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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nissan plans a smartwatch that'll monitor car and driver

Japanese motor manufacturer Nissan is creating a smartwatch designed specifically for drivers of its high-performance Nismo cars.

The Nissan Nismo Concept Watch, which is being shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show from this week, will capture the driver’s biometric data via a heart rate monitor whilst also reporting on vehicle telematics and performance data. It’ll connect to a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0.

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.”

Nissan’s Nismo Watch will use a rechargeable lithium battery that’s expected to deliver a battery life of more than seven days.

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