Inform your Volvo what to do with the Microsoft Band 2 this spring
CES has develop into increasingly of a automotive present in recent times, and automakers proceed to search for methods to suit smartphone and wearable connections into their automobiles. The newest try comes from Microsoft and Volvo, who’ve partnered to make it attainable to talk together with your automotive by way of the Microsoft Band 2. As soon as your automotive is about up utilizing the Volvo on Name app, you’ll converse to it with the Band 2 — it’s going to allow you to set navigation, activate the local weather management system, lock the doorways, flash the lights or sound the horn. (The latter two appear notably helpful if you cannot discover your automotive within the parking zone.)
As is so typically the case with many of those related automotive apps, it is in all probability lots simpler simply to make use of conventional automotive controls to deal with many of those actions. Although, with the ability to ask your Band to navigate to a specific location might come in useful, and flashing your lights when looking for the automotive in a crowded parking zone is sensible as nicely. I am simply not satisfied that utilizing your voice to unlock the automotive or activate the warmth is any simpler than doing it via normal strategies. Both method, should you’re a Volvo proprietor who needs to provide this a shot, the function will roll out this spring.