Nissan launches driver and vehicle-tracking smartwatch

London, Sept. 10 : Nissan has reportedly launched a smartwatch that monitors performance of both the vehicle and the driver.

The smartwatch called Nissan Nismo measures the wearer's heart rate, temperature and other biometrics along with tracking the car's performance, including average, speeds and fuel consumption.

According to the BBC, experts believe the watch could be an important step towards greater connectivity in cars as connectivity is the new battleground for car manufacturers.

The Nismo watch can be connected to the car's on-board computer system and provide data on vehicle performance and users can also receive tailored messages from Nissan through the gadget.

Marketing communications general manager at Nissan, Europe, Gareth Dunsmore said that wearable technology is fast becoming the next big thing and Nissan wants to take advantage of this innovative technology.

Editor-in-chief of What Car?, Chas Hallett, said that car connected watched could be even more useful than those offered by consumer electronic firms.

The Nissan Nismo smartwatch comes in three colours, can be controlled by two buttons on the screen and has a battery life of around a week, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 10-09-2013)

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