Great news if you are an Apple iWatch or Android smartwatch user! If you are one of the many lucky owners of a Toyota vehicle with Remote Connect, you can start your vehicle right from your wrist.

This is one of the best and latest features that Toyota is offering to its customers. You can access Toyota Remote Connect using iWatch or Smartwatch as long as both your device and the vehicle are in a location with cellphone signal access.

What can you do with the iWatch or Smartwatch Toyota app? 

Most of the essential features are available via the iWatch or Android Smartwatch app, such as: staring or stopping the vehicle engine, locking/unlocking the doors, checking your vehicle status, and locating your vehicle location.

There is some limitation of access Remote Connect via an iWatch or Smartwatch at this time. For example, Guest Driver Monitor is not available, but you can always use the Toyota Phone app for this feature.

How To Setup on Apple iWatch or Android Smartwatch?

To set up the Toyota app on your Apple iWatch:

  • Download the Toyota app from the Apple App Store
  • After the app is downloaded to your phone, you should see it synced to your iWatch shortly after.
  • Open the app on your iWatch and enter the Remote Connect PIN (it’s the same PIN use for setting the phone app, sent to your email when registering for a Toyota account)
  • Chose to have a PIN for future access or disable the PIN feature entirely if you don’t want to have it.
  • Choose to enable or disable the voice command feature.
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions and the iWatch app should be ready for action.
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How To Setup on Apple iWatch or Android Smartwatch?

Setup on an Android Smartwatch::

  • Go to the Google Play Store and download the Toyota app on your phone
  • After the app is downloaded, enter the app and register your account.
  • Once an account is created successfully, sign into the Toyota app on your smartphone and ensure that it is up-to-date.
  • Wake up your Android Smartwatch and open the Play Store.
  • In the ‘Apps on your phone’ section, search for the Toyota app.
  • Once you’ve located it, click on the Download button next to the Toyota app icon.
  • Once the app is opened on your Android smartwatch, click OK to continue and enter the Remote Connect PIN (it’s the same PIN use for setting the phone app, sent to your email when registering for a Toyota account)
  • Choose to enable or disable having a PIN for accessing the smartwatch app each time
  • Choose to enable or disable voice command, then accept the Terms and Conditions and then it’s good to go.
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Aside from controlling using the smartphone app or an iWatch or Android Smartwatch app, another option is to set up voice commands via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.  This will give you both touch and voice options to access Toyota Remote Connect using iWatch or Smartwatch, as well as by using the Hey Google or Hey Alexa commands.

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