Nissan unveils Nismo Smartwatch

September 9, 2013 | By | In News, Video

Nissan has launched a new Smartwatch, designed to improve connectivity between drivers and their cars.

Like Smartwatches already on the market, the Nismo monitors the wearer’s biometrics such as heart rate and temperature, but can also display pertinent information about the car, such as average speeds and fuel consumption.

The watch been unveiled by the Japanese manufacturer ahead of it going on display at this week’s Frankfurt motor show, and is its first foray into wearable technology.

Not only will it allow drivers to measure the efficiency of their vehicle, but will also give access to vehicle telematics and performance data, such as lap times when on track.

Nissan will also be able to send wearers messages, reminding them when their car is due for a service.

It utilises technology already used by Nismo Lab – the mobile tech centre which monitors biometric and telematics data from the company’s racing cars and drivers.

Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager, Nissan in Europe, said: "Wearable technology is fast becoming the next big thing and we want to take advantage of this innovative technology to make our Nismo brand more accessible.

"On track, Nissan uses the latest biometric training technologies to improve the performance of our Nissan Nismo Athletes and it is this technology we want to bring to our fans to enhance their driving experience and Nismo ownership."

Further developments to the technology will include electrocardiogram technology, to monitor heart rhythm and identify driver fatigue before it affects driving.

The Nismo Smartwatch will be available in three colours: black, white and a black/red design. Its lithium-ion battery will give a one-week life between charges, which is done via a micro-USB cable.

Click play above to watch a promo video of it in action.

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