Why no Rivian app for iWatch?

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NFC range is short and even if you are able to unlock the vehicle, you would have to also include NFC sensor near the steering wheel to enable driving.

By having the Rivian band feature already, regardless of if only few has them now, perhaps that capability is already built in but who knows?

I would much prefer "old fashion" finger print, or a facial recognition to open and operate the vehicle.

Last, many younger gens, don't wear any watch (none of my kids or their friends do). So its one less thing to be dependent on....

 

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First off, I have to correct you in that annoying Apple fanboy way just for accuracy sake: it's Apple Watch, not iWatch. But then, since Tim Apple made the same mistake from the stage when announcing it, it's one none of us can complain about. :-D

Second, and more importantly, this is already supported at the OS level by watchOS:
Explore UWB-based car keys: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2021/10084/
Introducing Car Keys: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10006

It's just a matter of Rivian implementing it in their app.
 

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NFC range is short and even if you are able to unlock the vehicle, you would have to also include NFC sensor near the steering wheel to enable driving.

By having the Rivian band feature already, regardless of if only few has them now, perhaps that capability is already built in but who knows?
there is already a nfc reader in the cabin — on the drivers door panel.
 

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NFC reader on the driver side is pretty shitty. I never got my NFC card to work at all. For whatever reason, the phone as key works, though it's quite unstable
 


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It’s be great to open/drive my R1T with my iWatch (instead of the phone). anyone speak th CS about this feature? Could obviate need for wrist ban?
Tesla doesn't have a native watch app, so I expect there are issues with using both iphone and watch.

Rivian may eventually have a third party watch app through the API.
 

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Tesla doesn't have a native watch app, so I expect there are issues with using both iphone and watch.

Rivian may eventually have a third party watch app through the API.
Hyundai and Volvo offer watch apps. It can be done.
 

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Is the watch app controlling the phone, or is the watch bluetooth connected to the car?
Volvo goes Watch->Phone->Cloud->Car.

Older Hyundai's also go Watch->Phone->Cloud->Car, as well; however some of their newest models now support the Watch->Car natively, without the need for the Phone or even an internet connection in the middle.
 

 
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