Proton X Watch first look – RM1,499 to remotely unlock your car’s doors, start the engine, AC and more

Proton X Watch first look – RM1,499 to remotely unlock your car’s doors, start the engine, AC and more

Earlier this year, ACO Tech launched the ATLAS (ACO Tech Local Automotive Services) ecosystem that is comprised of three cornerstones. Owners of recent Proton models will probably be familiar with ATLAS OS, with the operating system powering the infotainment system in their cars.

There’s also ATLAS Auto, which is a dedicated app that enables vehicle telematics, maintenance reminders and other functions. The third cornerstone is a wearable device that allows users to start their car and access other functions remotely without needing to fiddle with an app on their smartphone.

During the launch event held back in June, ACO Tech demonstrated the wearable device, which takes the form of a smartwatch, by remotely starting an X50 parked near the venue with no one inside the vehicle.

At this year’s EVM Asia currently ongoing at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) from September 27-29, we managed to get up close with the ACO Tech smartwatch, which is being displayed at Proton’s booth.

Called the Proton X Watch or the ACO Tech X Watch, the device features a round dial, two protruding buttons on the right side, a rather large touchscreen and has an IP68 rating. The smartwatch is linked via an internet connection to a cloud-based server to interface with a vehicle, allowing things such as starting the engine, winding down/up the windows, opening the boot and locking/unlocking the doors to be done remotely.

There’s also a pre-climate function so a car’s air-conditioning can be switched on for a predetermined amount of time at a specific temperature. Users will also be able to check various vehicle statistics like the remaining range, average speed, mileage, fuel consumption and distance to the next service. In addition to car-related functions, the X Watch also doubles as a fitness device, with heart and blood oxygen sensors as well as the ability to track various forms of workouts.

We’re told that the device and software are entirely proprietary, so there’s no app that you can download to your Apple Watch or Android-based smartwatch. As such, if you’re already wearing a smartwatch on your daily outings, you’ll have to also wear the X Watch if you want these features.

At the heart of this timepiece is the Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip (SoC), a powerful engine that ensures seamless functionality. It sports a vibrant 1.3-inch AMOLED display, armoured with the virtually indestructible Corning Gorilla Glass DX+. This feature not only guarantees durability but also affords the wearer a crystal-clear interface for their interactions.

Accentuating its luxurious aesthetics, the watch is meticulously designed with a stainless-steel case, a nod to traditional craftsmanship. A unique touch is the ceramic bezels, lending the Proton X Watch a distinct and upmarket feel.

The Proton X Watch is priced at RM1499. What do you think of ACO Tech’s Proton X Watch? Is it something that you’re interested in? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • newme on Sep 28, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Perfect for CCP lover to report their where about to the Great Supreme Leader.

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    • Rakyat Malaysia on Sep 29, 2022 at 2:11 am

      Pretty cool watch like something out of James Bond or Kingsmen movies.

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  • Fix your atlas software first before launching other things, avoids the consumer complaints

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  • suomynona on Sep 28, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Yeah, no. Why not make the whole interface into an app available on any watch? I don’t quite fancy a watch specifically to control my watch..there’s an app for that, no?

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  • Facepalm akotek on Sep 28, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Lol akotek instead of using android wear OS, u decided to make ur own proprietary OS which basically is useless and only has gimmicky function that is to send instructions to the car. Samsung Tizen also not able to survive in the watch segment what makes u think urs will?

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  • Hamdani Amin on Sep 28, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Fixed your Atlas OS 1st that runs on Proton Car. A lot of bugs, lagging, and not responsive and connected to the tachometer please respond to public complaints on your FB page. Also please give people the option to downgrade. The fact that GKUI in 1st edition X70 will not be upgraded shows that you know the setup for your OS is something odd.

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  • in shark all raw on Sep 29, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    I have been using smart key watch to lock and unlock doors, trunk, remote start or stop engine since 5 years ago.

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  • Vedder on Sep 30, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Sounds totally dumb. Why would anyone wear 2 watches

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