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Nissan plans to develop the Nismo smartwatch

The new device takes smartwatches in an unexpected direction

There's no shortage of smartwatches in development or already on the market. They come from smaller companies getting their products off the ground thanks to crowdfunding sites like Pebble or giants of the electronics world like Samsung (Galaxy Gear) and Sony (SmartWatch 2). Still, it comes as a surprise when new wearable tech comes from a car company.

The Nissan Nismo smartwatch is aimed at drivers. It offers a list of driving related features to go along with its time keeping role and social media integration (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram). This device doesn't just link up with a smartphone (though it will do that via a proprietary app), it also connects with your Nissan car and provides up to the second information about your driving experience (road and weather conditions, speed, and fuel consumption), all while monitoring your biometrics (EEG, ECG, and skin temperature). Battery life is also significantly better than many competing products with Nissan claiming 7 days of normal use.

The design is certainly enough to turn heads and arguably stands out (in a good way) more than the devices offered by either Sony or Samsung. The watch is still just a concept though and the end product could be quite different.

The Nismo smartwatch will be available in black and red, white, or black. Prices, availability, and details about the gadget's internals have not yet been announced.

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Craig Munro, 2013-09- 9 (Update: 2021-05-18)