The benefits to using a smart lock system for your home is that it allows you to control the lock using your phone. Your phone can also sometimes act as a key by tapping it against the lock via NFC to unlock it, and users can also use the phone’s app to add visitors and send virtual keys to other people.

The good news is that if you were looking for more than just one way to unlock a smart lock, you’ll be pleased to learn that the August Smart Lock will now play nicely with the Apple Watch. This means that users will be able to use their smartwatch to let themselves into their homes. Given that the Apple Watch also supports Apple Pay, we suppose such functionality that leverages the smartwatch’s tech to open smart locks doesn’t come as a surprise.

The August Smart Lock app on the Apple Watch will also let users synchronize all their locks on their smartwatch and control them from their wrist. There will also be an August complication that will make it easier and faster to control your locks. The best part is that to take advantage of the Apple Watch and August Smart Lock combo, users won’t need to have an iPhone connected to the Apple Watch.

This means that users who go out for a run or hit the gym and don’t want to bring their phone won’t have to as their watch will let them into the house. All users will need is to have the latest version of the August app, latest version of watchOS, and they’re good to go.

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