Wearable technology is revolutionizing the way we connect with the world around us. Now, right from your wrist, Garmin technology can offer access to everything from last-mile navigation maps, vehicle-connected biometrics monitoring and contactless payment scanning to smart notifications, smart keys and other wireless media options1. As one of the world’s largest GPS smartwatch and fitness wearable manufacturers, Garmin is uniquely positioned to leverage this rapidly evolving technology for automotive applications.
Wireless Key Access
Using BLUETOOTH® Low Energy technology or near-field communication (NFC) protocols for data sharing between devices, Garmin can tailor keyless entry solutions that give users the freedom and convenience of using their wearables or smart devices for secure vehicle access. Leave the key and keychain behind as you live your active lifestyle. Wireless lock/unlock functions meet top industry safety standards for digital key management.
In some ways, all vehicles are an extension of the individuals who drive them. But Garmin sensing and monitoring technology is taking this human/machine interface to a whole new level. By streaming real-time biometrics data from a Garmin wearable device to a vehicle’s head unit, the Connected Cabin can monitor a wide range of human factors and adapt the environment for maximum driver efficiency, safety, comfort and situational awareness.
Vital Signs for Vehicles
Garmin high-end smartwatches have sensors that can transmit driver stress levels, heart rate and blood oxygen levels, energy level, exercise step counts and other measures of one’s physical status.
A Personal Car Connection
In select Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles, driver stress data provided by Garmin wearable technology is used to automatically adjust interior settings such as temperature, massaging seats, ambient lighting and more.
Last Mile Navigation
Seamless integration between Garmin in-vehicle navigation and wirelessly connected wearable devices lets you access guidance for every phase of your journey, start to finish. For example, if you’ve left your vehicle in a vast parking lot at an airport, shopping mall or sports arena, map directions on your wearable can walk you right to your car. Or at the end of your drive, make an easy transition from street to sidewalk, using your wearable’s Last Mile pedestrian guidance to the actual doorstep of your destination.
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1When paired with a compatible smartphone.
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