Have Tesla offer a wearable app with much of the functionality of the Tesla phone app.
The problem & feature request
I’d like to see a Wearable Apps for Tesla, officially from Tesla (right now Smartwatch are the best focus). It’s great to have a Smartphone App to access the Tesla Model S, however, it’s very cumbersome to get your phone from your pocket just to turn on A/C, or to Honk or check the charge status. It’s much easier to see it on your wrist.
My Pebble App
I wrote a nice Pebble App: see this video.
First, a bit about what I did. It uses the Tesla API to control your Tesla. It will allow you to do things like the following:
The problem is, I can’t spend a lot of time on it. However, it’s open-sourced so if someone wants to continue where I left it, they’re totally welcome to do so. Find it in the Pebble store and on Github here.
I don’t have time to maintain the app, let alone write both a Pebble, Android Wear, and Apple Watch app and handle feature requests. That’s why I want to ask Tesla to create a better version for several platforms. They could even hire other developers to do a more Tesla Worthy version (although I do enjoy using my Tesla WristApp a lot)!
Feasibility and economics
Hyundai has developed BlueLink (video). It allows you to do the above and more.
BMW is offering a Smartphone app + Android Wear for the i3 that seamlessly integrates. Car, Smartphone, Wearables are all in sync like they’re supposed to. CES 2014 video of official app on Wear/Gear.