Nissan launches Nismo smartwatch for drivers
A smartwatch that monitors the performance of a vehicle as well as the driver has been launched by car manufacturer Nissan, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported.
Like many other smartwatches, the Nissan Nismo measures the user’s heart rate, temperature and other biometrics.
But it also allows users to keep an eye on their car’s performance — including average speeds and fuel consumption.
Experts say that the watch could be an important step towards greater connectivity in cars.
“Connectivity is the new battleground for car manufacturers,” said Chas Hallett, editor-in-chief of What Car?
“In-car internet is coming and now with consumer electronics focusing on watch-based connections, Nissan is getting ahead of the game and joining the two together very cleverly.”
The Nismo watch can be connected to the car’s on-board computer system to allow users to monitor vehicle telematics and performance data.
Users can also receive tailored messages from Nissan via the gadget.
It was unveiled ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, which runs until September 22.