Update 4.2.1 contains a bug fix thanks to Jussi on the Tesla forum thread for pointing out the differences between Rated/Typical range on non-U.S. vehicles. The first page on the Apple Watch now displays the Typical range if you choose the Energy or Typical Range display in your car. The complications also work correctly now for those using kilometers rather than miles. Version log 4.2.0: Watch Complications now displays your battery range and battery percentage left. Added the ability to change the amount of time to wait for your car to wake up before retrying the commands again if it failed. This adjusts the wait time for both the buttons in the app and the shortcuts. If you find that Siri fails too often due to the car still being asleep, extending the wait time by a few seconds could help. If you find that Siri takes too long to respond to your commands, then shortening the wait time by a few seconds could help. Keep in mind that if your car is not asleep, then usually the command would go right through without a need to wait. So don't adjust the wait time based on when the car is awake. Fixed an issue where if you never assigned a name for your Tesla, you couldn't see certain information such as charge time left or whether your car was asleep or not. Added a "Pwr" label next to the charging power display to describe what that number is.
Ratings and Reviews
It is a useful app. Compared to the design of the official Tesla app, which has several pages, this app puts everything on a single page. There are pros and cons to this (while things are readily accessible information end up quite small and a bit cluttered). But there is one feature alone that justifies this app in my view. This app calculates energy usage over the last 30 miles in order to predict range on current charge. My ‘real world’ prediction is only 72% of the Tesla default estimate. Whether this is due to very cold weather or due to the majority of my travel being at highway speeds, or to something else, this is incredibly valuable information to have for planning.
Wish it would work on untethered Apple Watch Series 3 LTE
This app may not have the best user interface, but it functions well on my Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, and on my iPhone X. However, the app does not work on my Apple Watch when the watch is using LTE, without the iPhone nearby. It would be nice if the app would work on the Apple Watch using LTE for the times when I don’t have my iPhone with me (e.g. at the gym). Presently, if I launch the app on my Apple Watch while on LTE, the app UI looks like it is connected to my car because it shows charge percentage, HVAC settings, etc. But it really isn’t connected and any attempts to perform a function (e.g. turn on HVAC, honk horn, etc) are not carried out by the app. It would be better if the app displayed a message that it is not connected rather than appear that it is connected. I hope in the future the developer will add the ability to use the Apple Watch LTE when untethered from an iPhone, but for now it is a solid app on the Apple Watch if your iPhone is close by.
Developer Response ,
Remote S on the Apple Watch does show when the app is connected or not. If you look at the first screen, it tells you the time of the last updated data. If that time doesn't match with your current time, then it's not connected yet.
Remote S is also coded to work untethered. Some users have reported that being on LTE is a bit slower to connect with Tesla's servers, so try to give it a bit more time to connect. Try connecting to a WiFi network on your watch with the iPhone turned off to confirm that your watch is capable of communicating with your vehicle without the iPhone. If that works and LTE does not, try restarting your Apple Watch device or trying another cell tower.
Useless with apple watch
The main reason I got this app is too open frunk/trunk via hey siri command on my apple watch with my phone in my pocket (hands free trunk and frunk opening?) ... but all I get is "use the app"... through phone it has no issues and it opens closes whatever I want, which I could do using free tesla app, but through apple watch it just keep asking me to use the app instead.. useless.. oh and that UI.. nightmare, really confusing UI and complicated and small even on my iphone xs max buttons are small and a bit hard to press with big fingers... should've read reviews before wasting $10.. ..I just need to get my money back and I'll be happy again.. unless developer is willing to make changes and make apple watch app useful so people don't get frustrated and overreact :) I'm a QA and Tesla fan, own two Model S's. If developer needs my service I'll be happy to QA the app for free
Developer Response ,
Please give the new update, version 4.0, a try. It has improved code to make it work much more reliably than before. Thanks!
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