Well your AT&T coverage and reliability may not be very good, but hey at least your iPhone is one amazing little smartphone. Automotive gadget maker Viper has taken advantage of that fact to create an iPhone app called Smart Start that pairs with one of their Remote Start products to let you start/stop/lock/unlock your car from your iPhone from virtually anywhere.
Before there were iPhones, Viper was making remote automobile starter systems that are installed in your car, and that you could then use the accompanying remote control to start your car from varying distances (some products are just local up to 2000 ft while others could go up to a mile).
Along came the iPhone, and Viper decided to create an app that you can use to control one of those remote starters – Smart Start. If you already have a Viper Remote Starter system in your car, you only need a SmartStart Module and the iPhone app. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll need the whole SmartStart System which includes a Viper remote starter.
So no more getting into a freezing car in winter or a boiling hot car in summer. Warm up or cool down that car for a few minutes while you stay nice and comfortable indoors.
Price: $459.99 (Smart Start System VSS4000)
$299.99 (Smart Start Module VSM100)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)