There’s nothing quite like a late August trip into the Alberta backwoods. The days are warm, nights are cool, and it seems everything around you is celebrating its final moments of life. You just might find yourself laying down in the silent evening, looking up at the night sky and thinking “Man, if @travelalberta would reblog that Instagram of the goat on Highway 16, I could start really start cashing in on gear sponsorships.” If this might be you, then slip on your Blundstones, tie your man-pony up tight, and take two lefts to hit the Henday from your distant-but-new-and-reasonably-priced Windermere condominium because these days, fam, road trips are for the Snapchats and the backwoods are for Instagram.
Why bring hiking poles when your can bring a selfie stick? How does Maps work when I have no reception? Is there a good fro-yo place in Jasper? Unfortunately, your friends at Team Ford can not help with any of these questions. Fortunately, we can help you find out by providing you a vehicle with Ford SYNC Connect. Ford’s SYNC Connect offers total connectivity with your Ford wherever you may be. Some of the many SYNC Connect features include a vehicle locator, remote start, and Wi-Fi hotspot built into your car, so you’ll never again wait to post your latest Insta, Facebook, Tweet, Snap, or Wuph. Read on to find out more about Ford’s SYNC Connect, available now at Team Ford in Edmonton.
It’s not worth the pic unless you’re at the summit, and sometimes, that requires a lot of hiking (why there isn’t a paved road is beyond me). Getting lost in the forest can be a terrifying experience, but with SYNC Connect’s Vehicle Location Tracking, you’ll always find your way back to the car. And if you’re really in a hurry, use the SYNC Connect remote lock/unlock feature for a clean escape in your clean Escape.
In an Elon Musk-level attempt to provide Wi-Fi coverage, every Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect features a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot—but this isn’t your run-of-the-mill Tesla-on-fire tech. Capable of pairing with up to 10 devices at a time, SYNC Connect’s Wi-Fi can reach up to 50 feet from your vehicle. As long as you’re near your Ford, you’ll never lose your connection to the rest of the world. At night, try streaming Bear Grylls’ Man vs. Wild from you SYNC Connect hotspot for tips on backwoods navigation, wildlife identification, and emergency hydration.
To put it in 2018 terms, or at least terms that an absolute unit like yourself understands, Ford’s SYNC Connect is like a FitBit for your vehicle. Wherever you are, use the FordPass app to access vehicle stats such as mileage, fuel economy, and vehicle health. They may say that millennials are a soft generation, and they may be right, but with SYNC Connect’s phone-controlled climate control will keep them from melting like the delicate snowflakes they are?
Whatever app you’re doing it for, Ford’s SYNC Connect makes it easier to leave the city than ever before. For help downloading the FordPass app and setting up SYNC Connect, read this article. And for everything else, reach out to your friends at Team Ford in Edmonton.