If you happened to catch the Apple Watch event a few weeks ago, you may have caught a glimpse of a familiar-looking app in action. Yup, our mobile app is coming to the new device, allowing users to interact with their alarm system without ever having to pull out their phone.
At first glance, the app for the Apple Watch appears to just be a shrunken-down version of the one currently available for smartphones and tablets. That’s not a bad guess, as you’ll still be able to interact and control your alarm system on the watch as you do with on a phone. However, there have been a few new features specifically created for the watch app to make the user experience a little more personal.
Let’s start with “Glances,” a new function that allows you to quickly get an update of what’s going on at your home. Perform a quick swipe on your screen and you’ll see a rundown of your system’s status, door locks or thermostat settings.
“Actionable notifications” are another new addition. When you receive a notification on the watch, you’ll be able to perform a corresponding action immediately, without ever having to open up the app. For example, if you forget to arm your system when you leave for work, you’ll be notified and able to immediately arm it from your watch.
And for those not planning on getting the Apple Watch, don’t worry – we’re working on adding a variety of useful new features such as actionable notifications and more to the Mobile App in the next update.
The Apple Watch is scheduled to release on April 24, so stay tuned. If any more information becomes available, we’ll share it here.