The Nismo Smartwatch is the first wearable device to allow the driver to monitor key performance aspects of the car, while keeping an eye on their own vital signs at the same time.
As the name suggests, the smartwatch has been designed specifically for drivers of Nissan Nismo products, and will go on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
While wearing the watch, the driver can monitor average speed, fuel consumption readings and vehicle telemetry while keep track of their own heart rate.
Drivers can also connect to the car using the watch via a smartphone app, and Nissan can deliver ‘tailored’ messages directly to the watch screen.
"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,” Nissan Europe’s Gareth Dunsmore said.
“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."
While only a concept for now, Nissan has already made plans to incorporate heart rhythm monitoring, skin temperature and hydration monitoring and even brainwave monitoring into the next model.
The Nismo Concept Smartwatch is available in three colours – black, white or black and red – and has a lithium battery, chargeable via micro-USB. It all comes packaged in a box made from ‘tyres and rubber from the racetrack’.
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