Automakers excited about wearable tech

(WXYZ) - Many automakers are revealing big technology innovations, not just at the auto show, but at last week's Consumer Electronics Show. 

One trend that seems to have shifted into first gear is the implementation of wearable tech. 

BMW just announced last week that they have teamed up with Samsung Galaxy Gear to help you manage your car from, well, your wrist.

We're talking about checking the battery life on your car, turning up the heat simply by tapping your watch with the BMW i Remote app.

The Galaxy Gear will work for drivers of the BMW i3.

Interestingly enough, BMW is not alone in this wearable tech craze. Consumers are seeing similar innovations from other automakers like Mercedez-Benz and Nissan.

Hyundai even went as far as making their 2015 Hyundai genesis able to connect to Google Glass.

Despite the appeal of wearable technology, it hasn't fully caught on with consumers just yet.

A recent study by TNS , a global research consultancy, shows that while awareness of wearable tech, like smart watches and Google Glass has gone up since 2013, only about one percent of those surveyed are actually using wearable technology.

Could you see yourself keeping tabs on your car with a watch in the future? I want to hear from you, comment in the section below. 

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