Now with proximity opening (comfort access in BMW speak).
Isn’t proximity opening what the phone does when paired as a key? I’m struggling to see the point of spending money on a key fob when the phone does exactly the same, with the keycard in my wallet as a back up.
Can those genuinely interested in the key fob explain why, please? I can see it looks pretty cool but that’s about it in my view. Am I missing something?
Yes, I agree. Sometimes the traditional way is the best way.The phone isn't 100% reliable for me either - waking the phone in my pocket on approach gets it to 95%, but there is still Def a 1/20 chance that I still have to get it out my pocket and fiddle with it.
Opening from further away so the kids can start sorting themselves out would be good, without fiddling with a phone. 10 year old tech on the old car just let me press a button, blind, in my pocket to open the car for them.
Being able to walk away from the car and have it NOT lock would be good too. Eg when packing etc
Overall, am very tempted just to have a fob to feel more in control, rather than trying to second guess the car trying to guess what I want it to do.
Not to mention that phone do break or get stolen or go flat so I still feel the requirement to carry a “key” on me...
Nah, the fob will be welcome
Wonder why? Have US test it out for bugs first?
Yes, but that means I have to carry my wallet with me all the time.Isn’t that what the key card is for? A backup in case your phone dies or is lost? Or do you leave the house without your key card?
Yes, but that means I have to carry my wallet with me all the time.
With Apple Pay I haven’t needed a wallet in a while and I quite liked not having to carry it...