Watchla for Tesla 4+

A watch app for Tesla

Villegas Ventures LLC

    • #118 in Utilities
    • 3.9 • 45 Ratings
    • $4.99


Watchla delivers full control of your Tesla to the convenience of your wrist.

With a beautiful, clean & effective UI, Watchla is a watch app for Tesla that aims to replace your phone for most of your remote access needs with your Tesla.

No more pulling your phone out of your pocket every time you want to check on your Tesla or tell it to do something. With Watchla all you have to do is raise your wrist to start interacting with your Tesla.

Watchla, being a fully capable app made for the everyday Tesla owner, can:

- Check various vehicle statuses (charge, climate, etc)
- Perform vehicle commands
- Offers an array of complications to keep you up to date with your Tesla right from your watch face
- Notify you of critical vehicle alerts

While also supporting:

- Siri Shortcuts
- Custom layouts
- Keyless driving
- Homelink
- Sentry Mode
- Multiple vehicles
- User-set vehicle wake preferences
- & much more!

Watchla is also supported by a robust iOS companion app that you can use to enrich Watchla’s experience.

Use Watchla’s iOS companion app to:

- sign in:
- either with Tesla
- or with a Tesla token
- customize Watchla’s Home Screen layout
- add & customize Siri Shortcuts (for both iOS and WatchOS)
- select vehicle
- manage app settings
- manage vehicle settings
- act as a backup for unlocking/locking vehicle and activating remote start
- & much more!

Keeping your account safe:

Watchla holds your privacy and it’s transparency to the highest level and therefore Watchla has decided not to even accept your account credentials as a form of sign in. In fact, Watchla will NEVER see your email and the only time Watchla will EVER process your password is to verify with Tesla to authorize Remote Start, which is required by Tesla when authorizing Remote Start.

As an alternative to credential sign in, Watchla offers the ability to Sign in with Tesla right from Watchla’s iOS companion app. Sign in with Tesla is a secure method of signing in that allows you to authenticate your Tesla account directly on Tesla’s website. No more inputting your email & password on 3rd party app text fields. Once authenticated, you will be automatically signed into Watchla with your Tesla account both on the iOS and watch app.

Your account credentials are never processed or saved by Watchla.

As an alternative, you can also sign in to Watchla using your Tesla API access token. Just paste it in and you’re good to go! We recommend using our Tesla token management app, Authla!

Looking into the future:

Watchla is always evolving in an effort to deliver a top-quality Tesla watch app experience. In the future, Watchla will be seeing many upgrades like:

- Smart Summon
- Watch gesture initiated commands
- Even more watch face complications
- A wider array of critical vehicle alert types that are customizable so you can be informed on the specific issues about your Tesla that matter most to you.
- And a ton of more watch focused features that will elevate your Tesla experience on your wrist.

In addition, Watchla is always listening to users and any user can request a feature they think will fit nicely into the Watchla experience. Many user-submitted features have already made it to Watchla and it is likely that there are many more to come. If you would like to request a feature for Watchla, you can do so here:

Download Watchla, the ultimate watch app for Tesla and experience total control over your Tesla, from the convenience of your wrist.

To read more about how Watchla takes privacy seriously, see our privacy policy at

Disclaimer: Watchla is an independent Tesla watch app and it is not owned or endorsed by Tesla Inc. Watchla utilizes Tesla’s open API to safely & securely provide you with remote access to your Tesla vehicle from your watch. Watchla is an independent watch app and (aside from signing in) doesn't need its iOS companion app to perform normally.

What’s New

Version 2.8

- Added a 'Cool Down' complication & Siri Shortcut that cools down the vehicle's cabin and turns off any heaters or defrosters that may be on.
- Added long press to force refresh on the watch app. Just tap and hold anywhere on the screen and after a second vehicle data will be refreshed. Available on Home, Charge State & Temp control screens to start.
- Updated/improved background updates for complications
- Fixed an error mitigator bug
- Fixed an error logging bug
- Other minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Pixelleration ,

Edit: wasn’t working right

Amending my review, because the customer support is great so far. Got it working on a beta program so fingers crossed.

I just bought this app and installed it and followed all the instructions. The watch app doesn’t connect. Keeps asking to authenticate through the iPhone app. Which I did And the GitHub troubleshooting solutions were useless

Trinkby ,

Consistently inconsistent

As often as not, this app gives me a data error message and fails to connect. I wrote to the developer about the problem but haven’t received a response yet. Even when the app opens properly, completion of Siri commands are also hit or miss. I’m on the fence about whether to ask for my money back or wait and see if updates fix the problems. I’m sure this is an ambitious project for the developer and I wish him or her luck in ironing out the kinks.
Update- the developer did respond with a few helpful (but unsuccessful) ideas to avoid the error message, so I’ve increased the star rating to three stars. When it connects, the app is quite handy, and I’ll stand by hoping for reliability improvements.

Developer Response ,

**Update: this issue has been fixed, please update to version 1.60

Hi, so this has been discovered to be a critical bug that affects some users where there Apple Watch blocks connection to the Tesla API. A bug fix is being rapidly produced and should be coming in an App Store update shortly. You can read more about it here:

Im That Girl ,

This app is useless

I wanted to love this app so bad but it’s useless. I always get “Vehicle Wake Error” messages and then the app spends several minutes trying to wake my car. For all that, I could fish my phone from my pocket or handbag and just access my vehicle’s controls much quicker. Also the controls on my watch are showing my car is open but my Tesla app is showing my vehicle is locked. It just doesn’t work. I want my $5 back…

Developer Response ,

Hi, sorry to hear that your experience with Watchla didn’t go so well. Please reach out to so we can try to remedy this situation for you.


App Privacy

The developer, Villegas Ventures LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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