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GM Announces RemoteLink App for Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch

It’s been four days since Samsung unveiled its brand new Gear 2 smartwatch, and General Motors has announced that it has already created a version of its RemoteLink smartphone app for the new product.
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The application will allow owners of RemoteLink-compatible GM vehicles to start their cars and even control the locks using the Samsung Gear 2. The app might also come in handy if drivers are having trouble locating their car, as it enables the user to honk the vehicle’s horn or flash its lights.

The app will connect through the car’s OnStar system, but the owners won’t need a subscription to the service in order to use the watch, General Motors added, without revealing further details.

In case you missed it, the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch was introduced earlier this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The manufacturer decided to replace the Android platform with its in-house developed Tizen and claims the watch’s battery will be capable of lasting up to two or even three days, almost double compared to the previous product.

The smartwatch, which is both dust and water resistant, will feature a 1.63-inch screen with 320x320 resolution, a 1GHz processor and 4GB of internal storage. Pricing will be announced in the second quarter of the year, right before the Gear 2 goes on sale.


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