Jaguar is unleashing a waterproof, shockproof wristband that will help people unlock their cars. Oddly, the wristband does not serve as a key in its own right.
Instead, the idea is you will hide your key fob in a special compartment at the back of the Jaguar, touch the bracelet to the compartment and open it to retrieve the key. Then you’ll hit the button on the key fob to open your car.
What could possibly go wrong?
When this thing works well it’s going to be awesome for surfers, swimmers, runners and other active people, as the article in Cars.com mentioned. However, when it doesn’t work you’ve basically created a situation where you’re going to need an automotive re-key. There won’t be any other way to get the panel in the back of that car open.
The bracelet could malfunction. Transponder technology actually malfunctions all the time. It seems like a lot of extra steps, too. If you’re going to rely on transponder technology, why not just go all the way and turn the bracelet itself into a car key?
Keep your Chicago locksmith on call.
Of course, there aren’t a lot of surfers in the Chicagoland area. There are a lot of highly active people, however. If you’re one of them you might love this idea, and we’re not saying you shouldn’t enjoy the technology. Nine times out of ten, it’s going to work out just fine.
But when something does go wrong you need to know who to call. After all, your car is just a fancy piece of metal if you can’t get inside and drive it.
Fortunately, Omega Locksmith is an expert at replacing transponder keys, smart keys, and more. We’ll be able to get you back in your vehicle, even if your high tech bracelet can’t!