Porsche drivers can now access Porsche Car Connect functions even more conveniently using Apple Watch. The iPhone still continues to manage communication with the vehicle and now integrates Apple Watch as an additional display and control element. Porsche Car Connect uses the mobile telephone network and thus permits communication with the car over any distance.
Apple Watch provides information on the vehicle status and allows certain vehicle functions to be monitored and controlled by tap and gesture input. The “remote” display, for instance, visualises whether windows, doors, boot lid and sunroof are closed; the vehicle can also be locked if necessary by pressure of the finger* (“Force Touch” function). The “Carfinder” function shows the location of the car, while the navigation function guides the driver to the position of the vehicle if required. As soon as drivers are in the vicinity of their Porsche, they can easily identify it in a full car park or in a multi-storey car park by sounding the horn and activating the lights.
The key comfort functions of the E-Hybrid models can also be monitored and controlled via Apple Watch. A brief glance at the wrist allows users to monitor charging status, range and residual charging time. In the “Climate” menu, drivers can activate the climate control functions* with one tap.
* Subject to applicable vehicle options
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*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here