As Apple gets ready for a March 9 press event on the Apple Watch, the company’s CEO Tim Cook said the watch will be able to replace your car keys.
Cook, speaking to The Telegraph in London Friday, said he envisions the watch replacing car keys, especially the larger, “clumsy” fobs used on some newer cars. The Telegraph added, “This could be a major development and will reinforce the view that Apple is circling the automotive market.”
From what has already been announced, we also know the watch will support fitness apps and allow easy Apple Pay.
The Telegraph said the watch will not just monitor heart rate. For example, since it’s bad for health to sit too much, it will gently remind users to get up every hour and walk around. It will also use a rewards system for those who exercise.
Cook said today that Apple Pay on the watch will be more secure than the plastic credit cards used in the US.
The watch will also allow users to more easily filter messages. And its battery will last the full day, he told The Telegraph.
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As noted above, Apple seems to be turning its focus to the car. The Wall Street Journal reported the company is building an electric car and has several hundred employees working in a secret location on a car project code named Titan.
Source: The Telegraph