Nissan Releases Smartwatch

Just under a week after Samsung’s Galaxy Gear was launched, Nissan has a smartwatch of its own. The Nismo, as it is called, measures the wearer’s biometric data – such as heart rate and temperature – and connects to the car itself through Bluetooth. It displays data such as fuel efficiency, and offers full social integration as well, so users can share their drives much like they share runs. The watch is aimed at performance cars at the moment, but there are strong indications that it will also be interfaced with more common cars, like the Leaf, which can already function through the owner’s smartphone. The Nismo can last a week without a charge, and could herald a new era in the realm of the connected car.