Nissan Introduces Nismo Concept Smartwatch
September 9, 2013 4:39 PM
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It will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show
took a big leap today as it became the first automaker to develop a smartwatch that couples with its vehicles.
Nissan introduced its Nismo Concept Watch today ahead of its big reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The smartwatch was made to be worn while driving Nissan Nismo cars.
The wearable has the ability to access vehicle telematics and performance data, capture biometric data via a heart rate monitor, receive tailored car messages from Nissan, connect to the car using a smartphone app via Bluetooth Low Energy and monitor the efficiency of their vehicle with average speed and fuel consumption readings.
“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," said Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager, Nissan in Europe. "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.”
The smartwatch is just a concept for now, and Nissan plans to add to it over time. The automaker wants it to have additional capabilities like Electroencephalogram (EEG) Brainwave reading to monitor the drivers’ levels of concentration and emotions; Electrocardiogram (ECG) readings to measure the intervals of the R-R rhythm of the heart, and identify early fatigue, and skin temperature readings to record core body temperature and hydration levels.
Of course, Nissan wants to add social aspects to the smartwatch so that data can be shared on Facebook, Twitter Instagram and Pinterest via Nissan’s Social Speed software.
This means that users will be able to wear the watch in other instances rather than just driving. Athletes can use the vital readings for training, for example.
The Nismo Watch will use a lithium battery and will be charged by micro-USB. It will have a battery life of over seven days (under normal usage conditions).
It's unclear when Nissan's smartwatch will hit the market, but it was a good move on Nissan's part, since wearable gadgets are the next big thing in tech.
, Microsoft and other major tech giants are still currently working on their wearable device releases.
Just last week, Samsung unveiled its
$299 Galaxy Gear smartwatch
featuring a tiny 1.63-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 320x320, features 4GB of internal storage, 800MHz processor, and 512MB of RAM.
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RE: Why not use it for keyless ignition?
9/9/2013 10:22:37 PM
Nissan can integrate the smart watch with the keys such that you don't need to carry the key anymore, you just need to wear the watch. And maybe, you can perform remote engine ignition so that by the time you walked to the car, the air-conditioning has been turned on and engine is warmed up, all ready to go. There are many useful features that can be programmed onto the smart watch.
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