While car companies have been teaming up with app makers for years, never have they gone too far into companion accessories. Nissan looks to do just that however as they now have plans for a smartwatch that will link up with their Nismo performance line of cars.
The watch will allow drivers to monitor not only average speed and fuel consumption, but also use it as a heart-rate monitor and get other biometric data.
“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,” says Gareth Dunsmore, marketing spokesman for Nissan in Europe.
No word on pricing or availability for the watch but it’s safe to say we won’t be seeing a final version for quite a while.