200 miles enables you to confirm whether you have to refuel before, during, or after a trip.

Cabin temperature

The Apple Watch also ensures the interior of the vehicle is a comfortable temperature before you climb aboard. Perhaps it is parked in direct sunlight – and therefore to hot – or covered with frost and to cold. Preconfiguring the thermostat eliminates the need to wait for the temperature to increase, or fall, once inside.

Beep and flash

The Jaguar F-PACE can be located via the watch too. Imagine it is parked in a large, featureless, car park on a dark night and it blends, as one, into the surroundings. The beep and flash feature enables it to stand out from the crowd then be more easily located.

Jaguar F-PACE overview

The Jaguar F-PACE is 4,731mm long and 1,936mm wide, so it is slightly larger than the XE which is the manufacturer's compact, executive class, saloon. It also has 5 seats and cargo capacity is 650-litres which is larger than many estate-type vehicles. Folding the rear seats flat increases cargo capacity to 1,740-litres.

F-PACE engines include the: 2.0-litre 180PS diesel, 3.0-litre 300PS diesel and 3.0-litre 380PS supercharged petrol. There is also a choice of rear, or 4-wheel-drive, and manual or automatic transmission. Trims levels are: Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport, S and First Edition and prices range from £35,020 to £65,275 on the road.

More On This Car
Take one for a spin or order a brochure
Request a brochure
Request a test drive

Related Articles

Regit readers ask for ban on highly polluting vehicles and are turning on energy giants in latest survey results
Research also details some support for Just Stop Oil and almost half have reduced mileage to decrease carbon footprint
Nov 29, 2022
ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone) to cover all of London under new plans
Despite ‘overwhelming’ opposition Sadiq Khan has announced the existing ULEZ will be expanded to cover all of London.
Nov 29, 2022
Supermarkets again slammed for their greed as they refuse to lower fuel prices despite big wholesale reductions
Costco fuel cut means they’re now selling petrol at 12p per litre cheaper than the big four
Nov 29, 2022
What is ‘fair wear and tear’ on a lease car’s tyres?
Lease car tyres: there may be a penalty charge if you return a car with poor tyres. The supplier will inspect its tread depth, wear pattern,...
Nov 23, 2022